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Peggy Hacker named an 'Unsung Hero' by Wisconsin Law Journal

Peggy Hacker has been named a 2017 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. Hacker, who has worked at ...

Posted Nov 27, 2017 by Law School News

Mary Prosser testifies in favor of 'Romeo & Juliet' bill exempting teens from felony charges for consensual sex


WKOW-TV

Posted Oct 6, 2017 by Law School News

Greg Wiercioch wins competency review for death row client

Texas death row inmate Scott Panetti has a new chance to prove that he’s ineligible for execution, thanks to the work of attorney and law professor Greg Wiercioch . The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed the decision ...

Posted Jul 26, 2017 by Law School News

Carrie Sperling receives 'Women in the Law' award

  Carrie Sperling Professor Carrie Sperling has received the 2017 Women in the Law award, presented by Wisconsin Law Journal. Sperling is UW Law School’s associate dean of experiential learning and educational innova ...

Posted Jun 1, 2017 by Law School News

Criminal Appeals Project wins best brief honors from state bar

The Criminal Appeals Project at UW Law School has won an Outstanding Brief competition, sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Appellate Practice Section. John Pray , a UW Law professor and director of the Criminal Appeals Project, served a ...

Posted Oct 14, 2016 by Law School News

Prof. Michele LaVigne: "Criminal Justice in Wisconsin: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly"

Posted Oct 11, 2016 by Law School News

Wisconsin Innocence Project client freed after serving 24 years on wrongful conviction

  Daryl Holloway Daryl Dwayne Holloway walked out of Green Bay Correctional Institution a free man today after serving 24 years in prison for crimes he didn't commit. Holloway was accompanied by his attorney, Keith Findley ...

Posted Oct 5, 2016 by Law School News

Adam Stevenson named 'Up and Coming Lawyer' by Wisconsin Law Journal

  Adam Stevenson Professor Adam Stevenson  of University of Wisconsin Law School has been named one of Wisconsin Law Journal's Up and Coming Lawyers for 2016. According to Wisconsin Law Journal, "The award recognizes ...

Posted Sep 20, 2016 by Tucker Windels

Cecelia Klingele comments on Republican plan to increase jail time for certain crimes


Wisconsin Public Radio

Posted Sep 12, 2016 by Law School News

Steven Wright: Without polling place observers, it's hard to investigate unjust election practices


News 21

Posted Aug 24, 2016 by Law School News

UW Alumni Magazine interviews WIP Co-Founder Keith Findley on The Making of a Murderer

Posted Aug 12, 2016 by WIP Admin

Cristina Borde: New Latino Exoneration Initiative provides help for wrongfully convicted Latinos in Wisconsin


Wisconsin Public Radio

Posted Aug 12, 2016 by Karen Koethe

Jonathan Scharrer: Restorative justice elevates voice of victims, makes offenders part of solution


Wisconsin State Journal

Posted Aug 2, 2016 by Law School News

Wisconsin Innocence Project launches Latino Exoneration Initiative


The Capital Times

Posted Jul 22, 2016 by Law School News

What will federal judge's ruling on Wisconsin voter ID law mean on election day? Steven Wright discusses


Wisconsin Public Radio

Posted Jul 20, 2016 by Law School News

Greg Wiercioch and Kate Judson discuss local production of Kafka's century-old story 'The Trial'


WORT-FM

Posted Jun 25, 2016 by Law School News

WIP student shares her experience

Posted Oct 1, 2015 by Paisley Hoffman

District Attorney John Chisholm '94 takes on criminal justice reform in Milwaukee


The New Yorker

Posted May 7, 2015 by Law School News

WIP Client, Mario Victoria Vasquez, is free

We are delighted to announce that Wisconsin Innocence Project (WIP) client Mario Victoria Vasquez was released from a Wisconsin jail after serving nearly 17 years for child sexual assault. Vasquez's conviction was vacated after the prosecutor st ...

