Humor and Creativity in Law Competition -- $500
The 7th Annual Terence T. Evans Humor and Creativity in Law Competition
How is this for a footnote?
(1) The story of the creation of the world is told in the book Genesis in 400 words; (2) The world's greatest moral code, the Ten Commandments, contains only 279 words; (3) Lincoln's immortal Gettysburg address is but 266 words in length; (4) The Declaration of Independence required only 1,321 words to establish for the world a new concept of freedom. Together, the four contain a mere 2,266 words. On this routine motion to amend a civil complaint, [a Large Milwaukee Firm] has filed a brief (not the primary one, just a reply brief) that contains approximately 41,596 words spread over an agonizing 124 pages. In this case, the term reply “brief” is obviously a misnomer. Rather than impressive, the “brief” is oppressive.
Marson v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., 87 F.R.D. 151, 152 n.1 (E.D. Wis. 1980)
Judge Evans was a funny guy. He knew humor is the best way for lawyers and judges to keep a proper perspective on the law, and on life. Now it’s your turn to keep Judge Evans’ spirit alive – give us a laugh-worthy law-related piece, and you will have a chance to win money, fame, and the best traveling trophy in Wisconsin.
- Must be original written work
- Anything goes - brief, prose, poem, song, text
- Must relate to the law, at least a bit
- No longer than nine 10 Commandments
- One entry per person
- Open to law students and lawyers
- Email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 15, 2019
- At least one footnote required*
*This rule will be enforced mercilessly.
- $500 for funniest Law Student
- Traveling Trophy for best Lawyer
- Winners lauded at EDWBA Annual Meeting
- Publication in EDWBA Newsletter
- Colleagues and friends will love you
- Guaranteed win in next 7th Circuit appeal*
- Guaranteed 7th Circuit clerkship*
- Guaranteed conversation-starter on your resume
* Not really “guaranteed,” but it can’t hurt.Contact: Katy Borowski
New and Notable
1Ls & 2Ls: Apply To Be an ASP Leader
We are now accepting applications for Academic Success Program (ASP) leaders for the 2019-20 academic year. ASP leaders assist 1Ls in connection with a variety of academic-related matters, including developing productive study habits, preparing for examinations, and welcoming 1Ls during orientation. ASP leaders receive academic credit for their work. All leaders are required to sit in on all class sessions of the course for which they lead ASP sessions. Application materials (detailed below) are due to Ms. Stephanie Danz in suite 238, no later than 12 p.m. on Monday, February 18.
The following qualities will guide the selection of ASP leaders:
- the ability to communicate effectively with faculty members, peers, and other students;
- the care and creativity needed to assist students in developing learning habits and in welcoming them to our community;
- the analytical skills essential to success as a law student;
- the experience to understand that students learn in different ways; and
- the professionalism to live up to a commitment that spans the entire academic year, regardless of other existing and potential demands.
Eligibility: All Marquette law students who will complete the 1L curriculum before the Fall 2019 Semester are eligible to apply.
How to Apply: Should you be interested in serving as an ASP leader for the entirety of the next academic year, please submit hard copies of the following:
- A signed cover letter that explains your interest in serving as an ASP leader (cover letters may be addressed to Dean Fodor)
- A list of your first-year professors (fall and spring) and available grades
Please submit your packet of materials to Ms. Stephanie Danz in suite 238, no later than 12 p.m. on Monday, February 18. Please note that the Career Planning Center is available to assist students who have questions about preparing legal résumés and cover letters.
You will be contacted regarding interviews after we have received all applications.Contact: Dean Fodor
ALSA Coffee and DoughnutsTuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:00am • Zilber Forum
Do you need some caffeine and a sugar fix before your morning class?
ALSA will be providing coffee and doughnuts on Tuesday, February 19, from 8-10 a.m. in Zilber Forum. Hope to see you then!Contact: Rae-Anna Sollestre
Winner of the Business Law Society Candy Jar Fundraiser
Congratulations to the winners of the Business Law Society Candy Jar Fundraiser, and thank you to everyone who participated! The correct number of Skittles in the jar was 1691.
First Place - Jordyn Janikowski, 1700
Second Place - Brett Erdmann, 1703
Tie for Third Place - Dean Schultz, Joe Destache & Zach Lowe, 1650Contact: Brayton Deprey
HLSA Guest Speaker Criminal Defense Atty. Craig MastantuonoThursday, February 21, 2019 - 12:10pm • Room 155
Please join HLSA as we host guest speaker Attorney Craig Mastantuono on February 21 at 12:10 p.m. in Room 155. Attorney Mastantuono is a highly respected criminal defense lawyer in Milwaukee and an adjunct professor at Marquette. He’ll be speaking about his experiences as a practicing attorney in this area of the law and as a Latino lawyer in the Milwaukee area generally.
