University of Wisconsin–Madison

Margaret Raymond

Fred W. & Vi Miller Dean and Professor of Law

Raymond, Margaret

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Telephone: 608-265-3750
Office: Room 5211A, Law School

B.A., Carleton College
J.D., Columbia University School of Law

Teaching Areas:
Criminal Law
Criminal Procedure
Ethics & Professional Responsibilities

Research Interests:
Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Criminal Law
Legal Ethics


Margaret Raymond was named Dean of University of Wisconsin Law School in July 2011. As Dean, she serves as the chief academic and executive officer of the school, with responsibility for faculty and staff development, personnel oversight, fundraising, budget planning and management, curriculum and student academic affairs.

Dean Raymond received a bachelor's degree 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.

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, Dean Raymond held a number of campus leadership roles, including president of the University Faculty Senate.

Dean Raymond's scholarship focuses on constitutional criminal procedure, substantive criminal law, and the professional responsibility of lawyers. She is the author of a Professional Responsibility casebook, The Law and Ethics of Law Practice.