Marquette University Law School has long maintained a special interest in Wisconsin law. The Marquette Law Review, the oldest academic law publication in the state and one of the oldest in the country, provides compelling evidence. Since its establishment in 1916, the journal has been cited many hundreds of times by the Wisconsin Supreme Court and other courts in the state. Even as Marquette Law School has gained greater national prominence in more-recent decades, the Marquette Law Review has continued to include Wisconsin matters among its focuses (as reflected in the partial list from the past thirty years at the bottom of this page). This interest in Wisconsin has been reflected as well in various other initiatives of the Law School.

In these circumstances, Marquette Law School is pleased to announce the Adrian P. Schoone Fund for the Study of Wisconsin Law and Legal Institutions. The Law School will use the Schoone Fund to support research and articles concerning Wisconsin law and legal institutions for presentation in its journals and on its website. Through its Schoone Fund, the school will provide stipends in support of such research and articles.

The Law School especially hopes to continue the tradition of such research’s emerging from practitioners as well as faculty and students. The school thus invites proposals for articles. The school will notify applicants whether the proposal has been accepted in concept and will provide a stipend upon its development into an article. The Law School will exercise the considerable judgment required, especially because the primary interest of practitioners is advocacy (e.g., we do not want people simply repackaging their appellate briefs).

Proposals should be limited to 1,000 words. They must include the name and email address of the person submitting them, although they will be treated as confidential. They may be submitted via the text box below or by emailing Christine Wilczynski-Vogel, Associate Dean for External Relations, at A committee will review each proposal, and a response will be forthcoming (typically, we hope, within 30 days of submission).

The Law School also will welcome written suggestions from lawyers and judges who, though not interested themselves in writing an article or essay, wish to commend for others particular matters for attention. The more developed a suggestion, the more likely it will be to receive attention.

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Examples of Articles Touching Upon Wisconsin Law (Past 30 Years)


Ralph C. Anzivino, The Wisconsin Consumer Act: When is a Transaction a Consumer Credit Transaction?, 96 Marq. L. Rev. 205 (2012).

Jesse J. Norris, The Earned Releases Revolution: Early Assessment and State-Level Strategies, 95 Marq. L. Rev. 1551 (2012).


Michael P. Waxman, Wisconsin’s Antitrust Law: Outsourcing the Legal Standard, 94 Marq. L. Rev. 1173 (2011).

Thomas W. Merrill, Melms v. Pabst Brewing Co. and the Doctrine of Waste in American Property Law, 94 Marq. L. Rev. 1055 (2011).


Ralph C. Anzivino, Drafting Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts, 94 Marq. L. Rev. 499 (2010).


Sara C. Benesh & Wendy L. Martinek, Context and Compliance: A Comparison of State Supreme Courts and the Circuits, 93 Marq. L. Review 795 (2009).     

Michael M. O’Hear, Appellate Review of Sentence Explanations: Learning from the Wisconsin and Federal Experiences, 93 Marq. L. Rev. 751 (2009). 

Keith A. Findley, Innocence Protection in the Appellate Process93 Marq. L. Rev. 591 (2009).

Ralph C. Anzivino, The Disappointed Expectations Test and the Economic Loss Doctrine, 92 Marq. L. Rev. 749 (2009).


Ralph C. Anzivino, The Economic Loss Doctrine: Distinguishing Economic Loss from Non-Economic Loss, 91 Mar. L. Rev.1081 (2008). 

Alan R. Madry, Judging Ziervogel: The Twisted Path of Recent Zoning Variance Decisions in Wisconsin, 91 Marq. L. Rev. 485 (2008).

Lynn Adelman & Shelley Fite, Exercising Judicial Power: A Power to the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Critics, 91 Marq. L. Rev. 425 (2008).


Kathryn R.L. Rand, Caught in the Middle: How State Politics, State Law, and State Courts Constrain Tribal Influence over Indian Gaming, 90 Marq. L. Rev. 971 (2007).

