Feingold to Teach at Marquette Law

Former Sen. Russ Feingold has landed in academia following his upset loss in November.

The Wisconsin Democrat will join Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee as a visiting professor in the spring 2011 semester, according to a statement released by the university Wednesday.

Feingold and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas were the only two Democratic Senators unseated in the Nov. 2 midterm elections. He had initially been viewed as a safe bet for re-election but lost to Republican Ron Johnson.

Feingold will teach the elective course “Current Legal Issues: The U.S. Senate” to upper-level law students.

“As I looked at beginning to write the next chapter of my professional life, the opportunity to be in a Wisconsin classroom with engaged law students is one I found very appealing,” he said in the statement. “Marquette Law School is a dynamic place, and I look forward to being part of it.”

He also plans to begin work on a book while at the university, the statement said.