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Senior fellow at Marquette University’s Law School Alan Borsuk has visited frequently. Borsuk says there’s a waiting list to get into St. Marcus and attendance is already high.

“It’s way above what you’d expect for a school dealing with children from the high needs homes that these kids are coming from," he says. "They’re very insistent about parental involvement. It’s very definitely a strongly Christian school, for parents it’s not everybody’s cup of tea but there’s clearly a high demand for that and in general they have very strict policies on behavior."

Faculty & Staff

Forcing Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers is unprecedented and it remains to be seen how Sterling responds to the ruling by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, says Matt Mitten, Director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University Law School.

"It is an unprecedented situation — the forced sale of a professional sports team and it's really going to depend upon how we construe the NBA constitution of bylaws because Mr. Sterling is a party to an agreement among all the other club owners," Mitten told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV.

However, Mitten said that "Commissioner Silver is on fairly solid ground regarding the fine and the lifetime suspension . . . . I think it was very necessary for him to take some swift decisive action."

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US News

“Normally, the commissioner has pretty broad authority under the best interest clause in the constitutions of sports leagues,” says Matthew Parlow, a sports law professor at Marquette University Law school. “What it essentially says is that the commissioner has the power to act in the best interest of the sport.”

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US News

Certain details – like those in the Jills suit concerning what menstrual products the cheerleaders use and how they clean their "intimate areas" -- stick out. But as a whole, these cases come down to whether the cheerleaders should be compensated like full-time employees and what legal obligations the teams are held to as their employer, according to Marquette University Law School labor law professor Paul Secunda.

"The biggest issue is are they employed or are they independent contractors,” he says. “The balancing of the various factors doesn’t lead to an obvious answer.”

Faculty & Staff

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 said the financing will be determined before the location of the arena is determined. He said he expects more private money to enter the picture.

“So naming rights could actually be some more money that could come into the pot,” he said.

Parlow said a decision by the public on whether to build could come in 2015.

Marquette Lawyers

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.