Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the Frank J. Remington Center, Byron Lichstein, was recently selected as an UP and Coming Lawyer 2010 by the Wisconsin Law Journal. He is being recognized as a "...rising star of Wisconsin's law community... representing determination in legal work, in community betterment, and in improving their own law firms."
Professor Lichstein has been actively involved in litigating, reforming, and teaching about the law since his graduation from law school in December 2003. In that short time, he has demonstrated unbounded commitment to teaching and justice, and remarkable achievement in both. A tireless advocate of indigent prisoners and defendants in the criminal justice system, Professor Lichstein serves as the director of the Criminal Appeals Project, works with the Wisconsin Innocence Project, worked closely with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (WDOJ) to develop new statewide guidelines to minimize the risks of wrongfully convicting the innocent and serves as staff attorney for the Wisconsin Criminal Justice Study Commission.
Professor Lichstein will be honored at a cocktail reception and awards presentation at the Wisconsin Club on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 starting at 5pm. For more information click here.