What's New and Notable

Student Organizations

Dispute Resolution Society and Client Skills Board Kickoff

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:45pm TBD

Are you looking to get involved? Do you enjoy competing? Do you want to know more about mediation, arbitration, and negotiation--skills used in almost every area of the law? 

Come to the Dispute Resolution Society & Client Skills Board’s first general meeting to learn more about Marquette's Dispute Resolution Society and all the competitions Client Skills Board members can participate in.

Members of both organizations will be introduced, and we will discuss the Negotiation Intramural scheduled for October 14. 1Ls, you can compete as a first-year law student!

Keep an eye on Law News for the location. A light lunch is planned.

Please contact Ben Birtch or Kelsey Schanke with any questions.

Contact: Kelsey Schanke or Benjamin Birtch

Conversation with Peter Feigin, President Milwaukee Bucks

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:00pm Lubar Center

On Thursday, August, 31, 2017, at 12 p.m. in Room 144, all Marquette University Law School students are invited to a Conversation with Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin. Mr. Feigin will talk about the future of the Milwaukee Bucks and the new arena project. This is an exclusive opportunity for Marquette University Law School students only. Lunch will be provided to all attendees. Please register by visiting the event webpage or by clicking here.

Contact: Prof. Paul Anderson

Sports Law Speaker Series: Why Sports Law Matters

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 12:00pm Room 433B

On Thursday, September 7, 2017, as part of the Sports Law Speaker Series, all students are invited to Professor Matt Mitten’s discussion of Why Sports Law Matters. Professor Mitten's presentation will be based in some part on his article that can be found here. The presentation will begin at 12:00 p.m. in room 433B. Lunch will be provided to all who attend. Register by clicking here or on the event webpage.

Contact: Prof. Paul Anderson

Conversations with Commissioner Emeritus Selig: The History of Baseball in Milwaukee and its Present and Future

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12:00pm Room 144

This fall Major League Baseball Commissioner Emeritus and Distinguished Lecturer in Sports Law and Policy, Allan “Bud” Selig, will visit the law school for several conversations with Marquette University Law School students. The first event will be on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, starting at 12:00 p.m. in Room 144. Commissioner Selig will discuss the History of Baseball in Milwaukee and its Present and Future. Lunch will be provided to all students who attend. This event is open only to Marquette University Law School students. Pre-registration is required on the event webpage or online here, by Monday, September 11.

Contact: Prof. Paul Anderson

On the Issues with Mike Gousha: Rob Henken, President of the Public Policy Forum

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 12:15pm Lubar Center

Please join us on August 30... On the Issues with Mike Gousha: Rob Henken, president of the Public Policy Forum

Like many cities, Milwaukee has to deliver core public services for its residents, businesses, and visitors.  It has to meet the city’s retirement obligations, repair its aging infrastructure, and keep its streets safe.  But unlike many cities, Milwaukee has few options for generating the revenue needed to pay for those core services, forcing the city to lean increasingly on property owners.  The Public Policy Forum calls the city’s tax structure “broken” and says it has outlived its effectiveness.  So what can be done about it?  In a new report, the PPF looks at how other cities are generating revenue to pay the bills, and whether any of those approaches might work in Milwaukee.  Join us for this important community conversation, when PPF President Rob Henken visits the Lubar Center at Eckstein Hall.

Marquette Law School, Eckstein Hall
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

Please reserve a complimentary spot.

Contact: Christine Wilczynski-Vogel
Pro Bono Opportunities

Pro Bono Pizza Lunch

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 12:00pm Room 246

What's on tap for pro bono this semester? What are the benefits of starting pro bono work early (just 2-hours, every other week)? Come hear from attorney supervisors and student coordinators about the pro bono oportunities that await you! Pizza and drinks provided. Register online

Contact: Angela Schultz

St. Edmund Campion Chapel Fall Mass

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 12:15pm Campion Chapel (4th floor)

Father Thomas Anderson, S.J., our Law School Chaplain, will celebrate Mass on August 22, in the St. Edmund Campion Chapel (4th floor) at 12:15 p.m. Members of the Law School, Alumni, and Marquette community are welcome to attend.

