The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce we will be hosting a free weekly fitness and wellness class here at the Law School. Classes are geared to all ability levels with modifications provided, and beginners are strongly encouraged and welcome to join. Classes will run through November 30. Instructors are provided by Marquette University's Department of Recreational Sports, and yoga this semester will be taught by a law school student.
We ask that students sign up for the class in advance each week so we can get a good sense of numbers and fit in the studio, along with completing the waiver. At least three students registering for class are required before 2 p.m. the day before. Please register here to attend the session on Thursday, September 21.
- Thursday from 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Yoga
- Please bring your own mat, water, towel, or other gear, as needed. A limited number of mats are provided in the room if you do not have your own. Please make sure to store all belongings in the locker rooms to free up space in the studio.
Please make sure you have filled out the Fitness Center Policy Agreement to access the Fitness Center (students only need to do this once during their time as a student).
If you are looking for additional fitness, sport, and wellness opportunities on campus, please refer to the Department of Recreational Sport offerings.Contact: Sarah DiStefano
Sports Law Speaker Series: Sports Law Program Alumni in PracticeThursday, September 21, 2023 - 12:00pm • Room 433
On Thursday, September 21, 2023, the Sports Law Program's Student Alumni Outreach Committee invites all students to meet several alums from the Sports Law Program. Curious about how participation in the Sports Law Program might impact your future, even if you decide not to enter the sports industry? This panel will feature alumni who do not by job title work in sports, but who were highly involved in the Sports Law Program as law students and remain involved as alumni. Each will discuss how participation in the Program prepared them for their legal careers, and why they continue to support the Program, and its students.
Led by Student Alumni Outreach Committee Chairs John Babington and Austin Montbriand, the panel will include the following alums:
- Maggie Frawley (L’20), Contract Negotiator, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
- Joshua Hernandez (L’22), Associate, Employee Benefits, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee, WI
- Samantha Huddleston Baker (L’18), Partner, OVB Law & Consulting S.C., Milwaukee, WI
- Jeff Roeske (L’14), Associate Attorney, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C., Milwaukee, WI
- Michael Shull (L’11), Formal Investigator, Office of Lawyer Regulation, Madison, WI
The panel will start at 12:00 p.m. and run until 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided to all attendees. Click here to visit the event webpage and register for this event.Contact: Paul Anderson
Annual Boden Lecture: Of Chameleons and ESG – Exploring Corporate Responsibility and Environmental, Social, Governance InvestingThursday, September 21, 2023 - 4:30pm • Lubar Center
2023 Boden Lecture
Of Chameleons and ESG
Professor Ann M. Lipton
Tulane University Law School
For as long as there have been giant corporations, there have been debates about “corporate purpose.” Specifically, there has been disagreement whether corporations should exist to benefit all of their constituencies—shareholders, employees, local communities—or whether instead they should operate solely to maximize shareholder wealth. Today, that debate has taken the form of “ESG” or “environmental, social, governance” investing, which encourages investors to consider a corporation’s social performance in allocating their investment dollars. The difficulty for ESG advocates is that the legal structures underpinning the corporate form exert a gravitational pull toward shareholder-wealth maximization that is very difficult to resist. This lecture will explore the (many) definitions of ESG, the controversy surrounding its use, and the ways in which ESG reinforces rather than challenges shareholder primacy.
Ann Lipton is a prominent teacher and author in the areas of corporate governance, the relationships between corporations and investors, and the role of corporations in society. In addition to her academic articles in places such as the Yale Journal on Regulation and Georgetown Law Journal, she is an author of Securities Regulation: Cases and Materials (Aspen Publishers) and a regular contributor to the Business Law Prof Blog. Lipton holds an A.B. from Stanford University and a J.D. from Harvard University. She clerked for Judge Edward Becker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Justice David Souter at the Supreme Court of the United States and practiced law in New York City.
This annual lecture remembers the late Robert F. Boden, L’52, dean of Marquette Law School from 1965 to 1984.Contact: Christine Wilczynski-Vogel, Associate Dean for External Relations, Events, and Facilities
On the Issues: Under Pressure, Justice in the Time of CovidTuesday, September 26, 2023 - 12:15pm • Lubar Center
Please join us on Tuesday, September 26, for a special “On the Issues.” A number of guests will join Lubar Center Director Derek Mosley to discuss the performance of the local justice system during the pandemic:
- Chief Judge Carl Ashley of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court;
- Wisconsin Policy Forum President Rob Henken;
- Tom Reed, Regional Attorney Manager of the State Public Defender’s Milwaukee Trial Office;
- John Chisholm, Milwaukee County District Attorney; and
- Former Chief Judge Mary Triggiano.
