Summer Youth Institute: About Us

Summer Youth Institute Instructor:

Melissa Love Koenig Professor, Marquette University Law School. Professor Love Koenig is a Professor of Legal Writing at Marquette Law School. Before joining the Marquette faculty, she was a litigator in practice in Milwaukee and clerked at the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Her interest in the Summer Youth Institute comes from her work before law school as a high school English teacher.  Professor Love Koenig believes in the importance of educating youth on the American Legal System, teaching students to think and argue critically, and fostering a new generation of scholars.  Professor Love Koenig was honored to receive the Community Involvement Award from the Association of Women Lawyers in Milwaukee in 2013 for her work on the Summer Youth Institute.

Summer Youth Institute Planning Committee Members:

Katy Borowski Executive Director, Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association. Katy is the Executive Director of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, a position which she has held since June 2006. In addition, she serves as the Director of Projects for the Milwaukee Bar Association. Prior to her work with the bar associations, she worked at various higher education institutions in the areas of student affairs and university advancement. She holds a BA from Marquette University and an MA from Michigan State University.

Rich Archer Student Affairs Office Associate, Marquette University Law School.  Rich helps to manage the day to day activities of the Law School's Student Affairs Office.  He also provides administrative and marketing support for the Summer Youth Institute.

Gil R. Cubia Sr. Group Counsel, Johnson Controls, Inc. Gil serves as in-house counsel for Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and industrial leader with customers in more than 150 countries. Prior to becoming an attorney, Gil began her career as a financial analyst. Gil is the current Treasurer and a member of the Executive Board for the Milwaukee Forum. She also sits on the board of the Midwest Minority In-House Counsel Group (MMIHCG). Gil has previously volunteered with LawStars, a MMIHCG program designed to introduce Chicago high school students to the legal profession. She is excited about helping to empower Milwaukee students with access to opportunities for academic growth and mentoring through the Summer Youth Institute.

Magistrate Judge Nancy Joseph U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin. Judge Joseph is the coordinator for Kids, Courts, and Citizenship (KCC), an outreach program of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association to introduce Milwaukee students to the work of the federal courts, expose them to various careers in the legal profession, and to celebrate the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship. Judge Joseph is committed to the Summer Youth Institute’s goal of inspiring Milwaukee’s next generation of diverse thinkers, leaders, and lawyers. 

Melissa Love Koenig Professor, Marquette University Law School. See Professor Love Koenig's bio in the Instructor section above.

Angela F. Schultz Assistant Dean for Public Service, Marquette University Law School. Angela leads the pro bono and public service initiatives at Marquette Law School. Previously, she practiced elder law and was the assistant director for a domestic violence program. She is committed to creating and strengthening programs that open doors for new professionals. The Summer Youth Institute is just that type of program.

Isioma Nwabuzor VP and Associate General Counsel, Robert W. Baird & Co. Isioma serves as VP & Associate General Counsel for Baird, an international, employee-owned financial services firm based in Milwaukee. She supports Baird’s US and UK transactions and its Baird Advisors team. A double-alumna of Marquette University, she earned her Bachelor’s in political science and psychology and her Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School in 2015. Attorney Nwabuzor presently serves as a Board Member for both the Sports & Entertainment Law and IP & Technology Law Sections of the State Bar of Wisconsin. She also sits on the Board for the Association of Corporate Counsel Wisconsin Chapter, YWCA Southeast, and she serves as a leadership co-chair for TEMPO Milwaukee’s Emerging Women Leaders. She is an alumna of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Leadership Development Summit.

Many thanks to our generous partners who help to make the Summer Youth Institute possible:

Thank you also to, an organization with a commitment to diversity in law.