Ben Kempinen

Distinguished Clinical Professor of Law


A 1976 cum laude graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, Ben Kempinen has taught at the Law School ever since. In addition to teaching the first-year criminal law curriculum and a number of related courses (Trial Advocacy, Professional Responsibilities, and Advanced Substantive Criminal Law), Prof. Kempinen has been involved in several of the Law School's clinical programs, including serving as interim director of the Legal Defense Project; working as a supervising attorney in the Frank J. Remington Center's Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons Project (LAIP); and, since 1990, acting as director of the Remington Center's Prosecution Project.

Prof. Kempinen has also been involved in both trial and appellate litigation in the criminal law area, has taught at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, has participated in a variety of conferences and continuing legal education programs during the past two decades and most recently served on the Wisconsin Supreme Court Ethics 2000 Committee.

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