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Six alumni honored at annual state bar meeting

At its annual meeting in June, the State Bar of Wisconsin honored members who have gone above and beyond in the practice of law during the past year. Among this year’s award recipients are six UW Law School alumni: Lisa Clay Foley ’87, Dan T ...

Posted Jul 2, 2015 by Law School News

Rebecca Scheller elected to LSAC board of trustees

  Rebecca Scheller Rebecca Scheller ’07 has been elected to a three-year term on the Law School Admission Council board of trustees. Scheller currently serves as assistant dean for admissions and financi ...

Posted Jun 8, 2015 by Law School News

Barkan, Frenchick, Ishikawa and Orr named Teachers of the Year by Wisconsin Law Alumni Association

Each spring, the Wisconsin Law Alumni Association recognizes excellence in teaching at University of Wisconsin Law School through its Teacher of the Year awards. Here are the four honorees for outstanding adjunct, clinical and classroom instruct ...

Posted May 14, 2015 by Law School News

Two UW Law students receive Peggy Browning Fellowships in labor law

Ashley Capacio and Nicholas Chang, second-year law students at University of Wisconsin Law School, have been named 2015 Peggy Browning Fellows. The Peggy Browning Fellowship provides stipends to law students who dedicate their summer to advan ...

Posted May 11, 2015 by Law School News

Political and judicial leaders pay tribute to Robert Kastenmeier '52


Wisconsin State Journal

Posted May 4, 2015 by Karen Koethe

Spring break in Texas: Students provide legal support for detained immigrants

Four students in UW Law School's Immigrant Justice Clinic spent their spring break in San Antonio, Texas, where they provided volunteer legal services for migrant women and children detained at the Karnes County Residential Center. K ...

Posted Apr 30, 2015 by Law School News

Students learn by doing at Lawyering Skills Intensive Weekend

Gretchen Viney, right, with participants in the Skills Intensive Training Weekend. Students enrolled in UW Law School’s Lawyering Skills Course took part in an intensive training experience during a recent weekend in Apr ...

Posted Apr 29, 2015 by Law School News

Moot Court elects 2015-16 executive board

Justin Dreikosen Justin Dreikosen has been elected president of University of Wisconsin Law School’s Moot Court board for 2015-16. He will be joined on the board by: Samuel Mitchell
, competition chair Christopher Sc ...

Posted Apr 23, 2015 by Law School News

Wisconsin Innocence Project students, staff inform state legislators about wrongful convictions

Wisconsin Innocent Project students and staff with Rep. Gary Hebl (center) Professor Keith Findley and clinical instructor Lindsey Cobbe, along with UW Law School students, visited the Wisconsin Capitol Wednesday to inform legi ...

Posted Apr 9, 2015 by Law School News

UW law professor and Nixon historian Stanley Kutler dies

Stanley Kutler was professor emeritus of law and history at UW-Madison. Photo: Jeff Miller. Stanley Kutler, the University of Wisconsin-Madison historian who fought for the release of hours of tape recordings related to the ...

Posted Apr 9, 2015 by Law School News

UW Law's moot court teams rack up victories

Cameron Marston, Kaitlin Kelly and Thomas Wilson Law students Cameron Marston and Thomas Wilson took first place in the UCLA Cyber Crimes Moot Court Competition, held in Los Angeles, March 20 and 21. The second-year s ...

Posted Mar 25, 2015 by Law School News

UW Law School mourns the loss of Robert Kastenmeier '52

In 2013, from left, Dean Margaret Raymond, Kastenmeier Speaker John Dean, Rep. Bob Kastenmeier, Prof. Frank Tuerkheimer The UW Law School community is mourning the death of Robert Kastenmeier, a 1952 graduate who represe ...

Posted Mar 21, 2015 by Law School News

UW Law students organize sports law symposium

A sports law symposium, slated for April 9 at University of Wisconsin Law School, has been organized by law students in the Sports and Entertainment Law Society. SELS, a student organization based at the Law School, planned the symposium to give ...

