For more than 150 years, the University of Wisconsin Law School has trained lawyers to be agile and responsive to the real world. Never were the benefits of its law-in-action focus more evident than in 2020, when COVID-19 suddenly upended life worldwide, including at UW–Madison.
Sifting and Winnowing
Exploring the facts and fictions behind UW Law School legends and lore.
UW Law School to launch UW-Madison’s first fully funded chair honoring an African American professor
The University of Wisconsin Law School has announced the creation of an endowed faculty chair in honor of the late Professor James E. Jones Jr.
“This is a school that produces consequential people — from Bob LaFollette to Tammy Baldwin, from Tommy Thompson to Vel Phillips, from Jim Sensenbrenner to Gaylord Nelson.”
Missing gargoyle returns to UW Law School after nearly 70 years
Some families have a dog or cat. Maybe a goldfish or two. The Been family had a gargoyle… But after nearly 70 years, it came back to its original home at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Law in Action: Our Foundation, Our Future
There’s an old story about the University of Wisconsin Law School dean and the Harvard Law dean meeting in the 1960s while Wisconsin professor Willard Hurst was still chipping away at his fifteen-year project on the lumber industry.
Nine Lessons from Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan
US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan doesn’t often get away from her work in the nation’s capital to visit university campuses, so her visit to University of Wisconsin Law School was special. In addition to …
Whether in the courtroom or in her chocolate shop, Syovata Edari is finding success on her own terms. An accomplished trial lawyer, Syovata “Vata” Edari ’01 never expected to become a full-time professional chocolatier. When …
Better, but not good enough: Women still are few and far between on corporate boards
Op-Ed by Professor Yaron Nili A year ago, State Street Advisors, one of the largest institutional investors in the country, commissioned the “Fearless Girl” statue as a symbol of increased attention by investors and the …
Two employment attorneys discuss workplace discrimination lawyering
Wisconsin attorneys Peter Fox ’01 and Rebecca Salawdeh ’96 have spent their careers representing plaintiffs in workplace disputes. In a presentation to law students, they shared a few lessons on litigating sexual harassment cases. Harassment …