Annual Boden Lecture


Dean Joseph D. Kearney, on behalf of Marquette University Law School, invites you to the


Tuesday, November 8, 2011
4:30 p.m.

"The Report of My Death Was an Exaggeration"—Delaying the Postmortem on American Law Practice
Margaret Raymond
Fred W. & Vi Miller Dean and Professor of Law
University of Wisconsin

Recent commentary—Richard Susskind's The End of Lawyers? is a prime example—has stepped up predictions about the imminent demise of traditional legal practice. While a broad range of circumstances pose profound challenges to the practice of law, Dean Raymond will argue that much of this commentary has been overstated. In this lecture, she will discuss some of the social changes that are likely to affect the practice of law and the ways lawyers can be prepared to respond.

In July 2011, Margaret Raymond became the Fred W. & Vi Miller Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin. She previously (1995–2011) was a member of the faculty at the University of Iowa, where she served as the William G. Hammond Professor of Law. Her scholarship focuses on constitutional criminal procedure, substantive criminal law, and the professional responsibility of lawyers. Dean Raymond received a bachelor's degree from Carleton College and earned her J.D. at Columbia University School of Law, where she was Editor-in- Chief of the Columbia Law Review. She served as a law clerk to the late Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court and the late Judge James L. Oakes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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  • 1215 W. Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233