Posted Mar 19, 2015 by Law School News

Cody Splitt '49 receives Wisconsin Law Journal's lifetime achievement award

Cody Splitt The Wisconsin Law Journal has named Cody Splitt, a 1949 graduate of UW Law School, one of its 29 Leaders in the Law for 2015. The annual Leaders in the Law award recognizes top judges, attorneys and l ...

Posted Mar 19, 2015 by Law School News

Wisconsin International Law Journal announces 2015-16 editorial board

Kenton Knop Kenton Knop has been elected editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin International Law Journal for the 2015-16 academic year. Knop will take over for Martha Mohs, the current editor-in-chief. WILJ, a student- ...

Posted Mar 17, 2015 by Law School News

Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society hosts symposium on cyber sexual harassment and assault

The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society will host a symposium titled "Civil Rights in the Digital Age: Developing Effective Legal Responses to Cyber Sexual Harassment" on Friday, March 20.The symposium addresses the rise in incidents ...

Posted Mar 10, 2015 by Law School News

UW Law School ranked 31st in nation by U.S. News and World Report

University of Wisconsin Law School places 31st among the nation’s law schools, according to the 2016 U.S. News and World Report's "Best Graduate School" rankings, announced today.  “UW-Madison has long offered a wide array of opportunit ...

Posted Mar 10, 2015 by Law School News

Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society elects new editorial board

Katherine Kratcha Katherine Kratcha has been elected editor-in-chief of the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society for the 2015-16 academic year. The student-run journal, first published in 1985 as the Wis ...

Posted Mar 9, 2015 by Law School News

WILJ Symposium to focus on international border disputes

The annual Wisconsin International Law Journal Symposium is slated for March 13 at University of Wisconsin Law School.This year’s event, "International Law Walks the Line: Border Disputes in the 21st Century," will explore how international bo ...

Posted Mar 3, 2015 by Law School News

Wisconsin Law Review elects senior editorial board for 2015-16

Cameron Marston Wisconsin Law Review has named University of Wisconsin Law School student Cameron Marston as Editor-in-Chief for 2015–16. He replaces outgoing Editor-in-Chief Janel Bergsbaken. The student-run journal ...

Posted Mar 2, 2015 by Law School News

Vel Phillips' fight for justice still relevant today, says filmmaker Robert Trondson

If you were mapping American civil rights struggles in the 20th century, you’d likely stick a pin in Jackson, Mississippi, as well as Selma and Montgomery, Alabama. You’d include Topeka, Kansas, where Brown v. Board of Education was waged, a ...

Posted Feb 18, 2015 by Tammy Kempfert

UW Law School mock trial team advances to National Trial Competition finals

From left to right: Valtierra, Hatzilabrou and Carlson Three members of the UW Law School mock trial team are advancing to National Trial Competition finals this spring, after winning in their regional competition Feb. 5 ...

Posted Feb 11, 2015 by Law School News

Catherine White wins Best Brief Competition

Catherine White Catherine White is the winner of the 2014 Best Brief Competition, sponsored by UW Law School's Legal Research and Writing Program. The Best Brief Competition is an annual event to recognize outstanding legal ...

Posted Jan 26, 2015 by Law School News

UW Law School mourns the loss of Pamela Bridgewater Toure '00

The University of Wisconsin Law School community mourns the loss of Professor Pamela Bridgewater Toure, who passed away December 27, 2014, following a lengthy illness. Bridgewater Toure earned her LL.M. degree through UW Law School’s William H ...

Posted Jan 21, 2015 by Law School News

Law School mourns the loss of Professor James E. Jones Jr.

  James E. Jones Jr., 1924-2014 The University of Wisconsin Law School community mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus James E. Jones Jr., who passed away November 21 following a lengthy illness. A pioneer in equal employm ...

