Gainsberg Law Annual Scholarship Award -- $2,500

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 11:55pm • n/a

It can take only one second for your life to change forever – something our clients know all too well. At Gainsberg Law, we fight for the futures of our clients, to help them regain what is lost, and to plan for their new lives ahead. We can offer this assistance because of the civil justice system, which allows people to seek redress when a wrong has been committed. To maintain that system, however, we need strong, passionate and dedicated lawyers who promise to uphold the law and protect the system.

We want to help those young lawyers pursue their dreams and protect the justice system. That is why we are proud to announce the Gainsberg Law Annual Scholarship Award. Every year, we will select a student who is, or will be, enrolled in an accredited university or college in the Fall semester of the upcoming academic year. The winner will be announced in June 2019. Upon the student’s request, the non-transferable award can be paid directly to the school.

Scholarship award: $2,500

Eligibility and requirements:

To be eligible for the award, applicants must submit the following no later than April 1, 2019:

  • Proof of enrollment for the upcoming academic year
  • 2 recommendations from a member of the faculty or staff at the university or school, or from a teacher from the previous year (for incoming students only)
  • One essay up to 1,000 words on why you are interested in the law
  • Academic Transcripts from the current academic year, 2018-2019

The scholarship will be awarded, and the student notified of his or her selection, by June 2019.

For additional information, please visit:

Contact: Neal Gainsberg

New and Notable

Student Organizations

Bailiff Training for the Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 12:00pm Room 155

The Moot Court Association will hold a brief training for students who have signed up, or are interested in signing up, to serve as bailiffs for the oral argument rounds of the Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition. Preliminary, quarterfinal, and semifinal rounds will be held on 3/30, 3/31, 4/6, and 4/7, and the Moot Court Association is still actively seeking baillifs for all of these rounds. 

Sign-up slots are available under the “Sign-Up Sheets” tab on the Moot Court Association TWEN page. You may sign up for as few or as many time slots as you would like. For any questions, please reach out to Sadie Olson at

Contact: Sadie Olson
Opportunities & Aid

Professor O'Hear Seeking Research Assistant

Professor O’Hear is seeking a research assistant this summer to help with projects relating to criminal law. The position could be for pay or academic credit. The hours will be about five to ten per week. Candidates should have at least one of the following credentials: past or concurrent intern/clerk experience in the criminal-law field or in a court; have taken or will concurrently take Criminal Process course; or member/editor of a law review. Interested students should email resumes to by April 5.

Contact: Michael O'Hear
General News

Law Reunion Workers Needed

Members of the 1L and 2L class: We need you! Interested in networking with Marquette lawyers from not only the Milwaukee-area, but around the country? Interested in making $10.50 per hour?

We are looking for a team of students to help with Law Reunion Weekend, Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1 (evening hours).

Sign-up today by completing the online form.


Contact: Carol Dufek

Representing Individuals in High Profile Cases: Meet Maria Butina's Lawyer

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 12:00pm Room 433

Join the Career Planning Center for the Nathan Fishbach Speaker Series presentation by Robert "Bob" Driscoll, who will discuss the representation of individuals in high-profile investigations. Mr. Driscoll currently represents accused Russian spy Maria Butina. He also has represented witnesses in the 2016 election investigation by the Special Counsel and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, and in the “Operation Fast and Furious” gunwalking scandal. If you’re interested in learning about handling nationally prominent cases mixing law and politics at the highest levels of government, DON'T MISS THIS PROGRAM.

Mr. Driscoll is the managing partner of the Washington, DC, office of McGlinchey Stafford, and the former Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff, Civil Rights Division, of the U.S. Department of Justice. At McGlinchey Stafford, he serves as co-chair of the firm’s White Collar/Government Investigations Group, representing clients in judicial proceedings, as well as in matters investigated by executive branch agencies (e.g., DOJ, DEA, DHS, FDA, State Department), and he has represented clients who have the subject of congressional investigations before numerous high-profile Congressional committees. He also has personally testified before House and Senate Committees. Additionally, he has been counsel of record and written amicus briefs in four civil rights related matters before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Free lunch buffet will be catered by Maggiano’s.

To reserve your spot at this event, please click here.

Contact: Career Planning Center

HLSA's Last Taco Tuesday of the Semester

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:00pm Zilber Forum

If it's Tuesday, that means you need tacos! HLSA will be selling tacos as a fundraiser from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Stop by to grab some food and support our very own Hispanic Law Student Association.

Contact: Julie Leary

SSP for All: Practical Strategies for Addressing Anxiety

All law students, from all class years, are invited to attend the final SSP session of the academic year on April 1 at noon. Melissa Schneider, MA, LPC, CIR, of the Marquette University Counseling Center, will provide students with strategies to address anxiety and depression in law school and beyond. Whether you experience anxiety yourself or have friends or family members who do, this session will provide practical tools and tips for managing anxiety-provoking situations. SSP for All sessions focus on the mental health and wellness aspects of student success. 

To attend SSP for All: Practical Strategies for Addressing Anxiety, please RSVP here.

Date: April 1, 2019

Time: Noon

Lunch: The one and only, the GOAT: The SSP sammie


Contact: Dean Fodor

2019 Posner Exchange and Pro Bono Society Induction

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 4:00am Lubar Center

2019 Posner Exchange and Pro Bono Society Induction: Join us as we celebrate future Marquette lawyers in a ceremony that includes a conversation between Rebecca Sandefur and Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette Law School.

Friday, April 26, 4 p.m., Lubar Center
Complimentary; however, registration is required

This event honors Marquette University Law School students who have performed 50 or more hours of pro bono service during law school. These hours are entirely voluntary; the students receive neither monetary compensation nor academic credit. The event also remembers Gene Posner, L ’36, and celebrates the generosity of the Gene and Ruth Posner Foundation in supporting the Law School’s public service work.

Event Details:

  • Remembrance of Gene Posner, L’36, and Introduction of the Event:  Joseph D. Kearney and Joshua L. Gimbel
  • Posner Pro Bono Exchange: Rebecca Sandefur with Mike Gousha. Sandefur holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago and is a member of the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This past year she won a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship for her work promoting a new, evidence-based approach to increasing access to civil justice for low-income communities.
  • Induction of Law Students into the Pro Bono Society
  • Reception immediately follows at 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Angela Schultz, Assistant Dean for Public Service