Professor of Law
Professor Blinka teaches evidence, trial advocacy, advanced evidence, criminal law and procedure, legal ethics, and American legal history. He also holds a PhD in United States history and has taught history courses at Marquette and UW-Madison. For his teaching Professor Blinka has received the Law School's teaching award on six occasions in addition to Marquette University's teaching excellence award. He strongly believes that the Law School's primary mission is to prepare students for the practice of law; theory and policy must foster the development of critical judgment and the analytic skills that lawyers need. Professor Blinka is the author of books and articles on evidence law, criminal procedure, and other subjects. His books are published by leading law book publishers, WestGroup and Lexis. His work is often relied upon by Wisconsin's courts. He is presently writing on the history of jury trials at the time of the American Revolution and the early national period. Before joining the faculty, Professor Blinka served as an assistant district attorney in Milwaukee County for seven years and has remained active as a trial lawyer and consultant. Special Recognitions:University Faculty Teaching Award; Law School Teaching Awards; Extra Curricular:Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Board of Directors; Chair, Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners.