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Joseph D. Kearney

Joseph D. Kearney

Joseph D. Kearney is Dean and Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A former clerk for Supreme Court Justice Scalia, he is a scholar of civil litigation practice and procedure.

Appointed in 2003, Joseph D. Kearney is one of the longest-serving law school deans in the country and is only the ninth person to hold the position at Marquette University since 1908. Dean Kearney has been a member of the Marquette faculty since 1997.

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Guest Appearances
July 21, 2021

Can the raucous history of Chicago’s lakefront teach us how to preserve land for public use?

Joseph D. Kearney and Thomas W. Merrill discuss the shenanigans that ultimately gave the city and the state of Illinois one of its most priceless parcels of land and preserves it for public use.