Author Archive for Lisa A. Mazzie

Persuading People Who Don’t Want to Be Persuaded

Friday, June 26th, 2015
Category: Legal Writing, Public | 1 Comment »

I just finished a recent book by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. If the names Levitt and Dubner sound familiar, it’s because you may have heard of their ... Read more »

The Necessity of Revising

Friday, June 12th, 2015
Category: Legal Writing, Public | 1 Comment »

I had a student a couple of years ago who described herself as a “one-sit wonder.” That is, in all of her previous schooling, she was quite adept at pounding ... Read more »

Michael Sam and the NFL Locker Room: How Masculinities Theory Explains How We View Gay Athletes

Thursday, April 16th, 2015
Category: Legal Scholarship, Public, Sports & Law | No Comments »

Last year, Michael Sam became the first openly gay player in the National Football League. Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh and final round of ... Read more »

Want to Be a Better Writer? Then Read

Monday, March 30th, 2015
Category: Legal Writing, Public | 1 Comment »

Good writers are good readers. And they’re readers of more than just internet posts; good writers read a variety of books, from fiction to nonfiction and from classics to contemporaries. It ... Read more »

The Notorious R.B.G.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
Category: Feminism, Judges & Judicial Process, Public, U.S. Supreme Court | No Comments »

Those of us who teach in gender and feminist studies have long been familiar with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; we regularly deal with her work as both a lawyer and ... Read more »

Revisiting the Subjunctive Mood: Great for Persuasion

Friday, March 6th, 2015
Category: Legal Writing, Public | No Comments »

A perhaps often overlooked technique that can help your writing gain some persuasiveness is the subjunctive mood. It’s possible that you remember the subjunctive less from your English classes than ... Read more »

The Other “F” Word: Feminist

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
Category: Feminism, Public | 3 Comments »

When you ask young people today whether they are feminists, for most, even the young women, the answer is a forceful, assertive, “No!” In the last several decades, that word ... Read more »

SCOTUS Arguments Can Become “Must-See Television”

Monday, October 27th, 2014
Category: Public, U.S. Supreme Court | No Comments »

The United States Supreme Court prohibits cameras during its oral arguments, although each argument is audio-recorded. But, as Last Week Tonight host John Oliver points out, audio recording makes television ... Read more »

Law’s Love of Adverbs

Monday, October 20th, 2014
Category: Legal Writing, Public | No Comments »

Ah—the maligned adverb. Many writers eschew them. Stephen King, for example, seems to hate them. In his book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, he writes, “I believe the ... Read more »

Wisconsin to Allow Same-Sex Marriage

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
Category: Civil Rights, Human Rights, Public, Seventh Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court, Western District of Wisconsin | 1 Comment »

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court quietly denied certiorari on cases from three federal courts of appeals (the 4th Circuit, the 7th Circuit, and the 10th Circuit) that found ... Read more »

Dealing with Law School Stress

Friday, October 3rd, 2014
Category: Legal Education, Marquette Law School, Public | No Comments »

It’s a gray, rainy fall-like Friday. The fall is a wonderful season, especially in Wisconsin. But the fall, for law students, brings with it some added stressors: negotiating the fall ... Read more »

Congratulations to AWL Scholarship Winners Cavey and LaFond

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School, Public | 2 Comments »

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, the Milwaukee Association for Women Lawyers (AWL) Foundation honored two Marquette University Law School students with scholarships. Britteny LaFond, 3L (pictured at left), received the AWL ... Read more »