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Class of 2013 Order of the Coif members announced

The University of Wisconsin Law School is pleased to congratulate the 26 members of the Class of 2013 who have been elected to the Order of the Coif. The Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates, is considered one ...

Posted Jan 23, 2014 by Law School News

UW Law School ranks fourth in nation for clinical offerings

University of Wisconsin Law School ranks fourth in the nation for its clinical offerings , according to PreLaw Magazine.The magazine’s sister publication, The National Jurist, ranked law schools by the number of their clinical opportunities u ...

Posted Jan 22, 2014 by Law School News

Wins for students are wins for neighborhood

Clinic Director Mitch Students in UW Law School’s Neighborhood Law Clinic won three court trials in one day late last month, amounting to more than $13,000 in judgments for their clients. This semester, the NLC had ni ...

Posted Dec 19, 2013 by Tammy Kempfert

Professor Alta Charo elected to Institute of Medicine Council

Professor R. Alta Charo has been elected to the governing council of the National Academies' Institute of Medicine. IOM is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice ...

Posted Dec 17, 2013 by Law School News

Heinz Klug: Reflections on Nelson Mandela's legacy

Heinz Klug is a UW-Madison law professor and an honorary senior research associate in the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Growing up in Durban, S ...

Posted Dec 6, 2013 by Law School News

Three UW Law School grads honored by Wisconsin District Attorneys Association

Three University of Wisconsin Law School alumni have been named State Prosecutors of the Year for 2012 by the Wisconsin District Attorneys Association: Tim Gruenke ’95, recipient of the State Prosecutor of the Year award, has served as La Cros ...

Posted Dec 3, 2013 by Law School News

Moot Court team wins National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament in San Diego

From left, Britta Sahlstrom, Grant Turpin, Kaitlin Kelly and Professor Adam Stevenson. University of Wisconsin Law School's Moot Court team won first place in the 2013 National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament, sponso ...

Posted Nov 12, 2013 by Law School News

Center for Patient Partnerships wins grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Center for Patient Partnerships , based at University of Wisconsin Law School, received a $200,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study how patients’ loyalty to their doctors affects decisions about health services. Accor ...

Posted Nov 12, 2013 by Law School News

School of Rock: Marine Dan Rock serves vets in need of legal help

Dan Rock As a student coordinator for the Veterans Law Center , third-year law student and Marine Dan Rock works hard to help area veterans get the legal assistance they need—all while balancing school, work and family. ...

Posted Nov 11, 2013 by Law School News

From classroom to courtroom: Wisconsin Innocence Project students discuss what it takes to free a man from prison

Earlier this year, two Wisconsin Innocence Project students had the rare opportunity to draft a court motion that helped free a man from his 102-year prison sentence. Joseph Frey (second from left) with his sister and Wiscon ...

Posted Nov 6, 2013 by Tammy Kempfert and Kelsey Gusho

Professor Cecelia Klingele elected member of the American Law Institute

Cecelia Klingele Professor Cecelia Klingele has been elected to the American Law Institute, an independent U.S. organization that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law. Made up of over 4000 ...

Posted Nov 6, 2013 by Jonathan Zarov

Professor R. Alta Charo honored for Institute of Medicine service

Professor R. Alta Charo has been honored for her outstanding service to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. R. Alta Charo receiving the Adam Yarmolinsky Medal Charo received the Adam Yarmolinsky Medal, ...

Posted Oct 30, 2013 by Kelsey Gusho

Local justice for international crime: Professor Alexandra Huneeus to study Latin American model

When a Guatemalan court indicted Efrain Rios Montt for his role in the torture and deaths of at least 1,771 indigenous Mayan-Ixils, it marked the first time a former head of state would go to trial for genocide in his home country. A ...

Posted Oct 29, 2013 by Tammy Kempfert

Professor Mark Sidel attends rare economic development meeting in North Korea

Mark Sidel , a professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, attended a two-day economic development meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea, October 16-17. The meeting included academics and experts from six countries — including the US, ...

