Faculty Activities & Scholarship
An article by former faculty member Jonathan Lipson and former student Jennifer Vandermeuse ’11 was cited in a March 22 U.S. Supreme Court opinion involving the authority of bankruptcy courts, Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corporation. Their article, “Stern, Seriously: The Article I Judicial Power, Fraudulent Transfers, and Leveraged Buyouts,” appeared in a 2013 issue of Wisconsin Law Review.
Meg Gaines co-authored the National Academy of Medicine report "Vital Directions for Health and Health Care: Priorities from a National Academy of Medicine Initiative," released in March. The paper was part of the NAM's Vital Directions series, which presented expert information and viewpoints to inform debate and decision making around U.S. health and health care. Gaines served on the steering committee for the series.
The UW Law School's nationally recognized faculty and staff work together to provide an outstanding learning environment for our students. Our faculty and staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring varying experiences, views, and approaches to the Law School. They are inspired by the UW’s distinctive law-in-action approach, and they are committed to helping students develop into confident, successful lawyers.
Our faculty members are leading scholars, but they are also actively involved in the law. They advise on stem cell issues, represent clients on death row, work with congressional staffers to draft legislation, provide legal advice to poor farmers in the South, and work with the European Union on monetary policy. They are often quoted in the news, they travel around the world, and they are part of what is new and exciting in the legal community. But first and foremost, they are excellent teachers.
The low student-faculty ratio at the UW Law School allows students to work closely with professors. Our research faculty members teach at all levels in the curriculum and work with students to provide a strong foundation in law and legal reasoning. A prestigious clinical faculty of more than twenty-five full-time teachers provides additional opportunities for students to receive rigorous training and personal attention through hands-on experiential learning.
The UW Law School also has both a legal research and writing faculty and an experienced adjunct faculty as part of its teaching community. Our adjunct faculty members are highly successful practicing lawyers and judges who bring their specialized knowledge and experience to the classroom, bridging the theoretical and the practical aspects of legal training and making the law come to life.