Each spring UW Law students, faculty and alumni from across the country gather for the Legal Educational Opportunities (LEO) Banquet. An annual Law School favorite, the event celebrates and reaffirms our commitment to maintaining one of the most interesting and dynamic learning environments in the country. 

The LEO Program was established in 1967 with it's stated purpose being to recruit and retain students with a diversity of identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives and work to ensure their success. The program provides an informal academic and social support network for its students while they are in law school, and beyond.

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Annual LEO Banquet

When: Thursday, March 7, 2024; 5-8 p.m.

Where: H.F. Deluca Forum, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Building, 330 North Orchard St., Madison, WI 53715 (Map)

This year's event is hosted by the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Law Students Association (APIDALSA) and the Indigenous Law Students Association (ILSA). 


2024 LEO Program Celebration

This year's LEO event will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 5 p.m. central time. The evening's festivities will include a buffet dinner with a guest speaker followed by the presentation of student awards. 


We are also delighted to recognize firms for their contributions to fostering a supportive professional environment for diverse attorneys in Madison. With a tax-deductible gift of $2,000, your firm will be acknowledged at the event as a premium sponsor. This sponsorship package includes entrance for 8 guests of your choosing.

To sponsor the event, please send a check to UW Law School, Attn: Jennifer Gardner, 975 Bascom Mall, Madison, WI 53706. Please make your check payable to the “University of Wisconsin Foundation” and include  "LEO Banquet" on the memo or note line of the check. Please also, include the names and email addresses of your attendees or let us know if you don’t need all 8 tickets. 

Questions? Please contact the Events Team at events@law.wisc.edu.

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