Wisconsin Diploma Privilege Ruling Comments–Wiesmueller v. Kosobucki

Today, the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion in Wiesmueller v. Kosobucki, written by Judge Posner. This lawsuit is a class-action challenge to Wisconsin’s diploma privilege, which allows graduates of UW Madison and Marquette to become lawyers in Wisconsin without taking…

Marquette Law Faculty Blog

Congratulations to my former colleagues at Marquette for the launch of the Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog, which looks like it is off to a promising start. Category: Product #: Regular price:$ (Sale ends !) Available from: Condition: Good…

Wisconsin Legislature Goes After University of Wisconsin Law School Funding

A Wisconsin legislator who believes Wisconsin has too many lawyers is trying to eliminate the state subsidy to the University of Wisconsin Law School. The motion was added to the Assembly budget, but it’s likely to get washed out in…

WI to Authorize Free Beer Samples at Grocers

From the AP: Wisconsin is poised to remove the handcuffs on free beer samples, allowing grocers and liquor stores to hand out free 6 oz samples of their own. I really think this quote from a Wisconsin legislator says it…

Betting Against the Packers Pays Off Big

From an AP story: The Green Bay Packers haven’t been shut out in 233 games. Brett Favre hasn’t been shut out in his 16 year career. So it seems like a safe bet that the (sometimes hapless) Chicago Bears aren’t…

Wisconsin’s Diploma Privilege Draws More Questions

[July 2009 Update: In response to the Seventh Circuit opinion, I’ve blogged more about the diploma privilege and Wiesmueller v. Kosobucki] Wisconsin is the only state that still allows graduates of in-state law schools to become lawyers without taking a…

Initial Observations about California Living

I’ve created a new category for this blog, “California Living.” This is the analogue to my “Life in Wisconsin” category, which I haven’t officially retired but isn’t likely to see a lot of posts. To kick off the new category,…

Whole Foods vs. the Outpost

I maintain a page on being a vegetarian in Milwaukee. On that page, I discuss a local natural foods grocery chain, the Outpost, and the eagerly-anticipated arrival of Whole Foods. I wrote: “When Whole Foods gets here, I don’t know…

Marquette Drops From 100 to 101 in US News Ranking

There are many reasons why being a Dean must be frustrating. Among other reasons, the Dean is the guardian of the school’s brand, but Deans have little control over brand perceptions in the short run. Instead, brand perceptions are largely…

Marshmallow Madness, April 9 at 4 pm

From Gia: The 3rd Annual Peep Show Sunday, April 9th at 4pm Lulu cafe and bar 2261 S. Howell Ave. Bayview A fun and fluffy exhibition of artworks made from or inspired by marshmallow Peeps. NO ENTRY FEE, NO JURY…