John Strange

Legal Research & Writing Faculty

John  Strange

Room 2378, Law School

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B.A. English Composition, DePauw University
J.D., Cumberland School of Law at Samford University


John Strange joined the legal writing faculty in 2021 after practicing law for over 20 years in both the private and public sector, most recently for 12 years as an Assistant City Attorney in Madison, where he served as the city’s primary land use and transportation lawyer.

Professor Strange has handled cases in state and federal courts in North Carolina and Wisconsin on matters ranging from medical malpractice, employment and disability discrimination, breach of contract, child protection, public health, municipal prosecution, land use and zoning, and government preemption. Professor Strange has argued cases in Wisconsin trial courts, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

In addition to his litigation practice, Professor Strange has provided extensive advice and counsel to City of Madison officials on local government law and policy matters and, in that role, has drafted over 200 City of Madison ordinances on a wide variety of subject areas.

Since 2008, Professor Strange has taught Legal Research and Writing and Legal Sources part-time at the UW-Madison Law School. Professor Strange earned his Bachelor’s degree in English Composition from DePauw University and his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. As a law student, Professor Strange served as the American Journal of Trial Advocacy Vol. 24 Research and Writing Editor and as a teaching fellow in the Legal Research and Writing Department.

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