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Eric Holder Jr. to Class of 2016: "You are now stewards of our justice system"

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. told an audience of University of Wisconsin Law School graduates Friday, “As of today, you are no longer merely students of law. You are now stewards of our justice system.” Eric H. Hol ...

Posted May 9, 2016 by Law School News

Holder to give keynote at Wisconsin Law School Hooding Ceremony

Eighty-second U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will be the speaker at the 2016 University of Wisconsin Law School Hooding Ceremony . The ceremony, which is open to law school students and their friends and families, will take place at 1 ...

Posted Mar 15, 2016 by Law School News

Sumudu Atapattu's new book examines links between human rights and climate change

Before discussing her new book, Sumudu Atapattu wants to make one thing clear: human activity is causing the planet to heat up. “We can no longer dispute it,” she says. “Scientists agree, and nearly 200 nations endorsing the Paris Accor ...

Posted Feb 19, 2016 by Tammy Kempfert

Author Bryan Stevenson tells UW Law students: 'Your hope is essential to creating justice'

  Bryan Stevenson addresses UW Law students Bryan Stevenson, the public interest attorney and author, was on campus Monday to discuss his 30-year career litigating on behalf of death row prisoners, juvenile offenders, and peo ...

Posted Oct 26, 2015 by Tammy Kempfert

Military justice comes to UW-Madison

Law students argue before high-level appeals court When UW Law professors invited second-year law students Curtis Hinca and Veronica Sustic to participate in the appeals phase of a court-martial, they knew it was the chance of a lifetime. ...

Posted May 7, 2015 by Tammy Kempfert

Professors Sharafi and Leachman win Law and Society Association awards

Two University of Wisconsin law professors – Mitra Sharafi and Gwendolyn Leachman – recently won awards from the Law and Society Association for works published in 2014. The Law and Society Association is a leading professional organizat ...

Posted Apr 8, 2015 by Tammy Kempfert

Troy Vosseller '10 and Joe Kirgues '08 win 'Forward under 40' award

Troy Vosseller '10 and Joe Kirgues '08 are among the nine young graduates of the University of Wisconsin-Madison being honored with the Forward under 40 award, presented by the Wisconsin Alumni Association. Joe Kirgues ...

Posted Mar 4, 2015 by Law School News

Resilient lawyers: Teaching well-being in law school

One thing Madisson Heinze hopes to learn in law school — besides statutes and legal theory — is how to have a satisfying career in the law. Madisson Heinze Even before she started her legal education, Heinze kne ...

Posted Dec 2, 2014 by Tammy Kempfert

Bryan Stevenson to speak on criminal justice reform Oct. 31

“Just Mercy: Confronting Mass Incarceration  and  Excessive Punishment in America” 4 p.m. Oct. 31, 2014 Gordon Dining and Event Center RSVP by Oct. 27, 2 ...

Posted Oct 5, 2014 by Tammy Kempfert

Immigrant Justice Clinic gets creative to meet the needs of children facing deportation

Since last October, the U.S. Border Patrol has apprehended more than 60,000 Central American children who crossed the nation’s southern border on their own. The number represents a sharp increase — up more than 100 percent from the previo ...

Posted Oct 2, 2014 by Tammy Kempfert

Professor Tonya Brito: How do lawyers matter for those in poverty?

For every 6,415 people in the United States who qualify for legal aid (income at or below 125 percent of the poverty line), there is one legal aid attorney, leaving about three-quarters of low-income civil litigants in the United States unrepres ...

Posted Sep 24, 2014 by Law School News

Finding a passion for patient advocacy through the Center for Patient Partnerships

When Jeff Mahlum suffered a spinal cord injury during a diving accident in 2011 that left him paralyzed from the chest down, he had the unfortunate opportunity to learn how confusing and daunting the health care system can be. J ...

Posted Sep 23, 2014 by Law School News

Constitution Day Events

Constitution Day President George W. Bush signed a bill on December 8, 2004, which designates every September 17 as Constitution Day. All institutions of higher education that receive federal funding are required to prepare a program t ...

Posted Sep 11, 2014 by Law School News

8th Annual Lutie Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop

Approximately 50 current and aspiring law faculty attended the 8th Annual Lutie Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop, hosted by Professor Tonya Brito at UW-Madison. Held each summer, the workshop offers professional development and ne ...

Posted Jul 16, 2014 by Law School News

Compensation for the wrongly convicted

The story of Wisconsin Innocence Project exoneree Robert Lee Stinson by Professor Byron Lichstein Gov. Scott Walker shakes Robert Lee Stinson's hand after signing Act 206 into law. On April 8, 2014, Gov. Scott Walke ...

Posted Jul 1, 2014 by Law School News

Professor Mitra Sharafi's new book examines one minority's turn to law

A new book by Professor Mitra Sharafi of the University of Wisconsin Law School tells the story of how one ethno-religious minority used litigation, lobbying and legislation to reap collective gains on its own behalf. “My book is an exampl ...

Posted May 19, 2014 by Tammy Kempfert

Five Things We Love about Brendyn Reinecke

1. He has Badger in his blood. “I chose UW Law because my dad, aunt, uncle and grandfather went to school here. It’s a family tradition, I guess. I watched my family members go down this path and become successful attorneys, and now I ...

Posted May 15, 2014 by Kelsey Gusho

Five Things We Love about Aaron McKean

1. He believes in giving back. “Growing up on a farm, we always enjoyed homegrown produce. Something that my parents taught me, and something they’ll never stop doing, is sharing with the local food pantry. It may seem like a fairly small ...

Posted May 1, 2014 by Kelsey Gusho

Jan. 29: Faculty Workshop with Professor Andrew Coan

Professor Coan will discuss his paper, "Commandeering, Coercion, and the Deep Structure of American Federalism," from noon to 1:15 p.m. in Room 5215. The paper will be made available to registered faculty and staff. To register, please contac ...

Posted Jan 29, 2014 by Law School News

Law students find inspiration in the Big Easy

Students from the UW Law School headed to New Orleans during winter break to help provide legal assistance to victims of hurricanes. Here are some of their stories, told by the student volunteers: We've all seen the pictures on TV: tre ...

Posted Feb 1, 2012 by Law School News

UW Law Class of 2014 Students Featured in 'Lawyers Giving Back'

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Posted Dec 1, 2011 by UW Law News

UW-Madison Renames Residence Hall to Honor Vel Phillips '51

UW Madison recently renamed one of its residence halls after Vel Phillips, a civil rights pioneer and the UW Law School's first African American female graduate. After receiving her law degree in 1951, Phillips went on to a distingu ...

Posted Aug 30, 2011 by UW Law News

New Program Designed For Student Tenants Bridges University and Community

A new UW Law School Program designed for student tenants is an example of the kinds of hands-on legal learning that UW Law provides.For college students, housing is just one priority among many, which makes it easy to take the first apartment or ...

Posted May 17, 2011 by UW Law News

UW Law School Earns

The National Jurist has ranked UW Law School at #20 in its article on the best public interest law schools in the country, earning UW an "A."Law schools make the Best Public Interest Law School ranking if they meet main criteria: have one or m ...

Posted May 17, 2011 by UW Law News

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