The UW Law School is located at 975 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706, at the center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The building includes a dramatic four-story atrium, spacious classrooms, a high-tech computer lab, and a beautiful, two-story glass library reading room.

Building Hours

Use of the Law Building and Law Library is generally restricted to UW Law students and faculty during the Fall 2020 semester.

Visit the Law School's COVID updates page for building hours.

Directions to the Law School

Traveling by Plane | Traveling by bus | Traveling by car | Suggested routes

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Traveling by plane

Dane County Regional Airport, on Madison's northeast side, provides regional and national air service to and from Madison. Seventy-five flights daily connect passengers to 22 locations, reaching 600 domestic and 70 international destinations with one stop-service. Travelers may also fly to Chicago or Milwaukee and connect with bus service at the airport (see below).  The following commercial airlines serve Dane County:

  • American (American Eagle) 800-433-7300
  • Delta (Delta Connection) 800-354-9822
  • US (US Airways) 800-428-4322
  • United (United Express) 800-241-6522

Cabs are readily available for service to campus and downtown, and many hotels offer shuttle service.

Traveling by bus

  • Badger Coaches (608-255-6771) offers daily routes between Milwaukee (downtown and Mitchell Field) and campus. The Greyhound/Badger depot is located several blocks from the eastern edge of campus.
  • The Van Galder Bus Company (608-257-5593 or 800-747-0994) also provides daily round-trip service between campus and Chicago's O'Hare Airport and the downtown Amtrak station.

Traveling by car

Madison is located in south central Wisconsin and is accessible via several major highways. Madison is a:

  • 1.5 hour drive from Milwaukee (via Interstate 94)
  • 2.5 hour drive from Chicago (via Interstate 90)
  • 4.5 hour drive from Minneapolis/St. Paul (via Interstate 94)
  • 2 hour drive from Dubuque (via US 151)

Suggested Routes

If traveling from West or East of Madison:
I 39/90/94 exit 142A (Hwy 12)
Continue to Exit  US-151 N/ PARK ST exit, EXIT 261A-B,
Continue on Park St  2.7 miles to Lathrop St.

If traveling from South of Madison:
I 39/90 to exit 142A(Hwy 12)
Continue to Exit  US-151 N/ PARK ST exit, EXIT 261A-B,
Continue on Park St  2.7 miles to Lathrop St.

Law School is located on Lathrop street on the right.


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