What's New and Notable


National Sports Law Institute’s 29th Annual Conference: Emerging Legal Issues in Collegiate, International, Professional and Esports

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 8:00am Room 144 & 433

On Friday, October 12, 2018, the National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School will host its 29th annual conference Emerging Legal Issues in Collegiate, International, and Professional Sports, and Esports. The conference will provide an overview of current interesting legal issues impacting various levels of the sports industry, along with panel discussions from lawyers working in the industry and impacted by these issues day to day. The conference will feature several Marquette Law School alumni including Christian Bray (Harvard), Aaron Hernandez (NCAA), Jessica Kumke (UWM), John Long (Jackson Lewis), Mike Marcil (DII Conference Commissioner), Keith Miller (Baylor), Kristina Minor (Rutgers), Meghan Pirics (Milwaukee Brewers), Greg Heller (Atlanta Braves), Mike Sneathern (Milwaukee Bucks), Nyea Sturman (Orlando Magic), and Lance Spaude & James Sullivan (both with Poker Royalty). Students can attend for free and may go in and out of the conference panels as needed to attend class. Find further information and register online here.

Contact: Prof. Paul Anderson
Pro Bono Opportunities

Pro Bono Code of Conduct

The Pro Bono Code of Conduct outlines the professional responsibilities expected of law students engaged in pro bono work. If you have submitted a completed code of conduct, you will find record of your submission in your pro bono account. If you have not, please do. Paper copies are available on the front desk of the Eisenberg Suite. As always, Dean Schultz and Director Mertz are available to engage in conversation about professionalism and ethical considerations in pro bono work. 

Contact: Angela Schultz
Student Organizations

Barbri Bar Review 2L Rep

The Barbri Bar Review team is looking for three eager 2L representatives who would like to join our team! As a 2L representative, you will receive a paid bar review summer course for one state bar exam of your choosing. If you are interested in being a representative, please email me by 12 p.m. on October 1. In the email, please discuss who you are and why you think you would be a great fit for the position. The selected Barbri Reps will be announced via email.

Contact: Aleysha Thomas
Student Organizations

SBA Trivia Night

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 5:00pm Zilber Forum

The Student Bar Association invites you to join our semesterly Trivia Night! Do you have the smartest team at the Law School? Join us for some general trivia ranging from pop culture, science, history, sports, and more. 

Free food, drinks, music, and prizes! We'll have a ping pong table out as well if you just want to hangout. 

Event starts at 5 p.m. in the Zilber Forum and is open to all MULS students, faculty, and staff. See you there!

Contact: Cole Altman
Student Organizations

Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Law Society - First General Meeting

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:00pm Room 267

On Tuesday, Sept. 25, at noon, the Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Law Society will hold its first general meeting. A spectrum of topics will be covered, including a video presentation from the co-founder of Bitfract, an online platform that allows you to exchange one cryptocurrency for multiple cryptocurrencies instantaneously. If you would like to attend, please click here to RSVP so we know how much food to order for the event. Lunch from Ian's Pizza will be provided.

Please reach out if you wish to be added to the organization's email list, which includes more details on our meetings and future events in Milwaukee we plan on attending. 

Contact: Jose A. Lazaro
Student Organizations

Health Law Society's First Meeting

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 12:15pm Room 257

Come join the Health Law Society for our first meeting! We will be discussing events for the upcoming year. All are welcome! Chick-fil-A will be served.

Contact: Meg McTigue
Student Organizations

Criminal Law Society Information Session

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 12:10pm Room 357

Join the Criminal Law Society to kick off the 2018-2019 year! This information session will introduce members, returning and new, to this year's executive board and discuss upcoming events for the year. Come have some pizza and learn about opportunities to get involved with the Criminal Law Society and to learn more about the practice of criminal law.

Contact: Grace Gall
Student Organizations

Out and Allies Meeting

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:10pm Room 155

Come join Out and Allies for our first meeting. Learn about networking in the LGBT legal community and hear about our upcoming events. All Marquette Law students are welcome! Lunch will be served.

Contact: Rohit Rangarajan

Today's SSP: Outlining and Preparing for Exams

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 12:00pm Lubar Center

What is a course outline? How do you create one? All first-year students are invited to attend today's SSP #4 to find out and to learn about several approaches to transforming notes and readings into materials that will help you succeed on exams. 

When? Today at noon

Where? Lubar Center

Lunch? Of course



Contact: Dean Fodor
Student Organizations

Entertainment Law Society First General Meeting

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 12:15pm Room 257

The Entertainment Law Society will have our first general meeting of the semester on Wednesday, September 26, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 257. We will discuss an overview of what ELS is about for new members, future events for the fall semester, and detail the selection process for our 1L representative. All students are welcome to attend. Noodles and Co. will be served as long as supplies last! Please direct any quesitons or concerns to John Atkisson.

Contact: John Atkisson

The Federalist Society: “Bipartisan Overreach of Power in Federal Administrative Agencies” with Attorney John Shu

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 12:00pm Room 246

What: A discussion of bipartisan overreach of power in federal administrative agencies with Attorney John Shu

When: Tuesday, October 2, 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Where: Room 246

Lunch: Potbelly sandwiches

Please join the Federalist Society on Tuesday, October 2, at 12:00 p.m., when Attorney John Shu will join us to discuss bipartisan overreaches of power in federal administrative agencies. Attorney Shu is a member of National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the Pacific Council on International Policy, and the Foreign Policy Association. Previously, he has served President George H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush, as well as Judge Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and Judge Paul Roney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. 

We will begin serving Potbelly sandwiches at 12:00 p.m., and the event will begin promptly at 12:15 p.m. The event is scheduled to end at 1:15 p.m. Out of respect for our speaker, please plan on attending the entire event.

