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Wisconsin Law Review rises in law journal rankings; Launches online supplement

The Wisconsin Law Review  improved its ranking by ten spots in the Washington & Lee School of Law's annual law journal rankings and is now the twenty-sixth ranked law journal in the country based on combined score.The Law Rev ...

Posted Mar 11, 2013 by Law School News

2L Greg Vanevenhoven: What I learned on the Indian Wills Caravan

Ten UW Law students participated in the Indian Wills Caravan, a hands-on volunteer experience that offered a glimpse into the life of a practicing attorney. Students, along with supervising attorneys, traveled to locations in southwestern Wisco ...

Posted Mar 11, 2013 by Law School News

Law School's moot court teams excel in competition

Congratulations to the following moot court teams for earning honors at competitions across the country: Wang Zhang, Jeremy Lyon, Sarah Markham, Marcel Oliveira and Nora Leerhsen. Marcel Ol ...

Posted Feb 18, 2013 by Law School News

Black Law Student Association wins Chapter of the Year Award at Midwest Regional Convention

The Black Law Students Association won the 2012-13 Chapter of the Year Award at the National Black Law Students Association Midwest Regional Convention in St. Louis, Mo. UW Law School’s BLSA chapter received the honor for outstanding achievem ...

Posted Feb 13, 2013 by Law School News

Center for Patient Partnerships: Improving health care through patients' stories

Where online information about the quality of health care providers is concerned, more doesn't always mean better. Websites designed to rank provider options according to patient experiences abound, but the information can overwhelm consumers wi ...

Posted Feb 13, 2013 by Law School News

Professor Marsha Mansfield: Weak economy has left many Wisconsin families without legal representation

Professor Marsha Mansfield of the University of Wisconsin Law School says that a weak economy, combined with cuts in government services, has left as many as 154,000 low-income Wisconsin households to contend with legal troubles without repres ...

Posted Jan 31, 2013 by Law School News

Student Essay: Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic lends guiding hand to new business

UW Law School’s Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic is known for helping entrepreneurs and small business owners realize their potential. Recently, L&E Clinic client Eric Ronning won a 2012 National Collegiate Inventors Competition a ...

Posted Jan 31, 2013 by Law School News

Lisa Alexander appointed to advisory committee for federal civil rights commission

Lisa Alexander , assistant professor of law at the University of Wisconsin Law School, has been appointed to the Wisconsin Advisory Committee for the United States Commission on Civil Rights . The Commission on Civil Rights, an independen ...

Posted Jan 30, 2013 by Law School News

Pilar Ossorio calls for new ethical guidelines to direct research on social networking

Pilar Ossorio , professor of law and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin Law School, has co-authored an article that addresses the regulation of online research involving adolescent subjects. Writing in the journal Science, Ossorio and Tuf ...

Posted Jan 11, 2013 by Law School News

Dec. 21: UW-Madison will resume normal operations

Campus Update: The UW-Madison will resume normal operations on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. The UW-Madison will resume normal operations on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012.All scheduled final exams will take place on Friday and Saturday in the normal manner. St ...

Posted Dec 20, 2012 by Law School News

Five law school faculty members promoted to full professor

Five University of Wisconsin Law School faculty members were recently promoted to full professor for their substantial contributions to the university and to their communities. These gifted scholars have built global reputations for excellence i ...

Posted Dec 19, 2012 by Law School News

Ann Zimmerman named Leaders in Law honoree

Ann Zimmerman , director of UW Law School's Pro Bono Program , has been named a 2013 Leaders in the Law honoree by Wisconsin Law Journal. Zimmerman, a Law School alumna, will be honored at a February reception in Milwaukee along with 2 ...

Posted Dec 19, 2012 by Law School News

UW Law School announces 2012 Order of the Coif

The University of Wisconsin Law School is pleased to congratulate the 28 members of the Class of 2012 who have been elected to the Order of the Coif. Considered one of the highest honors a law student can receive, the Order of the Coif is a n ...

Posted Dec 18, 2012 by Law School News

Professor Alexandra Huneeus wins AALS Scholarly Papers competition

Alexandra Huneeus , a professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, has won the Scholarly Papers competition sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), which announced the winner this December. The award, open n ...

Posted Dec 17, 2012 by Law School News

Three Minutes with Vel Phillips '51: Video Interview

UW Law School alum Vel Phillips spends three minutes talking about her experience as an accomplished lawyer, civil rights crusader and Milwaukee's first African-American Woman alder and judge. Video produced by University Communications and ...

Posted Dec 11, 2012 by Law School News

Innovative teaching series: Uncovering client stories in criminal defense course

Our faculty work together to bring legal theory and practice to life, whether in the classroom, clinic or courtroom. Known for their commitment to a "law-in-action" teaching approach, and equally, to the success of our students, our faculty make ...

