J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School
Ph.D. & A.M., University of Illinois
B.A., Northwestern University
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Irene B. Katele is Associate Director of the Legal Studies Program in the College of Letters and Sciences. She earned a J.D. at the University of Wisconsin Law School, a Ph.D. and A.M. in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A. in History from Northwestern University. Katele taught history for four years, first at The Ohio State University and then at the University of South Carolina. As an historian, she researched the impact of piracy on Venice during the Middle Ages. While in law school, Katele served as Editor-in-Chief of the Wisconsin Law Review, was a member of the Moot Court Board, and worked as a judicial intern to Judge John L. Coffey of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. After law school, she clerked for Justice David Prosser, Jr. of the Wisconsin Supreme Court during the 1999-2000 term. Before joining the Legal Studies Program, Katele was an associate in the estate planning practice area at the Madison office of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. Katele is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin.