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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
Wisconsin Law in Action Podcast

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

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


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