Posted Dec 10, 2012 by Law School News

Wills for Heroes project protects those who protect others

First responders--the firefighters, police officers and other emergency personnel who protect citizens from natural disasters and violent crime--are called on to put their communities' safety before their own. Yet more than 80 percent ha ...

Posted Dec 4, 2012 by Law School News

Wisconsin Innocence Project partners with State Public Defender's Office to improve DNA appeals process

Posted Nov 26, 2012 by Law School News

New trial granted for Wisconsin Innocence Project client

Posted Nov 19, 2012 by Law School News

Three Minutes with William Shernoff '62: Video Interview

An interview with Wisconsin Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award Winner and consumer advocacy attorney William Shernoff '62. Video produced by University Communications and Marketing.

Posted Nov 14, 2012 by Law School News

UW Law School launches Veterans Law Center

Legal assistance for Dane County veterans will be available starting Thursday, Nov. 8 when the University of Wisconsin Law School launches the new Veterans Law Center . The first clinic will be held from 1 ...

Posted Nov 5, 2012 by Law School News

William Shernoff '62: "What I'm Doing with my Law Degree"

During his September 2012 visit to campus, Distinguished Alumni Award recipient William Shernoff '62 discussed the passion that drives his work. His approach to practicing law, he says, is not about just winning one case, but about how ...

Posted Oct 23, 2012 by WAA and Law School staff

POTUS comes to Madison: Through the lens of UW Law School

On Thursday, October 4, President Barack Obama’s campaign set up on Bascom Hill, just outside of the Law School. All of the buildings on the hill facing the stage were closed down for the day for security reasons — including the Law School ...

Posted Oct 19, 2012 by Law School News

New rule allows LL.M graduates to sit for bar exam

Wisconsin will join four other states that let graduates of foreign law schools sit for a bar exam after completing a qualifying LL.M. program. Foreign graduates without an LL.M. can take the bar exam only if specific requirements are met.To tak ...

Posted Oct 16, 2012 by Law School News

Law School building closed Thursday, 10/4, during president's visit

Due to the president’s visit the Law School building will be closed all day Thursday, October 4 until 6 p.m. (or until clearance is granted). Students should await details from their instructors on alternative arrangements. Employees will rec ...

Posted Oct 2, 2012 by Law School News

Pilar Ossorio appointed to HHS Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

From weight loss studies to new trials for cancer treatments, human participation in research is a complex issue shaped by law, policy, science and ethics. Pilar Ossorio , Associate Professor of Bioethics and Law at the UW Law School, was appoi ...

Posted Sep 27, 2012 by Law School News

Professor Michele LaVigne and Jennifer Van Kirk '02 honored by Association for Women Lawyers

On September 11, 2012, the Association for Women Lawyers (AWL) honored Professor Michele LaVigne with the Pro Bono Service award and alumna Jennifer Van Kirk '02 with the Community Involvement Award. LaVigne, Clinical Professor and Director o ...

Posted Sep 26, 2012 by Law School News

Law students launch first immigration clinic in Wisconsin

After working as a bilingual case manager for Spanish-speaking immigrants at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, Kathryn Finley decided to study law so she could advocate on behalf of Wisconsin's immigrants. Now a third-year University of Wiscon ...

Posted Sep 19, 2012 by Law School News

UW Law School celebrates alumnus William Shernoff '62

In September, the University of Wisconsin Law School recognized the achievements of William Shernoff when he was presented the Wisconsin Alumni Association's 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award. Shernoff, widely recognized as the pioneer of bad- ...

Posted Sep 18, 2012 by WAA and Law School staff

Professor Linda Greene to join UC San Diego

On Jan. 1, 2013, Linda S. Greene , Evjue Bascom Professor of Law at University of Wisconsin-Madison, will become the University of California at San Diego’s first Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (VC-EDI), a positio ...

Posted Sep 18, 2012 by Law School News

Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic: A day in the life

In a sun-filled room overlooking bustling University Avenue, a group of lawyers is gathered around a large conference table. The table is littered with notepads, laptops and cups of coffee. As the group works, moments ...

Posted Sep 15, 2012 by Law School News

3L Samuel Kohn advances Native American rights

This article originally appeared in The Weekly and is written by Katherine Krueger. For one UW law student, a competitive summer clerkship program was the realization of a lifetime dream job to give back to his community. Samuel Kohn, a t ...

Posted Sep 12, 2012 by Law School News

UW Law Students Give Back During Day of Service

Thanks to first-year UW Law School students, children suffering from serious illness or other life traumas will receive a little extra comfort in the form of a handmade blanket. As part of their orientation, over 200 first year law stude ...

Posted Sep 5, 2012 by Law School News

Meg Gaines and Jonathan Zarov appointed associate deans at Law School

Two new associate deans bring fresh energy to Dean Margaret Raymond’s senior staff as she enters her second year as dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School. Meg Gaines , clinical professor of law and director of the Center for Patie ...

