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John Pray and Mary Prosser receive Academic Staff Excellence Awards

The 2013 Academic Staff Excellence Awards honor staff members representing a broad spectrum of fields and duties at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. John Pray and Mary Prosser , along with eight other individuals, have been selected ...

Posted Apr 11, 2013 by Law School News

Student essay: GPS technology meets the Fourth Amendment

Last fall, third-year UW Law School student Monica Mark won the Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition from the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association. The winning paper, “GPS Tracking, Smartphones, and the Inadequacy of Jon ...

Posted Apr 10, 2013 by Law School News

Eileen Dorfman selected for Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

Eileen Dorfman, a student at University Wisconsin Law School, is one of the 14 law students chosen by FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) to participate in a two-week program in New York, Germany, and Poland in ...

Posted Apr 10, 2013 by Law School News

J.J. Watt thanks Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic for support

J.J. Watt (center) stopped by UW Law School to update students on his foundation. J.J. Watt is a powerhouse on and off the football field, and he has the trophy case to prove it. The former Badger defensive end was named to the 2013 P ...

Posted Apr 9, 2013 by Law School News

SBA election and graduation speaker results announced

Congratulations to the following individuals who were elected to the 2013-2014 Student Bar Council: President Chelsea Wetjen Vice President of Academic Affairs Lauren Devin Vice President of Public Service Mary Bryn Concannon V ...

Posted Apr 8, 2013 by Law School News

Center for Patient Partnerships offers new patient advocacy certificate online

Cindi Gatton worked in the business of health care for much of her career. But after the illnesses of her parents and brother, she had a whole new appreciation of how difficult navigating the syste ...

Posted Apr 2, 2013 by Law School News

Marygold Melli honored with Brent Women Lawyers Achievement Award, workshop

Marygold Melli , Voss Bascom Professor of Law Emerita at the University of Wisconsin Law School, adds two recent honors to a trove of professional accolades: The American Bar Association has named Melli a recipient of its annual Margaret Bren ...

Posted Apr 1, 2013 by Law School News

Wisconsin International Law Journal names 2013-14 editorial board

Travis Bohn The Wisconsin International Law Journal has named its 2013-14 editorial board, with second-year law student Travis Bohn to serve as editor-in-chief. He replaces outgoing editor-in-chief Andrew Voss. The quarterly journal ...

Posted Mar 20, 2013 by Law School News

Wisconsin Law Review elects senior editorial board for 2013-14

Melissa Lee The Wisconsin Law Review has named third-year UW Law student Melissa Lee as editor-in-chief for 2013-14. She replaces outgoing editor-in-chief Brian Bohl. The student-run journal, published six times a year, includes ar ...

Posted Mar 20, 2013 by Law School News

Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society names 2013-14 editorial board

Meredith Hudson Meredith Hudson, a second-year student at University of Wisconsin Law School, has been named editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society for 2013-14. The student-run journal, firs ...

Posted Mar 20, 2013 by Law School News

Resource Center on Impaired Driving ends 20-year run of service

For nearly 21 years, Nina Emerson , director of the UW Law School’s Resource Center on Impaired Driving , has provided information on impaired driving to those who need it: lawyers, judges, law enforcement officers, reporters and many others. ...

Posted Mar 19, 2013 by Law School News

Diego Garcia-Sayan, Susanne Baer to speak at the Law School in April

The Global Legal Studies Center brings two noteworthy scholars of international law to the University of Wisconsin Law School in April.Diego García-Sayán will present "Human Rights in the Americas: Challenges for the Inter-American Court and ...

Posted Mar 15, 2013 by Law School News

Cary Bloodworth wins Leonard Loeb Family Law Scholarship

Cary Bloodworth, a second-year student at the University of Wisconsin Law School, has won the 2012 Leonard Loeb Family Law Scholarship. Bloodworth was selected for her record of academic excellence and her commitment to the field of family ...

Posted Mar 13, 2013 by Law School News

Federal Appeals Project offers law students hands-on experience in criminal appeals

Beginning next fall, a new clinical offering at the University of Wisconsin Law School will provide six law students with in-depth experience in appellate advocacy. The Federal Appeals Project , an expansion of UW Law School’s existing Oxford ...

Posted Mar 13, 2013 by Law School News

UW Law School improves in US News & World Report ranking

The 2013 U.S. News and World Report's "Best Graduate School" rankings have been announced. University of Wisconsin Law School is ranked 33rd in the nation. Last year, the Law School was ranked 35th overall. "We're proud of all of our gra ...

Posted Mar 12, 2013 by Law School News

Wisconsin Law Review rises in law journal rankings; Launches online supplement

The Wisconsin Law Review  improved its ranking by ten spots in the Washington & Lee School of Law's annual law journal rankings and is now the twenty-sixth ranked law journal in the country based on combined score.The Law Rev ...