Contact: Kelly Krause

ON THE ISSUES: Revitalizing Milwaukee Neighborhoods (Date Change)

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 12:30pm Lubar Center

Please note the date change for ON THE ISSUES:  Revitalizing Milwaukee Neighborhoods. Our guests include Melissa Goins, vice president J. Jeffers & Co., and president, Maures Development; JoAnne Sabir, co-owner The Juice Kitchen and co-owner, Freedom Endeavors; and Juli Kaufmann, president, Fix Development.

The new date is Wednesday, October 17 at a SPECIAL TIME—12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you cannot make the new date and time, please email Rita Aleman.

The event was scheduled for next Tuesday, September 27, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Lubar Center at the Marquette Law School. Due to a family medical issue, one of our presenters is unable to participate, and we are rescheduling the event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We look forward to the conversation with entrepreneurs and real estate developers, Melissa Goins, JoAnne Sabir, and Juli Kaufman. They are making significant contributions as change agents in Milwaukee, investing in and revitalizing neighborhoods that have long been ignored and neglected. Goins and a co-developer recently completed the Garfield School and Griot apartments projects, which they hope will be a catalytic development in the city’s Bronzeville neighborhood. Sabir and Kaufmann have partnered on a project called Sherman Rising. They are redeveloping the former BMO Harris Bank building at 35th and Fond du Lac, which burned during the Sherman Park unrest in2016. Once completed, the building will become home to a dozen businesses. Each woman says her work is not only about the bottom line, but about the social impact of what she creates. Or, as Goins puts it, “leveraging bricks and mortar to bring pride and hope to people.”

As a reminder, you can always find upcoming events on our website at https://law.marquette.edu/faculty-staff/mike-gousha-issues-events.

Contact: Rita Aleman
Student Organizations

The Federalist Society: “Tetra Tech and Wisconsin Administrative Law,” moderated by Judge Diane Sykes

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 12:00pm Room 444

What: A panel discussion of Tetra Tech and Wisconsin administrative law, moderated by Judge Diane Sykes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and featuring the following panelists: Wisconsin Solicitor General Misha Tseytlin; Professor Kali Murray, Administrative Law Professor at Marquette University Law School; and Attorney Robert Fassbender, President and General Counsel of the Great Lakes Legal Foundation.

When: Wednesday, October 10, 12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Where: Room 444

Lunch: Barbeque-style food

RSVP is required: Please use this link to RSVP.

Please join the Federalist Society on Wednesday, October 10 at 12:00-1:15 p.m. for what should be one of our largest events of the year. In Tetra Tech EC, Inc. v. Wisc. Dep’t of Revenue, 2018 WI 75 (2018), the Wisconsin Supreme Court ended its practice of deferring to administrative agencies’ conclusions of law. A panel consisting of Wisconsin Solicitor General Misha Tseytlin, Professor Kali Murray, and Attorney Robert Fassbender will discuss this monumental change in Wisconsin administrative law and its potential to lead the nation in respect for the foundational constitutional principle of the Separation of Powers. The panel will be moderated by Judge Diane Sykes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. A 1984 graduate of Marquette University Law School, Judge Sykes served as a Milwaukee County Trial Judge and a Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice prior to her 2004 appointment to the federal bench.

We will begin serving lunch at 12:00 p.m., and the event will begin promptly at 12:15 p.m. The event is scheduled to end at 1:15 p.m. Out of respect for our panelists and moderator, please plan on attending the entire event.

Space for this panel is limited, so we encourage you to reserve a spot soon.

For summaries of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decisions in Tetra Tech, please check out these links:

Docket Watch: Tetra Tech v. Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Federalist Society, July 2018 Sea

Change: No More Great Weight Deference to Administrative Agencies, Wisconsin State Bar, July 2018

Contact: Kelly Krause
General News

Flu Shot Clinic at the Law School

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 2:30pm Eckstein Hall Lobby

The 2018-2019 influenza vaccine (injectable) is now available. The Marquette University Medical Clinic, in collaboration with the College of Nursing, will be at the Law School on Thursday, October 4, from 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. to administer flu shots.

There is no charge for the vaccination for full-time undergraduate students. There is no cost for faculty/staff who have the MU Employee Insurance (please bring MU insurance card). For all others, the cost of the vaccination is $25.

Contact: Jennifer Schnuck
Student Organizations

First Generation Professionals General Body Meeting

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 12:10pm 357

Come join First Generation Professionals for our first general body meeting of the year! At the meeting, we will be discussing what we have planned for the year and information on the 1L Rep position. There will also be a few special guests. We hope to see you all there!

Contact: Mikal Roberson
Student Organizations

Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Law Society - First General Meeting Tomorrow!

Join us at noon in Room 267 for our organization's first ever general meeting. Lunch from Ian's Pizza will be provided. If attending, please RSVP. See you all tomorrow! 

Contact: Jose Lazaro
Student Organizations

HLSA Taco Tuesday

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 11:30am Zilber Forum

HLSA will be having our first Taco Tuesday of the year in the Zilber Forum from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. We'll be selling tacos and more, so be sure to stop by and grab a bite for lunch! 

Contact: Julie Leary

Conversation with Commissioner Emeritus Selig: Baseball as a Social Institution and its 21st Century Implications

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:15pm Room 433

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 12:15 p.m. Major League Baseball Commissioner Emeritus, Distinguished Lecturer in Sports Law and Policy, and Major League Hall of Fame Member, Allan “Bud” Selig, will visit the law school to discuss Baseball as a Social Institution and its 21st Century Implications. This event is open only to Marquette University Law School students. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration is required by 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2. Register on the event webpage or by clicking here.

Contact: Prof. Paul Anderson