Posted Oct 25, 2013 by Law School News

Moot Court team wins Wechsler First Amendment Competition

University of Wisconsin Law School students Caitlin Madden, Monica Wedgewood and Kevin Van Ert took first place in the 20th Annual Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition held Oct. 18 and 19 in Washington, D.C. “We are incredibly e ...

Posted Oct 24, 2013 by Law School News

Professor Thomas Mitchell receives Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award

Thomas Mitchell Thomas W. Mitchell , a professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, is one of ten professors in the United States to receive a cash award of $25,000 from the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award Trust in 20 ...

Posted Oct 9, 2013 by Law School News

John Dean on Watergate: 5 ethics lessons for lawyers

John Dean delivering the 2013 Kastenmeier Lecture John Dean has been thinking, writing and speaking about Watergate for more than 40 years — not only to document a critical moment in United States political history, but lat ...

Posted Oct 9, 2013 by Tammy Kempfert

Professor Tonya Brito wins grant to study legal access for the poor

Does a parent who faces jail time for falling behind on child support payments have the right to a court-appointed attorney? Not necessarily, according to the U.S. Supreme Court. But the court ruled in the 2011 case Turner v. Rogers that, sho ...

Posted Oct 8, 2013 by Tammy Kempfert

Mediation Clinic expands to include child protection cases

The Mediation Clinic at University of Wisconsin Law School has added child protection mediation services to its offerings, thanks to a grant from the Morgridge Center for Public Service . Donna Erez-Navot Since the clini ...

Posted Oct 1, 2013 by Tammy Kempfert

Summer Work Series: Antonia Ferguson '15

From clerkships to clinical assistantships to working as summer associates at firms, summer legal work helps students gain practical skills and experiences that benefit them during law school and beyond. This is the last profile in our 201 ...

Posted Sep 30, 2013 by Law School News

John Dean to speak on Watergate, lawyers and ethics

John Dean, best known as former White House counsel to President Richard Nixon and a key witness in the Senate Watergate hearings, will deliver the University of Wisconsin Law School's 2013 Kastenmeier Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at Go ...

Posted Sep 30, 2013 by Jonathan Zarov

Wisconsin Innocence Project receives major federal grant

The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a $511,438 grant to the Wisconsin Innocence Project , based at the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Frank J. Remington Center . The Wisconsin Innocence Project is a legal clinic that advocates ...

Posted Sep 24, 2013 by Law School News

Summer Work Series: John Blimling '14, Summer Associate, Mayer Brown, LLP, Chicago, Ill.

From clerkships to clinical assistantships to working as summer associates at firms, summer legal work helps students gain practical skills and experiences that benefit them during law school and beyond. This is the fourth profile in our 2013 se ...

Posted Sep 18, 2013 by Law School News

Summer Work Series: Cole Agar '14, Legal Intern, Hafez Avocats, Cairo, Egypt

From clerkships to clinical assistantships to working as summer associates at firms, summer legal work helps students gain practical skills and experiences that benefit them during law school and beyond. This is the third profile in our 20 ...

Posted Sep 12, 2013 by Law School News

3L Colin McGinn awarded Mettner Foundation scholarship

The Joseph P. Mettner Foundation awarded their third annual scholarship to University of Wisconsin Law School student Colin McGinn. The foundation was established to honor Joe Mettner '92, a career public servant and former Chairman of th ...

Posted Sep 11, 2013 by Law School News

Summer Work Series: Iga Fikayo Keme '14, Legal Intern, Dej Udom & Associates, Bangkok, Thailand

From clerkships to clinical assistantships to working as summer associates at firms, summer legal work helps students gain practical skills and experiences that benefit them during law school and beyond. This is the second profile in our 2 ...

