The University of Wisconsin Law School community mourns the loss of Professor Emeritus James E. Jones Jr., who passed away on November 21, 2014, following a lengthy illness. To say that Professor Jones left an indelible mark on UW Law School and the greater legal community is to greatly understate the significance of his legacy.
For years, statistics have painted a bleak picture of the fallout of lawyer burnout. And with that burnout, research shows that attorneys have alarmingly high rates of alcoholism, substance abuse, depression, and suicide. UW Law School aims to do something about that.
Having a conversation with Cody Splitt, a 1949 UW Law School graduate, is the next best thing to scoring a front-row seat to some of 20th-century America’s most pivotal moments. A gifted storyteller, Splitt speaks in vivid detail about growing up during the Great Depression. She can describe precisely how it felt to be one of the first women to serve in the US Navy or what Washington, DC, looked like during the World War II years.