Posted Mar 11, 2013 by Law School News

2L Greg Vanevenhoven: What I learned on the Indian Wills Caravan

Ten UW Law students participated in the Indian Wills Caravan, a hands-on volunteer experience that offered a glimpse into the life of a practicing attorney. Students, along with supervising attorneys, traveled to locations in southwestern Wisco ...

Posted Mar 11, 2013 by Law School News

Law School's moot court teams excel in competition

Congratulations to the following moot court teams for earning honors at competitions across the country: Wang Zhang, Jeremy Lyon, Sarah Markham, Marcel Oliveira and Nora Leerhsen. Marcel Ol ...

Posted Feb 18, 2013 by Law School News

Black Law Student Association wins Chapter of the Year Award at Midwest Regional Convention

The Black Law Students Association won the 2012-13 Chapter of the Year Award at the National Black Law Students Association Midwest Regional Convention in St. Louis, Mo. UW Law School’s BLSA chapter received the honor for outstanding achievem ...

Posted Feb 13, 2013 by Law School News

Center for Patient Partnerships: Improving health care through patients' stories

Where online information about the quality of health care providers is concerned, more doesn't always mean better. Websites designed to rank provider options according to patient experiences abound, but the information can overwhelm consumers wi ...

Posted Feb 13, 2013 by Law School News

Professor Marsha Mansfield: Weak economy has left many Wisconsin families without legal representation

Professor Marsha Mansfield of the University of Wisconsin Law School says that a weak economy, combined with cuts in government services, has left as many as 154,000 low-income Wisconsin households to contend with legal troubles without repres ...

Posted Jan 31, 2013 by Law School News

Student Essay: Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic lends guiding hand to new business

UW Law School’s Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic is known for helping entrepreneurs and small business owners realize their potential. Recently, L&E Clinic client Eric Ronning won a 2012 National Collegiate Inventors Competition a ...

Posted Jan 31, 2013 by Law School News

Lisa Alexander appointed to advisory committee for federal civil rights commission

Lisa Alexander , assistant professor of law at the University of Wisconsin Law School, has been appointed to the Wisconsin Advisory Committee for the United States Commission on Civil Rights . The Commission on Civil Rights, an independen ...

Posted Jan 30, 2013 by Law School News

Pilar Ossorio calls for new ethical guidelines to direct research on social networking

Pilar Ossorio , professor of law and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin Law School, has co-authored an article that addresses the regulation of online research involving adolescent subjects. Writing in the journal Science, Ossorio and Tuf ...

Posted Jan 11, 2013 by Law School News

Dec. 21: UW-Madison will resume normal operations

Campus Update: The UW-Madison will resume normal operations on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. The UW-Madison will resume normal operations on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.All scheduled final exams will take place on Friday and Saturday in the normal manner. St ...

Posted Dec 20, 2012 by Law School News

Five law school faculty members promoted to full professor

Five University of Wisconsin Law School faculty members were recently promoted to full professor for their substantial contributions to the university and to their communities. These gifted scholars have built global reputations for excellence i ...

Posted Dec 19, 2012 by Law School News

Ann Zimmerman named Leaders in Law honoree

Ann Zimmerman , director of UW Law School's Pro Bono Program , has been named a 2013 Leaders in the Law honoree by Wisconsin Law Journal. Zimmerman, a Law School alumna, will be honored at a February reception in Milwaukee along with 2 ...

Posted Dec 19, 2012 by Law School News

UW Law School announces 2012 Order of the Coif

The University of Wisconsin Law School is pleased to congratulate the 28 members of the Class of 2012 who have been elected to the Order of the Coif. Considered one of the highest honors a law student can receive, the Order of the Coif is a n ...

Posted Dec 18, 2012 by Law School News

Professor Alexandra Huneeus wins AALS Scholarly Papers competition

Alexandra Huneeus , a professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, has won the Scholarly Papers competition sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), which announced the winner this December. The award, open n ...

Posted Dec 17, 2012 by Law School News

Three Minutes with Vel Phillips '51: Video Interview

UW Law School alum Vel Phillips spends three minutes talking about her experience as an accomplished lawyer, civil rights crusader and Milwaukee's first African-American Woman alder and judge. Video produced by University Communications and ...

Posted Dec 11, 2012 by Law School News

Innovative teaching series: Uncovering client stories in criminal defense course

Our faculty work together to bring legal theory and practice to life, whether in the classroom, clinic or courtroom. Known for their commitment to a "law-in-action" teaching approach, and equally, to the success of our students, our faculty make ...

Posted Dec 10, 2012 by Law School News

Wills for Heroes project protects those who protect others

First responders--the firefighters, police officers and other emergency personnel who protect citizens from natural disasters and violent crime--are called on to put their communities' safety before their own. Yet more than 80 percent ha ...

