Dean Emeritus and Warren P. Knowles Chair, Professor of Law
B.A., Carleton College
J.D., Columbia University School of Law
Margaret Raymond is a member of the law faculty. From 2011-2020, she served as the Fred W. and Vi Miller Dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School. As Dean, she served as the chief academic and executive officer of the school, with responsibility for faculty and staff development, personnel oversight, strategic planning and institutional vision, fundraising, external relations, budget planning and management, curriculum and student affairs.
Professor Raymond received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Carleton College and earned her J.D. at Columbia University School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Law Review and was awarded the John Ordronaux Prize.
She served as a law clerk to the late Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court and the late Judge James L. Oakes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Following her clerkships, she practiced as a commercial litigator and a criminal defense lawyer.
She was a member of the faculty at the University of Iowa from 1995-2011, where she was named the William G. Hammond Professor of Law and was honored with the law school's Collegiate Teaching Award. While at Iowa, she held a number of campus leadership roles, including serving as president of the Faculty Senate.
Professor Raymond's scholarship focuses on the professional responsibility of lawyers, constitutional criminal procedure, and substantive criminal law. She is the co-author of a Professional Responsibility casebook, The Law and Ethics of Law Practice (with Hughes, 2d ed. 2015). From 2013-2019, she served as a member of the Standing Committee on Professional Ethics of the Wisconsin State Bar. She participates regularly in providing ethics CLE programming to Wisconsin lawyers and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company (WILMIC).
Scholarship & Publications
- Constitutional Criminal Procedure
- Criminal Law
- Legal Ethics
News & Media
Monday, Aug 8, 2022Margaret Raymond Elected to The American Law Institute
American Law Institute
Friday, Oct 15, 2021Margaret Raymond: Being first is a privilege, and it comes with a responsibility
Monday, Jun 8, 2020A message from Dean Margaret Raymond: UW Law supports racial justice
Friday, Apr 24, 2020Margaret Raymond discusses role of diploma privilege for new graduates
Friday, Oct 4, 2019Law School Dean Raymond to step down in July
Thursday, Dec 20, 2018Margaret Raymond: "Our nation's public law schools are engines of access, opportunity and social transformation"
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018Deans Raymond and Scheller discuss this year's spike in enrollment at UW Law
Wisconsin Law Journal
Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018Missing gargoyle returns after nearly 70 years
Thursday, Oct 12, 2017A Q&A with Dean Margaret Raymond
The Oklahoma Legal Group
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016Margaret Raymond joins women law deans' discussion on gender and leadership
Lewis & Clark Law School News
Monday, Nov 10, 2014Dean Raymond on the challenges and rewards of running a law school
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013Dean Raymond teams up with Marquette Law dean to discuss future of legal education
State Bar of Wisconsin