In January 2021, the Lubar Center asked at an “On the Issues” program: How has the local justice system responded to the many challenges posed by the health crisis? Has justice continued to be delivered in a timely manner, and what lessons have been learned in the last year that could be useful in the future.
The program will focus on similar questions concerning the efforts to carry out the justice system’s responsibilities throughout the pandemic, the subject of the recently released report “Under Pressure: The Milwaukee County Justice System’s Recovery from COVID-19.” The report was commissioned by the Milwaukee-based Argosy Foundation and the Milwaukee Community Justice Council (CJC) and prepared by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Policy Forum.
The program will begin promptly at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall. Please register here to attend. A light lunch will be available.Contact: Hilary Wenzler DeBlois
Eckstein Hall MassWednesday, September 27, 2023 - 8:45am • Campion Chapel, 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.
Future Mass Dates
- October 11
- October 25
- November 8
- November 29 (last Mass of semester with lunch to follow in Room 432)
Sports Law Conversation with Milwaukee Bucks President Peter FeiginThursday, September 28, 2023 - 12:15pm • Room 433
On Thursday, September 28, the Sports Law Program hosts a conversation with Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin. Mr. Feigin will talk about the future of the Milwaukee Bucks, the Fiserv Forum, and the Deer District.
This is an exclusive opportunity for Marquette University Law School students only. The conversation will begin at 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided to all attendees. Click here to visit the event webpage and register.Contact: Paul Anderson
FedSoc Presents: Federalism Through the Lens of Milwaukee, a Discussion with Mayor Cavalier JohnsonThursday, September 28, 2023 - 12:15pm • Room 267
The Federalist Society is excited to welcome City of Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson to discuss his experiences in the role, as we highlight the Federalist Society's core principles of debate, discuss, and decide.
Mayor Johnson will be sharing details on his efforts to bring the Republican National Convention to Milwaukee in 2024 and his efforts in passing the new Milwaukee sales tax as of 2023. Both of these experiences highlight the importance, challenges, and benefits associated with free speech and free opinions. Additionally, these experiences will provide insight into local occurring events for those in attendance.
The event is open to the law school community, so please RSVP to the event here. This is important for attendees to do so that an adequate amount of food may be provided. Lunch will be from Glorioso's Italian Market.
Regarding any questions, please direct them towards the Federalist Society at MULSfedsoc@gmail.com.Contact: Michael Behrens
Fall in the ForumThursday, September 28, 2023 - 4:45pm • Zilber Forum
Marquette Law School students, faculty, and staff are warmly invited to “Fall in the Forum,” a casual Law School gathering hosted by the Law School's Office of Student Affairs. The gathering will take place on Thursday, September 28, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.
Swing by the Zilber Forum for this opportunity to take in a little live music, connect, relax, and enjoy some fall treats and beverages. We’ll also turn on the fireplace for the first time this year. No registration is necessary, and you are welcome to stay for as little or as long as you would like.
We look forward to seeing you there!Contact: Dean Fodor
PILS & Possibilities Networking OpportunityThursday, October 5, 2023 - 5:30pm • Tory Hill Cafe
Join PILS for our annual networking event, PILS & Possibilities, on Thursday, October 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the Tory Hill Cafe!
Even if you are not sure you are interested in public interest law, this structured event is a great opportunity to make connections and hone your networking skills. We welcome all law students interested in hearing from leaders in the Milwaukee community who have experience in public interest law! In years past, we've had judges, executive directors of public interest firms, attorneys embarking on their first few years of practice, and attorneys from national organizations. We hope you'll consider joining us!
Because this event has limited space, please register HERE for the event as soon as possible. Registration will close on Friday, September 29.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions!Contact: Carrie O'Neil
Family, Friends, Parents, and Partners EventSaturday, October 7, 2023 - 9:15am • Eckstein Hall
As you likely know by now, law school is unlike any other experience you have gone through, educational or otherwise. For family and friends who are supporting you but may not know what it is like to be a law student, we are excited to offer them a glimpse into your lives.
Our Family, Friends, Parents & Partners event is designed for the spouses, parents, friends, and/or significant others of all Marquette law students to learn about the law school experience. They will tour Eckstein Hall, hear from members of the administration, and participate in a mock class taught by a faculty member. Just like a law student, they will have a reading assignment to prepare and may find themselves on call.
The event will take place in Eckstein Hall from 9:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2023. We ask that law students do not attend the main program, but students are welcome to attend the light brunch reception that will close out the event.
Please ask your guests to RSVP by the end of the day on Monday, October 2. A reminder email with additional details on directions, the reading assignment, and more will be sent out to registered guests on Tuesday, October 3.
We look forward to meeting your family and friends on October 7th!Contact: Sarah DiStefano