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Morgan Spohn 3L: Motivated to Make a Difference

Morgan Spohn has spent his life defying expectations. Once, the 3L student was thought to be deaf because he didn't speak much as a child in class. Then he was considered to have Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder before finally being di ...

Posted Nov 30, 2022 by Law School News

From Navy Musician to Law Student

Brian Tuczynski Brian Tuczynski knows good music. He also knows the value of duty and honor–and the significance of serving his community, whether it be through military service or practicing law. Tuczynski, a third-year law student ...

Posted Nov 22, 2022 by Law School News

Op-Ed: Ending Standardized Law School Tests Could Diminish Diversity

University of Wisconsin Law School, in line with dozens of other accredited institutions, opposes this month’s move toward eliminating entrance exams like the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) starting in the fall of 2025. On Friday, the ...

Posted Nov 22, 2022 by Law School News

Lawrence-Wehrle Wins 2022 Unsung Hero Award from Wisconsin Law Journal

In recognition of his outstanding support of University of Wisconsin Law School students, faculty and staff, Peter Lawrence-Wehrle has received a Wisconsin Law Journal All-Star Award  in the category of Unsung Hero. The award wil ...

Posted Nov 7, 2022 by Law School News

Ambassador Tom Barrett ’80 to Discuss 'From Wisconsin to Luxembourg' for International Education Week

Tom Barrett '80 will discuss his journey from University of Wisconsin–Madison to the world stage and his career in public service as the keynote speaker for International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 14-18, 2022. Barrett, the U.S. Ambas ...

Posted Nov 3, 2022 by Law School News

Greg Wiercioch Continues Along ‘Unprecedented’ Path in Texas Death Penalty Case

Does a mentally ill man have a “rational understanding” of why he faces the death penalty in Texas? That's the question University of Wisconsin Law School clinical professor Greg Wiercioch has answered in court recently on beha ...

Posted Nov 2, 2022 by Law School News

Stearns: ‘Visibility is Everything’

In honor of LGBTQ+ History Month, we reached out to Denis Stearns '92, who endowed the Stearns-Shaw Scholarship at University of Wisconsin Law School along with his husband, Thomas Shaw. They endowed two additional student awards, one of wh ...

Posted Oct 27, 2022 by Law School News

Gulbrandsen Remembered for Impact of Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, WARF

Carl Gulbrandsen '81, a longtime University of Wisconsin–Madison leader who was instrumental in creating UW Law School's Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic , passed away Monday, Oct. 17. Gulbrandsen, 75, worked for two decades for the ...

Posted Oct 20, 2022 by Law School News

Scott Colom '09 Nominated to Serve as Judge for U.S. District Court

Scott Colom '09 has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. Colom, the first Black district attorney for the 16th Judicial District of Mississippi , was ...

Posted Oct 19, 2022 by Law School News

Law Library Exhibit Features Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson

The traveling exhibit “Justice for All: The Legacy of Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson” is on display through Thursday, Dec. 15, at the University of Wisconsin Law School Law Library. Abrahamson ’62 is famous for many fir ...

Posted Oct 13, 2022 by Law School News

Catarina Colón '19, Extending the Pipeline

'My hope is that these law students can see themselves in me and know that they can be successful' For Catarina Colón, heritage means everything. "My Latine heritage and my upbringing have impacted every aspect of my life, including ...

Posted Oct 12, 2022 by Law School News

Laura Schumacher '88 Honored by ABA With 2022 Margaret Brent Award

Laura Schumacher '88, vice chairman, external affairs and chief legal officer at AbbVie , has been selected by the American Bar Association (ABA) Commission on Women in the Profession as a winner of the 2022 Margaret Brent Award . Schumacher was ...

Posted Aug 23, 2022 by Law School News

Studying Professional Ethics at Auschwitz

How can the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi-occupied Europe inform professional ethics today? Ben Levey, a rising second-year law student at the University of Wisconsin Law School, spent his summer reflecting on that and much more. Levey ...

Posted Jul 15, 2022 by Law School News

Rachel Burg Joins the Wisconsin Innocence Project

Rachel Burg has joined the University of Wisconsin Law School as a clinical assistant professor in the Wisconsin Innocence Project (WIP). WIP seeks to exonerate the innocent and to train the next generation of legal leaders. Since WIP's foundi ...

Posted Jul 15, 2022 by Law School News

Emily Buchholz Joins UW Law As Director of L&E Clinic

Emily Buchholz has joined the University of Wisconsin Law School as director of the Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic (L&E Clinic). The Clinic provides free legal services to emerging entrepreneurs and early-stage companies through the w ...

Posted Jul 7, 2022 by Law School News

Semi-Finalists in the Spring 2022 Best Brief Competition Are Announced

The semi-finalists in the Spring 2022 Best Brief Competition are: Jessica Biggott, Morgan Bloch, Lily Broyles, Claudia Drace, Stephen Goettsche, Catherine Harding, Taylor Hatridge, Jodi Klagos, Madeline Koengeter, Tracy Lu, Carter Mickelson ...

