What's New and Notable


Law School Mass

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 12:15pm Campion Chapel (Eckstein Hall, 4th floor)

Please join us as Father Thomas Anderson, S.J., our Law School Chaplain, will celebrate Mass in the St. Edmund Campion Chapel (Eckstein Hall, 4th floor) starting at 12:15 p.m. 

The last Mass of the semester will be April 19 with lunch to follow in room 432. 


Contact: Christine Wilczynski-Vogel
Opportunities & Aid

EDWBA Annual Terence T. Evans Humor and Creativity in Law Competition

Annual Terence T. Evans Humor and Creativity in Law Competition

Humor us with a submission to the Tenth Annual Terence T. Evans Humor and Creativity in Law Competition. You can submit almost anything – a brief, a poem, a blog entry, a really good letter – as long as it relates to the law and, of course, contains a bit of humor.

The submission deadline is April 15, 2023. The competition winners will be celebrated at the EDWBA's Annual Meeting & Presentation on May 25th. Additional contest details can be found here. 

Contact: Katy Borowski
Student Organizations

IPLS Presents: IP After 5 with Boyle Fredrickson

Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 5:00pm Boyle Fredrickson, 840 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202

On behalf of the Intellectual Property Law Society, we are excited to announce that we have our fourth IP After 5 event scheduled with Boyle Fredrickson. These events are a great way to network with local attorneys and ask any questions you may have about the industry or firm, so we strongly encourage our members to attend. This event is not limited to those with engineering, science, or technical backgrounds. 
When: Thursday, April 6, 2023, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Boyle Fredrickson, 840 N. Plankinton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Why: Networking event to gain exposure to attorneys working in the industry.
Only members who have paid their dues will be allowed to attend this event. If you wish to attend this event, please send an email to austin.wesner@marquette.edu by April 3, 2023. Please reach out with any questions or concerns!

Contact: Austin Wesner
Opportunities & Aid

Design Your Own Public Interest Law Fellowship

Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 12:00pm Zoom

Designing your own Fellowship project presents a unique opportunity for you to create your dream job. Join Equal Justice Works on Thursday, April 6 from noon to 1:00 p.m.  to learn more about this opportunity to leverage your law degree in service of a community or cause of your choice! Click here to join the meeting on April 6.

For more information, visit Equal Justice Works.

Contact: Dean Schultz

1L Bar Exam Information Session

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 12:00pm Room 367

First-year law students who are considering taking a bar exam after graduation are invited to attend the 1L Bar Exam Information Session on Wednesday, April 5 at noon. Professor Katie Pagel will discuss the bar exam and steps you can take to start preparing for a bar exam. Lunch will be sponsored by BarBri.

Please RSVP here.

Contact: Professor Katie Pagel
Student Organizations

HLS Presents: Virtual Networking Event

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - 12:00pm Virtual

The Marquette Health Law Society is hosting a virtual networking event in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin's Health Law Society. Health law attorneys from the Milwaukee and Madison areas will be attending. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 29, from noon to 1 p.m. 

RSVP here by 5 p.m. on March 28 to attend.

Contact: Dusty Gross

Marquette Mock Trial Team Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2023-2024 Mock Trial Skills Course will be held between April 12, 2023 to April 14, 2023. This year long commitment is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable trial advocacy experience competing against other law schools. Tryouts will consist of a three minute statement and one cross examination of a witness.  More information will be provided to participants at the time of sign up. If you wish to try out, but cannot make the dates work, please reach out. 

The Spring regional competition will be held in the first few weeks of March 2024. The team will practice each week on Tuesday and Thursday evening and Saturday mornings. The team was very successful during this year’s competition and we hope you will be a part of it!

For more information and to sign up, please contact Professor Katie Halopka-Ivery directly.


Contact: Professor Katie Halopka-Ivery
Student Organizations

RBG Society Nothing Bundt Cake Fundraiser

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 12:30pm Zilber Forum

The RBG Society will be selling Nothing Bundt Cakes for $6 in the forum on Thursday, March 30 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the forum. Please fill out this Google form if you would like to reserve your bundt cake to pick up next Thursday. 