Fall Mass Schedule (12:15 p.m.)
August 22
September 12 
September 26
October 10
October 31
November 14
November 28

Contact: Christine Wilczynski-Vogel

Bar Exam Information Session for 2Ls and 3Ls

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:00pm TBA

Professor Katie Pagel will be hosting an information session for 2Ls and 3Ls who are thinking about taking a bar exam on Monday, September 11.  Lunch will be provided.  Please click here to RSVP.

Questions?  Please contact Professor Pagel.

Contact: Professor Katie Pagel
General News

Eckstein Hall New Parking System Tips

Tips regarding the new parking system:

  • Please note it takes 30 seconds once a car leaves or enters for the number on the sign to change.
  • When exiting you must wait for the car in front of you to completely exit otherwise your parking credentials will be out of sync and the next time you try to park you won’t be able to enter. This has happened to several already. If it happens to you, please go to your assigned lot and Parking Services will assist you from there. To avoid this situation simply let the car in front of you completely exit and the gate arm must be completely down. This applies not only to Eckstein Hall, but also Structures 1 & 2.
  • Law students that have paid for parking need to pick up their hangtag from Parking Services (located in Structure 2 on Wells Street) and should identify as a law student. Special alert—it can take 2 to 3 business days for Eckstein Hall parking access to be added to your hangtag/MUID once your permit is paid for. It does not happen immediately. Until access is added please park in your assigned structure.
  • The web count feature is still under construction.

Simple rules to be a happy Eckstein Hall parking structure user:

  • Students must purchase a parking permit from Parking Services to have Eckstein Hall parking privileges.
  • Eckstein Hall parking levels fill quickly. Students should arrive on campus with the expectation that they will park in their assigned lot on campus and walk to Eckstein Hall. This guarantees a timely arrival for classes.
  • Church of the Gesu surface parking lot J is NOT a Marquette Law School parking lot. Students who park there at any time (day or night), will be ticketed and possibly lose their Eckstein Hall parking privileges.
  • When entering the Eckstein Hall parking garage, students should not pull a ticket unless they intend to pay for visitor parking. The only reason to pull a ticket is because their parking credentials are not working or because cars have lined up behind them and they cannot back up. In that case, students should pull a ticket, leave immediately by putting the ticket in the exit gate ticket machine, and go to their assigned lot. Students have a seven-minute grace period to exit with the ticket they just pulled; after that they must pay the $30 parking fee; $3 on the weekend. The parking ticket will not be validated if a student is in the structure more than seven minutes.
  • Please note that if parking credentials are not working, students/faculty/staff will need to park in their assigned lot until the issue with their credentials can be resolved. Students can email Parking Services with their name, MUID number, and the type of parking they purchased for the semester, or they can report the issue to office 244B.
  • Students who have a University parking permit and handicap parking should alert the Building Supervisor to receive special parking instructions. Link to the complete policy at https://law.marquette.edu/current-students/parking-structure-policy-information-permit-parkers.
  • Eckstein Hall parking structure policy serves two purposes: (a) to facilitate the parking of members of the public participating in certain Law School activities. Spaces will be set aside on a daily basis according to the number and type of Law School events; and (b) parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis to Law School students and employees who have paid for University parking. Violation of rules can result in losing parking privileges for an entire year.
  • Complimentary weekend parking is available on both levels only to the Law School community. Students can use their MUID to scan in (do NOT pull a ticket).
  • No overnight parking is permitted on either parking level.    
  • Motorcycle parking is available in Structures 1 and 2. See marquette.edu/parking/details.shtml for motorcycle parking information.
  • Bicycle racks are available on both parking levels. Cyclists are expected to provide their own locks.
Contact: Christine Wilczynski-Vogel
Pro Bono Opportunities

Are You an Old Pro at Pro Bono? Get Scheduled!

To get on the schedule for a pro bono project for which you are already trained and ready to go, just complete the required scheduling survey:

Domestic Violence Injunction Hearings Project

Eviction Defense Project

Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics

Milwaukee Justice Center Family Forms Clinic

Mobile Legal Clinic (for any MVLC-trained student)

To learn about the pro bono scene and hear about the various projects, attend the pro bono pizza lunch on Wednesday, August 23. Register here.

Contact: Angela Schultz