Archive for August, 2014

Looking to the Past: Sensenbrenner Hall

By James Marten


A postcard of the “Historic Core”: Sensenbrrenner (far left), Johnston Hall, Jesu, and Marquette Hall.

Our first blog of the new academic year features our friend and colleague, J. Gordon Hylton, a professor in the MU Law School. When the new law school opened in 2010, Gordon wrote a pair of posts about the early days of the Law School when Sensenbrenner, not Eckstein Hall, was the “new” law school. The history department’s move to Sensenbrenner early this summer joined our history with the histories of the law school and the building, and I hope you enjoy these nostalgic accounts of our new home. Subsequent postings to Historians@Work during the 2014-2015 academic year will feature thoughts on hunting for treasure in Japan, exploring medieval Rome, and the centenaries of the First World War and the Panama Canal, among many other things.

Remembering Year 2 in Sensenbrenner Hall

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

The Dedication of Sensenbrenner Hall

Friday, August 27th, 2010


Prof. J. Gordon Hylton

J. Gordon Hylton is a graduate of Oberlin College, the University of Virginia Law School, and the PhD program in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University. Professor Hylton is the author or co-author of five books, which include Property Law and the Public Interest (1998; 2nd ed., 2003; 3rd ed., 2007); Professional Values and Individual Autonomy: The United States Supreme Court and Lawyer Advertising (1998); Sports Law and Regulation (1999); A Concise Introduction to Property Law (2011); and The Wisconsin Law of Wills and Trusts (2013).  He co-chaired the committee that created the Marquette Sports Law program in 1996 and 1997, and from 1997 to 1999, he was the Director of the National Sports Law Institute. His current research interests focus on the history of the legal profession and legal education, the history of civil rights, and the legal history of American sports. In 2011, he was designated “easily the best historian of sports law” the by the Sports Law Blog.


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