University of Wisconsin–Madison

Centers, Programs, & Clinics

Center for Patient Partnerships

The Center for Patient Partnerships is a national resource for strengthening the consumer perspective in health care and building more effective partnerships among patients, providers, and other stakeholders.

Continuing Legal Education and Outreach

CLEW provides continuing education and public service on matters relating to law, including the providing of programs and publications both to lawyers and to non-lawyers with an interest in law-related topics.

Economic Justice Institute

EJI programs are dedicated to serving low-income and other under-represented clients in matters designed to enhance access to justice and economic security. EJI is home to the law school's civil, anti-poverty clinical programs.

Frank J. Remington Center

The Frank J. Remington Center is one of the largest and oldest clinical programs in the country. The center’s seven live-client clinics serve prisoners in Wisconsin and throughout the country, and its externships provide students with the opportunity to work in the state’s prosecutor and public defender offices.

Great Lakes Indigenous Law Center

The GLILC was established to provide legal assistance and research for Indian tribes within Wisconsin. The GLILC's main focus is educational, although it has served as a legal resource for area Tribes on a variety of subjects.

Government and Legislative Law Clinic

The GLC provides students with the unique opportunity to observe and participate in the many facets of governmental law, policy and the legislative process. Working under the direct supervision of clinical faculty and attorneys in legislative, administrative and judicial settings, students gain first-hand experience working with government agencies on legal issues with policy significance.

Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic

The University of Wisconsin Law School’s Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic provides free legal services to help entrepreneurs and small business owners realize their potential.

Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project

The Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project provides training, tools and technical assistance to individuals and groups working to adopt and implement alcohol policy. The project supports the work of municipal leaders, law enforcement, the media and community coalitions reviewing and adopting the policies and practices to improve the alcohol environment and reduce alcohol misuse.

Research Centers

UW Law's Research Centers support the intellectual mission of the Law School with regular speaker series, workshops and conferences on a broad range of legal issues. The Centers also facilitate faculty research, support student activities (including the Study Abroad program and symposia), and coordinate the Visiting Scholar Program and the campus-wide Human Rights Program. The Centers include:

  • East Asian Legal Studies Center

    The East Asian Legal Studies Center increases the Law School's academic interaction with universities, government institutions, and the private sector in East and Southeast Asia. It has an internship program for law students and provides assistance to faculty and students to further their research on areas related to East Asian Legal Studies.

  • Global Legal Studies Center

    The Global Legal Studies Center's goal is to support research in international legal studies, organize workshops and conferences, expand collaborations with scholars and institutions in the U.S. and overseas, deepen links with the International Division and other international programs on campus, and share expertise. It coordinates study abroad opportunities for law students and provides administrative support to the campus-wide, inter-disciplinary Human Rights Program.

  • Institute for Legal Studies

    The Institute for Legal Studies acts as a catalyst and facilitator for scholarly work on sociolegal topics carried out by law faculty and their collaborators. It provides support for events sponsored by the dean's office and faculty members, and sponsors speaker series, workshops, symposia and conferences. The Institute also sponsors the Law & Society Graduate Fellows program.

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