Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet
Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet

Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet will be the speaker at the 2022 University of Wisconsin Law School Hooding Ceremony. The ceremony, which is open to UW Law School students and their friends and families, will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center Exhibition Hall, One John Nolen Drive. At the ceremony—a special recognition for students receiving law degrees—faculty members place the hood over the head of the graduate to signify their success in completing their law degree. The hooding event is in addition to, and does not replace, the university-wide commencement. View the livestream of the Hooding Ceremony. 

Justice Dallet was elected to the Wisconsin Supreme Court on April 3, 2018, and took office on Aug. 1, 2018. Before joining the Supreme Court, she was elected as a judge to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court in 2008 and was re-elected in 2014. She served as a member of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference's Criminal Jury Instruction Committee, as an associate dean of the Wisconsin Judicial College, on the board of the Association of Women Lawyers, and is on the faculty of the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence. She is a member of the board of directors to the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Prior to being elected to the judiciary, Justice Dallet was an assistant district attorney in Milwaukee County from 1996 to 1999 and again from 2002 to 2007. She was appointed the first female presiding court commissioner for Milwaukee County in 2007, serving in that role until 2008. Justice Dallet was a special assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin from 1999 to 2002 and taught Trial Advocacy as an adjunct law professor at Marquette University Law School from 2005 to 2008. Immediately after law school, she clerked for U.S. Magistrate Judge Aaron Goodstein in the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Justice Dallet received her B.A. summa cum laude with honors from The Ohio State University in 1991 and her J.D. summa cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1994, where she was an editor of law review.

The Law School will provide a live stream of the ceremony on YouTube.

Submitted by Law School News on May 13, 2022

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