Seifter, Smith and Schweitzer named UW Law School Teachers of the Year

Each spring, UW Law School celebrates excellence in teaching through its Teacher of the Year awards.

Here are the 2016 honorees for outstanding classroom, clinical and adjunct instruction, who were recognized at the Law School's Board of Visitors meeting in April:

Miriam Seifter, Classroom Teacher of the Year.
Seifter teaches administrative law, energy law and property law. Her recent scholarship focuses on the role of states and interest groups in the federal regulatory process, and on executive power and the separation of powers at the state level. Her work appears or is forthcoming in the Harvard Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review.

Anne Smith, Clinical Teacher of the Year. A 1983 UW Law graduate, Smith is the director and co-founder of the school’s Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic. In 2014, she was awarded the Best of Madison Business award from Madison Magazine and the Innovator of the Year award from the State Bar of Wisconsin. She also co-founded Madworks Coworking at UW Campus, a seed accelerator for Madison entrepreneurs.

Nick Schweitzer, Adjunct Teacher of the Year. Schweitzer, a 1985 Law School graduate, teaches courses in comparative legal systems and legal ethics. He is a retired administrative law judge with the Unemployment Insurance Division of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, and before that, with the state Department of Regulation and Licensing. He continues to serve as a Supreme Court referee for attorney discipline cases prosecuted by the state Office of Lawyer Regulation.


Submitted by Tammy Kempfert on April 25, 2017

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