Winter 2014

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outsidethebox1Outside the Box

From leading a nonprofit to directing a university athletics program, UW Law alums demonstrate how their legal education served as a springboard for — and how it continues to inspire — unexpected careers.

startupsceneThe Next Big Thing: Wisconsin’s Startup Scene Heats Up

A vibrant startup community is steadily gaining momentum in Wisconsin, due in no small part to UW Law School’s Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic and innovative UW Law alumni.

sealevelsrealRising Sea Levels Highlight Inequities —and Legal Uncertainty

Sumudu Atapattu, associate director of the Global Legal Studies program, asks what happens when small island nations disappear due to rising sea levels. Can they exist as sovereign nations without territory?

Events

2013 Class Reunions

Second Annual Madison Women in Law Event

Second Annual Dean’s Summit

People

Bridget Brennan ’83, NYC Special Narcotics Prosecutor, Shares Career Advice with UW Law Students

Merigold Melli Honored with Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, Workshop

A Dean’s View

Local Justice for International Crime – Professor Alexandra Huneeus studies Latin American model

In Brief

Professor Tonya Brito Wins Grant to Study Legal Access for Poor

Heinz Klug: Reflections on Nelson Mandela’s Legacy

In Focus: Scenes Around the Law School

Former Nixon Counselor John Dean Shares Ethics Lessons at Annual Kastenmeier Lecture