The University of Wisconsin Law School defines its mission to include providing continuing education and public service on matters relating to law. This includes the providing of programs and publications both to lawyers and to non-lawyers with an interest in law-related topics. It also includes a wide range of activities, formal and informal, intended to advance the public interest. A substantial share of the Law School service activities and most of the formal programs are conducted through the Continuing Education and Outreach program.
The Continuing Education and Outreach Program serves attorneys and
legal professionals each year through programs, teleconferences, and
publications emphasizing: tax, real estate, criminal, civil, and
business law; marital property and estate planning. The program publishes the Wisconsin
Criminal, Civil, and Juvenile Jury Instructions and assists in the
coordination of some special lectures offered by the Law School.
Program faculty and staff also are engaged in the Wisconsin Idea
through services to the Madison Police Department, State Bar of
Wisconsin, state government agencies, and the Judicial Conference.