Posted Dec 17, 2014 by Law School News

Veterans Law Center receives $5,000 gift from Habush Habush & Rottier

The Veterans Law Center received a $5,000 gift from Habush Habush & Rottier, a Wisconsin-based law firm, to support legal services to area veterans.The Veterans Law Center provides free advice, information and referrals to veterans in need ...

Posted Dec 8, 2014 by Law School News

New Order of the Coif members announced

Twenty-six members of UW Law School's Class of 2014 have been elected to the Order of the Coif. Induction into the Order of the Coif, a national honor society, is considered one of the highest academic distinctions a law school graduate can rece ...

Posted Dec 8, 2014 by Law School News

University of Wisconsin Law School mourns the loss of Professor James E. Jones

Posted Nov 26, 2014 by Law School News

UW Law School's moot court program ranks 18th in nation

University of Wisconsin Law School ranks 18th in the nation for its moot court program , according to The National Jurist magazine. The 2014 moot court rankings are provided by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Cen ...

Posted Nov 25, 2014 by Kelsey Gusho

Immigrant Justice Clinic wins double-header in state, immigration courts

A Milwaukee man who faced deportation has been released from a Wisconsin detention facility and reunited with his family, thanks to the work of two University of Wisconsin Law School students. Chris Russell and Loredana Valtierra, students i ...

Posted Nov 18, 2014 by Tammy Kempfert

Neuroscience & Public Policy Program honored for closing science-society gap

The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Neuroscience and Public Policy Program was recently honored by the Society for Neuroscience with the Neuroscience Graduate Program Achievement Award. Ron Kalil — a neuroscientist, professor of opht ...

Posted Nov 18, 2014 by Law School News

Video: Sen. Elizabeth Warren pays tribute to Professor Bill Whitford

Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered a videotaped tribute to Professor Emeritus Bill Whitford at a symposium in his honor, "The (Un)Quiet Realist: Building and Reflecting on the Contributions of Bill Whitford," held in Philadelphia on Oct. 24, 2014. ...

Posted Nov 11, 2014 by Law School News

Law Librarian Kris Turner named 2014 'Rising Star' by Wisconsin Library Association

Kris Turner, reference and technology services librarian, has been selected by the Wisconsin Library Association’s New Member Round Table as the recipient of its 2014 Rising Star Award.     After joining the Law Library in 2012, ...

Posted Oct 30, 2014 by Law School News

Sophie Crispin receives Stearns-Shaw Scholarship

Sophie Crispin Sophie Crispin is the recipient of the Stearns-Shaw Scholarship, a financial aid opportunity available to full-time University of Wisconsin Law School students. The Law School awards the scholarship ann ...

Posted Oct 29, 2014 by Tammy Kempfert

Admissions office named in donor Vaughn B. Rasmussen II's honor

Dean Raymond, Vaughn B. Rasmussen II, and Rebecca Scheller, who leads UW Law's admissions team, celebrate the newly named office. The admissions office at University of Wisconsin Law School has a new name. On Oct. ...

Posted Oct 24, 2014 by Law School News

Lubar gift innovates to diversify Law School research

A $3 million gift will allow the University of Wisconsin Law School to support top legal scholars in a new and creative way, Dean Margaret Raymond announced today. Two ardent UW-Madison supporters, Milwaukee business executive Sheldon B. ...

Posted Oct 3, 2014 by Law School News

Professor Frank Tuerkheimer to teach death penalty series for current students, alumni

Frank Tuerkheimer UW Law School alumni are invited to attend a special four-part course on the death penalty, presented in conjunction with the 2014 Kastenmeier Lecture . Emeritus Professor Frank Tuerkheimer will teach t ...

Posted Sep 25, 2014 by Law School News

UW Law student Sydney Hawthorne awarded Mettner Foundation Scholarship

Sydney Hawthorne, a third-year student at University of Wisconsin Law School, has received the 2014 Joseph P. Mettner Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship provides financial assistance to law students pursuing a career ...

