Miriam Seifter, a University of Wisconsin Law School professor, has been appointed to a statewide Judicial Selection Advisory Committee by Gov. Tony Evers. The committee is responsible for interviewing and recommending candidates for consideration when the governor fills judicial vacancies.

Seifter's research and teaching interests include administrative law, federalism, state and local government law, energy law and property law. Prior to joining the Law School faculty, she clerked for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Chief Judge Merrick Garland of the D.C. Circuit. She also worked as a litigator in private practice at the San Francisco law firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

According to Evers, “Wisconsin has a long and proud tradition of an independent judiciary that respects and preserves our state’s Constitution. By tapping into the experience of attorneys from around the state, this committee will help ensure that we appoint judges who are knowledgeable, thoughtful and fair.”

Seven UW Law alumni join Seifter on the committee:

  • Jeanne Armstrong ’93, Fuhrman & Dodge
  • Truscenialyn Brooks ’11,  Perkins Coie
  • Ryan Nilsestuen ’12, Office of the Governor
  • Jon Padgham ’95, State Public Defender's Office
  • John Sacia ’13, Trempeleau County District Attorney's Office
  • Benjamin Wagner ’03, Habush, Habush & Rottier
  • MaiVue Xiong ’10, Weld Riley

Find a full list of committee members on Wisconsin.gov.

Submitted by Law School News on August 2, 2019

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