About the Clinic

The Second Look Clinic, directed by Clinical Associate Professor Kate Finley, works to challenge mass incarceration through individual representation of people serving excessive prison sentences. 

Second Look Clinic students may:

Students will develop their skills in interviewing, client counseling, fact investigation, legal research, and oral and written advocacy. In addition to direct representation of clients, students will consider relevant policy questions on issues concerning mass incarceration, racial justice and systemic change.

Information for Students

The Second Look Clinic is a 6-credit, one-semester clinic for second and third-year law students. Clinic students will participate in weekly supervision meetings as well as twice-weekly seminars.

Information for the Public

The Second Look Clinic accepts applications from incarcerated people seeking assistance with sentence adjustments, parole advocacy, sentence modification, and petition for release under Wis. Stat. 302.114. To apply for assistance, please fill out the following application and email it to Chelsea Gill or fill in the hard copy Remington Center application available in the law library at Wisconsin state correctional facilities, and send to the address listed below.

Contact Information

Second Look Clinic

Frank J. Remington Center

975 Bascom Mall

UW-Madison Law School

Madison, WI 53706


Bascom Hall, featuring Bucky Badger banners, during sunrise at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison

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