Upcoming Events – Spring 2023

Learn more about UW Law events, including those highlighted here, on our events page.

March 31–April 1, 2023

Coming Together of Peoples Conference

Attend the 37th annual Coming Together of Peoples Conference, the longest running student-led Indian law conference in the country.

April 17, 2023

A headshot image of Shannon Speed.
Shannon Speed

Mildred Fish-Harnack Lecture

Professor Shannon Speed will give the 2023 Mildred Fish-Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture. The lecture is named after Mildred Fish-Harnack, a Milwaukee native who was a University of Wisconsin–Madison student in the 1920s. While living in Germany, Fish-Harnack assisted in the escape of German Jews and political dissidents. She is the only American civilian executed under the personal instruction of Adolf Hitler for her resistance to the Nazi regime.

This lectureship is designed to promote greater understanding of human rights and democracy and enrich international studies at the university. The 2023 event will take place 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2023, in the Alumni Lounge at the Pyle Center.

May 12, 2023

A photo of the UW Law Hooding Ceremony with students wearing robes and standing in a line on a stage.

UW Law School Hooding Ceremony

The Hooding Ceremony is an annual event hosted by the Law School to celebrate and recognize students receiving their law degrees. The ceremony is open to law students, friends and families and features a keynote as well as faculty and student speakers—all chosen by the Class of 2023.

The event will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2023, at the Monona Terrace and Convention Center. The Law School will also provide a livestream of the ceremony.

Visit our Spring Commencement page to learn more.