Stories indexed under: Law

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  • Photo: Tonya Brito How do lawyers matter? Study explores the question for low-income litigants Sept. 29, 2014 For every 6,415 people in the United States who qualify for legal aid (income at or below 125 percent of the poverty line), there is one legal aid attorney, leaving about three-quarters of low-income civil litigants in the United States unrepresented and creating an increasingly prevalent situation that some call a "justice gap."
  • Photo: Alexandra Huneeus Local justice for international crime: Law professor to study Latin American model Oct. 29, 2013 When a Guatemalan court indicted Efrain Rios Montt for his role in the torture and deaths of at least 1,771 indigenous Mayan-Ixils, it marked the first time a former head of state would go to trial for genocide in his home country.
  • Photo: Tonya Brito Study to compare Wisconsin and Illinois legal access for poor Oct. 8, 2013 Does a parent who faces jail time for falling behind on child support payments have the right to a court-appointed attorney?
  • Photo: John Dean in 1972 John Dean to speak on Watergate, lawyers and ethics Sept. 30, 2013 John Dean, best known as former White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon and a key witness in the Senate Watergate hearings, will deliver the University of Wisconsin Law School's 2013 Kastenmeier Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at Gordon Dining and Event Center, Second Floor, 770 W. Dayton St.
  • Scripts and the City Sept. 10, 2013 As New York City’s special narcotics prosecutor, Bridget Brennan has seen the city’s drug habit shift from the needle to the crack pipe to the prescription pad.
  • Photo: Stephanie Tai Law professor Tai wins Supreme Court fellowship July 16, 2013 Stephanie Tai, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, has been selected as the 2013-14 Supreme Court Fellow assigned to the Federal Judicial Center. Tai will spend her fellowship year in the center’s Research Division beginning in the fall.
  • New trial granted for Wisconsin Innocence Project client May 24, 2013
  • J.J. Watt thanks law students for support April 9, 2013 Almost three years ago, J.J. Watt turned to the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic at the University of Wisconsin Law School for help setting up a nonprofit to fund after-school sports programs.
  • New program offers patient advocacy certificate online April 2, 2013 UW-Madison’s Center for Patient Partnerships (CPP) had offered classroom courses in patient advocacy before but last fall, for the first time, began an online option for its certificate program. Development of the online Consumer Health Advocacy Certificate was funded in part through a Morgridge Match Grant.
  • Wills for Heroes project protects those who protect others Dec. 4, 2012 First responders, firefighters, police officers and other emergency personnel who protect citizens from natural disasters and violent crime are called on to put their communities' safety before their own. Yet more than 80 percent have not prepared even simple wills, according to the national Wills for Heroes project.
  • Harvard scholar Lani Guinier to headline UW–Madison Diversity Forum Oct. 9, 2012 Harvard Law Professor Lani Guinier, the university's first tenured Jewish African-American law professor who is among the nation's top scholars in the areas of access to higher education, race conscious policy and civil rights law, will give the keynote address at this Friday's (Oct. 12) daylong annual UW-Madison Diversity Forum.
  • New Center for Pre-Law Advising to host open house Sept. 20, 2012 The newly opened Center for Pre-Law Advising will host an open house to celebrate its debut and engage with students interested in studying law.
  • Law Students Launch First Immigration Clinic in Wisconsin Sept. 19, 2012 After working as a bilingual case manager for Spanish-speaking immigrants at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, Kathryn Finley decided to study law so she could advocate on behalf of Wisconsin's immigrants.
  • UW law professor offers look at FDA from the inside out March 8, 2012 UW Law Professor R. Alta Charo was senior policy adviser to the commissioner at the Food and Drug Administration from August 2009 until June 2011. Now back on campus, Charo spoke reflects on her time with the FDA.
  • UW-Madison starts new dual-degree program in neuroscience and law June 15, 2011 The University of Wisconsin-Madison has established an integrated dual-degree program in neuroscience and law that offers students the opportunity to earn a Ph.D. in neuroscience and a J.D. in law.
  • UW-Madison chancellor hosts ‘Meeting of the Minds’ Sept. 20, 2010 University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin will lead a dynamic conversation on Wednesday, Sept. 29, with four UW-Madison faculty at the top of their fields to cut through the chatter and tackle the issues at the core of what it means to live in a democracy in 2010.
  • New businesses get a boost from entrepreneurial law clinic June 14, 2010 The UW Law School's Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic has served up advice and assistance to more than 40 clients since it was launched last fall.
  • Law School, Letters & Science dean reviews under way Feb. 11, 2010 Chancellor Biddy Martin and Provost Paul DeLuca have initiated standard, five-year reviews for Law School Dean Kenneth Davis and College of Letters & Science Dean Gary Sandefur.
  • Law students to help with foreclosure mediation Jan. 29, 2010 University of Wisconsin Law School students will help Dane County homeowners facing foreclosure take their cases through a mediation process with their lenders.
  • TIP/Campaign finance experts Jan. 21, 2010