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William Clune’s book explores UW Law School’s Law in Action tradition

Why is law taught differently at the University of Wisconsin Law School and how is legal realism intertwined with the “law in action” approach to legal education? Professor Emeritus William Clune explores these themes in his latest ...

Posted Jan 27, 2022 by Law School News

Ion Meyn achieves tenure, promoted to associate professor

Congratulations to Ion Meyn for achieving tenure and promotion to associate professor. Meyn, who joined the UW Law School in 2010, teaches civil procedure, civil rights, wrongful convictions, race and the law, and trial advocacy. His scholarsh ...

Posted Jan 20, 2022 by Law School News

UW Law graduates receive Order of the Coif honors

Twenty-seven recent UW Law School graduates have been elected to the Order of the Coif for 2021. Induction into the Order of the Coif, a national honor society, is considered one of the highest academic distinctions a law school graduate can r ...

Posted Jan 18, 2022 by Law School News

Renagh O'Leary's scholarship honored by the Association of American Law Schools

UW Law clinical professor Renagh O'Leary 's scholarship on compassionate release and decarceration was recently honored by the Association of American Law Schools' Criminal Justice Section. O'Leary was named the runner-up for the annual Junior ...

Posted Jan 7, 2022 by Law School News

Makaila "Iman" Davenport: Inspired to Make an Impact

About Iman Hometown Chesapeake, VA Year Class of 2023 Career Interests White collar crime Extracurricular Involvement Wisconsin International Law Journal Black Law Students Association (BLSA) Wisconsin ...

Posted Jan 6, 2022 by Law School News

Updated: UW Law experts provide context on criminal law during Kyle Rittenhouse trial

The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, the armed Illinois teenager who killed two people and wounded another during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has captured the nation’s attention and garnered extensive media coverage. Experts from the Univers ...

Posted Nov 12, 2021 by Law School News

L&E Clinic launches new website

The Law & Entrepreneurship (L&E) Clinic provides free legal services to nascent entrepreneurs and early-stage companies through the work of law students supervised by faculty and private sector attorneys. The Clinic assists approximately ...

Posted Oct 8, 2021 by Law School News

UW Law School launches new fund to expand faculty and enhance scholarly impact

The University of Wisconsin Law School has created a $1 million Faculty Recruitment and Retention Fund. The fund will help UW Law expand its tenure-track faculty from 29 to 35 people over the next five years, a planned increase of over 20%.  ...

Posted Oct 7, 2021 by Law School News

State Democracy Research Initiative launches, aims to foster better understanding of state governments

“If we want to preserve and improve state democracy, we have to first understand it,” said Associate Professor of Law Miriam Seifter in a recent podcast interview . The Law School’s newly launched State Democracy Research Init ...

Posted Oct 5, 2021 by Law School News

Law School congratulates Best Brief Competition nominees and finalists

The Best Brief Competition is an annual event that recognizes outstanding legal writing by first-year students. The competition, which is in its nineteenth year, was created to encourage the best writers to reach for their highest potential.&nbs ...

Posted Sep 30, 2021 by Law School News

Walker Kahn 3L receives NSF Law and Science Dissertation Grant

Third year student Walker Kahn received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Law and Science Dissertation Grant for his work on mortgage foreclosures which identifies mortgage foreclosure litigation as a nexus connecting the growing pow ...

Posted Sep 29, 2021 by Law School News

Four prominent Ho-Chunk alumni to address campus on significance of treaties

As a University of Wisconsin Law School student years ago, Jo Deen B. Lowe felt a deep connection to the land where she studied every day. The campus — and the territory around it — is the ancestral home of the Ho-Chunk, her forebear ...

Posted Sep 23, 2021 by Law School News

Just Narratives panel features Keith Findley

Explore the roles and responsibilities of journalism in covering the criminal justice system with "Just Narratives: Covering Criminal Justice," 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Play Circle, Memorial Union, and online. Panelists include: ...

Posted Sep 22, 2021 by Law School News

UW Law School names Michael States the Inaugural Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Wisconsin Law School is pleased to announce that Michael States will serve as the inaugural Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In this newly created role, Dean States will lead the Law School’s diversity, ...

Posted Sep 14, 2021 by Law School News

UW Law School launching new Eviction Defense Clinic

In response to the rising need for eviction defense, the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Economic Justice Institute (EJI) was awarded funding to provide dedicated legal assistance for eviction services. EJI oversees five other civil, ...

