Shirley Wiegand

Emerita Professor of Law
Professional Memberships: 
Wisconsin Bar
Other Courses Taught: 
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, S: Law & Literature, Remedies, S: Women & the Law


 B.A. Urbana University 1976, Summa Lum Laude
M.A. University of Kentucky, 1980.
J.D. University of Kentucky, 1983, With Distinction

Professor Wiegand joined the Marquette Law School faculty in 1997. Prior to that she taught at the University of Oklahoma and American University, Washington, DC. In addition she has taught summer courses at the University of Wisconsin, the University of Arizona, and the University of Queensland in Australia. Before becoming a professor, she practiced law for five years in Lexington, Kentucky.

Professor Wiegand has written numerous articles in the areas of conflict of laws and alternative dispute resolution. She is currently working on a book entitled Books on Trial: Witch Hunt in the Heartland and a Nation's Response. She has served as a speaker for various bar groups and local and state organizations in Wisconsin, Kentucky, and Oklahoma. She has also served as Associate Dean (four years), Director of Marquette University Law School's Cooperative Program with the University of Queensland (four years), Chair of the Wisconsin Judicial Council's Evidence and Civil Procedure Committee (five years), and grant-writer for the Milwaukee Bar Association. Professor Wiegand has served as a legal consultant and brief-writer for several significant cases including Commonwealth v. Wasson, 842 S.W.2d 487 (Ky. 1992) and Sawatzky v. City of Oklahoma City, 906 P.2d 785 (Okla. Crim. App. 1995).

Currently Professor Wiegand is a Volunteer Attorney for Legal Action, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and serves on the Advisory Board of the ACLU's Youth and Civil Liberties Council.