Faculty Activities & Scholarship
Alta Charo's essay, "Stem Cells: Save the Hope and Lose the Hype," appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of Wisconsin People & Ideas, the magazine of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. Based on a presentation at the Academy's Fellows Forum, the essay describes the emerging problem of false advertising and fraudulent treatment that confuses patients looking for genuine stem cell therapies.
Alexandra Huneeus was invited by the American Bar Foundation to present her paper, "When Human Rights Courts Engage in Structural Reform," at an ABF Research Seminar in March.
Ursula Weigold, Kim Peterson and Deb Moritz spoke at the 2014 Capital Area Legal Writing Conference in Washington, D.C., in March. Weigold and Peterson presented the topic "Blended Learning: Can Online Skills Instruction Replace Traditional Classroom Teaching?" Moritz spoke about "Starting a Clinic-LRW Collaborative Program--The Challenges of Bringing the Real World to the Legal Writing Classroom."
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.