Jenkins Competitors Advance to the Quarterfinals

This weekend the Law School hosted our Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition. Congratulations to the students advancing to the quarterfinal round:

Emily Juneau and Jori LaRosa 

Alexis Bauer and Morgan Kaplan 

Emily Geiser and Kayleigh Lemery 

Dominique Fortune and Emily Smith

Samantha Dorning and Ciara Hudson 

Lauren Hudon and Mikela Ryan 

Markus Johnson and Cody Linday 

Andrew Flood and Jacob Lloyd 

We appreciate the time, effort, and enthusiasm of all the students competing in the preliminary rounds. The Law School sincerely thanks the judges who dedicated their time this weekend, and the members of the Moot Court Association and Law School community who have worked hard to prepare this competition. Special thanks to 3Ls Travis Goeden and Munifeh (Fefe) Jaber, Associate Justices of the Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition. They have demonstrated outstanding leadership in organizing the competition.

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Congratulations to WAAL Scholarship Winners Carson, Jordan, and Medcalf

On Thursday, September 22, 2022, the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers (WAAL) honored three Marquette University Law School students with scholarship awards.

VelanDale Scholarship
WAAL is proud to honor the career and legacy of the late Vel and Dale Phillips for the last thirty-two years. In 1990, WAAL established a scholarship in the name of the late W. Dale Phillips to provide scholarships to African-American law students at Wisconsin’s two law schools, Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin. In 2004, WAAL proudly renamed the scholarship the VelanDale Scholarship Award to include and honor Vel Phillips’ outstanding accomplishments. Vel Phillips passed away in 2018 and Dale in 1988, but their community work and legacy will forever live on. Each year, WAAL awards two law students from our law schools in Wisconsin with this honor.

This year’s award winners are Carolyn Carson (3L) and Josiah Jordan (2L).

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Carolyn Carson, 3L

Carolyn Carson is a 3L. She has been a Law Clerk at Stafford Rosenbaum since the sumnmer. Carson, who is interested in business law, is a member of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and the Wisconsin Association of African-American Lawyers (WAAL). She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Valparaiso University, where she double-majored in Communication and Spanish. She received her MBA from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; while there, she placed 1st at the International Ethics Case Competition.

Carson said her proudest professional moment was winning the Brewed Ideas Challenge, a Marquette University version of Shark Tank. Carson’s pitch was based on a haircare business she and her mother started called Nubian’s Way.

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Congratulations to Marquette’s Billings, Exum & Frye Moot Court Competitors

Marquette made a strong appearance at the Billings, Exum & Frye National Moot Court Competition at Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina, and one team advanced to the quarterfinals. Participating in this year’s competition were 3Ls Lindita Hajdari and Taylor Olson, and Cole Bourjeois, Jenny Lehner, and Samantha Jozwiak. Congratulations to both teams on their success at the competition.

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