Posted Feb 12, 2015 by Paisley Hoffman

Atty. Carrie Sperling assists in Georgia case

Posted Jan 13, 2015 by Paisley Hoffman

UW-Madison, Wisconsin Innocence Project recognized for community engagement

Posted Jan 9, 2015 by Paisley Hoffman

A look back - NBC15 speaks with Professor John Pray

Posted Dec 12, 2014 by Paisley Hoffman

Supervising Attorney Steven Wright discusses the Justice Department's role in monitoring federal elections

Posted Nov 10, 2014 by Paisley Hoffman

Clinical Prof. Stevenson discusses SCOTUS decision on cell phones


WKOW

Posted Oct 14, 2014 by Law School News

From classroom to courtroom: Wisconsin Innocence Project students discuss what it takes to free a man from prison

Earlier this year, two Wisconsin Innocence Project students had the rare opportunity to draft a court motion that helped free a man from his 102-year prison sentence. Joseph Frey (second from left) with his sister and Wiscon ...

Posted Nov 6, 2013 by Tammy Kempfert and Kelsey Gusho

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

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

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

Innovative teaching series: Uncovering client stories in criminal defense course

Our faculty work together to bring legal theory and practice to life, whether in the classroom, clinic or courtroom. Known for their commitment to a "law-in-action" teaching approach, and equally, to the success of our students, our faculty make ...

Posted Dec 10, 2012 by Law School News

Professor Michele LaVigne Honored by Association for Women Lawyers

On September 11, 2012, the Association for Women Lawyers (AWL) honored Professor Michele LaVigne with the Pro Bono Service award. LaVigne, Clinical Professor and Director of the Public Defender Project, was recognized for her commitment ...

Posted Sep 27, 2012 by FJRC News

Professor Michele LaVigne Honored by Association for Women Lawyers

On September 11, 2012, the Association for Women Lawyers (AWL) honored Professor Michele LaVigne with the Pro Bono Service award. LaVigne, Clinical Professor and Director of the Public Defender Project, was recognized for her commitment ...

Posted Sep 27, 2012 by FJRC News

3L Samuel Kohn advances Native American rights

This article originally appeared in The Weekly and is written by Katherine Krueger. For one UW law student, a competitive summer clerkship program was the realization of a lifetime dream job to give back to his community. Samuel Kohn, a t ...

Posted Sep 12, 2012 by Law School News

Wisconsin Innocence Project Exoneree Wins Law Scholarship

Wisconsin Innocence Project exoneree Jarrett Adams has just received the Chicago Bar Foundation's Marovitz Public Interest Scholarship. For Adams, the law school scholarship is particularly noteworthy because, between 2000 and 2007, he wa ...

Posted Aug 8, 2012 by FJRC News

Summer in Prison: Students Get Real World Experience with Family Law Project

For many students, summers are spent traveling and taking a break from school, but not for six University of Wisconsin Law School students participating in the Family Law Project . Their summer is being spent traveling to prisons and r ...

Posted Jul 9, 2012 by FJRC News

Keith Findley to Join Law School Faculty

Keith Findley , co-director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project , will move from the clinical faculty at the UW Law School in July to join the tenure -track faculty this summer.  He is currently Clinical Professor of Law in the Law Sc ...

Posted Feb 21, 2012 by FJRC News

Ken Streit Contributes to Grant Tapping Milwaukee County for Criminal Justice System Project

Milwaukee County has been selected as one of three sites nationally to participate in Phase III of an Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems (EBDM) grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, National Insti ...

Posted Oct 11, 2011 by FJRC News

WIP Receives $1 Million in Federal Grants

For the second time in three weeks, the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded a grant to the Wisconsin Innocence Project at the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Frank J. Remington Center.  Together, the two grants total more ...

Posted Sep 18, 2011 by FJRC News

EJI News

As we approach the fall semester I would like to take a moment to share with you some changes and additions to the Economic Justice Institute, the home to many of the Law School's civil legal clinical programs. First, we are pleased to ann ...

