2021 News

Faculty & Staff
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, wrote about young adults trying to make a difference with Milwaukee students amid the pandemic through initiatives like City Year and College Possible. “It’s challenging but positive, say leaders of each organization and several members of this year’s teams,” Borsuk wrote. “It’s not easy. But you can still connect with students — and sometimes there are even pluses.”   

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 19, 2021

Faculty & Staff
The New York Times

Prof. Ryan Scoville, associate professor of law, was mentioned for his research on United States ambassadorships and the impact of administrations giving top diplomatic positions to donors. “This practice is aberrational among advanced democracies and a source of recurrent controversy in the United States,” Scoville noted in his study. 

Opinion piece appeared in the New York Times, March 18, 2021

Similar opinion piece appeared in the Los Angeles Times, March 19, 2021

Faculty & Staff
Los Angeles Times, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, and Dr. Paul Nolette, chair and associate professor of political science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, spoke with news outlets for separate stories about partisan trends in cabinet confirmations under President Joe Biden’s administration and how some Republican attorneys general could be planning to disrupt President Biden’s agenda.

Stories appeared on or in the Los Angeles Times and Business Insider, March 12, 2021

Franklin also spoke with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for a March 12 story about the large voter turnout during the 2020 presidential election, and how numbers could change in the future. 

Faculty & Staff

Prof. Andrea Schneider, professor of law and director of the Institute for Women’s Leadership, was recognized for three books she co-wrote that have contributed to the fields of negotiation and conflict resolution.

Story appeared in Forbes, March 12, 2021

Schneider and a paper she published about law firm equity were also mentioned in a March 17 WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) story.

Milwaukee BizTimes

Marquette Law School’s Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic is one of 13 organizations selected to receive a portion of $500,000 in grants from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to fun programming, education and services that support entrepreneurs. The clinic will receive $35,000 to provide free legal advice to micro entrepreneurs, build an online platform with information and basic legal forms, and develop a referral service to connect low and moderate income microentrepreneurs with volunteer business attorneys. 

Story appeared in the Milwaukee BizTimes, March 9, 2021

Faculty & Staff
Washington Post

Prof. Matthew Mitten, professor of law and executive director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University Law School, spoke about the Supreme Court antitrust lawsuit surrounding the compensation of collegiate athletes within the National Collegiate Athletic Association. “Once you start letting athletes get more than a full cost of attendance — and the only reason they’re getting these things is because they’re athletes — it really starts looking like pay-for-play,” Mitten said. “And they start looking more like minor league athletes.”

Story appeared in the Washington Post, March 2, 2021

Similar stories appeared on CBS News and NPR’s Marketplace, March 31-April 1, 2021

Faculty & Staff
The Guardian

Prof. Edward Fallone, associate professor of law, discussed the confirmation process of Merrick Garland for attorney general. If confirmed, Fallone said Garland will “inherit a demoralized justice department in terms of staff. He’s going to have to try to get the career people back on track. It’s also a staff that’s been hit very hard by departures so he’s going to have to ramp up the hiring and bring on good people.”

Story appeared in The Guardian, Feb. 21, 2021

Faculty & Staff

Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law Poll, discussed the effect partisan politics is having on Wisconsin’s COVID-19 response. Franklin pointed to the events of Feb. 4 when during the course of about an hour, the state went from having a mask mandate, to not having one, to having one again. “There is an inability to reach an agreement and move things forward,” Franklin said. “What we have seen for almost a year now is legislative opposition to some of the governor’s actions, but then the legislature has not advanced its own proposal.” 

Story appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 16, 2021

Faculty & Staff
WTMJ-AM (620)

Prof. Arthur Harrington, professor of law, discussed the feasibility of General Motors’ pledge to go carbon neutral by 2040 and offer 40% of the company’s U.S. models as battery electric by the end of 2025. Harrington said, while he thinks the goals can be reached, “the big challenge is the infrastructure necessary for charging. Not just in the home, but on the roadways. When this starts ramping up, there’s going to be a big demand for charging stations on the roadways. And the real challenge now is can we ramp up with this charging infrastructure quickly enough in Wisconsin and elsewhere to meet what will be rising demand?”

Story aired on WTMJ-AM (620), Feb. 10, 2021

Faculty & Staff
Urban Milwaukee

Prof. Chad Oldfather, professor of law, commented on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court’s delay in making a decision on whether or not to quash the COVID-19 health emergency order Gov. Tony Evers declared in January. Oldfather said the court might be hoping to avoid weighing in on another hotly contested issue. “In that sense the court would be looking to protect itself, essentially looking to run out the clock, hoping that the legislature and governor will work things out so that it doesn’t have to expend more of its institutional standing by resolving yet another dispute that virtually everyone will regard it as having resolved by resorting to politics rather than law.”

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, Feb. 6, 2021