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

The honorees for outstanding classroom, clinical and adjunct instruction in 2018 were recognized at the Law School's Board of Visitors meeting in March. They include:

Andrew Turner, Classroom Teacher of the Year. Turner teaches legal research and writing at UW Law. Prior to joining the faculty, he worked as a corporate attorney with a major Wisconsin law firm, focusing on general business law. He also practiced in healthcare, international trade compliance, public utilities, legislative drafting, and internal corporate investigation. Turner earned his law degree, along with a master’s in public affairs, at the UW in 2008.

Mitch, Clinical Teacher of the Year. A 2003 UW Law graduate, Mitch is the director of UW Law School’s Neighborhood Law Clinic. After law school, he co-founded the Madison-based Community Justice Inc., a nonprofit provider of legal services to low-income individuals. He currently serves as the Law School's representative on the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission and is a member and former chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Public Interest Law Section.

Timothy Edwards, Adjunct Teacher of the Year. Edwards, who received his S.J.D. from UW Law in 2000, teaches civil procedure, legal writing, and pre-trial litigation at UW Law School. He also developed a new pre-trial advocacy class for first- and second-year law students that focuses on litigation strategy and advocacy skills. He is the owner of Edwards Law Group, where he focuses his practice on employment law, commercial law and appellate litigation.

Submitted by Law School News on August 2, 2019

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