Posted Sep 5, 2013 by Law School News

Law School orientation emphasizes service

The first few days of law school set the tone for what’s to come. That’s why the programming for UW Law orientation includes giving back to the community through service. It’s an important aspect to being a UW law student — and a lawyer. ...

Posted Aug 30, 2013 by Law School News

Professor Cecelia Klingele named to 2013 Up and Coming Lawyers list

Cecelia Klingele Professor Cecelia Klingele of the University of Wisconsin Law School has been named one of Wisconsin Law Journal's Up and Coming Lawyers for 2013. According to Wisconsin Law Journal, "Honorees chosen for ...

Posted Aug 22, 2013 by Law School News

Summer Work Series: Clare Carlson '14, Certified Law Clerk, San Francisco Public Defender's Office

From clerkships to clinical assistantships to working as summer associates at firms, summer legal work helps students gain practical skills and experiences that benefit them during law school and beyond. This is the first profile in our 2013 ser ...

Posted Aug 21, 2013 by Law School News

UW Law School project examines the role of law in developing economies

A University of Wisconsin Law School project is examining the role of law in developing Latin American economies, where experts say a paradigm shift may be underway. Law and the New Developmental State takes the university’s service missio ...

Posted Aug 13, 2013 by Law School News

Perfect pitch: Law students learn to be entrepreneurs

Most days, students in UW Law School’s Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic work with supervising attorneys to provide free legal guidance to Wisconsin business owners and entrepreneurs. But for last week’s Pitch Day, instructors turned the ...

Posted Aug 13, 2013 by Tammy Kempfert

Wisconsin International Law Journal welcomes new members

The Wisconsin International Law Journal is honored to welcome its new members: Hillary AnninDanielle BaudhuinAlex BelmonteBlair BowmanAndrew BrehmRamneek ButtonBen ConardRichard DavisAnna DontjeEileen DorfmanJoshua FlorianScott FreedenbergLaura ...

Posted Aug 5, 2013 by Law School News

Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society announces new members

The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender and Society , UW Law School's student-run journal devoted to the study of women and the law, is honored to welcome its new members: Amelia MaxfieldNicholas ZuikerIga CyganczukHannah WrobelNicholas FloresCourt ...

Posted Jul 30, 2013 by Law School News

Wisconsin Law Review welcomes new members

The Wisconsin Law Review , the University of Wisconsin Law School's student-run journal of legal analysis and commentary, is honored to welcome its new members:Samantha AhrendtAndrew AmariAshley BaileyLaura BensonJanel BergsbakenMichael BlackDan ...

Posted Jul 22, 2013 by Law School News

Professor Stephanie Tai wins Supreme Court fellowship

Stephanie Tai , associate professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, has been selected as the 2013-14 Supreme Court Fellow assigned to the Federal Judicial Center. Tai will spend her fellowship year in the center’s Research Divis ...

Posted Jul 16, 2013 by Law School News

Nothing but the truth: Wisconsin Innocence Project seeks justice for the wrongly convicted

The Wisconsin Innocence Project was featured last week on "Forward Motion," a television news magazine that spotlights innovative teaching and research at UW-Madison. Based at UW Law School, the Wisconsin Innocence Project works to overturn ...

Posted Jul 1, 2013 by Law School News

Cary Bloodworth selected as Volunteer of the Semester by Pro Bono Program

The Pro Bono Program has selected Cary Bloodworth as its Volunteer of the Semester for her work with Dane County Court-Appointed Special Advocates. Bloodworth not only served as a CASA program participant, but she also led a volunteer recruit ...

Posted Jun 26, 2013 by Law School News

Dean Margaret Raymond receives 2013 Women in the Law award from Wisconsin Law Journal

Dean Margaret Raymond has received the Wisconsin Law Journal's 2013 Women in the Law award. She was among 27 outstanding female attorneys and judges honored at a ceremony in Milwaukee on June 25. The annual award recognizes women who ha ...

