The Law School uses its Current Students homepage as a newsletter for students. The newsletter is the vehicle for important information about upcoming events, employment and other career opportunities, deadlines for applications for admission to the practice of law and other items. See law.wisc.edu/current/.
Students with disabilities that affect their mobility or that require instructional accommodations must contact the McBurney Disability Center for assessment at 702 West Johnson Street, Suite 2104, 608-263-2741 or mcburney.wisc.edu. The Law School's Director of Student Life is responsible for all such accommodations (Room 5101) after McBurney staff has completed the assessment. The Director of Student Life cannot make accommodations until the McBurney Center has assessed the student and determined the appropriate accommodations.
The Student-Faculty Committee on Disabilities handles policy issues related to the provision of appropriate accommodations. You can communicate directly with the committee through this url: http://law.wisc.edu/current/student_disabilities_committee/. For more information about this committee, students should contact the Director of Student Life.
Students who develop temporary disabilities should contact the Director of Student Life for information and assistance. In some situations the dean may be able to reschedule an examination or provide a necessary accommodation during an exam. Students seeking temporary parking permits should contact Transportation Services for the UW campus at http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/permit_disabled.aspx. While the campus provides for temporary UW disability parking permits, the limited parking near the Law School during school hours restricts the usefulness of the permits.
Under Wisconsin law, no student may be denied admission to, participation in or the benefits of any service, program, course, or facility or be discriminated against in any of these because of the student's race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status or parental status.
See Wis. Stat. Sec. 36.12 and Rules of the Law School, Rule 4.15 and Appendix E. The UW's Office of Equity and Diversity publishes the current laws and policies against discrimination at http://www.oed.wisc.edu/. Current procedures for enforcement are available at the same website. The Office of Equity and Diversity is located in Room 75, Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive. The telephone number is (608) 263-5700. Students should contact the Director of Student Life for further information.
The UW-Madison campus considers sexual harassment a community concern because of the negative impacts on the quality of work and education for the individuals involved and for others in the broader educational community who also suffer the impacts of sexual harassment. Under UW campus policies, "sexual harassment" includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
Submission to such conduct is a condition of employment or academic progress;
Submission to or rejection of such conduct influences employment or academic decisions; or
The conduct interferes with an employee's work or a student's academic career, or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work or learning environment.
Conduct that creates a hostile environment is prohibited along with retaliation for rejection of unwelcome sexual conduct.
In addition, campus policies also govern some consensual relationships. These policies apply to romantic and/or sexual relationships between two individuals who have a reporting or evaluative relationship. The individual with the power or status advantage is held accountable for failing to take appropriate action to remove the conflict of interest by reporting the relationship to his or her supervisor.
Within the Law School, students, faculty and staff may direct questions to: the Director of Student Life, Mike Hall, or the Associate Dean for Human Resources and Administration, Bethany Pluymers. These staff serve as the Law School's contacts to the UW network responsible for information, investigation and/or enforcement of sexual harassment questions or complaints. More information about the policies and procedures relating to sexual harassment is available at: http://www.oed.wisc.edu/dishar.html. The UW website also contains email and telephone numbers for contact persons.