Marquette Law School’s Water Law and Policy Initiative to host Congresswoman Moore for a conversation on Wisconsin’s lead pipe problem, April 5

March 30, 2023

Rep. Gwen MooreMILWAUKEE — Marquette University Law School will host U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore for a special conversation, “Water Law: A Federal Perspective on Wisconsin’s Lead Pipe Problem,” on Wednesday, April 5, at 12:15 p.m. at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St.

The conversation with Moore will explore the problem of lead service lines in Wisconsin’s water distribution systems and the possibility of federal involvement and funding to help address the issue. Professor David Strifling, director of Marquette Law School’s Water Law and Policy Initiative, will moderate the conversation. Strifling and law students will also present the findings from their recent survey of public water systems on various approaches to Wisconsin’s lead pipe problem.

The program is open to members of the public at no cost; registration is required and available online. Members of the media who are interested in attending should contact Kevin Conway, associate director of university communication, at

Moore was elected to represent Wisconsin’s 4th Congressional District in 2004, becoming the first African American elected to Congress from the State of Wisconsin. Her district represents much of Milwaukee County. She is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Joint Economic Committee. She is also an active member on the Democratic Women's Caucus, Congressional Progressive Caucus, LGBT Equality Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, the Great Lakes Caucus, and the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.

Moore served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1993 to 2004. Prior to her election to the Senate, she served in the Wisconsin State Assembly during 1989-92. A native of Racine, Wisconsin, she graduated from Marquette University and, in 2000, earned a Harvard University Certificate for Senior Executives in State and Local Government.

Through public programming such as the Marquette Law School Poll, “On the Issues” conversations with newsmakers, public lectures by leading scholars, conferences on issues of public significance, and the work of its Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education, Marquette Law School seeks to advance civil discourse about important law and public policy matters.

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