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General News

What to Do if Exposed to COVID-19, Experience Symptoms, or Test Positive?

We advise anyone, regardless of vaccination status, who experiences symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home, self-isolate, and get tested. Students should contact the Marquette University Medical Clinic COVID Help Line at 414-288-7184 to make an appointment for testing. Additional testing information is available on the City of Milwaukee Health Department website.

If you experience symptoms, are exposed, or test positive, please follow the "decision tree" provided by the Marquette Medical Clinic here. The steps provided will vary depending on whether or not you are fully vaccinated.

There are different protocols regarding quarantine, testing, and reporting in place whether you were just exposed or for whether you test positive for COVID-19. As needed, please contact your individual instructors to determine the necessary steps for recieving course material.

Additional resources and information can be found on the Marquette University Coronavirus website.

Contact: Marquette Law School
General News

Eckstein Hall Parking Reminders

As we welcome students back to campus, here are some parking reminders to keep in mind for this semester and to avoid receiving a parking ticket. 

  • There are two parking levels in Eckstein Hall, ​11th Street (P2 level) and Clybourn Street (P1 level).
    • These levels are not connected; there are two different entrances, one off 11th Street and one off Clybourn Street. Both levels have large blue signs, located street level, that indicate the number of parking spaces available. Please note that the parking signs take about 30 seconds to update when parkers enter and leave. If you pull up to the sign and there are only a few spaces left, when you pull in if you are not able to enter (either using your parking credentials or pulling a ticket if you are a visitor), then likely all spaces have been taken. Please back out of the level and try pulling around to the other parking level or park in your assigned lot.
  • If you choose to pull a ticket to enter either of the Eckstein Hall parking levels,
    • you will need to make the $30 ($3 on weekends) payment when exiting. If you are not able to make the payment for any reason (e.g. the machine will not accept your credit card or for some reason you are able to exit without making payment), please contact Jenny Chick, Manager of Building Operations, to make payment arrangements. Once a ticket is pulled, you have seven minutes to exit the parking level (by inserting the pulled ticket in the exit machine) without needing to make payment. Failure to exit within seven minutes will result in needing to pay to exit.
  • Permit parkers:
    • if your parking credentials are not working (either your hangtag or your MUID card) to let you in on either parking level, you should back up and go to your assigned lot. If unable to back up due to other cars in line, safely exit your vehicle and ask the other parkers to back up. If that is not possible, use the intercom for assistance. Do not pull a ticket unless you intend to pay for visitor parking. Once you are parked in your assigned lot, you can contact Parking Services or Jenny Chick to report that your credentials are not working.  
  • Do not park in Lot J or the Clybourn Street loading dock.
    • As a reminder, parking in Lot J (behind the Church of Gesu) or the Clybourn Street loading dock is not permitted at any time. Students found parking in Lot J or the loading dock will be ticketed and considered in violation of the parking policy and subject to its penalties. 
  • Park in marked parking spaces only.
    • Parking is limited in Eckstein Hall. When parking in any university structure or lot, please ensure you are between the parking space lines and not doubled parked or too close to the space next to you. If there are no marked spaces available, do not create your own space or park in loading zones – please exit the lot and park in your assigned lot.
  • Properly display your parking permit sticker on your vehicle.
    • If you have not done so already, please pick up your permit from Parking Services and have your parking sticker properly displayed on the passenger side back bumper (or window) of your vehicle. Failure to properly display your parking permit sticker on your vehicle will result in a parking ticket. Your hang tag does not serve as a parking permit – its purpose is solely to gain access to the parking structures.
    • Parking Services is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is in the Wells Street Structure (1240 W Wells Street).
  • Familiarize yourself with the parking policies, rules, and regulations.
    • Click here to review the Eckstein Hall parking policy.
    • Click here to review Marquette University’s parking rules and regulations.
Contact: Jenny Chick
General News

Masks Required in Eckstein Hall

As a reminder, masks are required in all community spaces on campus, regardless of vaccination status. Community spaces are any spaces that are occupied by two or more indviduals, and include, but are not limited to, the following spaces: the Zilber Forum, all classrooms, all study rooms, the Huiras Lounge on the second floor, the Reading Room, the Gallery on the fourth floor, the Eisenberg Suite (138), the Student Organization Suite (342), and the Boden Publications Suite (336) and the individual offices and rooms located within.

