Write Your Name into the Law School’s History

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I previously expressed my hope that many will join us at the Law Alumni Awards ceremony, which will occur this Thursday, April 23, 5:30 p.m., at the Alumni Memorial Union. I write again so that I may add that there will be a unique opportunity, before the reception, for anyone interested to place his or her name on Eckstein Hall. That may seem a little odd, for Eckstein Hall is rising several blocks away from the AMU. But we will have available on April 23 outside the AMU the final steel beam that will be placed in Eckstein Hall some weeks from now—and plenty of permanent markers with which folks can sign it. So, whether you are coming to the awards ceremony or not, feel free this Thursday to write your name into the future of Marquette University Law School. The beam will be available under a tent in Parking Lot A (corner of 16th and Wells) from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Author: Joseph D. Kearney

On July 1, 2003, Joseph D. Kearney became the ninth dean of Marquette University Law School. Dean Kearney has been a member of the Marquette faculty since 1997. Prior to coming to Marquette Law School, Dean Kearney practiced for six years at Sidley & Austin, Chicago's largest law firm. He served as well as a law clerk to the Honorable Antonin Scalia, Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and to the Honorable Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Dean Kearney is an accomplished teacher, scholar, and lawyer. His teaching focuses on civil litigation, including courses in Civil Procedure and Advanced Civil Procedure. His scholarly articles have appeared in the Columbia Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, and Marquette Law Review, among other journals. They variously focus on regulation of industry (particularly telecommunications), civil litigation, and judicial selection. His background as a practitioner is in appellate and telecommunications litigation, and he has argued cases before the Wisconsin and Illinois Supreme Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and has been the primary draftsman of winning briefs on the merits in the United States Supreme Court. Dean Kearney is an honors graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School.

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