Please note that we have a limited supply and will try our best to ensure that we can reserve everyone's flavor preference, but we can't guarantee that we will be able to reserve your cake, so make sure to sign up as early as you can! 

Contact: Madeline Lewis

FedSoc Presents: Public Safety Through a New Lens

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 12:10pm Room 363

Nick DeSiato is currently the Chief of Staff for the Mayor's Office and has offered to come speak to our members about what encompasses "public safety" in Milwaukee. In addition to police as a central agent, Nick will offer insight into how many city departments--fire, public health, transportation--must work together to reach public safety goals. Nick will bring with him an extensive career in public service. 

Previously, Nick was the Chief of Staff of the Milwaukee Police Department and oversaw the Department’s Public Information Office, Office of Management Analysis and Planning, and Budget & Finance Office, and he is responsible for the Department’s intergovernmental relations. Prior to joining the Department, he was an Assistant City Attorney for the Milwaukee City Attorney’s Office for over six years. In that role, he oversaw the City Attorney’s Office’s Ordinance Enforcement Division and was the lead litigator for police-related nuisance actions.

Contact: Samantha Dorning
Student Organizations

IPLS Presents: IP After 5 with Smith Keane LLP

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 5:00pm Third Space Brewing

Marquette adjunct patent professor and practicing IP attorney, Garet Galster, and his firm, Smith Keane LLP, will host an IP After 5 event at Third Space Brewing! Food will be provided and drinks will be available. Please stop by if you have questions or interest in the intellectual property law profession. 

Contact: Christian Simon

Marquette Sports Law Review Summer Writing Competition

Any Marquette University Law School student who, by the start of the 2023 summer session, is a second-year law student in residence according to Marquette University standards and is in good academic standing (e.g., 2.0 cumulative GPA after the completion of at least 27 credits), is eligible to become a member of the Marquette Sports Law Review. Being a member for a full academic year is a Sports Law Certificate requirement as well.

To become a member, a student must participate in the annual summer writing competition and be selected for membership by the current editorial board. In most cases, students must compete in the annual writing competition before becoming a candidate for the Sports Law Certificate Internship program. Students interested in participating in the summer 2023 writing competition should click here to register, by Friday, April 28, 2023. 

Only those who register will be sent the competition after finals. Questions about the writing competition can be sent to Editor-in-Chief, Clara Sporrer  (clara.sporrer@marquette.edu).

Contact: Paul Anderson
Pro Bono Opportunities

Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics Seeking Student Advisory Board Members for 2023

The Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics are seeking student advisory board members. Interested applicants can read the full position description and complete the student advisory board member application. Applications are due April 7, 2023. 

Contact: Katie Mertz

26th Annual Sports Law Alumni Career Panel

Thursday, April 13, 2023 - 12:00pm Room 433

On Thursday, April 13, 2023, the Sports Law Alumni Association presents its 26th annual Sports Law Alumni Career Panel. The panel features several Sports Law Program alumni who will talk about their involvement in the Sports Law Program and their how it has impacted their careers now. Led by Erin Binns, the Director for Career Planning, the panel will feature,

  • Alexandra Evans (L'21), Associate, Hippenmeyer, Reilly, Blum, Schmitzer, Fabian & English, S.C., Waukesha,
  • Mario Harmon (L'20), Associate Corporate Counsel, Intersport, Chicago,
  • Morgan Hines (L'22), Associate, Business Law & Sports, Entertainment and Media Industry, Quarles & Brady, Milwaukee,
  • Christopher Kaminski (L'13), Business Affairs Executive & Agent, Leverage Agency, Milwaukee,
  • Nicole Trevino (L'16), Corporate Counsel, Generac, Milwaukee, and
  • Michael Viverito (L'20), Workers’ Compensation, Sports and Business Law Associate, Powers & Cronin, Ltd., Chicago

The panel will begin at 12:15 p.m. in room 433. Lunch will be provided starting at noon for all attendees. Click here to register on the event webpage.

Contact: Paul Anderson
Pro Bono Opportunities

March Pro Bono Student of the Month

Congratulations to the March pro bono volunteer student: Ruth Nord-Pekar! During spring break, Ruth joined multiple MVLC shifts desparately in need of students. Her ability to speak Spanish and jump into any role with the clinics makes her an excellent volunteer. This academic year, Ruth has made time each week for shifts with the MVLC at the United Community Center and uses her Spanish language skills to make clients feel at ease and get assistance in their native language. Thank you, Ruth, for sharing your time and talents with the MVLC!

