Tag Law School

Jim Martin made his mark in sports and law as player, coach, judge

August 6, 2019

Martin was an assistant coach for the UW football team from 1970 to 1974 and a student at UW Law School from 1974 to 1976. He went on to serve as a Madison city attorney and later as a respected jurist and strong advocate for equal justice.

UW partnerships take 1st, 2nd in Alliance for the American Dream competition

June 28, 2019

LIFT Dane shared first place for its plan to help Dane County families who are weighed down by fixable civil legal problems and We Care for Dane Kids shared second place with its multi-pronged approach to transform the county's early childhood and after school care sectors.

Chair to honor civil rights trailblazer James E. Jones Jr.

April 24, 2019

“Professor Jones was a towering figure here at the Law School. The chair bearing his name will continue his memory and legacy here forever,” says Law School Dean Margaret Raymond.

UW-Madison graduate programs ranked high by U.S. News in 2020 guide

March 12, 2019

The School of Education was the highest-rated public school of education and ranked third overall. Business, engineering, nursing, law and other graduate programs also ranked highly.

UW Law School launches clinic to aid domestic violence victims

October 25, 2018

For domestic violence victims seeking protection from an abusive partner, restraining orders are often a first line of defense. The new clinic aims to help them get those orders.

Stone survivors: Law School gargoyles reunited after nearly 70 years apart

September 18, 2018

Some families have a dog or cat; the Been family has a gargoyle. Now, it’s going back to its original home at the University of Wisconsin Law School — and the intriguing story of its loss and recovery is being told.

Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic director selected for new business law fellowship

December 7, 2017

Anne Smith hopes to use the fellowship to advance a new strategic initiative that would allow the clinic to automate some of its processes so it can serve more clients.

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.