Faculty Activities & Scholarship
Mary Prosser has been appointed to the Wisconsin Legislative Council's Study Committee on Reducing Recidivism and Removing Impediments to Ex-Offender Employment. The committee’s charge includes a review of strategies to reduce recidivism and foster successful re-entry of offenders into the community.
Keith Findley presented an update on Wisconsin criminal law and procedure at the State Bar of Wisconsin's Annual Meeting, held in Green Bay in June. Co-presenters included Judge Phillip Koss, District Attorney Susan Happ, Assistant Attorney General Roy Korte and Attorney Rebecca Coffee.
In June, Cecelia Klingele gave an invited lecture at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona on how the challenges confronting American probation can inform the development of probation in the European Union.
The UW Law School's nationally recognized faculty and staff work together to provide an outstanding learning environment for our students. Our faculty and staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring varying experiences, views, and approaches to the Law School. They are inspired by the UW’s distinctive law-in-action approach, and they are committed to helping students develop into confident, successful lawyers.
Our faculty members are leading scholars, but they are also actively involved in the law. They advise on stem cell issues, represent clients on death row, work with congressional staffers to draft legislation, provide legal advice to poor farmers in the South, and work with the European Union on monetary policy. They are often quoted in the news, they travel around the world, and they are part of what is new and exciting in the legal community. But first and foremost, they are excellent teachers.
The low student-faculty ratio at the UW Law School allows students to work closely with professors. Our research faculty members teach at all levels in the curriculum and work with students to provide a strong foundation in law and legal reasoning. A prestigious clinical faculty of more than twenty-five full-time teachers provides additional opportunities for students to receive rigorous training and personal attention through hands-on experiential learning.
The UW Law School also has both a legal research and writing faculty and an experienced adjunct faculty as part of its teaching community. Our adjunct faculty members are highly successful practicing lawyers and judges who bring their specialized knowledge and experience to the classroom, bridging the theoretical and the practical aspects of legal training and making the law come to life.