2014 News

  • 04.18.14
    Faculty & Staff
    WISN.com
    Marquette University Law School Professor Matthew Parlow is an NBA consultant who has been involved in stadium deals. He sits on the Bradley Center Board and is part of a task force examining new facilities for Milwaukee. “I can tell you that on average these deals are about 70 percent public financing, about 30 percent private financing,” Parlow said. “I think that Milwaukee’s will be better than that.” Parlow said the lease with the Bradley Center will expire October 2017. Officials with the Milwaukee Bucks have said the team will move if there isn’t movement on a new arena. Parlow...
  • 04.01.14
    Marquette Lawyers
    JSOnline
    Imagine all school sectors that rely on taxpayer money — public, private voucher and independent charters — operating under a single authority. Would it break down entrenched turf lines and help to lift achievement across the community? National thought leaders in urban education assembled Tuesday for a forum at the Marquette University Law School to debate that question and other reform ideas.
  • 03.08.14
    Faculty & Staff
    Racine Journal Times
    Joseph Hylton, professor of law, discussed a lawsuit brought by six minority bar owners in Racine against Mayor John Dickert and other local leaders, claiming they conspired to drive them out of the city.
  • 02.28.14
    Faculty & Staff
    JSOnline
    spiring lawyers, law professors and seasoned legal eagles gathered at Marquette Law School's Eckstein Hall on Feb. 21 for the school's annual Do-Gooder's Auction in support of the school's Public Interest Law Society. Monies raised from the event help fund stipends given to law students working in public interest law internships that would otherwise be unpaid. Third-year law students Mindy Nolan and Laura Malugade, who are co-presidents of the Public Interest Law Society, planned the evening.
  • 02.27.14
    Faculty & Staff
    JSOnline
    The recent Marquette Law School Poll showed the majority of Wisconsin voters supported universal background checks in gun sales. Currently, the state requires people who purchase guns from federal-licensed dealers to undergo background checks. Wisconsin activists are petitioning for a bill that would require background checks on all firearm sales, including gun show and Internet sales.
  • 01.23.14
    Faculty & Staff
    JSOnline
    Bruce Boyden, assistant professor of law, commented on the wave of privacy-intrusion lawsuits targeting retailers who collect customers' ZIP codes. With the advent of sophisticated databases, a ZIP code combined with the name from a credit card often can yield a customer's address, Boyden said.
  • 01.22.14
    Faculty & Staff
    The Capital Times
    Charles Franklin, professor of law, commented on Gov. Scott Walker's fourth State of the State address, saying Gov. Walker has plenty of good news to talk about, with a growing budget surplus that now tops $900 million. Franklin expected an upbeat tone for the speech before a joint session of the Legislature, which will help set the stage for Walker's formal re-election announcement later this spring.
  • 01.16.14
    Faculty & Staff
    Yahoo
    Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed a complaint issued by the National Labor Relations Board on Jan. 15, which accused Wal-Mart of violating labor laws by firing or disciplining workers in 14 states for strikes over wages. Secunda said, "This is part of a drive by the NLRB to further police employees' labor rights in the non-unionized workforce."