Ralph C. Anzivino, The Fraud in the Inducement Exception to the Economic Loss Doctrine, 90 Marq. L. Rev. 921 (2007). 

Joseph A. Ranney, Wisconsin's Constitutional Amendment Habit: A Disease or a Cure, 90 Marq. L. Rev. 667 (2007). 

Craig Maher, Mark Skidmore & Bambi Statz, State Policy Consequences for Wisconsin's School Districts: Spending Disparities, Finance Formulas, and Revenue Restrictions, 90 Marq. L. Rev. 621 (2007).

Michael E. Libonati, “Neither Peace nor Uniformity”: Local Government in the Wisconsin Constitution, 90 Marq. L. Rev. 593 (2007). 

James A. Gardner, What is “Fair” Partisan Representation, and How Can it Be Constitutionalized? The Case for a Return to Fixed Election Districts, 90 Marq. L. Rev. 555 (2007).

Steven Deller & Judith I. Stallman, Tax and Expenditure Limitations and Economic Growths, 90 Marq. L. Rev. 497 (2007). 

Jason J. Czarnezki, Environmentalism and the Wisconsin Constitution, 90 Marq. L. Rev. 465 (2007).

Robert F. Williams, Is the Wisconsin State Constitution Obsolete?  Toward a Twenty-First Century, Functionalist Assessment,90 Marq. L. Rev. 425 (2007).


Daniel D. Blinka, Expert Testimony and the Relevancy Rule in the Age of Daubert, 90 Marq. L. Rev. 173 (2006).

Joseph A. Pull, Questioning the Fundamental Right to Marry, 90 Marq. L. Rev. 21 (2006).

Patience Drake Roggensack, Elected to Decide: Is the Decision-Avoidance Doctrine of Great Weight Deference Appropriate in This Court of Last Resort, 89 Marq. L. Rev. 541 (2006).


Steven K. Erickson, Gregory J. Van Ryborek, & Michael J. Vitacco, Beyond Overt Violence: Wisconsin's Progressive Civil Commitment Statute as a Marker of a New Era in Mental Health Law, 89 Marq. L. Rev. 359 (2005).

Charles J. Crueger & John D. Finerty, Jr., A Commentary on the Economic Loss Doctrine under the Rule of Cease Electricand Cascade Stone, 89 Marq. L. Rev. 137 (2005).

Daniel J. La Fave, Remedying the Confusion between Statutes of Limitations and Statutes of Repose in Wisconsin - A Conceptual Guide, 88 Marq. L. Rev. 927 (2005).


Brian Vandervest, The Wisconsin State Legal System and Indian Affairs in the Nineteenth Century: A Lost Chapter in Wisconsin's Legal History, 87 Marq. L. Rev. 357 (2003).

Jason J. Czarnezki, Voting and Electoral Politics in the Wisconsin Supreme Court, 87 Marq. L. Rev. 323 (2003).

Gregory M. Duhl, Red Owl’s Legacy, 87 Marq. L. Rev. 297 (2003).

Joseph A. Ranney, “This New and Beautiful Organism”: The Evolution of American Federalism in Three State Supreme Courts, 87 Marq. L. Rev. 253 (2003).


Thomas J. Walsh, In the Interest of a Child: A Comparative Look at the Treatment of Children Under Wisconsin and Minnesota Custody Statutes, 85 Marq. L. Rev. 929 (2002).

Joseph D. Kearney & Howard B. Eisenberg, The Print Media and Judicial Elections: Some Case Studies from Wisconsin, 85 Marq. L. Rev. 593 (2002).


Michael Koehler, Baseball, Apple Pie and Judicial Elections: An Analysis of the 1967 Wisconsin Supreme Court Race, 85 Marq. L. Rev. 223 (2001).


Thomas J. Walsh, The Clock is Ticking: Do the Time Limits in Wisconsin's Termination of Parental Rights Cases Serve the Best Interests of Children, 83 Marq. L. Rev. 743 (2000).

