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Professor Tonya Brito wins grant to study legal access for the poor

Does a parent who faces jail time for falling behind on child support payments have the right to a court-appointed attorney? Not necessarily, according to the U.S. Supreme Court. But the court ruled in the 2011 case Turner v. Rogers that, sho ...

Posted Oct 8, 2013 by Tammy Kempfert

Mediation Clinic expands to include child protection cases

The Mediation Clinic at University of Wisconsin Law School has added child protection mediation services to its offerings, thanks to a grant from the Morgridge Center for Public Service . Donna Erez-Navot Since the clini ...

Posted Oct 1, 2013 by Tammy Kempfert

Summer Work Series: Antonia Ferguson '15, Office of Governor Scott Walker and Office of State Representative Scott Krug

From clerkships to clinical assistantships to working as summer associates at firms, summer legal work helps students gain practical skills and experiences that benefit them during law school and beyond. This is the last profile in our 201 ...

Posted Sep 30, 2013 by Law School News

John Dean to speak on Watergate, lawyers and ethics

John Dean, best known as former White House counsel to President Richard Nixon and a key witness in the Senate Watergate hearings, will deliver the University of Wisconsin Law School's 2013 Kastenmeier Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at Go ...

Posted Sep 30, 2013 by Jonathan Zarov

Wisconsin Innocence Project receives major federal grant

The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a $511,438 grant to the Wisconsin Innocence Project , based at the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Frank J. Remington Center . The Wisconsin Innocence Project is a legal clinic that advocates ...

Posted Sep 24, 2013 by Law School News

Summer Work Series: John Blimling '14, Summer Associate, Mayer Brown, LLP, Chicago, Ill.

From clerkships to clinical assistantships to working as summer associates at firms, summer legal work helps students gain practical skills and experiences that benefit them during law school and beyond. This is the fourth profile in our 2013 se ...

Posted Sep 18, 2013 by Law School News

Summer Work Series: Cole Agar '14, Legal Intern, Hafez Avocats, Cairo, Egypt

From clerkships to clinical assistantships to working as summer associates at firms, summer legal work helps students gain practical skills and experiences that benefit them during law school and beyond. This is the third profile in our 20 ...

Posted Sep 12, 2013 by Law School News

3L Colin McGinn awarded Mettner Foundation scholarship

The Joseph P. Mettner Foundation awarded their third annual scholarship to University of Wisconsin Law School student Colin McGinn. The foundation was established to honor Joe Mettner '92, a career public servant and former Chairman of th ...

Posted Sep 11, 2013 by Law School News

Summer Work Series: Iga Fikayo Keme '14, Legal Intern, Dej Udom & Associates, Bangkok, Thailand

From clerkships to clinical assistantships to working as summer associates at firms, summer legal work helps students gain practical skills and experiences that benefit them during law school and beyond. This is the second profile in our 2 ...

Posted Sep 5, 2013 by Law School News

Law School orientation emphasizes service

The first few days of law school set the tone for what’s to come. That’s why the programming for UW Law orientation includes giving back to the community through service. It’s an important aspect to being a UW law student — and a lawyer. ...

Posted Aug 30, 2013 by Law School News

Professor Cecelia Klingele named to 2013 Up and Coming Lawyers list

Cecelia Klingele Professor Cecelia Klingele of the University of Wisconsin Law School has been named one of Wisconsin Law Journal's Up and Coming Lawyers for 2013. According to Wisconsin Law Journal, "Honorees chosen for ...

Posted Aug 22, 2013 by Law School News

Summer Work Series: Clare Carlson '14, Certified Law Clerk, San Francisco Public Defender's Office

From clerkships to clinical assistantships to working as summer associates at firms, summer legal work helps students gain practical skills and experiences that benefit them during law school and beyond. This is the first profile in our 2013 ser ...

Posted Aug 21, 2013 by Law School News

UW Law School project examines the role of law in developing economies

A University of Wisconsin Law School project is examining the role of law in developing Latin American economies, where experts say a paradigm shift may be underway. Law and the New Developmental State takes the university’s service missio ...

