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 through thoughtful pedagogy, and we are proud to honor them for this important work.
The honorees for outstanding classroom, clinical, and adjunct instruction in 2021 include:
- Miriam Seifter, Classroom Teacher of the Year. Seifter is an associate professor of law, co-director of the State Democracy Research Initiative, and Rowe Faculty Fellow in Regulatory Law at UW Law School. Her research interests include federalism, administrative and constitutional law, and state and local government law, with a focus on challenges affecting democracy at the state level. This is Seifter’s second win of Classroom Teacher of the Year, having received the award in 2016.
- Greg Wiercioch, Clinical Teacher of the Year. Wiercioch joined the Frank J. Remington Center in 2012. Since 2014, he has been a supervising attorney with Legal Assistance to Incarcerated People. Before coming to UW Law School, Wiercioch represented Texas death row inmates in state and federal post-conviction proceedings for 18 years. He has represented several severely mentally ill death row inmates and is particularly interested in issues involving competency to stand trial, competency to waive collateral review, and competency to be executed.
- Robert Schnur, Adjunct Teacher of the Year. Schnur is a tax partner in the Milwaukee-based law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, maintaining offices in the firm’s Milwaukee and Madison locations. He has taught tax law at UW Law School since 1988. This is Schnur’s second win for Adjunct Teacher of the Year, making him the first adjunct faculty to receive the award twice.
Submitted by Law School News on April 20, 2022