Posted Sep 15, 2011 by FJRC News

WIP's New Advisory Board

The Wisconsin Innocence Project , a legal education and advocacy project at the University of Wisconsin Law School's Frank J. Remington Center, today announced the formation of a new advisory board. The board will advise the Wisconsin In ...

Posted Jul 25, 2011 by FJRC News

Article by Michele LaVigne Listed on SSRN's Top Ten Download List

The Remington Center was recently informed that Michele LaVigne's article,  "Breakdown in the Language Zone: The Prevalence of Language Impairments Among Juvenile and Adult Offenders and Why it Matters", was recently listed on SSRN's Top ...

Posted Oct 24, 2010 by FJRC News

Wisconsin Innocence Project Frees Man Who was Convicted Based on False Testimony

After spending four years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Davonn Robinson, of Milwaukee, has been released because of the work of the Wisconsin Innocence Project. On September 23, the Milwaukee County Circuit Court vacated Robin ...

Posted Oct 6, 2010 by FJRC News

Wisconsin Legislature Taps Law School's Experience

The Wisconsin Legislature has tapped four UW Law professors and one of the school's William H. Hastie Fellows to serve on special committees during the 2011-12 legislative session. Clinical Professor Keith Findley and Hastie Fellow Lahny S ...

Posted Aug 2, 2010 by FJRC News

Attorney Byron Lichstein Recognized as Up and Coming Lawyer 2010

Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the Frank J. Remington Center, Byron Lichstein, was recently selected as an UP and Coming Lawyer 2010 by the Wisconsin Law Journal.  He is being recognized as a "...rising sta ...

Posted Jul 30, 2010 by FJRC News

Nicole Schrier Prosecution Project Intern Feature

Nicole Schrier, a rising 3L, is the latest University of Wisconsin Law School Prosecution Project student to intern in Stevens Point.  the Law School's partnership with Portage County reflects the Wisconsin Idea at its best, with the ...

Posted Jul 30, 2010 by FJRC News

Kate Frigo Recognized by State Bar

The State Bar of Wisconsin will recognize Kate Frigo 3L as one of two law school students who have made exceptional contributions to serving the legal needs of the state's immigrant communities. Frigo will receive a 2011 Outstanding Public ...

Posted May 12, 2010 by FJRC News

Results of Diversion Practice Survey Now Available

In the spring of 2008, law students MacKenzie Bishop and Rebecca Kratz conducted an online survey of prosecution diversion practices in Wisconsin.  The report linked below is a summary of their findings, information of particular inte ...

Posted May 6, 2010 by FJRC News

Judge Signs Final Order in CLLC/DOJ Class Action Lawsuit

In the fall of 2008, the Consumer Law Litigation Clinic and the Wisconsin Department of Justice, on behalf of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, filed a class action lawsuit against an internet payday loan company, Arrowhe ...

Posted Feb 15, 2010 by FJRC News

Michele LaVigne Honored as 2009 David Niblack Award Recipient

Professor Michele LaVigne of the UW Law School clinical faculty has been selected to receive the 2009 David Niblack Award from the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL). LaVigne, director of the Public Defender Proje ...

Posted Dec 17, 2009 by FJRC News

Michele LaVigne Honored as 2009 David Niblack Award Recipient

Professor Michele LaVigne of the UW Law School clinical faculty has been selected to receive the 2009 David Niblack Award from the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL). LaVigne, director of the Public Defender Project at ...

Posted Dec 17, 2009 by Frank J. Remington Center

Hacker Nominated for "Unsung Heroes" Award

Peggy Hacker, an administrative specialist at the Frank J. Remington Center was recently nominated for an "Unsung Heroes" award from the Wisconsin Law Journal.  Peggy oversees inmate requests/client intake for the Remington Center, while ...

Posted Nov 27, 2009 by FJRC News


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