News & Notes

With help from the Restorative Justice Project, Afriqah Imani met and forgave her son’s killer. Imani (right) asked the project to coordinate a meeting upon Gabriel Smith’s (left) release from prison. Jonathan Scharrer, director of the Restorative Justice Project, facilitated the meeting.


Anne Smith and students
Anne Smith ’83 (front center) was named a Wisconsin Legal Innovator by Wisconsin Lawyer for her work in establishing and directing the Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic. The clinic guides entrepreneurs and small businesses through a maze of complicated legal issues.


The Veterans Law Center received a $5,000 gift from Habush Habush & Rottier, a Wisconsin-based law firm, to support legal services for area veterans. The center provides free advice, information, and referrals to veterans in need of civil legal assistance.

Moot court is 18th program in the nation

University of Wisconsin Law School ranks 18th in the nation for its moot court program, according to the National Jurist magazine.  UW Law, which sends 16 or 17 teams to competitions across the country annually, finished strong last year, including first-place wins in the Wechsler First Amendment Competition and the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament.

Kris Turner, reference and technology services librarian, was selected by the Wisconsin Library Association’s New Member Round Table as the recipient of its 2014 Rising Star Award.


Picture of book called "Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust"Frank Tuerkheimer co-authored the book Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust, published by New York University Press. The book uncovers 10 “forgotten trials” of the Holocaust, selected from the many Nazi trials that have taken place over the course of the last seven decades. It showcases how perpetrators of the Holocaust were dealt with in courtrooms around the world, revealing how different legal systems responded to the horrors of the Holocaust.

Brian Stevenson

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice.”
Bryan Stevenson, Kastenmeier Lecture