Posted Sep 5, 2012 by Law School News

R. Alta Charo appointed to NIH advisory positions

Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has appointed R. Alta Charo to the Advisory Council for the new National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health. NCATS works in part ...

Posted Sep 5, 2012 by Law School News

Law School welcomes fall adjunct faculty

This fall, the Law School welcomes 31 new and returning adjunct faculty. UW Law School adjuncts are a diverse group of professionals, who reflect the diverse interests of our student body. Our adjuncts come from firms, corporations, non-pr ...

Posted Sep 4, 2012 by Law School News

3L Monica Mark wins national writing competition

Monica Mark, a third year University of Wisconsin Law School student, has won the Greenhalgh Student Writing Competition , awarded by the American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section. Mark's winning paper, "GPS Tracking, Smartphones and t ...

Posted Aug 30, 2012 by Law School News

Summer Job Series: Blythe Kennedy, Policy Analyst Intern, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

From clerkships to clinical assistantships to working as summer associates at firms, summer legal work helps students gain practical skills and experiences that benefit them during law school and beyond. This is the final profile in a seri ...

Posted Aug 29, 2012 by Law School News

Meg Gaines Appointed Associate Dean in the University of Wisconsin Law School

Meg Gaines , director of the Center for Patient Partnerships (CPP), was recently appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Experiential Learning at the University of Wisconsin Law School. The first clinician appointed to this role, Gai ...

Posted Aug 28, 2012 by Law School News

Summer Job Series: Samuel Bennett, Judicial Intern, Dane County Circuit Court

From clerkships to clinical assistantships to working as summer associates at firms, summer legal work helps students gain practical skills and experiences that benefit them during law school and beyond. This is the fourth prof ...

Posted Aug 24, 2012 by Law School News

3L Scott Zehr Awarded Mettner Foundation Scholarship

The Joseph P. Mettner Foundation awarded their second annual scholarship to University of Wisconsin Law School student Scott Zehr. The foundation was established to honor Joe Mettner '92, a career public servant and former Chairman of the ...

Posted Aug 21, 2012 by Law School News

Summer Job Series: Henry Weiner, Clinical Law Student, Neighborhood Law Clinic

From clerkships to clinical assistantships to working as summer associates at firms, summer legal work helps students gain practical skills and experiences that benefit them during law school and beyond. This is the third profile in a series fea ...

Posted Aug 16, 2012 by Law School News

East Asian Legal Studies Center Partnership Leads to UW-Shanghai Collaboration

A decade ago, educational and training exchanges between American universities and Chinese institutions were almost unheard of. But the UW Law School’s East Asian Legal Studies Center (EALSC) was at the forefront of international collaboratio ...

Posted Aug 14, 2012 by Law School News

Summer Job Series: Jason Sanders, Summer Associate, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

From clerkships to clinical assistantships to working as summer associates at firms, summer legal work helps students gain practical skills and experiences that benefit them during law school and beyond. This is the second profile in a ser ...

Posted Aug 10, 2012 by Law School News

Wisconsin Innocence Project Exoneree Wins Law Scholarship

Wisconsin Innocence Project exoneree Jarrett Adams has just received the Chicago Bar Foundation's Marovitz Public Interest Scholarship. For Adams, the law school scholarship is particularly noteworthy because, between 2000 and 2007, he was se ...

Posted Aug 8, 2012 by Law School News

New Book on Dane County's Rich Legal History Includes Law School, Alums

"Lawyers Who Shaped Dane County," a new book published by the University of Wisconsin Press, celebrates more than a century of contributions by local lawyers to their communities, the state and the nation. The book follows the story of the legal ...

Posted Aug 8, 2012 by Law School News

Summer Job Series: Lauren Powell, Sidley Austin Summer Associate

From clerkships to clinical assistantships to working as summer associates at firms, summer legal work helps students gain practical skills and experiences that benefit them during law school and beyond. This is the first profile in a series fea ...

Posted Aug 7, 2012 by Law School News

Science and Law Connect in Campus Collaboration

Have you ever wondered how scientists decide which problems to work on or what inventions to develop? In addition to curiosity and inspiration, intellectual property can be a key factor, especially if researchers ...

Posted Jul 25, 2012 by Law School News

Wisconsin Law Review Welcomes New Members

The Wisconsin Law Review is honored to welcome its new members: Robert Warren Beck Kelsey Berns Kelliann Blazek John Blimling Cary Bloodworth Anita Boor Trevor Brown Kelley Burd-Huss Margaret Carnahan Stephen Cirillo Ben ...

Posted Jul 23, 2012 by Law School News

New Book on Epic Bank Failure Praises Former CEO Louis Pepper '51

In the opening chapter of a new book by Kristen Grind, UW Law alumnus Louis Pepper '51 gets extensive recognition for his management of a failing bank in the 1980s. Grind's Book, The Lost Bank: The Story of Washington Mutual-The Biggest Bank Fai ...

Posted Jul 11, 2012 by Law School News


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