Posted Aug 13, 2013 by Law School News

Perfect pitch: Law students learn to be entrepreneurs

Most days, students in UW Law School’s Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic work with supervising attorneys to provide free legal guidance to Wisconsin business owners and entrepreneurs. But for last week’s Pitch Day, instructors turned the ...

Posted Aug 13, 2013 by Tammy Kempfert

Wisconsin International Law Journal welcomes new members

The Wisconsin International Law Journal is honored to welcome its new members: Hillary AnninDanielle BaudhuinAlex BelmonteBlair BowmanAndrew BrehmRamneek ButtonBen ConardRichard DavisAnna DontjeEileen DorfmanJoshua FlorianScott FreedenbergLaura ...

Posted Aug 5, 2013 by Law School News

Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society announces new members

The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender and Society , UW Law School's student-run journal devoted to the study of women and the law, is honored to welcome its new members: Amelia MaxfieldNicholas ZuikerIga CyganczukHannah WrobelNicholas FloresCourt ...

Posted Jul 30, 2013 by Law School News

Wisconsin Law Review welcomes new members

The Wisconsin Law Review , the University of Wisconsin Law School's student-run journal of legal analysis and commentary, is honored to welcome its new members:Samantha AhrendtAndrew AmariAshley BaileyLaura BensonJanel BergsbakenMichael BlackDan ...

Posted Jul 22, 2013 by Law School News

Professor Stephanie Tai wins Supreme Court fellowship

Stephanie Tai , associate professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, has been selected as the 2013-14 Supreme Court Fellow assigned to the Federal Judicial Center. Tai will spend her fellowship year in the center’s Research Divis ...

Posted Jul 16, 2013 by Law School News

Nothing but the truth: Wisconsin Innocence Project seeks justice for the wrongly convicted

The Wisconsin Innocence Project was featured last week on "Forward Motion," a television news magazine that spotlights innovative teaching and research at UW-Madison. Based at UW Law School, the Wisconsin Innocence Project works to overturn ...

Posted Jul 1, 2013 by Law School News

Cary Bloodworth selected as Volunteer of the Semester by Pro Bono Program

The Pro Bono Program has selected Cary Bloodworth as its Volunteer of the Semester for her work with Dane County Court-Appointed Special Advocates. Bloodworth not only served as a CASA program participant, but she also led a volunteer recruit ...

Posted Jun 26, 2013 by Law School News

Dean Margaret Raymond receives 2013 Women in the Law award from Wisconsin Law Journal

Dean Margaret Raymond has received the Wisconsin Law Journal's 2013 Women in the Law award. She was among 27 outstanding female attorneys and judges honored at a ceremony in Milwaukee on June 25. The annual award recognizes women who ha ...

Posted Jun 26, 2013 by Law School News

State Bar of Wisconsin: Swearing-In Ceremony 2013

On June 10, graduates from UW Law School's Class of 2013 were sworn into the legal profession before the Wisconsin Supreme Court. All seven Supreme Court justices welcomed the new attorneys, along with State Bar President Kevin Klein, Board of B ...

Posted Jun 20, 2013 by Law School News

40-year anniversary: Hastie Fellowship Program celebrates James E. Jones

Founded in 1973, the Hastie Fellowship Program at the University of Wisconsin Law School celebrates a milestone this year. At 40, it is the oldest teaching fellowship of its kind—and nationally, one of just a handful in existence. ...

Posted Jun 20, 2013 by Law School News

Wisconsin Innocence Project client who won new trial pleads to lesser charge, is freed

After serving five years for a crime he contends he did not commit, Seneca Malone was released from prison yesterday. Malone's 2008 conviction for the intentional shooting of Ricardo Mora was vacated in appellate court last November, based on ev ...

Posted Jun 19, 2013 by Law School News

Professor Heinz Klug receives honorary doctorate

< Professor Heinz Klug Hasselt University in Belgium has awarded Professor Heinz Klug an honorary doctorate for his contributions to the field of comparative constitutional law. He received the degree on May 28, along wi ...