 

Contact: Jenny Chick
Speakers/Events

January Law School Mass

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 12:15pm Campion Chapel (Eckstein Hall, 4th floor)

We hope you will join us this semester for Mass. Father Thomas Anderson, S.J., our Law School Chaplain, will celebrate Mass in the St. Edmund Campion Chapel (Eckstein Hall, fourth floor) starting at 12:15 p.m.

Spring Semester Law School Mass Schedule:

  • January 25
  • February 8
  • February 22
  • March 2, Ash Wednesday, Ash Distribution
  • March 22
  • April 5
  • April 26 (last Mass of semester with lunch to follow)
Contact: Christine Wilczynski-Vogel, Associate Dean for External Relations, Events, and Facilities
Pro Bono Opportunities

I've Reached 50+ or 120+ Pro Bono Hours. Now What?

Students who provide 50+ or 120+ hours of pro bono service are inducted into the Marquette Law School Pro Bono Society every April. The very moment you reach 50-hours or 120-hours will likely pass by without any fanfare. But so long as you have maintained your pro bono account by accurately and timely recording your pro bono hours, you will receive an invitation to April's Pro Bono Society event in the coming weeks (the date of the event is still TBD).

If you want to be included in the 2022 Pro Bono Society induction ceremony, make sure you have recorded at least 50+ hours or 120+ hours into your pro bono account by Friday, April 15. 

Contact: Angela Schultz
Speakers/Events

Pieces of Eckstein

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 9:00am Zilber Forum

Welcome back, MULS! On January 27, faculty, students, staff, and Law Alumni Board Members are invited to participate in "Pieces of Eckstein." A giant puzzle will be set up in the Zilber Forum for all to put together throughout the day. In addition, treats, such as cookies and hot chocolate, will be available to grab and go. Pease stop by for a few and help us piece together Eckstein!​

 

Contact: Mirna Bazi
General News

Updated Eckstein Hall Food and Drink Policy

The following Eckstein Hall food and drink policy is effective beginning Wednesday, January 19, and remains in effect until further notice.

Eating is prohibited during class and in open areas in Eckstein Hall except in the Tory Hill Café and Zilber Forum. Students in study rooms and student-office spaces may remove their masks to eat or drink so long as each person in the space at the time consents to this. At student-organization events, organizers must notify attendees in advance of the event whether there is going to be food served at the event and/or provided to go.

Drinks may be consumed in open areas in Eckstein Hall and, unless otherwise restricted by a faculty member, during class. Masks, however, may only be lowered at the moment of taking a sip—then they must be promptly placed back over the nose and mouth.

Contact: Marquette University Law School
Speakers/Events

Sports Law Speaker Series: Alumni Networking Panel

Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 5:45pm Microsoft Teams

On Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 5:45 p.m. on Microsoft Teams, all students are invited to join a group of Sports Law Program alumni who will share their tips on networking. These alumni will provide tips and guidance to students on how to build their network, reach out to alumni and other professionals and how to use tools such as Zoom and Teams to their advantage to build up their network in preparation for their entry into the legal field. Alumni who will join the panel include: 

  • Aurusa Kabani (L'19), Associate Genral Counsel, Orlando City Soccer Club, Orlando, Florida
  • Dan Peterson (L'06),  Managing Director, Valuation Research Corporation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Lance Spaude (L'16), Agent, Iridium Sports Agency, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Katie Tortorici (L'17), Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

The event should end by 7 p.m. Register online by clicking here. A Microsoft Teams invitation will be sent to all registered attendees the day of the event.  

Contact: Paul Anderson
Academics

First-day Class Assignments

To access first-day assignments, please monitor the spring semester course pages on the Law School's website. Students must be signed into the Law School's website to access the course pages. 

If an assignment is not listed on a course's page, please continue to visit the course page and refresh the page throughout the week. Students are also encouraged to closely monitor their Marquette email accounts for faculty communications regarding coursework. 

Contact: Office of Student Affairs
Academics

1Ls: Spring ASP Schedule Now Available

Spring ASP sessions for first-year doctrinal courses will begin the week of January 31 (i.e., the second week of classes) and will run through April 8. The schedule is available on the ASP page of the Law School's website. Students must be logged into the website to access the schedule. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dean Fodor.

Contact: Anna Fodor