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Jane Ford Bennett receives 'Unsung Hero' award from Wisconsin Law Journal

Jane Ford Bennett has been named a 2018 Unsung Hero by Wisconsin Law Journal. The award draws attention to the contributions and hard work that legal support staff bring to Wisconsin’s law offices, courts and law schools. As university ...

Posted Nov 19, 2018 by Law School News

Recent graduates elected to Order of the Coif

Nineteen recent UW Law School graduates have been elected to the Order of the Coif for 2018.Induction into the Order of the Coif , a national honor society, is considered one of the highest academic distinctions a law school graduate can receive ...

Posted Nov 12, 2018 by Law School News

Marsha Mansfield wins Eisenberg Award for outstanding commitment to pro bono service

Professor Marsha Mansfield has won the 2018 Howard B. Eisenberg Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund. The award recognizes Wisconsin attorneys who have dedicated their careers to the development and delivery ...

Posted Oct 31, 2018 by Law School News

With a little help from her colleagues, Law School accountant Jennifer Gardner recovers from recent stroke

Posted Oct 30, 2018 by Law School News

Sarah Wertz wins 2018 Best Brief competition

  Prof. Trina Tinglum and Dean Raymond present the Best Brief award to Sarah Wertz (center). Sarah Wertz, a second-year student at UW Law School, was named the winner of the 2018 Best Brief Competition. The competition, s ...

Posted Oct 27, 2018 by Law School News

UW Law School to launch new restraining order clinic

For domestic violence victims seeking protection from an abusive partner, restraining orders are often a first line of defense. These court orders, signed by a judge, mandate that perpetrators stop the threatening behavior or face serious legal ...

Posted Oct 25, 2018 by Law School News

Marberry v. Madison is UW Law School's official sesquicentennial ice cream

Step aside, Cookies ‘n’ Cream. Move over, Mocha Macchiato. There’s a new ice cream in town, and it’s called Marberry v. Madison. Michelle Behnke '88 samples Marberry v. Madison Marberry v. Madison, created in honor ...

Posted Oct 23, 2018 by Law School News

UW Law Library videos highlight commitment to research and learning

Posted Oct 22, 2018 by Law School News

Justice Shirley Abrahamson to speak at UW Law School's Kastenmeier event

Justice Shirley Abrahamson, the longest serving state Supreme Court justice in the country, is the featured presenter at University of Wisconsin Law School’s 2018 Robert W. Kastenmeier Lecture. The event will take place on Friday, Oct. 19, as ...

Posted Oct 15, 2018 by Law School News

Miriam Seifter's classroom featured in UW's 30-second video spot

Posted Oct 5, 2018 by Law School News

Moot court board kicks off 2018-19 year

Skye Parr Skye Parr, a third-year UW Law student, was elected president of University of Wisconsin Law School’s Moot Court board for the 2018-19 academic year. Parr is joined on the board by: Ethan Padway, competitio ...

Posted Oct 2, 2018 by Law School News

UW Law School named CLEO EDGE Honoree

University of Wisconsin Law School has been named an EDGE Honoree by the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO). CLEO, the longest-serving national organization committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession via legal education ...

Posted Sep 28, 2018 by Law School News

Maria de Arteaga named 'Up and Coming Lawyer' by Wisconsin Law Journal

Maria de Arteaga Maria de Arteaga, a clinical instructor with the Wisconsin Innocence Project, has been named to Wisconsin Law Journal's Up and Coming Lawyers list for 2018. According to Wisconsin Law Journal, "The award rec ...

Posted Sep 13, 2018 by Law School News

Student Robert Lundberg receives Mettner award

Robert Lundberg The Joseph P. Mettner Foundation (jPMF) has announced that it is awarding its annual jPMF Scholarship to Robert Lundberg, a third-year University of Wisconsin Law School student. Lundberg is seeking both a la ...

Posted Sep 5, 2018 by Law School News

David Tong '05 family makes $1 million gift towards Hoofer marina project

Posted Aug 10, 2018 by Law School News

BJ Ard joins UW Law School faculty

BJ Ard University of Wisconsin Law School welcomed BJ Ard to its faculty in July. He comes to Wisconsin from Arizona, where he served as visiting assistant professor at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers Colleg ...

Posted Aug 9, 2018 by Law School News

Ursula Weigold receives Women in the Law award

Ursula Weigold Ursula Weigold has received the 2018 Women in the Law award, presented by Wisconsin Law Journal. Weigold is UW Law School's director of Legal Research and Writing and a clinical professor of law. The awar ...