Posted Sep 1, 2021 by Law School News

New faculty focus: Stephanie Holmes Didwania

The University of Wisconsin Law School has strengthened its law faculty with the hire of Stephanie Holmes Didwania, who joins in a long tradition of excellence in research and teaching. Learn more about Stephanie in the faculty profile below. ...

Posted Aug 30, 2021 by Law School News

New faculty focus: Nate Atkinson

The University of Wisconsin Law School has strengthened its law faculty with the hire of Nate Atkinson, who joins in a long tradition of excellence in research and teaching. Learn more about Nate in the faculty profile below. Nate Atkinson: ...

Posted Aug 30, 2021 by Law School News

Two law scholars join UW Law faculty

The University of Wisconsin Law School has strengthened its law faculty with two new hires, who join in a long tradition of excellence in research and teaching. Nate Atkinson and Stephanie Holmes Didwania joined the faculty this summer. &ldquo ...

Posted Aug 27, 2021 by Law School News

Tonya Brito awarded grant to support project on 'Race, Class and Gender Inequity and Access to Justice'

Tonya Brito , Burrus-Bascom Professor of Law, was awarded an Understanding and Reducing Inequalities Initiative Program Research Grant from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As the principal investigator, Brito will launch “Race, Cl ...

Posted Aug 5, 2021 by Law School News

University Staff Awards honor Law School employees who go above and beyond

This information originally appeared in a June 29, 2021, article by UW-News. Each year, UW–Madison honors university staff members for their outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence. The following Law School employees rece ...

Posted Jul 2, 2021 by Law School News

UW Law School Clinical Professor Erin Barbato receives grant to launch Center for DREAMers

The UW Law School will launch a new center to support Wisconsin’s DREAMers, an all-encompassing term describing individuals who have lived in the United States without official lawful status since coming to the country as a minor. The Cent ...

Posted Jun 29, 2021 by Law School News

A Message from Dean Dan Tokaji: Juneteenth

Dear UW Law Community Members, On June 19, 1865, more than two months after the end of the Civil War and two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, the U.S. Army in Galveston issued General Order 3, declaring that “all slaves are fre ...

Posted Jun 18, 2021 by Law School News

Wisconsin International Law Journal Elects Senior Editorial Board

The Wisconsin International Law Journal  has named University of Wisconsin Law School student Andrew Campbell as editor-in-chief for 2020-21.  The student-run journal, established in 1982, features articles by law students and p ...

Posted Mar 30, 2021 by Law School News

Three UW Law Teams earn high placements at LawMeets Competition

Two teams from the University of Wisconsin Law School recently placed first in two different LawMeets moot competitions, with a third team garnering a third place overall. All students were participating in the LawMeets moot competitions on tran ...

Posted Mar 30, 2021 by Law School News

University of Wisconsin Law School rises 9 spots to #29 in U.S. News and World Report

U.S. News and World report has ranked UW Law School 29th among the nation’s law schools (tied with five other schools), the magazine announced today. The school was ranked 38th last year.“This ranking reflects the outstanding value ...

Posted Mar 30, 2021 by Law School News

Wisconsin Law Review announces 2021-22 Editorial Board

The Wisconsin Law Review has named University of Wisconsin Law School student Kyle Clark as Editor-in-Chief for 2021–22. He replaces outgoing Editor-in-Chief Anya Gersoff.  The student-run journal publishes six times a year, whi ...

Posted Mar 16, 2021 by Law School News

Manjiao Chi appointed 2021 James B. MacDonald Visiting Professor with East Asian Legal Studies Center

The East Asian Legal Studies Center is pleased to announce that Manjiao Chi has been appointed 2021 James B. MacDonald Visiting Professor.  The professorship was established in 1995 in honor of UW Law Professor James B. MacDonald ...

Posted Mar 4, 2021 by Law School News

Megan McDermott recognized for excellence in virtual instruction

Posted Feb 5, 2021 by Law School News

UW Law Graduates Receive Order of the Coif Honors

Fifteen recent UW Law School graduates have been elected to the Order of the Coif for 2020. Induction into the Order of the Coif, a national honor society, is considered one of the highest academic distinctions a law school graduate can receiv ...

Posted Feb 2, 2021 by Law School News

UW Law School Statement on Women's Liberation Front and Opposition to Discrimination based on Gender Identity and Expression

The University of Wisconsin Law School embraces equality and opposes discrimination in all its forms. That includes a commitment to providing equal opportunity to all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disabil ...

Posted Jan 30, 2021 by Law School News


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