Posted Jun 18, 2013 by Law School News

What I'm Doing with my Law Degree: Rep. James Sensenbrenner '68

Rep. James Sensenbrenner visited the University of Wisconsin Law School in April to participate in the ongoing series, “What I’m Doing with my Law Degree.” In an interview-style presentation with Dean Raymond, the congressman off ...

Posted Jun 17, 2013 by Law School News

New trial granted for Wisconsin Innocence Project client

More than 20 years after DNA evidence excluded Joseph Frey as the contributor of DNA left behind on crime-scene evidence, new DNA testing has identified another person—a convicted sex offender—as the source of the bodily fluids left at the c ...

Posted May 23, 2013 by Jonathan Zarov

Lia Ocasio wins Student Pro Bono award from Dane County Bar Association

UW Law School student Lia Ocasio recently received the Student Pro Bono award from the Dane County Bar Association during a May reception. Each year, DCBA celebrates and honors attorneys, law students, law firms and organizations providing pro ...

Posted May 8, 2013 by Law School News

Global Legal Studies Center wins Mellon Foundation grant for new human rights program

Heinz Klug The Global Legal Studies Center of the University of Wisconsin Law School received a $50,000 award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create a cross-campus human rights program. Professor Heinz Klug , GLS dire ...

Posted May 7, 2013 by Law School News

Two UW law students awarded Peggy Browning Fellowship

Andrew Brooks and Patrick O’Connor, first-year students at the University of Wisconsin Law School, have been awarded a ten-week summer fellowship by the Peggy Browning Fund. Andrew Brooks Brooks and O’Connor competed with ...

Posted May 3, 2013 by Law School News

Moot Court elects 2013-14 executive board

Travis Romero-Boeck The University of Wisconsin Law School’s Moot Court board has elected Travis Romero-Boeck president of its 2013-14 term. Romero-Boeck begins his third year at UW Law School this fall. Each year, the Moot Co ...

Posted Apr 30, 2013 by Law School News

Montana joins states adopting legislation drafted by Professor Thomas Mitchell

Montana has become the third state to enact the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act , signed into law April 22 by Governor Steve Bullock. Professor Thomas Mitchell of the University of Wisconsin Law School, working with the Uniform Law ...

Posted Apr 30, 2013 by Law School News

Mock Trial program elects board members, honors award recipients

Travis Romero-Boeck The University of Wisconsin Law School’s Mock Trial program has announced its executive board for the 2013-2014 term. Travis Romero-Boeck, who enters his third year at UW Law School this fall, was elected presiden ...

Posted Apr 30, 2013 by Law School News

Michael Keller hired as assistant dean of Career and Professional Development at Law School

Michael Keller recently joined Dean Margaret Raymond’s leadership team at the University of Wisconsin Law School as assistant dean of career and professional development. Keller comes to UW Law from Indiana’s Maurer School of Law, w ...

Posted Apr 29, 2013 by Law School News

Kempinen, Kloppenburg and Schwartz named 2012 Teachers of the Year by Wisconsin Law Alumni Association

Three individuals have been honored by the Wisconsin Law Alumni Association in recognition of outstanding instruction at the University of Wisconsin Law School.Ben Kempinen  has been named the Law School's 2012 Clinical Teacher of the Year ...

Posted Apr 16, 2013 by Law School News

John Pray and Mary Prosser receive Academic Staff Excellence Awards

The 2013 Academic Staff Excellence Awards honor staff members representing a broad spectrum of fields and duties at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. John Pray and Mary Prosser , along with eight other individuals, have been selected ...

Posted Apr 11, 2013 by Law School News

Student essay: GPS technology meets the Fourth Amendment

Last fall, third-year UW Law School student Monica Mark won the Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition from the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association. The winning paper, “GPS Tracking, Smartphones, and the Inadequacy of Jon ...