Salvatore Massa, The Standards of Review for Agency Interpretations of Statutes in Wisconsin, 83 Marq. L. Rev. 597 (2000).


Charles D. Clausen, The Long and Winding Road: Political and Campaign Ethics Rules for Wisconsin Judges, 83 Marq. L. Rev. 1 (1999).

Peter K. Rofes, Mandatory Obsolescence: The Thirty Credit Rule and the Wisconsin Supreme Court, 82 Marq. L. Rev. 787 (1999).

Darold A. Treffert, The MacArthur Coercion Studies: A Wisconsin Perspective, 82 Marq. L. Rev. 759 (1999).

Heather Pantoga, Injustice in Any Language: The Need for Improved Standards Governing Courtroom Interpretation in Wisconsin, 82 Marq. L. Rev. 601 (1999).


Gordon J. Hylton, The Bar Association Movement in Nineteenth Century Wisconsin, 81 Marq. L. Rev. 1029 (1998).

Ellen Langill, Levi Hubbell and the Wisconsin Judiciary: A Dilemma in Legal Ethics and Non-Partisan Judicial Elections, 81 Marq. L. Rev. 985 (1998).

Jack Stark, Enigmatic Grants of Law-Making Rights and Responsibilities in the Wisconsin Constitution, 81 Marq. L. Rev. 961 (1998).

Joseph A. Ranney, Shaping Debate, Shaping Society: Three Wisconsin Chief Justices and Their Counterparts, 81 Marq. L. Rev. 923 (1998).

Shirley A. Wiegand, Officious Intermeddling, Interloping Chauvinism, Restatement (Second), and Leflar: Wisconsin's Choice of Law Melting Pot, 81 Marq. L. Rev. 761 (1998).

James J. Casey, Jr., Bridging the Great Divide: SEWRPC, Politics, and Regional Cooperation, 81 Marq. L. Rev. 705 (1998).


Kenneth R. Dortzbach, Legislative History: The Philosophies of Justices Scalia and Breyer and the Use of Legislative History by the Wisconsin State Courts, 80 Marq. L. Rev. 161 (1997).


Robert E. Kuelthau, Ambulatory Surgery Centers—Medical Clinics and the National Practitioner Data Bank, 79 Marq. L. Rev. 819 (1996).

Charles C. Mulcahy & Michelle J. Zimet, Impact Fees for a Developing Wisconsin, 79 Marq. L. Rev. 759 (1996).

John C. McAdams, Wisconsin Should Adopt the Death Penalty, 79 Marq. L. Rev. 707 (1996).

E. Michael McCann, Opposing Capital Punishment: A Prosecutor's Perspective, 79 Marq. L. Rev. 649 (1996).


James J. Casey, Jr., The Politics of Congestion and Implementation: Milwaukee's Freeways and the Proposed Light Rail and Transit System, 78 Marq. L. Rev. 675 (1995).

Jeffrey S. Kinsler, Requests for Admission in Wisconsin Procedure: Civil Litigation's Double-Edged Sword, 78 Marq. L. Rev. 625 (1995).

Judith M. Bostetter & Daniel A. Noonan, Alternative Dispute Resolution in Wisconsin: A Court Referral System, 78 Marq. L. Rev. 609 (1995).

Michael E. Weinzierl, Wisconsin’s New Court-Ordered ADR Law: Why It is Needed and Its Potential for Success, 78 Marq. L. Rev. 583 (1995).

Marion E. Mulcahy & Charles C. Mulcahy, Innovation as the Key to a Redesigned and Cost Effective Local Government, 78 Marq. L. Rev. 547 (1995).


Nicholas C. Bougopoulos, Colin M. Lancaster, & Mary Lou Savage, Time Share Regulation: The Wisconsin Model, 77 Marq. L. Rev. 719 (1994).

George E. Meyer, Wisconsin's Employer Commute Option Program: A New Twist on an Old Idea, 77 Marq. L. Rev. 521 (1994).

