The Morgridge Center for Public Service awarded a combined $126,451 to support academically based service-learning courses and community-based research work at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Three programs – the Center for Patient Partnerships, the Mediation Clinic and the Wisconsin Innocence Project – were awarded grants.
“The Mordgridge Center’s commitment to public service is aligned with our own commitment to connect the Law School and the community while providing experiential learning opportunities for our students. This funding will allow us to extend the scope of these important efforts,” says Dean Margaret Raymond.
The supported programs are:
Center for Patient Partnerships: Taking Service Learning Online & Building Virtual Community
The Center for Patient Partnerships will receive $49,548 over two years to support development of the Center’s “e-service learning” curriculum within its Consumer Health Advocacy Certificate program and to create new externship opportunities for both on-campus and distance learning students.
Mediation Clinic: Creating Dane County Mediation Center
The Mediation Clinic will receive $46,903 over two years to create the Dane County Mediation Center and support the clinic’s academically based service-learning experiences for second and third year law students. Designed in collaboration with community partners, law students will provide mediation and dispute reconciliation to low income and under-represented clients.
Wisconsin Innocence Project: Outreach Project
The Wisconsin Innocence Project will receive $30,000 over two years to increase the number of and provide support to law students participating in the Project, a dynamic service learning program committed to overturning wrongful convictions and improving the criminal justice system in Wisconsin.
For more information:
University of Wisconsin Press Release
Mordgridge Center Grant Match
Submitted by Law School News on May 29, 2012