What's New and Notable


August Law School Mass

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 12:15pm St. Edmund Campion Chapel (Eckstein Hall, 4th floor)

We hope you will join us for Mass this fall semester! Father Thomas Anderson, S.J., our Law School Chaplain, will celebrate Mass in the St. Edmund Campion Chapel on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall starting at 12:15 p.m.

For future fall semester dates: 

  • Sept 14
  • Oct 5
  • Oct 19
  • Nov 2
  • Nov 16
  • Nov 29 (last Mass of semester with lunch to follow in Room 432)
Contact: Christine Wilczynski-Vogel, Associate Dean for External Relations, Events, and Facilities

Sports Law Program Orientation and Welcome Meeting

Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 5:00pm Lubar Center (Room144) & Tory Hill Café

On Thursday, August 25, all first year and transfer students with an interest in the Sports Law Program are invited to attend the Sports Law Program's Annual Orientation and Welcome Meeting. During this event Professor Paul Anderson (Director, Sports Law Program and National Sports Law Institute), and Professor Mitten (Executive Director, National Sports Law Institute) will provide an overview of the Sports Law Program including

In addition, to Professor's Anderson and Mitten, the leaders of the Sports Law Program's student organizations including the Sports Law SocietyDiversity Inclusion CommitteePeer-to-Peer NetworkAlumni Outreach CommitteeSports Law Competition BoardMarquette Sports Law Review and Class of 2023 Outreach Committee, will be on hand to welcome new students to the Sports Law Program.

The orientation program will begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Lubar Center (room 144), with the welcome mixer to follow outside in the Tory Hill Café picnic area until 7:00 p.m. Register for this event on the event webpage or by clicking here.

Contact: Prof. Paul Anderson

On The Issues: Russ Feingold and Co-Author Debut New Book on the Basic Charter of American Government

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 12:15pm Lubar Center

Authors Russ Feingold and Peter Prindiville—in a conversation with Marquette Law School’s Mike Gousha—will visit Eckstein Hall for the national debut of their new book, The Constitution in Jeopardy: An Unprecedented Effort to Rewrite Our Fundamental Law and What We Can Do About It. The program will take place on Tuesday, August 30, at 12:15 p.m. the Lubar Center. Lunch will be provided, but registration is required. Please register HERE (space is limited). The first 50 Marquette law students to register will receive a free copy of the book. The authors will be signing copies after the program.

The book examines the history and meaning of the U.S. Constitution’s amendment procedure and what the authors regard as fringe efforts to call the first-ever constitutional convention under its provisions and as the need for reform that provides for more frequent, democratic constitutional change. The Constitution in Jeopardy is intended to offer both a warning and a way forward and is written for a broad audience of engaged citizens.

About the participants:

  • Russ Feingold is president of the American Constitution Society and a former three-term U.S. senator from Wisconsin; he has served as a visiting professor of law at Marquette University, Stanford University, and Yale University.
  • Peter Prindiville, a native of Woodstock, Ill., is a nonresident fellow at the Stanford Constitutional Law Center and an attorney based in Washington, D.C.
  • Mike Gousha is Marquette Law School’s senior advisor in law and public policy.
Contact: Hilary DeBlois

Marquette Law School Wisconsin Poll

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 12:15pm Lubar Center & Online

Marquette University Law School is pleased to bring you the results of a new statewide survey on Wednesday, August 17, in an in-person event featuring poll director Prof. Charles Franklin.

The program will begin at 12:15 p.m. CDT in the Lubar Center in Eckstein Hall. This program is free and open to the public. Please register here to attend in person. A light lunch will be available. The program will also be live-streamed on the Law School’s website via the "Watch Now" button for those unable to join us in person. Results will be synchronously noted on Twitter via the @MULawPoll account.

The Marquette Law School Poll’s August survey of Wisconsin looks at post-primary preferences in the races for governor and the U.S. Senate. The poll includes the public’s views of candidates and incumbent office holders, including approval ratings for President Joe Biden and Gov. Tony Evers, along with the favorability ratings for Sen. Ron Johnson, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, former President Donald Trump, and former Gov. Scott Walker.

This latest poll surveys public opinion about a wide variety of topics, including schools, the January 6 hearings, abortion policy, confidence in the 2020 election, legalization of marijuana, paid family leave, inflation, taxes, gun violence, the coronavirus pandemic, illegal immigration, crime, and climate change.

