Posted: 2003-04-11 10:30:00
Meredith Ross, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the University of Wisconsin Law School's Remington Center, has been named a Wisconsin Leader in the Law by the magazine Wisconsin Law Journal. Ross is one of 10 attorneys to receive this honor, which was presented at an April banquet.
Ross's achievement, as described by the Journal, is in leading "the rapid expansion of clinical course offerings available at the UW Law School's Frank J. Remington Center, so law students today have additional options for receiving real-world experience; moreover, the Remington Center is now able to serve hundreds of additional low-income individuals each year."
Ross became director of the Center in 1996. In the approximately seven years of her directorship, the Remington Center's clinical programs have expanded to supplement the original LAIP (Legal Aid to Institutionalized Persons) program with the Family Law Project, Criminal Appeals Project, Wisconsin Innocence Project and Neighborhood Law Project (now joined with the Consumer Law Litigation Clinic in the new Economic Justice Institute).
Ross, who teaches criminal law in addition to administrating the Remington Center, is quoted in the magazine's awards issue of Spring 2003 as saying, "I enjoy lecturing and the intellectual process involved in putting together a traditional, 'stand-up' course curriculum. But as a teaching experience, I much prefer working with a student and my colleagues and saying, 'How can we help this person?'"
Ross received her law degree from the UW Law School in 1990. Three other UW Law alumni are among the Leader in the Law 2003 recipients: Barrett J. Corneille ?80, William L. Gansner ?74 and Robert L. Habush ?61. The other recipients of the award are Merrick R. Domnitz, J. Ric Gass, W. Stuart Parsons, Nancy J. Sennett, Ann Ustad Smith and Janine P. Geske.