Tag Law School

Law school professor wins international Stockholm Prize in Criminology

November 8, 2017

Herman Goldstein, professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Law School, won the international prize that recognizes excellence in criminology research or in the application of research shown to significantly reduce crime or advance human rights.

UW Law’s Immigrant Justice Clinic works to help DACA recipients meet Oct. 5 filing deadline

September 14, 2017

Immigrants whose DACA permits are set to expire soon can call on the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Immigrant Justice Clinic for help with their renewal applications.

Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan speaks

September 8, 2017

Associate Justice Elena Kagan of the U.S. Supreme Court shares insights on her life in the law Friday at the Memorial Union’s Shannon Hall.

WEDC awards $75,000 to Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic

January 31, 2017

A new grant allows the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic at University of Wisconsin Law School to expand its no-cost legal services for entrepreneurs, especially those in the food and beverage sector.

UW Law School family law expert selected for research chair

December 13, 2016

A University of Wisconsin Law School professor will use an innovative research chair to complete a project that examines the civil justice experiences of unrepresented parents in child support cases.

UW Law School security breach may have exposed sensitive data

December 6, 2016

The incident has been reported to law enforcement and to national credit reporting agencies. The individuals affected will receive free credit monitoring to help protect them against identify theft.

UW Law School to host Q & A with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

August 31, 2016

Two of Justice Sotomayor’s former law clerks will lead the question-and-answer session, which is part of the Law School’s Robert W. Kastenmeier Lecture Series.

Wisconsin Law School mobile center offers free legal aid to veterans

August 3, 2016

MADISON – Nearly 300 veterans have been offered free legal assistance since the University of Wisconsin Law School started its Veterans Law Center in November 2012. Laura Smythe wants to help more.

Pre-law scholars program highlights opportunities in law

July 14, 2016

A new program helps promising students from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

Commencement spotlight: Class of 2016

May 9, 2016

Every one of the 6,517 students graduating this week has a unique story to tell about their UW–Madison experience — of challenges overcome, connections forged, contributions made.

Three deans reappointed after 5-year reviews

March 8, 2016

Every five years of their tenure, deans of the university’s schools and colleges undergo a comprehensive review to assess their academic and administrative leadership and performance.

Study finds private prisons keep inmates longer, without reducing future crime

June 10, 2015

A new study finds that inmates in private prisons are likely to serve as many as two to three more months behind bars than those assigned to public prisons and are equally likely to commit more crimes after release, despite industry claims to lower recidivism rates through high-quality and innovative rehabilitation programs.

Immigrant Justice Clinic gets creative to meet the needs of children facing deportation

October 2, 2014

Since last October, the U.S. Border Patrol has apprehended more than 60,000 Central American children who crossed the nation’s southern border on their own.