JANINE GESKE

Distinguished Professor of Law, Marquette University

Justice Janine Geske currently serves as a distinguished professor of law at Marquette University Law School and director of the Law School's Restorative Justice Initiative. She has previously served as a visiting professor of law at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, as well as interim dean of Marquette Law School and interim Milwaukee County Executive.

Justice Geske served on the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1993-1998, and was previously a Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge, chief staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee and clinical director and assistant professor of law at Marquette University. Justice Geske has served as the chair of humanistic studies for the Association of Marquette University Women, and as a member of the faculty of the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada for more than ten years.

Justice Geske is also a fellow of the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, member of the Association for Confliction Resolution, member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution sections of the American and Wisconsin Bar Associations, member of the Standing Committee for Indigent Defense, Federal Public Defender's Office, member of the board of trustees for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and member of the Department of Corrections Victims Advisory Committee.

Justice Geske earned a juris doctor degree from Marquette University Law School and a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree from Beloit College, Wisconsin.