A complete news release and poll data will be available on the Marquette Law School Poll website, shortly after 1:15 p.m., following the event.

Contact: Hilary DeBlois

First-day Assignments and Textbooks

First Day Assignments

Each of the Law School’s fall courses now has an individual course webpage. First-day assignments for each course will be posted by faculty on the corresponding course page. Please note that course pages are updated on a regular basis. If there is no assignment listed when you initially check the site, be sure to check the course page periodically. We recommend refreshing your browser each time you check the page.

To access this semester's courses, please click here (you must be logged into the Law School's website to access this page). For courses with multiple sections, please pay close attention to the section for which you are registered, not just the course itself, as assignments will vary across sections.

Textbooks Available at Marquette Book Marq

Required course textbooks are available at the Marquette Book Marq, the campus bookstore operated by Barnes & Noble College. You can purchase or rent your texts from the Book Marq either in-person at the campus store or online.

Click here for textbook information or to order textbooks directly through the Book Marq’s website. You can locate your course and section numbers by signing in to CheckMarq and reviewing your fall 2022 course schedule. For courses with multiple sections, please note your specific course section as textbooks for the same course will vary across sections.

If purchasing textbooks through vendors other than the Book Marq, pay close attention to the edition of the text required by the professor and the format recommended (i.e., e-book vs. hard copy). The ISBN number should correlate with the correct edition.

Contact: Office of Student Affairs
Student Organizations

Student Organization Activation and Officer Training

For extracurricular student organizations. Law Reviews and Moot Court are exempted. For your organization to be considered active for the upcoming year, you must complete the items listed below before you will be allowed to begin requesting events:

  • Organization Application Form
    • Please complete by Friday, September 9.
  • Complete Officer Training (two parts)
    • Complete the Officer Training Form (5 minutes)
    • Attend an Activation Meeting
      • In-person on Tuesday, August 23, from noon to 1 p.m.
      • In-person on Wednesday, August 24, from 8 to 9 a.m.
      • Virtual via Teams on Monday, August 29, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    • All sessions above are the same content; the three dates are to provide everyone an opportunity to attend the one session that best fits an officer's schedule. All board members are required to attend one session.
      • RSVP by completing the Officer Training Form. Lunch or breakfast will be provided at the in-person sessions. 

For additional policies, procedures, forms, and other information, please visit the Student Organization Management website. If you have questions, please contact Sarah DiStefano, assistant director of student affairs. 

Contact: Sarah DiStefano
Pro Bono Opportunities

Pro Bono Students of the Summer

The Office of Public Service would like to recognize Aiyanah Simms, Brett Blayer, and Courtney Tarnow for their dedication to the MJC and MVLCs this summer! 

Aiyanah Simms is the May 2022 Pro Bono Student of the Month for her commitment to the United Community Center MVLC. Aiyanah jumped into a leadership role at the UCC at the start of the summer clinic session and quickly became an integral member of the facilitation team: helping with client check-in, responding to client questions, jumping in to assist volunteer attorneys, and offering ideas on how to better facilitate this busy clinic. We are grateful for Aiyanah's leadership, flexibility, and confidence this summer and beyond!

The Expungement and Pardon Clinic would like to congratulate Brett Blayer on being the Pro Bono Student of the Month for the month of June. Despite receiving training materials after the first day of clinic, Brett jumped into our Part 1 clinic eager to learn and assist our clients with assessing their post-conviction relief options. He also assisted our clinic with our very first Community Classroom event for the summer at the Mitchell Street Library. Brett volunteered on a weekly basis in both our Part 1 and Part 2 clinics this summer. We are grateful for Brett's work this summer!

The MVLC at the MJC would like to recognize Courtney Tarnow as Pro Bono Student of the Month for July. Courtney has demonstrated outstanding leadership as Student Advisory Board member at the Thursday morning clinic during the busy summer clinic season! Without hesitation, Courtney expertly managed clinic several times during the month of July when other clinic supervisors were out. We are grateful for her dedication, skill, and leadership. Courtney has been essential to clinic running smoothly and effectively, even when things didn’t go as planned.

