By the Numbers: The Entering Class of 2021
Monuments and Memorials
“Monuments and memorials should help us learn about our history and grow from it. When we were asked to opine about all the ways American Muslims suffered in the aftermath of 9/11, we knew it wasn’t enough. We want to also talk about what this means for today. What does this mean for oppression in all its forms right now? And then the really difficult question: are we complicit in any of it? Abuse of power hurts not just the abused, but also the abuser. Everyone needs to heal from these past harms, so we all must ask these questions. We could start on anniversaries. What if every commemoration of every atrocity was a step on a path toward truth and reconciliation? Maybe, then, we could see our way out of this dangerous cycle, heal the fractures in our society, and finally write a new American story.”
— Asifa Quraishi-Landes, in an op-ed co-written with Farah Brelvi for commondreams.org.
UW Law Vaccination Rate
Although the UW–Madison campus does not have a vaccine mandate, the Law School community has some of the highest rates of vaccination on campus, with 97% of employees and 96% of students vaccinated.
Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic video series helps small businesses
The L&E Clinic, in partnership with Wisconsin’s Small Business Development Center, created a number of how-to video series as a resource for the state’s small business owners and entrepreneurs. With seven videos in total, the series offers insight on common legal questions entrepreneurs ask. Topics include trademarks and copyright, business entity types, choosing a lawyer for small business, worker classification, operating agreements, creating legal entities, and employment agreements and employee handbooks. The series can be viewed at law.wisc.edu/uwle.