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Academic Year 2020-2021 Locker Requests

Starting on Monday, August 17, students may request a locker by following the link on their individual profile page when logged in to the Law School website. Requests received on or before August 19 will be assigned to a locker (the locker number and combination will be listed on your profile page) by end of the day on August 20. Requests received after August 19 will be assigned and the combination will be available on your profile page within three business days. The cost to rent a locker for the academic year is $25 and must be made at the time of request. Please contact Jenny Chick, Manager of Building Operations, with questions.

Contact: Jenny Chick

Marquette Law School August Poll

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 12:15pm Online

The August poll focuses on the presidential election campaign and where voters stand on a number of issues. In addition to the vote choice, we look at likely turnout, preferences for vote by mail or in-person and views of President Trump’s handling of the economy, the coronavirus epidemic and the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests.

The poll continues to monitor the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on respondents’ jobs and financial situation and their comfort with the reopening of schools in the fall. How views of the protests, the police and the Black Lives Matter movement have changed will also be included.

From 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. watch the taped podcast discussion. You will need to click on the words “Watch Now” on this website starting any time after 12:15 on Aug. 11. The entire poll results will be posted on the Marquette Law School Poll website soon after 12:30 p.m. following the discussion.

Contact: Dean Wilczynski-Vogel

Marquette Mock Trial Team Tryouts

Marquette Mock Trial Team Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2020-21 Trial Competition will be held virtually Thursday, August 13, 2020 and Friday, August 14, 2020. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable trial advocacy experience competing against other law schools. During the fall semester, students will learn the mechanics of conducting a trial and began to prepare for the spring competition presented by American Association for Justice (AAJ). The regional competition is generally held in the beginning of March.

The team will practice each week for two evenings, to be decided based on the availability of the team members, and Saturday mornings. Members will also be required to meet separately to prepare and work on trial skills. The team has been very successful in recent years’ competitions, and we hope you will be a part of it!

Tryouts will consist of preparing a 5-minute cross examination based on a fact pattern and deposition that will be provided after signing up. Additionally students should prepare a 3-minute persuasive argument on the best summer activity.   

For more information or to sign up for tryouts, email Adjunct Associate Professor Katie Halopka-Ivery at katherine.halopka-ivery@da.wi.gov.

Contact: Professor Katie Halopka-Ivery
General News

Research Tips: Remote Access to Treatises Using the LexisNexis Digital Library

Looking for remote access to a treatise? Marquette law students and faculty have access to an extensive collection of databases, and many provide online access to treatises. One of these databases is the LexisNexis Digital Library, which you may be familiar with as the source for eBook versions of study aids in the Mastering, Questions & Answers, and Understanding series. Content in the LexisNexis Digital Library goes much deeper, offering eBook versions of treatises published by Lexis/Matthew Bender. In fact, you can use the LexisNexis Digital Library to access hundreds of titles across more than 70 subject areas.

This year LexisNexis launched an enhanced interface for this Digital Library, with a more personalized user experience and easier options to open eBooks, including for offline reading. Visit https://lexisdl.com/library/marquettelaw or use the link on the Law Library’s Databases & Subscriptions page to access this refreshed interface. As you work with materials in the Digital Library, including adding notes or highlights or tagging titles for easier access, the personalized experience will become clear. You can still search or browse for books, and finding books you worked with recently and resuming work with a book should be more streamlined than with the “classic” interface. Read the Getting Started Guide or access other help features here or by choosing “Help” from the “My Account” menu. Ignore any instructions to use a library code.

Sign into the LexisNexis Digital Library through the Law Library’s link with your @marquette.edu email and your assigned PIN. Need your PIN? Click here to send a request.

Contact the Law Library Reference Desk with questions about finding or working with eBooks in this or other platforms or to schedule a research consultation.

Contact: Elana Olson
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Apply to Become a Mentor

What do you wish you would have known when you were a 1L? Now is your chance to share valuable insight and support Marquette Law School’s incoming 1L class through the Marquette Law Mentorship Program (MLM).

As this year presents unanticipated challenges, especially for our incoming 1Ls, we believe creating a strong MLM program will be more important than ever before. MLM’s mission this year is one of unity, coming together as one student body to support one another and to create a deeper sense of community, especially for the incoming class. As a mentor, you will provide a natural, casual connection for your mentee to help welcome them to Law School and help guide them to the academic, social, and professional resources available to them, helping them quickly integrate into the Law School community. 

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out the application here https://mulaw.wufoo.com/forms/mx6gvx21usnwh1 

For more information about the program, please visit https://law.marquette.edu/current-students/MLM

If you have any questions about the program, please contact MLM student co-chairs Laurel Montag (laurel.montag@marquette.edu) or Camilla Nwokonko (camilla.nwokonko@marquette.edu). 

Contact: Office of Student Affairs