As always, lunch will be served!Contact: Julie Leary
CBLS First Meeting of Spring 2019Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:10pm • Room 357
CBLS will be hosting its first meeting of the semester on February 20 at 12:10 p.m. in Room 357. Our guest speaker, via video conference, will be Attorney John Rafferty. Attorney Rafferty is an expert on all things blockchain and cryptocurrency. He often teaches other attorneys on the subject, and we are excited to have him. If you are interested in how these technologies are impacting (and will continue to impact) the role of attorneys and the legal field in general, this would be a highly informative meeting to attend. Lunch from Chick-fil-A will be served. Please RSVP if you are attending.Contact: Jose Lazaro
Weekly Guided Meditation
Join Professor Bay on Tuesdays at Noon and Professor Madry on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in Room 204 to learn a simple, natural, non-denominational meditation technique that is scientifically proven to reduce stress along with its mental, emotional, and physical consequences while also promoting greater mental clarity and comprehension, greater emotional balance, and a more positive attitude.Contact: Yamilett Lopez
JLSA, HLSA, BLSA & ALSA Cultural Mix & MingleFriday, February 22, 2019 - 5:00pm • Conejito's
Come join JLSA, HLSA, BLSA, and ALSA at our first annual cultural mix and mingle! Enjoy free appetizers at Conejitos from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and get to know members of the Law School's cultural organizations. We can't wait to see you there!Contact: Michaela Bear
CBLS First Meeting - Spring 2019Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:10pm • Room 357
CBLS will be hosting its first meeting of the semester on February 20th at 12:10 p.m. in room 357. Our guest speaker via video conference will be Attorney John Rafferty. Attorney Rafferty is an expert on all things blockchain & cryptocurrency. He often teaches other attorneys on the subject, and we are excited to have him. If you are interested in how these technologies are impacting (and will continue to impact) the role of the attorney and the legal field in general, this would be a highly informative meeting to attend. Lunch from Chick-fil-A will be served. Please RSVP if you are attending.Contact: Jose A. Lazaro
Marquette Law School Alumni Awards Reception & ConferralWednesday, April 3, 2019 - 5:00pm • Zilber Forum
Please join us.
Marquette Law School Alumni Awards Reception & Conferral
Marquette Law School, Eckstein Hall, Zilber Forum
April 3, 2019
5:00 to 6:00 p.m., reception (Kosher appetizers will be available)
6:00 to 6:50 p.m., conferral
Complimentary event; however, registration is required.
Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of:
- Alumnus of the Year: Justice Annette Ziegler, L’89
- Lifetime Achievement: Aaron Twerski, L’65
- Howard B. Eisenberg Service Award: Lisette Khalil, L’07
- Charles W. Mentkowski Sports Law Alumnus of the Year: Aaron Hernandez, L’13
2019 HALLOWS LECTURE: Ambition, Aspiration, and the Art of JudgingTuesday, March 5, 2019 - 4:30pm • Lubar Center
Please join us.
2019 HALLOWS LECTURE: Ambition, Aspiration, and the Art of Judging
by Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Lecture
5:30 p.m. - Public Reception
The event is complimentary; however, registration is required.
Sports Law Speaker Series: Working in Professional SportsTuesday, March 5, 2019 - 12:00pm • Lubar Center
On Tuesday, March 5, at 12 p.m. in the Lubar Center (Room 144), all students are invited to a Sports Law Speaker Series event discussing Working in Professional Sports. Led by Sports Law Society Vice President and second year Sports Law Program student Mitch Kiffmeyer, the panel will feature attorneys from the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Milwaukee Brewers who will discuss their current positions and career paths from law school to the sports industry. Panel participants include: Mark Lesorgen, Associate Counsel, Milwaukee Bucks; Marissa Meli, Corporate Transactions Counsel, Green Bay Packers; and Dave Tamburrino (L'15), Director - Partnership Sales, Milwaukee Brewers. Lunch will be provided to all attendees. Register on the event webpage or by clicking here.Contact: Paul Anderson
Today's SSP for ALL: Perfectionism & Law Students
All law students of all class years are invited to attend today's "SSP for All" presentation on law students and perfectionism. The presentation will begin at noon in room 263. Lunch will be provided. If you did not RSVP, you are still welcome to attend.
Law students are no stranger to perfectionism, but is it helping us achieve our goals? At this session, Lee Neagle, Executive Director of Aloria Health Institute of Education and Research, will explain the physical and emotional consequences of perfectionism. Mr. Neagle will then discuss concrete steps that we can take to be more compassionate to ourselves while staying goal oriented.
SSP for All sessions focus on the mental health and wellness aspects of student success. We look forward to seeing you this afternoon!
Contact: Dean Fodor
SSP for All: Perfectionism & Law StudentsMonday, February 18, 2019 - 12:00pm • TBD
As Dean Kearney mentioned in his welcome-back letter, we are pleased to invite all law students, of all class years, to attend our first "SSP for All" session, on Monday, February 18, at noon in the Lubar Center. SSP for All sessions focus on the mental health and wellness aspects of student success. At this session, Lee Neagle, Executive Director of Aloria Health Institute of Education and Research, will explain the physical and emotional consequences of perfectionism. Mr. Neagle will then discuss ways in which we can be more compassionate to ourselves while staying goal oriented.
To attend, please RSVP by clicking here.
Lunch will be provided.Contact: Dean Fodor
MUPD Presents: Personal Safety TrainingThursday, February 28, 2019 - 12:00pm • 357
The Law School's Office of Student Affairs, in partnership with the Marquette University Police Department (MUPD), is pleased to present the a personal safety and imminent threat training session for law students.
On Thursday, Februrary 28, at noon in room 357, Lieutenant Jill Weisensel of the MUPD will lead a training to equip students with the skills and knowledge to stay safe and deal effectively with unforeseeable circumstances. A Q&A session will follow the training to provide students with the opportunity to have their questions and concerns addressed.
Chipotle will be served. To attend, please complete the RSVP form here.
Contact: Sarah DiStefano