Posted Jun 16, 2022 by Law School News

Law Student Jacob Gardner Publishes Debut Novel

For lifelong Wisconsinite and second-year law student Jacob Gardner, formative childhood experiences in Northern Wisconsin as a self-described ‘poor rural kid’ served as inspiration for his debut novel, North of Highway 8 . The nov ...

Posted May 26, 2022 by Law School News

UW Law Announces Bernadette Atuahene as Inaugural James E. Jones Chair

The University of Wisconsin Law School has named Bernadette Atuahene as the inaugural James E. Jones Chair . The endowed faculty chair honors the late Professor James E. Jones Jr.  '56, who was a trailblazing labor lawyer, civil right ...

Posted May 24, 2022 by Law School News

Hooding Ceremony Available on Livestream

Posted May 13, 2022 by Law School News

Student and faculty speakers named for UW Law School Hooding Ceremony

Professor Heinz Klug and students Elise Alexandria Ashley, Etiosa Emmanuel Ojomo, and Von Dickens Abero Ulsa have been named speakers for the University of Wisconsin Law School's annual Hooding Ceremony . They will join keynote speaker Justice R ...

Posted May 6, 2022 by Law School News

Grenadian Diplomat Dessima Williams visits UW Law; discusses human rights and climate change

Grenadian Diplomat Dessima Williams, who recently served as the inaugural Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Human Rights, shared her experiences with Sumudu Atapattu’s class. Students have been examining the legal issues surrounding what ...

Posted May 4, 2022 by Law School News

Dylan Burdelik: Finding the joy in law

About Dylan Hometown Park Ridge, Illinois Year Class of 2023 Career Interests Litigation (patents or torts) General counsel Consultant Judge Fun Fact I've played piano for about 18 years. Favorite Movie ...

Posted May 2, 2022 by Law School News

Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet to give keynote at UW Law School Hooding Ceremony

Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet Justice Rebecca Frank Dallet will be the speaker at the 2022 University of Wisconsin Law School Hooding Ceremony . The ceremony, which is open to UW Law School students and their friends and families, wi ...

Posted Apr 12, 2022 by Law School News

Seifter, Wiercioch, Schnur named UW Law School teachers of the year

Each spring, UW Law School celebrates excellence in teaching through its Teacher of the Year awards. UW Law School’s annual teaching awards demonstrate the value placed on excellent teaching. Our faculty engage and inspire UW Law students ...

Posted Apr 8, 2022 by Law School News

Wisconsin Law Review names Kimberly Gutierrez editor-in-chief for 2022–23

The Wisconsin Law Review has named University of Wisconsin Law School student Kimberly Gutierrez as editor-in-chief for 2022–23. She replaces outgoing Editor-in-Chief Kyle Clark. Senior Editorial Board members for 2022–23 include: ...

Posted Mar 31, 2022 by Law School News

UW Law launches Wisconsin Initiative on Law and Climate Change

Climate change poses unique and unprecedented legal challenges and raises profound issues of social justice. The new Wisconsin Initiative on Law and Climate Change (WILCC) seeks to respond to these challenges. It is a joint initiative ...

Posted Mar 29, 2022 by Law School News

UW Law again ranks among best law schools

U.S. News & World Report has again ranked the University of Wisconsin Law School among the top law schools in the country. UW Law's ranking moved to #43 from #29 out of 198 law schools, placing it in the top 22% of U.S. law schools.  ...

Posted Mar 29, 2022 by Law School News

UW–Madison graduate schools rank high in U.S. News guide
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Posted Mar 29, 2022 by Law School News

Two new faculty bring wealth of expertise to tax law area

The University of Wisconsin Law School is pleased to announce two new tax law hires, strengthening its long tradition of excellence in research and teaching. Emily Cauble and Nyamagaga "Gaga" Gondwe will join the UW Law faculty this summer and ...

Posted Mar 25, 2022 by Law School News

Center for DREAMers outreach efforts support DACAmented students in Wisconsin

In October 2021, with a grant through the Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, the University of Wisconsin Law School launched a new center to support Wisconsin’s DREAMers, an all-encompassing term describing individuals who have lived in ...

Posted Mar 17, 2022 by Law School News

Anuj Desai discusses textualism on Wisconsin Law in Action podcast
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Posted Mar 3, 2022 by Law School News

Mike Holland: Forging a more inclusive legal profession

About Mike Hometown Austin, Texas Year Class of 2022 Career Interests Civil litigation Commercial litigation Complex litigation Extracurricular Involvement Student Bar Association (SBA) QLaw Wiscons ...

Posted Feb 9, 2022 by Law School News

UW Law student Marin Smith receives Stearns-Shaw Scholarship

Marin Smith is the latest University of Wisconsin Law School student to be named a Stearns-Shaw Scholar. Smith earned their bachelor’s degree in Community and Nonprofit Leadership as well as Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madis ...

Posted Feb 3, 2022 by Law School News

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


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