Spring Fitness Class: Yoga

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 April 26. 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. Please register here to attend the session on Wednesday, March 29. 

  • Wednesday from 7:30-8:30 a.m.: Yoga
    • Jump start your day with a vinyasa-style yoga class to connect your breathing and movement to build flexibility and strength. Taught by a Rec Sports instructor and current law student. 

Please bring your own mat, water, towel, or other gear, as needed. We have a limited number of mats available 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

Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson Traveling Exhibit

Justice for All: The Legacy of Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson traveling exhibit will be displayed on the fourth floor near the gallery from March 20 through April 15. The exhibit showcases the career of Justic Abrahamson and her impact on the Wisconsin court system. 

Click here to learn more about the exhibit. 

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

Trial Lawyers Association Panel Event

Monday, March 20, 2023 - 12:10pm Room 246

Join the Trial Lawyers Association for a conversation about the various opportunities and career paths law students can look forward to after graduation. Panelists Joan Harms, Katie Halopka-Ivery, and Monte Weiss have kindly offered to attend and discuss their experiences in a wide range of trial and litigation practices. These three panelists join us—respectively—from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the U.S. Attorney's office, and a private insurance defense firm. We hope that you join us for this tremendous opportunity. 

And if that wasn't enough to convince you, lunch—Chick-fil-A—will be provided at the event.

Contact: Jacob Lloyd

On the Issues: New Leadership, New Milwaukee.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 12:15pm Lubar Center

We hope you will join us on March 21 for “On the Issues: New Leadership, New Milwaukee.”

Derek Mosley, new Director of Marquette Law School’s Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, will welcome four elected Milwaukee leaders who bring a generational change to the offices they hold. County Executive David Crowley, Mayor Cavalier Johnson, Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson, and Milwaukee Common Council President José Pérez will discuss their priorities, the array of possibilities and challenges the county and city face, and, most generally, the prospects for the region’s future.

The program will begin promptly at 12:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall’s Lubar Center. A light lunch will be available.

Contact: Hilary DeBlois

Law School Mass

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 12:15pm Campion Chapel (Eckstein Hall, 4th floor)

Father Thomas Anderson, S.J., our Law School Chaplain, will celebrate Mass in the St. Edmund Campion Chapel (Eckstein Hall, 4th floor) at 12:15 sp.m. on Wednesday, March 22.

Upcoming Mass dates:

  • April 5
  • April 19—last Mass of semester with lunch to follow in room 432
Contact: Christine Wilczynski-Vogel, Associate Dean for External Relations, Events, and Facilities

ACS D&D Night: Documentary and Discussion

Monday, March 27, 2023 - 7:00pm Room 155

Join ACS as we watch and discuss the documentary Dark Money (see description below). Movie snacks and drinks will be provided. 

DARK MONEY - a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Through this gripping story, DARK MONEY uncovers the shocking and vital truth of how American elections are bought and sold. This Sundance award-winning documentary is directed/produced by Kimberly Reed (PRODIGAL SONS) and produced by Katy Chevigny (E-TEAM).

Contact: Heidi Maier

Labor and Employment Attorney Panel

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 6:00pm Room 246

On Tuesday, March 28, starting at 6:00 p.m., Marquette’s Labor & Employment Law Society will host a panel with experienced attorneys and legal professionals in the Labor & Employment field. Food will be provided. Below are the names of the panelists that will speak on their experience in the labor & employment field:

  • Karen Duke (A.O. Smith, Associate General Counsel)
  • Makda Fessahaye (UWM, Associate Chancellor and Chief HR Officer)
  • Jeff Hynes (Hynes and Kreuser, Plaintiff's side)
  • Erica Reib (O'Neil Cannon Labor and Employment Practice Group, Employer-side)

If you are able to make the event, please RSVP through this form. If you have any further questions, please send an email to daniel.sawall@marquette.edu.