Richard S. Jones, Processing Civilian Complaints: A Study of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, 77 Marq. L. Rev. 505 (1994).

Donald H. Piper & David M. Victor, Problems in Third-Party Action Procedure under the Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Act—An Update, 77 Marq. L. Rev. 489 (1994).

Thomas Cane & Kevin M. Long, Shifting the Main Event: The Documentary Evidence Exception Improperly Converts the Appellate Courts into Fact-Finding Tribunals, 77 Marq. L. Rev. 475 (1994).

Jack Stark, The Authority to Tax in Wisconsin, 77 Marq. L. Rev. 457 (1994).

Stephen D. Holt & John O. Norquist, New Offer to Wisconsin’s Poor, 77 Marq. L. Rev. 443 (1994).


Jack Stark, The Uniformity Clause of the Wisconsin Constitution, 76 Marq. L. Rev. 577 (1993).

Betsy J. Abramson, Helen Marks Dicks, & Herbert M. Kritzer, Adult Guardianships in Wisconsin: How Is the System Working, 76 Marq. L. Rev. 549 (1993).

Patrick J. Fielder, The Wisconsin Department of Corrections: An Expensive Proposition, 76 Marq. L. Rev. 501 (1993).

Willis J. Zick, Divorce Law: Exclusions and Disproportionate Divisions of Marital Estate, 76 Marq. L. Rev. 519 (1993).


Gary M. Shaw, The Admissibility of Hypnotically Enhanced Testimony in Criminal Trials, 75 Marq. L. Rev. 1 (1991).

Mark Hazelbaker & David C. Hertel, Privatization and the Primarily Related Test: A Case for Clarification, 74 Marq. L. Rev. 451 (1991).

Emily DeLacenserie & Marvin F. Hill, Jr., Interest Criteria in Fact-Finding and Arbitration: Evidentiary and Substantive Considerations, 74 Marq. L. Rev. 399 (1991).

Phoebe Weaver Williams, A Black Woman's Voice: The Story of Mabel Raimey, “Shero,”74 Marq. L. Rev. 345 (1991).

Christine M. Wiseman, The Legal Education of Women: “From Treason against Nature” to Sounding a “Different Voice,”74 Marq. L. Rev. 325 (1991).

Ronald R. Hofer, Standards of Review — Looking beyond the Labels, 74 Marq. L. Rev. 231 (1991).


James D. Ghiardi, The Marquette Lawyer, 74 Marq. L. Rev. 91 (1990).

John J. Kircher, Judicial Candor: Do as We Say, Not as We Do, 73 Marq. L. Rev. 421 (1990).


Daniel D. Blinka, Evidence of Character, Habit, and “Similar Acts” in Wisconsin Civil Litigation, 73 Marq. L. Rev. 283 (1989).

James A. Niquet, Evidentiary Problems of Apportionment under Wisconsin Second Collision Law, 72 Marq. L. Rev. 539 (1989).


Samuel Becker, Judicial Scrutiny of Prosecutorial Discretion in the Decision Not to File a Complaint, 71 Marq. L. Rev. 749 (1988).

Michael Bamberger, Sales of Businesses— When Are Business Brokers Securities Brokers?, 71 Marq. L. Rev. 309 (1988).

William A. Bablitch, Court Reform of 1977: The Wisconsin Supreme Court Ten Years Later, 72 Marq. L. Rev. 1 (1988).


Gregory S. Pokrass, Employment Rights of the Wisconsin Military Reservist under Federal and State Law, 71 Marq. L. Rev. 75 (1987).

Richard G. Zevitz, Police Civil Liability and the Law of High Speed Pursuit, 70 Marq. L. Rev. 237 (1987).

Patricia C. Bradford, Measuring Tort Damages for Loss of Earnings Without Deducting Income Taxes: A Wisconsin Rule Which Lost Its Rationale, 70 Marq. L. Rev. 210 (1987).


