Marquette Law School, WISN 12 to host Wisconsin Supreme Court debate

March 8, 2019

MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University Law School and WISN 12 will co-host a live debate between the Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates on Tuesday, March 26, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The debate will take place in the Lubar Center at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. The debate will be broadcast live on WISN 12, and a live stream will be available on and the 12 News Mobile App.

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University Law School, will moderate the debate between Wisconsin Court of Appeals Chief Judge Lisa Neubauer and Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge Brian Hagedorn. This debate takes place one week before the Wisconsin Supreme Court general election on April 2, 2019. The candidates are running to fill the seat of Justice Shirley Abrahamson, who is not seeking re-election.

“This Supreme Court election will affect every person in Wisconsin,” says Jan Wade, president and general manager of WISN 12. “Informing our viewers about the candidates in this race is an important responsibility that we are proud to take on.”

“This debate is an opportunity for not just the legal profession but the community more generally to gain a measure of the candidates for the state’s highest court,” says Dean Joseph D. Kearney. “Marquette Law School is grateful for the opportunity once again to partner with WISN in this sort of civic journalism.”

This is the 14th debate hosted at Marquette Law School and broadcast statewide by WISN 12.

Due to limited space, the event will be ticketed and all seats for members of the public have been reserved. News coverage of the debate and/or access to a pool feed is welcome and requires media credentials. Journalists must contact Kevin Conway at Marquette University,, regarding credentials. All media must be on the credential list for access to the building that evening. Parking for live trucks must also be arranged in advance.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court debate can also be seen across Wisconsin on the UPFRONT network stations including WBAY, WKOW, WAOW, WQOW and WXOW (check your local listings).

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or