Author Archive for Melissa L. Greipp

Judge Catches BP Counsel Sneaking Extra Pages into Its Brief

Friday, September 26th, 2014
Category: Environmental Law, Legal Ethics, Legal Practice, Legal Writing, Public | No Comments »

In a new twist on the BP litigation, BP filed a brief in a Louisiana federal court that seemed to comply with the already-enlarged 35-page limit. But the judge in ... Read more »

Professor Edwards Speaks to the Marquette Legal Writing Society

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Category: Legal Practice, Legal Writing, Marquette Law School, Public | No Comments »

Yesterday, Professor Linda Edwards, the Robert F. Boden Visiting Professor of Law, spoke to the Marquette Legal Writing Society about her work and interest in legal writing. This semester Professor Edwards ... Read more »

Chasing Happiness

Friday, September 12th, 2014
Category: Education & Law, Legal Practice, Legal Profession, Public | 1 Comment »

A July 2014 article in the Wisconsin Lawyer magazine describes a nationwide study about the happiness of lawyers.  This study shows factors that correlate with lawyer happiness, as well as ... Read more »

An Interview with Professor Jake Carpenter

Sunday, August 17th, 2014
Category: Marquette Law School, Public | No Comments »

[Editor’s Note: This blog is the fourth in a series of interviews with faculty and staff at the Law School.] Professor Carpenter teaches Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research courses at Marquette Law ... Read more »

Welcome to the Summer Youth Institute

Thursday, July 17th, 2014
Category: Eastern District of Wisconsin, Legal Education, Legal Profession, Marquette Law School, Public | No Comments »

Welcome to the students participating in the Summer Youth Institute at Marquette Law School. The Summer Youth Institute is a free program for Milwaukee students entering eighth through tenth grade, ... Read more »

The Importance of Document Design

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Category: Legal Practice, Legal Writing, Public | 2 Comments »

Jim Dimitri’s article, WordWise:  Best Practices in Document Design, is a must read for any lawyer interested in taking advantage of document design in drafting legal documents. Dimitri advises that ... Read more »

Marquette Law School Wins 2014 Diversity Matters Award

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Category: Legal Profession, Marquette Law School, Public | No Comments »

The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) honored Marquette Law School at its spring conference with the 2014 Diversity Matters Award.  The LSAC Diversity Initiatives Office and Discover Law sponsor the ... Read more »

Cut It Out

Monday, June 9th, 2014
Category: Legal Practice, Legal Writing, Public | 1 Comment »

Know how and when to cut words from your sentences during the editing process?  Here are some links to help. Bryan Garner’s April 2014 ABA Journal magazine article provides a good ... Read more »

Congratulations to Marquette Pro Bono Award Recipients Mindy Nolan and Bryant Park

Monday, May 19th, 2014
Category: Legal Profession, Marquette Law School, Pro Bono, Public | No Comments »

Congratulations to graduating law students Mindy Nolan and Bryant Park, who were honored this academic year for their pro bono work.  The Wisconsin State Bar awarded Mindy Nolan as Public Interest ... Read more »

Federal Courts App

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Category: Legal Practice, Legal Profession, Legal Research, Public | No Comments »

The Federal Courts app provides access to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, Federal Rules of Evidence, and all the ... Read more »

Pro Bono and Public Interest Legal Work at Marquette

Monday, April 28th, 2014
Category: Legal Practice, Legal Profession, Marquette Law School, Pro Bono, Public | No Comments »

Friday was the 2014 Posner Exchange and Pro Bono Society Induction at the Law School.  The event honors law students who have achieved 50 or more hours of pro bono ... Read more »

Congratulations to the 2014 Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition Winners

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Category: Legal Writing, Marquette Law School, Public | No Comments »

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition, Jennifer McNamee and Elizabeth Oestreich. Congratulations also go to finalists Amy Heart and Frank Remington, as well as Brian Kane and ... Read more »