Posted Sep 11, 2014 by Law School News

UW Law's Rebecca Scheller '07 named 2014 'Up and Coming Lawyer'

Rebecca Scheller , assistant dean of admissions at University of Wisconsin Law School, was named a 2014 Up and Coming Lawyer by Wisconsin Law Journal. Twenty-six lawyers with eight years or less of experience were selected ...

Posted Sep 10, 2014 by Kelsey Gusho

Douglas Berman joins UW Law School as assistant dean for graduate programs

Douglas Berman has been named assistant dean for graduate programs at University of Wisconsin Law School. He began the position in August. Berman comes to Madison from Hong Kong, where he practiced intellectual property ...

Posted Aug 28, 2014 by Law School News

Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society announces new members

The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, UW Law School's student-run journal devoted to the study of women and the law, is honored to welcome its new members:Lauren BishopKeyon BrownEmily EklundNeal FitzgeraldClaudia HarkeChristopher ...

Posted Aug 25, 2014 by Law School News

Wisconsin Law Review welcomes new members

The Wisconsin Law Review, UW Law School’s student-run journal of legal analysis and commentary, welcomes its new members:Kelsey BoehmKetajh BrownRussell BrownMelissa BuckmanLara CarlsonLisa ClaxtonNicolas del CampoPatrick DuBoisZachary Eastbur ...

Posted Aug 8, 2014 by Law School News

In advance of primary, Democratic attorney general candidates debate at UW Law

The University of Wisconsin Law School hosted an Aug. 5 debate for three Democrats vying to become the state’s next attorney general.The Democratic candidates are Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ, Dane County District Attorney Ism ...

Posted Aug 6, 2014 by Law School News

UW Law welcomes three new faculty members

Professors Gwendolyn Leachman, Miriam Seifter and Robert Yablon University of Wisconsin Law School welcomed three faculty members in July: Gwendolyn Leachman, Miriam Seifter and Robert Yablon. All three will begin their teachi ...

Posted Jul 31, 2014 by Law School News

UW Law students score victories in criminal appeals courts

University of Wisconsin Law School students scored two wins for their clients in criminal appeals courts in July.Meredith Stier and Elizabeth Bradley, students in the Federal Appeals Project , brought their client’s case to the 7th U.S. Circui ...

Posted Jul 30, 2014 by Law School News

Democratic attorney general candidates to debate at UW Law School

University of Wisconsin Law School, WisPolitics.com and radio station WORT will host a debate among the Democratic candidates for Wisconsin attorney general on Aug. 5 at noon.The Democratic candidates for attorney general are Jefferson County Di ...

Posted Jul 29, 2014 by Law School News

UW law student Lola Bovell wins Ms. JD fellowship

< Lola Bovell Lola Bovell, a student at University of Wisconsin Law School, has been named a 2014 Ms. JD Fellow. Ms. JD is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the success of aspiring and early career women lawyers. Fe ...

Posted Jul 21, 2014 by Law School News

Professor Emeritus James E. Jones inducted into Lincoln University Hall of Fame

< Professor Jones in 1971 Professor Emeritus James E. Jones has been inducted into the Lincoln University Alumni Hall of Fame. Jones graduated magna cum laude from the Jefferson City, Missouri, university in 1950, when ...

Posted Jul 17, 2014 by Law School News

Alexandra Huneeus elected to American Journal of International Law's board of editors

Alexandra Huneeus Professor Alexandra Huneeus of University of Wisconsin Law School has been elected to the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law, the world’s leading peer-reviewed international law ...

Posted Jun 26, 2014 by Law School News

Veterans Law Center receives state bar's pro bono award

UW Law School’s Veterans Law Center has received the State Bar of Wisconsin's annual Pro Bono Organization Award. The award recognizes the center's innovative delivery of legal services to veterans, a community experiencing an increased need ...

Posted Jun 24, 2014 by Tammy Kempfert


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