Posted Jun 21, 2018 by Law School News

Two UW Law grads win Equal Justice Works fellowships to serve unmet legal needs in their communities

Hannah Berkowitz Hannah Berkowitz and Emma Shakeshaft, both graduates of University of Wisconsin Law School, have been selected for 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellowships. They are among the 67 lawyers selected for this year's ...

Posted Jun 21, 2018 by Law School News

Jill Jacklitz and Sarah Davis win Baldwin grant for their project, "Lawyers in the Doctor's Office"

Jill Jacklitz Jill Jacklitz and Sarah Davis won a 2018 grant from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment for their project, "Lawyer's in the Doctor's Office: Partnering to Address Health-Harming Legal Needs." ...

Posted Jun 12, 2018 by Law School News

Ninety UW Law students begin clinical programming in May

Ninety law students began their work this week in UW Law School’s ten in-house clinical programs. Student experiences range from helping patients navigate the health care system to litigating claims on behalf of consumers to assisting incarce ...

Posted May 31, 2018 by Law School News

Mitra Sharafi selected for summer research support from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Posted May 14, 2018 by Karen Koethe

UW Law makes Top 10 for placing grads in government, public interest jobs

UW Law School is ranked fourth in the nation for graduates in government and public interest jobs. Using 2017 graduation employment data from the American Bar Association, a new Law.com report shows which schools had the highest percentage of g ...

Posted May 11, 2018 by Law School News

Law School hosts discussion with Sen. Ron Johnson

Posted May 9, 2018 by Law School News

Neighborhood Law Clinic honored for success in unpaid wages case

This month, the Neighborhood Law Clinic received honorable mention for 'Excellence in a Public Interest Case or Project' from the Clinical Legal Education Association. The honor recognizes the clinic's successful representation of a client who ...

Posted May 9, 2018 by Law School News

Jason Yackee honored with Vilas professorship

Posted May 3, 2018 by Law School News

Law student Will Kramer receives Whistleblower of the Year award

Will Kramer receiving his Opee Award Will Kramer received a 2018 Openness in Government award , presented by the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council at a ceremony on April 19. The awards, also known as the Opees, recogn ...

Posted May 1, 2018 by Law School News

Cristina Bordé's client, Vicente Benavides, is released from San Quentin's death row

Bordé worked for 19 years to prove his innocence Vicente Figueroa Benavides, a California man who served nearly 25 years on death row, was released from San Quentin prison in April after all charges against him were dismissed. Cristin ...

Posted Apr 30, 2018 by Law School News

J.J. Watt's charitable foundation got its start at UW Law School

Behind some good deeds, there’s a lawyer. When former Badger football player J.J. Watt wanted to set up his charitable foundation, he was still an undergraduate at UW-Madison. Watt, now a defensive end for the Houston Texans, turned to th ...

Posted Apr 30, 2018 by Law School News

Two UW Law students receive Peggy Browning Fellowships in labor law

The Peggy Browning Fund has awarded 10-week summer fellowships to Naman Siad and Corey Triggs, both of whom are second-year students at University of Wisconsin Law School. Naman Siad will be a Peggy Browning Fellow at the Chicago News Guild ...

Posted Apr 24, 2018 by Law School News

Law Library wins national award for its READ poster book

Prof. Asifa Quraishi-Landes posed for a 2006 READ poster UW Law Library received a ‘Best Print Publication’ award from the American Association of Law Libraries for its book, “A Decade of University of Wisconsin ...

Posted Apr 24, 2018 by Law School News

Yablon, Viney and Cohen named UW Law School Teachers of the Year

Each spring, UW Law School celebrates excellence in teaching through its Teacher of the Year awards. The 2017 honorees for outstanding classroom, clinical and adjunct instruction were formally announced at the Law School's Board of Visitors meet ...

Posted Apr 23, 2018 by Law School News

Student bar elects 2018-19 executive board

Vince Falcone Vince Falcone, a second-year UW Law School student, has been elected president of the Student Bar Association for 2018-19. Falcone, who served as vice president for community affairs this year, replaces graduatin ...

Posted Apr 20, 2018 by Law School News

Mary Prosser and Ben Kempinen joined forces to reform state law on teen consensual sex

Governor Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 414 into law last month, marking the successful end to a ten-year effort by UW Law School Professors Mary Prosser and Ben Kempinen.The new law reduces the penalty for some teens charged with engaging in ...

