New leaders for Academic Enhancement, Legal Research & Writing

The University of Wisconsin Law School is proud to introduce two new members of the Law School community: Ursula Weigold joins the UW Law School as Director of Legal Research and Writing and a Clinical Professor of Law, and Moji Olaniyan returns to UW as Assistant Dean for the Academic Enhancement Program.

Professor Weigold has been active in national legal writing organizations and has written on topics relating to legal writing and legal education. Weigold comes to UW from Cornell Law School, where she taught lawyering; before that, she served as director of legal research and writing at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minnesota, and at South Texas College of Law. In addition to legal research and writing, she has taught courses in professional responsibilities, comparative legal systems, international human rights, and international criminal prosecutions. Weigold earned her J.D. from the University of Texas Law School, clerked for the chief justice of the Texas Court of Appeals in Houston, and then served as a senior staff attorney for the court.

Dean Olaniyan returns to the University of Wisconsin after directing the Office of Minority Education Affairs in the Provost's Office at Cornell University. Before that she served as Deputy Associate Dean in the UW-Madison College of Letters and Science, where she worked in Student Academic Affairs. Olaniyan is a graduate of the University of Richmond's T.C. Williams School of Law, and practiced poverty law, family law, employment law, housing law, and education law in Virginia. As Director of the Academic Enhancement Program, Dean Olaniyan designs and coordinates programs and activities which foster the pursuit of academic excellence for all students.

Submitted by UW Law School News on September 3, 2010

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