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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

Summer in Prison: Students Get Real World Experience with Family Law Project

For many students, summers are spent traveling and taking a break from school, but not for six University of Wisconsin Law School students participating in the Family Law Project . Their summer is being spent traveling to prisons and repre ...

Posted Jul 9, 2012 by Law School News

Lawyering Skills Summer Clerkship Program Places Students in Small and Mid-sized Wisconsin Communities

An article originally appearing in the Medford Star News describes third year law student Sarah Markham's 2012 summer clerkship experience. The program places University of Wisconsin Law School students between their second and third years ...

Posted Jun 28, 2012 by Law School News

Robyn Blader '95 is Wisconsin Law Journal's 2012 Woman of the Year

An alumna of the University of Wisconsin Law School has been named Wisconsin Law Journal's 2012 Woman of the Year. Lt. Col. Robyn Blader '95 accepted the honor June 21 at the annual Women in Law awards ceremony, which recognizes women who have m ...

Posted Jun 26, 2012 by Law School News

D.C. Superior Court Appoints Kenia Seoane Lopez '02 Magistrate Judge

Kenia Seoane López '02 has been appointed magistrate judge on the District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington, D.C., where she will preside over paternity and child support cases. Prior to the magistrate appointment, Seoane López ...

Posted Jun 26, 2012 by Law School News

Brent Smith '78 Elected President to Board of Regents

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents has elected a new president, UW Law School alumnus Brent Smith '78. The Board of Regents oversees all 26 two- and four-year UW System campuses, approves budgets and sets tuition and admission standard ...

Posted Jun 25, 2012 by Law School News

Tonya Brito Named Outstanding Woman of Color in Education

Tonya Brito , Professor of Law, is one of two honorees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to receive the 17th Annual UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award . The award recognizes outstanding service to campus and comm ...

Posted Jun 22, 2012 by Law School News

Everett Mitchell '10 Named Young Professional of the Year

Everett Mitchell '10 has a simple - and compelling - reason for why he gives so much of his time doing community service work."Because somebody gave it to me," he says.Growing up in inner-city Fort Worth, Texas, Mitchell, now the University of ...

Posted Jun 20, 2012 by Law School News

UW Law Alumni Magazine 'Gargoyle' Now Available

The UW Law School is pleased to announce the publication of its summer 2012 alumni magazine, Gargoyle. The summer issue profiles new programs and reports on alumni accomplishments. Additionally, the issue includes the following feat ...

Posted Jun 19, 2012 by Law School News

McGill University Awards Boaventura de Sousa Santos Honorary Doctorate

Boaventura de Sousa Santos , Distinguished Scholar of the Institute for Legal Studies , was awarded an honorary doctor of law degree from McGill University on June 8, 2012.  The honorary degree is formal recognition his outstanding contr ...

Posted Jun 15, 2012 by Law School News

New Dual-Degree Programs Incorporate Public Health and Neuroscience

Two new dual-degree programs, JD-Master of Public Health (JD-MPH) and Neuroscience and Law, address the growing importance of public health and neuroscience as legal and public policy issues. Both programs plan to enroll their first class in fa ...

Posted Jun 13, 2012 by Law School News

UW-Madison Inaugurates First Overseas Office in Shanghai, Builds upon Partnership Founded by East Asian Legal Studies Center

UW Law Professors Heinz Klug, Charles Irish, and John Ohnesorge with Chancellor David Ward at the launch of the UW-Madison Shanghai Innovation Office in Shanghai, China. The UW–Madison Shanghai Innovati ...

Posted Jun 13, 2012 by Law School News

Global Governance: Critical Legal Perspectives Events Honor David Trubek

Professor David Trubek, a central figure in critical legal scholarship, will be honored in a series of events hosted by the European University Institute . Entitled “Global Governance: Critical Legal Perspectives Liber Amicorum David M. Tr ...

Posted Jun 6, 2012 by Law School News

UW Law Professors Make Most-Cited Law Review Articles of All Time List

A recently compiled list of The Most-Cited Law Review Articles of All Time includes three articles written by UW Law School professors. The article updates two well-known earlier studies dated 1985 and 1996. Using databases such as He ...

Posted Jun 6, 2012 by Law School News

Three Law School Programs Honored with Public Service Grants from the Morgridge Center

The Morgridge Center for Public Service awarded a combined $126,451 to support academically based service-learning courses and community-based research work at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Three programs – the Center for Patient Pa ...

Posted May 25, 2012 by Law School News

UW-Madison Starts New Dual-Degree Program in Law and Public Health

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will offer a dual degree, a combined Juris Doctor and Master of Public Health starting this fall. The dual degree, a cooperative effort between the Law School and the School of Medicine and Public Health, wil ...

Posted Apr 26, 2012 by Law School News

Law Librarian Bonnie Shucha Named Hirsh Award Winner

Posted Apr 13, 2012 by Law School News

Asifa Quraishi-Landes Named Guggenheim Fellow

Asifa Quraishi-Landes , Assistant Professor of Law, has received a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation . Quraishi-Landes received one of just 181 fellowships awarded to scholars, artists and scientists chosen from thou ...

Posted Apr 12, 2012 by Law School News

Del Laverdure '99 Named Interim Head of U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs

Posted Apr 11, 2012 by Law School News

SBA Election and Graduation Speaker Results Announced

Congratulations to the following individuals who were elected today to the 2012-2013 Student Bar Council: President Brittany NanzigVice President of Academic Affairs Sean McNultyVice President of Public Service Henry WeinerVice President of Com ...

Posted Apr 10, 2012 by Law School News

Students Excel in Moot Court Competitions Across the Country

Congratulations to the following Moot Court teams for earning honors at competitions across the country: Ryan Reszel (3L) and Chelsey Dahm (2L), coached by Jane Howard (3L), finished second overall at the BMI/Cardozo Entertainment and Com ...

Posted Apr 4, 2012 by Law School News

Mark Sidel Receives Outstanding Academic Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in the Nonprofit Sector

The Nonprofit Organizations Committee of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section, named Mark Sidel the Outstanding Academic Award Recipient in the annual Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer Awards for 2012. Sidel is Doyle-Bascom Professor ...

Posted Mar 30, 2012 by Law School News


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