Posted Apr 10, 2013 by Law School News

Eileen Dorfman selected for Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

Eileen Dorfman, a student at University Wisconsin Law School, is one of the 14 law students chosen by FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) to participate in a two-week program in New York, Germany, and Poland in ...

Posted Apr 10, 2013 by Law School News

J.J. Watt thanks Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic for support

J.J. Watt (center) stopped by UW Law School to update students on his foundation. J.J. Watt is a powerhouse on and off the football field, and he has the trophy case to prove it. The former Badger defensive end was named to the 2013 P ...

Posted Apr 9, 2013 by Law School News

SBA election and graduation speaker results announced

Congratulations to the following individuals who were elected to the 2013-2014 Student Bar Council: President Chelsea Wetjen Vice President of Academic Affairs Lauren Devin Vice President of Public Service Mary Bryn Concannon V ...

Posted Apr 8, 2013 by Law School News

Center for Patient Partnerships offers new patient advocacy certificate online

Cindi Gatton worked in the business of health care for much of her career. But after the illnesses of her parents and brother, she had a whole new appreciation of how difficult navigating the syste ...

Posted Apr 2, 2013 by Law School News

Marygold Melli honored with Brent Women Lawyers Achievement Award, workshop

Marygold Melli , Voss Bascom Professor of Law Emerita at the University of Wisconsin Law School, adds two recent honors to a trove of professional accolades: The American Bar Association has named Melli a recipient of its annual Margaret Bren ...

Posted Apr 1, 2013 by Law School News

Wisconsin International Law Journal names 2013-14 editorial board

Travis Bohn The Wisconsin International Law Journal has named its 2013-14 editorial board, with second-year law student Travis Bohn to serve as editor-in-chief. He replaces outgoing editor-in-chief Andrew Voss. The quarterly journal ...

Posted Mar 20, 2013 by Law School News

Wisconsin Law Review elects senior editorial board for 2013-14

Melissa Lee The Wisconsin Law Review has named third-year UW Law student Melissa Lee as editor-in-chief for 2013-14. She replaces outgoing editor-in-chief Brian Bohl. The student-run journal, published six times a year, includes ar ...

Posted Mar 20, 2013 by Law School News

Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society names 2013-14 editorial board

Meredith Hudson Meredith Hudson, a second-year student at University of Wisconsin Law School, has been named editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society for 2013-14. The student-run journal, firs ...

Posted Mar 20, 2013 by Law School News

Resource Center on Impaired Driving ends 20-year run of service

For nearly 21 years, Nina Emerson , director of the UW Law School’s Resource Center on Impaired Driving , has provided information on impaired driving to those who need it: lawyers, judges, law enforcement officers, reporters and many others. ...

Posted Mar 19, 2013 by Law School News

Diego Garcia-Sayan, Susanne Baer to speak at the Law School in April

The Global Legal Studies Center brings two noteworthy scholars of international law to the University of Wisconsin Law School in April.Diego García-Sayán will present "Human Rights in the Americas: Challenges for the Inter-American Court and ...

Posted Mar 15, 2013 by Law School News

Cary Bloodworth wins Leonard Loeb Family Law Scholarship

Cary Bloodworth, a second-year student at the University of Wisconsin Law School, has won the 2012 Leonard Loeb Family Law Scholarship. Bloodworth was selected for her record of academic excellence and her commitment to the field of family ...

Posted Mar 13, 2013 by Law School News

Federal Appeals Project offers law students hands-on experience in criminal appeals

Beginning next fall, a new clinical offering at the University of Wisconsin Law School will provide six law students with in-depth experience in appellate advocacy. The Federal Appeals Project , an expansion of UW Law School’s existing Oxford ...

Posted Mar 13, 2013 by Law School News

UW Law School improves in US News & World Report ranking

The 2013 U.S. News and World Report's "Best Graduate School" rankings have been announced. University of Wisconsin Law School is ranked 33rd in the nation. Last year, the Law School was ranked 35th overall. "We're proud of all of our gra ...

Posted Mar 12, 2013 by Law School News


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