University of Wisconsin–Madison

Judge Glenn Yamahiro ‘91 to Give Keynote Speech at LEO Banquet

The Honorable Glenn H. Yamahiro, the first Asian-American judge in Wisconsin history and a UW Law School alum, will be the keynote speaker at the Law School’s 40th annual LEO Banquet, to be held April 18, 2009, at the Concourse Hotel in Madison.

Yamahiro is a graduate of the UW Law School Class of 1991 and an alumnus of the LEO (Legal Education Opportunities) Program. Appointed to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court by Governor James Doyle in 2003, Yamahiro was elected to a six-year term in 2004.

Governor Doyle will also attend the LEO Banquet, where he will accept an award recognizing the significant role of his mother, Ruth Doyle, in the early days of the LEO organization. Mrs. Doyle provided important support for LEO students, counseling them about financial and academic issues and raising funds for LEO scholarships.
The ticket price for students is $25 per person and for non-students, $35 per person. Registration is available online at, with a deadline of Monday, April 6. Within the law building, tickets are being sold in the atrium by students from APALSA-SALSA (Asian-Pacific-American and South Asian Law Students Assocation), this year’s organizing group.

The UW Law School’s LEO Program is recognized as a national model for diversifying the legal profession. For more information on the program, see


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