Posted Dec 4, 2012 by Law School News

Wisconsin Innocence Project partners with State Public Defender's Office to improve DNA appeals process

Posted Nov 26, 2012 by Law School News

New trial granted for Wisconsin Innocence Project client

Posted Nov 19, 2012 by Law School News

Three Minutes with William Shernoff '62: Video Interview

An interview with Wisconsin Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award Winner and consumer advocacy attorney William Shernoff '62. Video produced by University Communications and Marketing.

Posted Nov 14, 2012 by Law School News

UW Law School launches Veterans Law Center

Legal assistance for Dane County veterans will be available starting Thursday, Nov. 8 when the University of Wisconsin Law School launches the new Veterans Law Center . The first clinic will be held from 1 ...

Posted Nov 5, 2012 by Law School News

William Shernoff '62: "What I'm Doing with my Law Degree"

During his September 2012 visit to campus, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient William Shernoff '62 discussed the passion that drives his work. His approach to practicing law, he says, is not about just winning one case, but about how ...

Posted Oct 23, 2012 by WAA and Law School staff

POTUS comes to Madison: Through the lens of UW Law School

On Thursday, October 4, President Barack Obama’s campaign set up on Bascom Hill, just outside of the Law School. All of the buildings on the hill facing the stage were closed down for the day for security reasons — including the Law School ...

Posted Oct 19, 2012 by Law School News

New rule allows LL.M graduates to sit for bar exam

Wisconsin will join four other states that let graduates of foreign law schools sit for a bar exam after completing a qualifying LL.M. program. Foreign graduates without an LL.M. can take the bar exam only if specific requirements are met.To tak ...

Posted Oct 16, 2012 by Law School News

Law School building closed Thursday, 10/4, during president's visit

Due to the president’s visit the Law School building will be closed all day Thursday, October 4 until 6 p.m. (or until clearance is granted). Students should await details from their instructors on alternative arrangements. Employees will rec ...

Posted Oct 2, 2012 by Law School News

Pilar Ossorio appointed to HHS Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

From weight loss studies to new trials for cancer treatments, human participation in research is a complex issue shaped by law, policy, science and ethics. Pilar Ossorio , Associate Professor of Bioethics and Law at the UW Law School, was appoi ...

Posted Sep 27, 2012 by Law School News

Professor Michele LaVigne and Jennifer Van Kirk '02 honored by Association for Women Lawyers

On September 11, 2012, the Association for Women Lawyers (AWL) honored Professor Michele LaVigne with the Pro Bono Service award and alumna Jennifer Van Kirk '02 with the Community Involvement Award. LaVigne, Clinical Professor and Director o ...

Posted Sep 26, 2012 by Law School News

Law students launch first immigration clinic in Wisconsin

After working as a bilingual case manager for Spanish-speaking immigrants at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, Kathryn Finley decided to study law so she could advocate on behalf of Wisconsin's immigrants. Now a third-year University of Wiscon ...

Posted Sep 19, 2012 by Law School News

UW Law School celebrates alumnus William Shernoff '62

In September, the University of Wisconsin Law School recognized the achievements of William Shernoff when he was presented the Wisconsin Alumni Association's 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award. Shernoff, widely recognized as the pioneer of bad- ...

Posted Sep 18, 2012 by WAA and Law School staff

Professor Linda Greene to join UC San Diego

On Jan. 1, 2013, Linda S. Greene , Evjue Bascom Professor of Law at University of Wisconsin-Madison, will become the University of California at San Diego’s first Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (VC-EDI), a positio ...

Posted Sep 18, 2012 by Law School News

Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic: A day in the life

In a sun-filled room overlooking bustling University Avenue, a group of lawyers is gathered around a large conference table. The table is littered with notepads, laptops and cups of coffee. As the group works, moments ...

Posted Sep 15, 2012 by Law School News

3L Samuel Kohn advances Native American rights

This article originally appeared in The Weekly and is written by Katherine Krueger. For one UW law student, a competitive summer clerkship program was the realization of a lifetime dream job to give back to his community. Samuel Kohn, a t ...

Posted Sep 12, 2012 by Law School News

UW Law Students Give Back During Day of Service

Thanks to first-year UW Law School students, children suffering from serious illness or other life traumas will receive a little extra comfort in the form of a handmade blanket. As part of their orientation, over 200 first year law stude ...

Posted Sep 5, 2012 by Law School News

Meg Gaines and Jonathan Zarov appointed associate deans at Law School

Two new associate deans bring fresh energy to Dean Margaret Raymond’s senior staff as she enters her second year as dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School. Meg Gaines , clinical professor of law and director of the Center for Patie ...

Posted Sep 5, 2012 by Law School News

R. Alta Charo appointed to NIH advisory positions

Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has appointed R. Alta Charo to the Advisory Council for the new National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health. NCATS works in part ...

Posted Sep 5, 2012 by Law School News


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