Janine P. Geske
Law professor, Person
Who is Janine P. Geske?
Janine P. Geske was a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1993 to 1998. She is a distinguished professor of law at Marquette University Law School and director of the school's Restorative Justice Initiative. She served as interim dean of the law school from 2002 to 2003.
Geske was born in Port Washington, Wisconsin and raised in Cedarburg. She graduated from Cedarburg High School in 1967. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Beloit College in 1971 and 1972, respectively, and her law degree from Marquette University Law School in 1975.
Geske became the chief staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, where she worked until 1979. She was an assistant professor at Marquette University Law School from 1978 to 1981 and was the director of the Marquette University Law School's Clinic for the Elderly, which she founded. Beginning in 1981, Geske served in the Milwaukee County circuit court for 12 years, until she was appointed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court by Governor Tommy Thompson in 1993. She won election to the court in 1994, and resigned from the bench in 1998.
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