Contact: Ericka J Schmidt
Opportunities & Aid

2Ls and 3Ls - Free MAX Financial Education Resources Available

Have you logged into your free AccessLex AskEDNA account recently? Marquette Law School partners with AccessLex's MAX program to provide our law students with free access to financial-education programming designed specifically for law students by law students. 

We take seriously our responsibility to prepare you for a successful professional future, and, while you are here at Marquette Law School, we also want you to be fully supported and prepared in the area of personal finance as well. Now is the perfect time to build a firm foundation of understanding of your own personal finances for this academic year. 

Ready to get started?

  1. Log into Ask EDNA! – The Education Network at AccessLex to enter MAX by AccessLex.
  2. Check out the fall schedule for all upcoming Building Your Law School Budget webinars.
  3. Complete your full 2L or 3L course in the “Get Started” section to earn MAX scholarship entries (you could win $5,000, $25,000, or $40,000 scholarships!!)
  4. Visit the AccessLex Law School Schaolarship Databank to browse nearly 800 carefully curated and vetted scholarship opportunities and writing competitions.

If you have questions about Marquette Law School's continued partnership with AccessLex's MAX program, please contact Dean Fodor. 

Contact: Dean Fodor
General News

Fitness Center Access and Hours

All law students are eligible to use the fitness center on the 4th floor. In order to access the fitness center, including for fitness classes, students must complete and submit the Fitness Center Policy Agreement. Once you complete the agreement, access will be given within two business days and will continue until you graduate. You do not need to complete a new agreement each year.

Admitted/incoming 1L students and transfer students will not be able to access the fitness center until the first full day of New Student Orientation, which is Thursday, August 18. Requests can be submitted starting on Monday, August 15. Any requests received prior to that date will be declined, and you will need to resubmit a new request starting on August 15.

Fitness Center Hours: The fitness center opens when the Law School opens and closes 30 minutes before the Law School closes. During final exam periods, hours are restricted and will be publicized both in Law News and outside of the fitness center prior to the start of final exams.

Contact: Jenny Chick
General News

Tory Hill Café and Patio Hours

Tory Hill Café Hours

Starting on Monday, August 22, the academic year Tory Hill Café hours are as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

Tory Hill Patio Hours: Starting August 22

The patio will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Do not attempt to access the patio (unless there is a building emergency) when it is closed – an alarm will sound.

Please make note that the café and patio will be closed on Monday, September 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Contact: Jenny Chick
General News

Eckstein Hall Access, Building Hours, and Parking

Starting on Wednesday, August 17, academic year building hours for Eckstein Hall are as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. to midnight
  • Friday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Labor Day hours are as follows: 

  • Friday, September 2: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
  • Saturday, September 3: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Sunday, September 4: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Monday, September 5 (Labor Day): 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

To view the most up-to-date building hours, please click here.

Parking Hours

Eckstein Hall parking opens 30 minutes prior to the building open time and closes 30 minutes prior to the building close time. If you are parked in the building after parking closes, you can exit without issue within 15 minutes after the building close time. If you do not exit within 15 minutes after the building close time, you will need to push the intercom button to be let out of the parking level and then contact Jenny Chick or Ben Manske to have your parking credential reset. Until your credentials are reset, you will not be able to park in Eckstein Hall. To avoid parking issues, please exit promptly upon the building close time.

How to Access Eckstein Hall and Parking

The exterior doors to Eckstein Hall are unlocked Monday – Thursday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday – Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. To enter the building after the exterior doors lock, an MUID card is needed. If you do not have your MUID card, you will not be able to get into the building unless someone lets you in. Additionally, your MUID card is needed to access study rooms, classrooms, and other spaces in the building that are locked. You will also need your MUID card to access the 3rd and 4th floors, Monday – Friday after 4 p.m. and all-day Saturday and Sunday.

Your MUID card is also needed to access the parking levels, this includes complementary weekend parking for those who did not purchase a university parking permit. For those who purchased a university parking permit, you can also use your hangtag to gain access to the parking levels.  

Prior to parking in Eckstein Hall, you should always check the parking alerts website for parking updates. You are encouraged to bookmark this website as it is a useful tool for parking in Eckstein Hall. This website will tell you the number of permit and visitor parking spots available and any parking restrictions due to law school events. The link to the parking alerts website will be available in Law News on a regular basis.

Contact: Jenny Chick