Three individuals have been honored by the Wisconsin Law Alumni Association in recognition of outstanding instruction at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Ben Kempinen has been named the Law School's 2012 Clinical Teacher of the Year. A member of the Law School’s clinical faculty since 1976, Kempinen has directed the Frank J. Remington Center's Prosecution Project since August 2000. He teaches first-year criminal law courses and is involved in both trial and appellate litigation in the criminal law area.
The Honorable JoAnne Kloppenburg ’88 is the Adjunct Teacher of the Year. She receives this award for her work with the Wisconsin Department of Justice externship in the 2011-2012 academic year. Kloppenburg initiated numerous enhancements to the program, including developing a weekly seminar to introduce students to procedural and substantive legal topics relevant to the Department's work, while integrating the Law School’s law-in-action approach.
David Schwartz was chosen as the Classroom Teacher of the Year from among all eligible tenure-track professors at the Law School by a poll of the three most recent classes (excluding the graduating class). Schwartz, who specializes in constitutional law and the civil litigation system, joined the UW Law faculty in fall 1999, after 12 years of law practice. He teaches civil procedure, evidence, and constitutional law.
Submitted by Law School News on February 25, 2015