Author Archive for Lisa A. Mazzie

Commonly Confused Words: A Couple, A Few, Some, Several, or Many?

Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Category: Legal Writing, Public | 1 Comment »

In three previous posts (here, here, and here), I’ve addressed some commonly confused words and how to choose the one that expresses what you really mean. Talking about those posts ... Read more »

Wisconsin Becomes 27th State to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

Monday, June 9th, 2014
Category: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Public, Western District of Wisconsin | 4 Comments »

On Friday afternoon, June 6, 2014, marriage equality arrived in Wisconsin. Judge Barbara Crabb of the United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin, held Wisconsin’s “marriage amendment” to be ... Read more »

It’s Officially Summer: What’s on Your Recreational Reading List?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
Category: Public | 7 Comments »

For those of us in and around the law school, the close of the academic year is often a time to catch up on all of that recreational reading we’ve ... Read more »

Even More Commonly Confused Words

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Category: Legal Writing, Public | 2 Comments »

Below are just a few more commonly confused words, with those post adding to this one and this one on the same topic. Although/while – A former student recently asked me ... Read more »

MULS to Welcome Professor Linda Edwards in Fall 2014

Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Category: Legal Education, Legal Scholarship, Legal Writing, Marquette Law School, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | No Comments »

Marquette University Law School’s legal writing professors are pleased to announce that Professor Linda Edwards, E.L. Cord Foundation Professor of Law at University of Nevada Las Vegas, will be joining ... Read more »

The Gender Wage Gap and Equal Pay Day

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Category: Civil Rights, Feminism, Public | 5 Comments »

My brother and I used to love to play the game of Life. We’d always go to the college route because it didn’t take much to see that going straight ... Read more »

More Commonly Confused Words

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Category: Legal Writing, Public | 7 Comments »

Nearly two weeks ago, I posted about some commonly confused words and how to choose the right one. Since then, I’ve had a few people ask about other commonly confused ... Read more »

Commonly Confused Words: Knowing When to Choose the Right One

Friday, March 21st, 2014
Category: Legal Writing, Public | 10 Comments »

Even as we add more official (and some might say questionable) words to our dictionaries—like selfie, twerk, sexting, and LOL—we sometimes seem to have a difficult time knowing when to ... Read more »

NAAC Team Advances to Octofinals

Monday, March 10th, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School, Public | 1 Comment »

After three rounds of oral argument at the National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) regional in Brooklyn, New York, this weekend, Marquette University Law School students Michael Crane (3L), and Samantha ... Read more »

“The Government” as a Negative Label?

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Category: Legal Writing, Public | 3 Comments »

As we who teach legal analysis and writing teach students how to make the switch from objective to persuasive writing, we often talk about the little things that students can ... Read more »

Logos, Ethos, and Pathos in Persuasive Writing

Monday, January 27th, 2014
Category: Legal Writing, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | 1 Comment »

In the second semester of their first year, students make the switch from objective to persuasive writing. It’s a switch that some students welcome because they like the idea of ... Read more »

Guide to Public Speaking for Girl Lawyers

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Category: Feminism, Legal Practice, Public | 2 Comments »

Yes, I wrote “girl” in that headline.  And for a very specific reason. Recently, it’s hit the web that global law firm Clifford Chance has provided its female lawyers in ... Read more »