Timothy A. Bascom, Irreconcilable Differences: Income from Separate Property under Divorce Law and under Wisconsin's Marital Property Act70 Marq. L. Rev. 41 (1986).

Earl H. Hazeltine, Jurisdiction of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, 69 Marq. L. Rev. 545 (1986).

Robert E. Cook & Pamela H. Schaefer, Civil Legal Malpractice in Wisconsin: Helmbrecht and Beyond, 69 Marq. L. Rev. 515 (1986).

Shirley S. Abrahamson, A View from the Other Side of the Bench, 69 Marq. L. Rev. 463 (1986).

Patricia H. Field, Alcohol and Other Drugs in Wisconsin Drivers: The Laboratory Perspective, 69 Marq. L. Rev. 235 (1986).

Thomas J. Hammer, Offense Definition in Wisconsin's Impaired Driving Statutes, 69 Marq. L. Rev. 165 (1986).


James D. Ghiardi, Second Collision Law—Wisconsin, 69 Marq. L. Rev. 1 (1985).

Gordon B. Baldwin, Welsh v. Wisconsin— A View from Counsel, 68 Marq. L. Rev. 623 (1985).

Lawrence Alan Towers, Prehearing Discovery under Wisconsin's Worker's Compensation Act: A Review and Critique, 68 Marq. L. Rev. 597 (1985).

Michael K. McChystal, Seat Belt Negligence: The Ambivalent Wisconsin Rules, 68 Marq. L. Rev. 539 (1985).

Scott D. Gerardin & Joseph E. Tierney, Jr., Applications of the Wisconsin Marital Property Act to Estate Planning: A Practical Discussion on Selected Aspects of the Act, 68 Marq. L. Rev. 470 (1985).

James J. Podell, The Impact of Wisconsin's Marital Property Act on Family Law, 68 Marq. L. Rev. 448 (1985).

Thomas M. Boykoff, Wisconsin Tax Practice and the Marital Property Act, 68 Marq. L. Rev. 424 (1985).

Frederic S. Schwartz, Agreements between Spouses under the Wisconsin Marital Property Act, 68 Marq. L. Rev. 404 (1985).

Lynn Adelman, Donald Hanaway, & Mary Lou Munts, Departures from the Uniform Marital Property Act Contained in the Wisconsin Marital Property Act, 68 Marq. L. Rev. 390 (1985).

Timothy J. Aiken, et al, Medical Malpractice: Eliminating the Myths, 68 Marq. L. Rev. 259 (1985).

Robert J. Flemma, Medical Malpractice: A Dilemma in the Search for Justice, 68 Marq. L. Rev. 237 (1985).

Richard S. Brown, Allocation of Cases in a Two-Tiered Appellate Structure: The Wisconsin Experience and Beyond, 68 Marq. L. Rev. 189 (1985).


Wallace A. MacBain, The Insanity Defense: Conceptual Confusion and the Erosion of Fairness, 67 Marq. L. Rev. 1 (1983).

Lewis Kapner, Joint Custody and Shared Parental Responsibility: An Examination of Approaches in Wisconsin and in Florida, 66 Marq. L. Rev. 673 (1983).

Lucy Cooper & Patricia Nelson, Adoption and Termination Proceedings in Wisconsin: A Reply Proposing Limiting Judicial Discretion, 66 Marq. L. Rev. 641 (1983).

Stephen W. Hayes & Michael J. Morse, Adoption and Termination Proceedings in Wisconsin: Straining the Wisdom of Solomon, 66 Marq. L. Rev. 439 (1983).

Michael P. Waxman, Wisconsin's Unfair Sales Act—Unfair to Whom?, 66 Marq. L. Rev. 293 (1983).

Mark A. Swartz, The Concepts of “Defective Condition” and “Unreasonably Dangerous” in Products Liability Law, 66 Marq. L. Rev. 280 (1983).

Arthur J. Harrington, The Right to a Decent Burial: Hazardous Waste and Its Regulation in Wisconsin, 66 Marq. L. Rev. 223 (1983).