Contact: Daniel Sawall

Sports Law Speaker Series: Working in Professional Basketball

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 12:00pm Room 433

On Thursday, March 30, 2023, the Sports Law Speaker Series presents a panel discussion featuring several alumni working in professional sports, specifically within the National Basketball Association. Led by labor and employment attorney Quinn Stigers (L'22), an Associate with Husch Blackwell in Milwaukee, the panelists listed below will discuss their roles and how they tool the training from the Sports Law Program and transitioned into their careers in professional sports. 

Panelists will include:

  • Professor Jill Ingels (L'17), Associate General Counsel for the Milwaukee Bucks
  • Nyea Sturman (L'03), General Counsel for the Orlando Magic
  • Laurie Frey (L'11), the Director of Risk Management, for Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corporation; among other possible guests. 

The event will begin at 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided to all attendees starting at 12 p.m. Click here to register for this event.

Contact: Paul Anderson

Professional Sports Negotiation Competition: Final Round

Thursday, March 30, 2023 - 5:00pm Lubar Center

On Thursday, March 30, 2023, the Sports Law Competition Board will host the final round of the 2023 Professional Sports Negotiation Competition.  The final round will start at 5:00 p.m. in the Lubar Center (room 144). Following the final round, the Sports Law Program will host a reception for all attendees in the Zilber Forum.

The final round will feature a negotiation between the Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokić’s agents and representatives from Adidas, regarding a possible sponsorship contract. Among other things, the negotiations will center around the development of a signature shoe. The competition will include second-year Sports Law Certificate Candidates Samantha Rice and Abigail Barnett (Team 1) versus Mike Balaban and Riley Wilkins (Team 10). 

Sports Law Program alumni who will judge the final round include 

Click here to register to attend the final round.

If you are interested in further information about the competition, please contact Competition Board Chair, and third year Sports Law Program student Michelle Svilpe.  

The winners of the competition will receive an invitation to participate in the National Sports Law Competition of their choice during the 2023-2024 academic year. 

First-year students interested in competing as second-year students, and second-year students interested in being part of a National Team as third-year students, should attend this competition.

Contact: Paul Anderson

Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition Final Arguments

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 - 6:00pm Lubar Center

Please join us on April 4, 2023, for the Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition Final Arguments

Guests should be seated by 5:50 p.m., and the program begins promptly at 6 p.m.

  • A light dinner for registered guests will be available in the Zilber Forum from 5 to 5:45 p.m.
  • A reception will follow the competition.

Please consider attending to show your support!  Click HERE to register.

While of course we cannot yet know which students will be presenting the Final Round arguments, we are honored that the following individuals will judge the round:

  • Hon. Michael Y. Scudder, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Hon. Beth E. Hanan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Hon. Timothy G. Dugan, L’78, Wisconsin Court of Appeals

The Jenkins Honors Moot Court Competition is the capstone event of the intramural moot court program at Marquette Law School. Twenty-four students participated in the competition based on their performance in the Appellate Writing and Advocacy course last fall. 

The competition is named in honor of the late James G. Jenkins, the first Wisconsin judge of the Seventh Circuit (1893–1905) and the first dean of Marquette Law School (1908–-1915).

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

A Federal Perspective on Wisconsin’s Lead Pipe Problem

Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 12:15pm Lubar Center

Please join us on April 5 as we welcome Congresswoman Gwen Moore to Eckstein Hall’s Lubar Center.

Professor David Strifling, director of Marquette Law School’s Water Law and Policy Initiative, will host a conversation with Congresswoman Moore that will explore the problem of lead service lines in Wisconsin’s water distribution systems, and the possibility of federal involvement and funding to help address the issue. Law students, along with Professor Strifling, will also present the findings from their recent survey of public water systems on various approaches to Wisconsin’s lead pipe problem.

The program will begin promptly at 12:15 p.m. in the Lubar Center. Please register here to attend. A light lunch will be available.

Contact: Hilary DeBlois