Speakers/Events

WAABA-ALSA Networking Event

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 5:30pm Room 433B

ALSA and the Wisconsin Asian American Bar Association ("WAABA") invite you to a night of hors d'oeuvres, beverages, and networking! This is a wonderful opportunity for law students to meet Asian American judges, attorneys, and legal professionals. If you're planning to attend, please RSVP as soon as possible so we can get a headcount for food. (There will be sushi.) RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/waabamu-alsa-meet-greet-tickets-73885669025

Contact: Nimrat Nannan

Federalist Society & CLS Present: What Every American Should Know About the Fifth Amendment

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:10pm Room 246

Please join the Federalist Society and the Criminal Law Society as they host James Duane, author of the best-selling book You Have the Right to Remain Innocent and star of a 2008 viral video about talking to police, for a timely, interesting, and educational discussion of the Fifth Amendment and every citizen's constitutionally protected right to avoid self-incrimination. Professor Blinka, criminal law professor and recipient of the Law School's Ghiardi teaching award, will provide commentary.

Buffalo Wild Wings will be served for lunch beginning at noon. The event will begin promptly at 12:10 p.m. in room 246. Please RSVP here or email Kelly Krause.

Contact: Kelly Krause & Brooke Erickson

ELS & IPLS Present: Molly Madonia & Derek Hawkins

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 12:10pm Room 367

Join the Entertainment Law Society and Intellectual Property Law Society as they host two attorneys who will talk about their practice area and experiences:

Molly Madonia - Marquette University Law School alumna, L'16; staff attorney with Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., producers of Summerfest™; twice published author in the Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

Derek Hawkins - Marquette University Law School alumus, L'13; trademark corporate counsel for Harley-Davidson Motor Company®; formerly with Hawkins IP™, a trademark company he created to assist entrepreneurs to build and protect their brands

Contact: Emily Pratt

2019 BARROCK LECTURE: The Dilemma of Discretion: Which Offenses Should Prosecutors Charge?

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 4:30pm Lubar Center

Please join us for the 2019 BARROCK LECTURE. 

Darryl K. Brown, O. M. Vicars Professor and Barron F. Black Research Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

November 4, 2019 | 4:30 p.m. | Ray and Kay Eckstein Hall | Lubar Center | The event is complimentary; however, registration is required here.

The Dilemma of Discretion: Which Offenses Should Prosecutors Charge?

Prosecutors have broad discretion about whether and how to prosecute. For decades, the U.S. Department of Justice has restricted its prosecutors’ discretion and required that they always charge “the most serious readily provable offense.” By contrast, some state prosecutors have recently adopted explicit policies of charging offenders much more leniently than they might, and of not prosecuting certain crimes at all. Both approaches present problems. For example, some statutes are explicitly designed to be enforced in some cases but not others; mandatory charging policies contradict the original legislative intent for such statutes. But never enforcing certain offenses opens prosecutors to the criticism that they defy legislative policy in another way, by “nullifying” statutes and failing to ensure the laws are faithfully executed. This lecture will explore these and other difficulties and dilemmas of prosecutorial discretion, and it will evaluate some approaches that prosecutors’ offices employ to avoid the problems of both extremes.

This lecture series remembers George Barrock, L’31, and Margaret Barrock.

Contact: Christine Wilczynski-Vogel, Associate Dean for External Relations, Events, and Facilities