Volunteer Spotlights

Attorney Spotlight: Lauren Maddente

What is your current position?
Associate Attorney at Fox, O’Neill & Shannon, S.C.

Where did you go to undergrad? What was your major?
I attended the University of Dayton (go Flyers!) and majored in Criminal Justice Studies (minored in Spanish).

Where did you go to law school?
Marquette

What do you like about your practice?
I like the diversity of it as I work in both our corporate and litigation practice groups. I particularly enjoy working on matters that involve the intersection of these two groups. This also allows me to work with a lot of different lawyers in our office.

What activities were you involved in law school?
I primarily volunteered with the MVLC. I was very involved in Moot Court and participated in the Milwaukee County DA clinic my third year.

What was your favorite class in law school?
Probably Evidence.

How did you start participating in pro bono work?
I started my first year (I believe it was my second semester) at the House of Peace. I loved being able to connect with people in the community, learn in a way other than sitting in a classroom, and meet attorneys. Getting to see Mindy Schroeder regularly was an added bonus.

What advice would you give to the current law school students?
Learn as much as you can without trying to limit yourself to a particular area of law and ask a lot of questions. I’d also take advantage of any mentoring program available. I participated in Marquette’s mentoring program when I was in law school and received invaluable advice from my mentor.

What do you like to do in your spare time? 
I enjoy hiking, reading, working out, cooking and spending time with my friends and family.

Law Student Spotlight:  Suzanne Caulfield

Suzanne is a part-time student at Marquette University Law School. She balances law school with her full-time job as a Professor of Mathematics. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technological University, Ireland. After two years working in the auto industry in Tokyo, Japan, she immigrated to the U.S. While working in industry, she started her graduate studies at UW-Milwaukee for her M.S. and Ph.D. Suzanne started pro bono work during her first semester in law school. She currently volunteers with the MVLC and Civil Legal Helpline. In summer 2020, she was a summer fellow at the Milwaukee Justice Center, and in summer 2021 she will join the Racine City Attorney’s Office as a law clerk. In her spare time, Suzanne read a lot and is an avid cyclist, acting as a USA Cycling official at local and national races.

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