Academics and Curriculum

Students at the Law School have many opportunities to experience "law-in-action."  An extensive curriculum places emphasis on the dynamics of law — how the law relates to social change and to society as a whole — while at the same time stressing skill development. 

In addition to nationally recognized programs in several substantive areas, the Law School also has one of the largest clinical programs in the country.

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Information for Law Students by Law Students

Reflections from students on UW Law's academic environment

Leslie Jordan

Jordan Leslie

Top-notch professors

"The professors at Wisconsin are really invaluable. They strive to get to know the students, participate in student events, and even invite students over for home-cooked meals. They're amazing."


Thaddeus McGuire

Powerful learning experiences

"Wisconsin's law-in-action approach is a way of life around here. As a current clinical student, I am absolutely blown away by the amount of responsibility and input students are granted.  It exemplifies learning by doing."

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