Friday, March 21, 2008

Speakers Series at Law School Continues

The outstanding speakers series at Marquette’s Law School continues.
Tuesday, March 25—Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and State Senator Lena Taylor—One week before election day, the two candidates for Milwaukee County Executive will debate the issues during an evening appearance at the Law School. What are their respective visions for Milwaukee County? This event is co-sponsored by the Law School, Marquette University’s Aspin Center, and the political website, and will be broadcast by Milwaukee Public Television. 7 p.m., Marquette Law School, Eisenberg Memorial Hall, 3rd Floor

Wednesday, April 2—Colonel Lawrence Morris, Chief Prosecutor of the Guantanamo military commissions—This is a rare opportunity to hear from the man who will be prosecuting the alleged planners of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Col. Morris is a 1982 Marquette University Law School graduate who was commissioned into the United States Army as a military intelligence officer. Col. Morris also has served as chief of the Army’s Trial Defense Service and was the chief lawyer at West Point Military Academy. Col. Morris will discuss his role at Guantanamo and offer a perspective on the upcoming trials of six suspected al Qaeda conspirators. Noon to 1 p.m., Marquette Law School, Eisenberg Memorial Hall, 3rd Floor

Thursday, April 10—Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent William Andrekopoulos— Are the city’s schools headed in the right direction? How do we improve academic performance and raise graduation rates in Milwaukee? MPS Superintendent William Andrekopoulos will share his vision for the state’s largest school district on April 10, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., Sensenbrenner Hall, Room 325.

Wednesday, April 16—Federal Judges Diane Sykes and Terence Evans—She used to be his law clerk. Now, they serve together on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Judge Sykes and Judge Evans will discuss their careers, their decisions to pursue public service, and their friendship on April 16, Noon to 1 p.m., Sensenbrenner Hall, Room 325.
What is so significant about all this is that, as is seldom the case at Marquette (or any university, for that matter) the series is ideologically balanced, with both conservative and liberal speakers.

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