Posted Jun 26, 2013 by Law School News

State Bar of Wisconsin: Swearing-In Ceremony 2013

On June 10, graduates from UW Law School's Class of 2013 were sworn into the legal profession before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. All seven Supreme Court justices welcomed the new attorneys, along with State Bar President Kevin Klein, Board of B ...

Posted Jun 20, 2013 by Law School News

40-year anniversary: Hastie Fellowship Program celebrates James E. Jones

Founded in 1973, the Hastie Fellowship Program at the University of Wisconsin Law School celebrates a milestone this year. At 40, it is the oldest teaching fellowship of its kind—and nationally, one of just a handful in existence. ...

Posted Jun 20, 2013 by Law School News

Wisconsin Innocence Project client who won new trial pleads to lesser charge, is freed

After serving five years for a crime he contends he did not commit, Seneca Malone was released from prison yesterday. Malone's 2008 conviction for the intentional shooting of Ricardo Mora was vacated in appellate court last November, based on ev ...

Posted Jun 19, 2013 by Law School News

Professor Heinz Klug receives honorary doctorate

< Professor Heinz Klug Hasselt University in Belgium has awarded Professor Heinz Klug an honorary doctorate for his contributions to the field of comparative constitutional law. He received the degree on May 28, along wi ...

Posted Jun 18, 2013 by Law School News

What I'm Doing with my Law Degree: Rep. James Sensenbrenner '68

Rep. James Sensenbrenner visited the University of Wisconsin Law School in April to participate in the ongoing series, “What I’m Doing with my Law Degree.” In an interview-style presentation with Dean Raymond, the congressman off ...

Posted Jun 17, 2013 by Law School News

New trial granted for Wisconsin Innocence Project client

More than 20 years after DNA evidence excluded Joseph Frey as the contributor of DNA left behind on crime-scene evidence, new DNA testing has identified another person—a convicted sex offender—as the source of the bodily fluids left at the c ...

Posted May 23, 2013 by Jonathan Zarov

Lia Ocasio wins Student Pro Bono award from Dane County Bar Association

UW Law School student Lia Ocasio recently received the Student Pro Bono award from the Dane County Bar Association during a May reception. Each year, DCBA celebrates and honors attorneys, law students, law firms and organizations providing pro ...

Posted May 8, 2013 by Law School News

Global Legal Studies Center wins Mellon Foundation grant for new human rights program

Heinz Klug The Global Legal Studies Center of the University of Wisconsin Law School received a $50,000 award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create a cross-campus human rights program. Professor Heinz Klug , GLS dire ...

Posted May 7, 2013 by Law School News

Two UW law students awarded Peggy Browning Fellowship

Andrew Brooks and Patrick O’Connor, first-year students at the University of Wisconsin Law School, have been awarded a ten-week summer fellowship by the Peggy Browning Fund. Andrew Brooks Brooks and O’Connor competed with ...

Posted May 3, 2013 by Law School News

Moot Court elects 2013-14 executive board

Travis Romero-Boeck The University of Wisconsin Law School’s Moot Court board has elected Travis Romero-Boeck president of its 2013-14 term. Romero-Boeck begins his third year at UW Law School this fall. Each year, the Moot Co ...

Posted Apr 30, 2013 by Law School News

Montana joins states adopting legislation drafted by Professor Thomas Mitchell

Montana has become the third state to enact the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act , signed into law April 22 by Governor Steve Bullock. Professor Thomas Mitchell of the University of Wisconsin Law School, working with the Uniform Law ...

Posted Apr 30, 2013 by Law School News

Mock Trial program elects board members, honors award recipients

Travis Romero-Boeck The University of Wisconsin Law School’s Mock Trial program has announced its executive board for the 2013-2014 term. Travis Romero-Boeck, who enters his third year at UW Law School this fall, was elected presiden ...

Posted Apr 30, 2013 by Law School News


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