Posted Apr 19, 2018 by Law School News

Remembering civil rights leader Vel Phillips '51

Posted Apr 18, 2018 by Law School News

Tonya Brito named Visiting Scholar at Russell Sage Foundation

UW Law School Professor Tonya Brito is one of 15 researchers appointed to the Russell Sage Foundation’s Visiting Scholars program for the 2018-19 academic year. Tonya Brito Working from the foundation headquarters in New ...

Posted Apr 16, 2018 by Law School News

Louis Butler '77 to keynote at UW Law School's 2018 Hooding Ceremony

The University of Wisconsin Law School’s graduating class has selected the Honorable Louis B. Butler Jr. to present the keynote address at its 2018 Hooding Ceremony . Louis Butler Between 2004 and 2008, Butler served on t ...

Posted Apr 12, 2018 by Law School News

Mitra Sharafi wins four awards to write history of Indian law and forensics

UW Law School Professor Mitra Sharafi has won four separate awards to pursue her research on the legal history of South Asia. Sharafi will use the opportunities to work on her latest book project, “Fear of the False: Forensic Science in C ...

Posted Apr 9, 2018 by Law School News

Mitch: As part of UW South Madison Partnership, Neighborhood Law Clinic provides legal services where they're needed

Posted Apr 6, 2018 by Law School News

L&E Clinic helps local start-up take advantage of Wisconsin's new 'benefit corporation' option

With help from UW Law School’s Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic , an area start-up will become one of the first Wisconsin companies to take advantage of a legal tool known as a “benefit corporation.” Cliff Bartholomew is a law stude ...

Posted Mar 29, 2018 by Tammy Kempfert

UW Law School mourns the loss of student Christopher Robert Bertram

Posted Mar 26, 2018 by Law School News

UW Law School mourns the loss of Cheryl Rosen Weston

Posted Mar 26, 2018 by Law School News

UW Law School honors Godfrey & Kahn with LEO Trailblazer Award

UW Law School has recognized Godfrey & Kahn with a special award for the firm’s ongoing commitment to UW Law students.Dean Margaret Raymond presented the Legal Education Opportunities Trailblazer Award to firm representatives at the 2018 ...

Posted Mar 23, 2018 by Law School News

UW Law School ranked 27th in U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News and World Report has ranked University of Wisconsin Law School 27th among the nation’s law schools, the magazine announced today. UW Law School joins other UW-Madison graduate programs that ranked among the nation’s best in the 201 ...

Posted Mar 20, 2018 by Law School News

Miriam Seifter receives UW-Madison's Distinguished Teaching Award

Law professor Miriam Seifter says her teaching philosophy is two-fold. “First, law school should be empowering, not deflating. I want my classes to be a place where students find their voices rather than only hearing mine.” “But se ...

Posted Mar 15, 2018 by Tammy Kempfert

Wisconsin Law Review elects senior editorial board and diversity committee for 2018-19

The Wisconsin Law Review has named University of Wisconsin Law School student Skylar Croy as Editor-in-Chief for 2018–19. He replaces outgoing Editor-in-Chief Tomás Clasen. Senior Editorial Board members for 2018–19 include:
 Rachel Dykem ...

Posted Mar 12, 2018 by Law School News

UW Law Students win regional LawMeets competition, advance to finals

A team from the University of Wisconsin Law School recently won two awards at a LawMeets moot court competition on transactional law, which advances them to the finals in New York City. The team, comprised of Nick Behrens, Connor Slivocka, and ...

Posted Mar 1, 2018 by Law School News

As chair of Arctic Research Commission, Fran Ulmer '72 is taking action on climate change

Posted Feb 22, 2018 by Law School News

Pareena Srivanit (S.J.D. '02) named dean of Thai law school

A University of Wisconsin Law School graduate is the new dean of one of Thailand’s leading law schools.Pareena Supjariyavatr Srivanit was appointed dean last fall of Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Law . She is the Bangkok-based univer ...

Posted Feb 22, 2018 by Law School News

Steven Barkan honored for lifetime achievement by Wisconsin Law Journal

Steven Barkan has been named to Wisconsin Law Journal’s list of 2018 Leaders in the Law. The award recognizes Wisconsin attorneys, judges and educators who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, vision and expertise in the legal profe ...

Posted Feb 19, 2018 by Law School News

UW Law faculty participate in new campus 'cluster hire' initiatives

Posted Feb 13, 2018 by Law School News


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