Contact: Katie Mertz
Student Organizations

AWL Self-defense Workshop: How to Live and Survive Until You Can Thrive

Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 5:30pm Group Fitness Studio - Room 467A

On Thursday, April 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Group Fitness Studio (Room 467A) AWL will be sponsoring a Self-Defense Workshop: How to Live and Survive Until You Can Thrive. AWL's 1L representatives have enlisted the help of a self-defense speacialist to teach us how to protect ourselves and feel safe. This event will be limited to the first 20-25 students to sign up. All participants must complete the Fitness Center Policies Agreement at two days prior to the event (if you have not already done so in order to access the Fitness Center). There will also be a waiver to sign right before the event. Click here to RSVP. You don't want to miss out on this opportunity!

Any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to reach out! Hope to see you there.

Contact: Cora Baudhuin
Student Organizations

STMS 2023-24 Executive Board Applications

The St. Thomas More Society invites students to apply for 2023-24 executive board! 

The positions include:  

  • President 
  • Vice President 
  • Secretary 
  • Treasurer 
  • 2L Representative 
  • 3L Representative

If you are interested in applying for a position(s), please send a completed application to mary.purdy@marquette.edu by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 3. You can find descriptions of each position here.  

Contact: Mary Purdy

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Marquette Intellectual Property & Innovation Law Review Editorial Board

It is an honor to introduce to you the 2023-2024 Marquette Intellectual Property & Innovation Law Review editorial board:

  • Managing Editors: Mary Purdy, Sean Flaherty
  • Comment Editors: Kayleigh Lemery, Jackson Thiel 
  • Articles Editors: Fhernam Batiz, Emily Geiser
  • Business & Events Editor: Maia Hentges
  • Assistant Managing Editor: Sophia Kallas 
Contact: Lexie Witte

Congratulations to the 2023-2024 Marquette Benefits & Social Welfare Law Review Editorial Board

Please join us in congratulating the following 2Ls for being elected to the Marquette Benefits and Social Welfare Law Review's Volume 25 Editorial Board:

  • Editor-in-Chief: Malin Ehrsam
  • Managing Editor: Dusty Gross
  • Senior Articles Editor: Iseah Hurtado
  • Articles Editor: Johanna Shinners
  • Comment Editor: Claire Austin
  • Comment Editor: Allison Childs 
Contact: Samantha Olexa
Student Organizations

MILA Executive Board Applications

The Marquette Immigration Law Association executive board applications are now open! All positions are open to current 1L and 2Ls. Use this link to fill out the statement of interest survey by April 5th at 5 p.m.  

Below is a description of the positions:

  • President: Oversee general body meetings and facilitate executive board meetings. Delegate responsibilities to other executive board members. Oversee the planning of organization events.
  • Vice-President: Provide support to the President. Recruit new members for the organization. Help promote MILA events.
  • Secretary: Take notes during executive board meetings. Keep records of student members and emails. Organize the MILA Sharepoint page.
  • Treasurer: Collect member dues at the beginning of the year. Organize food and supplies for meetings and events.
  • Clinic Chair: Help organize and plan the annual MILA clinic starting over Winter Break. Promote the clinic and organize student volunteers. 

Once again, please fill out the exec board application by April 5th at 5 p.m. Please reach out if you have any questions!

Contact: Claire Austin

Congratulations to the Jenkins Quarter Finalists

Congrats to the following Jenkins Moot Court competitors for progressing to the quarter-final rounds:

  • Emily Juneau & Jori LaRosa 
  • Andrew Flood & Jacob Lloyd 
  • Alexis Bauer & Morgan Kaplan 
  • Samantha Dorning & Ciara Hudson 
  • Lauren Hudon & Mikela Ryan 
  • Emily Smith & Dominique Fortune 
  • Emily Geiser & Kayleigh Lemery 
  • Markus Johnson & Cody Linday

Quarter-finals will be held onSaturday, April 1, at 9:30 a.m.

Contact: Fefe Jaber