Judge Mosley named director of Marquette Law School's Lubar Center.

Byline: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF

Judge Derek Mosley, of the Milwaukee Municipal Court for 20 years, has been named the director of Marquette University Law School's Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education. Mosley, who was appointed Municipal Court judge in 2002 following a seven-year career as an assistant district attorney for Milwaukee County, will begin his new role on Jan. 9.

A 1995 alumnus of Marquette Law School, Mosley will lead the Lubar Center. In this role, he will conduct public events and work with colleagues to develop robust programming that will fulfill and expand the law school's role as a public square for timely and important public policy discussions.

After graduating from Marquette Law School, Mosley served as an assistant district attorney for Milwaukee County from 1995 to 2002. He was then appointed by the Milwaukee Common Council to fill the vacancy in Branch 2 of the city's Municipal Court starting on Aug. 1, 2002. At the time of his appointment, he was the youngest African-American to be appointed judge in the state. In August 2004, he was first appointed presiding judge of the Milwaukee Municipal Court.

As an assistant district attorney, Mosley represented the state of Wisconsin in more than 1,000 criminal prosecutions and helped found the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Community Prosecution Unit. This unit places assistant district attorneys in neighborhoods throughout the city of Milwaukee to work with residents to reduce urban blight and to improve the quality of life. As the head of this unit, he helped to establish after-school programs, develop a Second Chance Felony Employment Initiative for offenders, close 100 drug...

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