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Dean's View

  • A headshot photo of Daniel Tokaji.

    Dean’s View – Spring 2023

    Welcome to another exciting edition of our Gargoyle magazine. We’ve got so many gems in this edition, and I can’t wait for you to read about all the wonderful ways University of Wisconsin Law School is shaping narratives.

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  • A headshot photo of Geraldine Hines

    ‘I jumped in with both feet.’

    Geraldine Hines ’71 reflects on Jim Crow-era experiences and resulting political activism in Law School.

  • Sights, Sounds and Emotions

    UW Law graduates recount pivotal moments from Vietnam War-era protests on campus.

  • The five UW Law School Admissions staff smiling in their office.

    Welcome to Admissions

    Law School admissions has changed since you applied, even in the past few years. And guess what? It’s going to change even more.

  • Symmetrical, colorful illustration of flowers, hearts, vines and geometrical patterns. Illustration by Caitlin Newago, Bad River Ojibwe.

    Tribal Law in Action

    The Native Nations Externship Program, established in Fall 2022, builds on UW Law School's rich history of growing community in tribal law.

  • All Ways Forward sign on Bascom

    All Ways Forward Campaign a Huge Success

    University of Wisconsin Law School has completed the largest capital campaign in its history. UW–Madison launched its All Ways Forward comprehensive campaign in October 2015. As a part of this effort, the Law School set the goal of raising $35 million. UW ended its campus-wide campaign in December of 2021 with the Law School exceeding its goal with $49.8 million raised.

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News & Notes

  • A photo of former Beaver Dam City Attorney Maryann Schacht and her daughter, attorney Stephanie Schacht, at a tribute Wednesday honoring Maryann and her late husband, Dave.

    A Pathway to Excellence

    As Wisconsin’s flagship public law school, University of Wisconsin Law School is committed to providing access to legal education and the legal profession for people from a wide variety of backgrounds. A newly established fund will help the Law School make good on that commitment by providing support for Native American students.

  • A headshot photo of David Scwartz.

    New Journal Fills Voids in Law Review Publishing

    As a constitutional law teacher for more than 20 years, David Schwartz increasingly found that history was crucial to understanding the deep structure and essential nature of the Constitution. That’s why, in Fall 2022, he established the Journal of American Constitutional History (JACH), a peer-reviewed, web-based journal publishing high-quality scholarship.

  • A headshot photo of Mark Sidel.

    A Commitment to Study

    Mark Sidel has devoted many years to the study of regulation and policy issues of nonprofits and philanthropic organizations in Asia, first in a number of years working in senior program positions for the Ford Foundation in Beijing, Hanoi, Bangkok and New Delhi, and now in academic life.

  • A headshot photo of Margaret Raymond.

    Law in the Time of COVID Inspires Students to Think About the Next Pandemic

    The Fall 2022 offering Law in the Time of COVID captured a historic, disruptive moment in the development of the law.

  • A black and white photo of James Willard Hurst

    A Hidden Gem

    Recovered manuscripts from the ‘father of modern American legal history’ reveal James Willard Hurst to be a ‘powerful chronicler of the rise of the modern American regulatory state.’

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Alumni Life

In Focus

  • A person wearing feathered head attire while holding a flag with feathers attached.

    Native Nations Flag Ceremony

    The Indigenous Law Students Association (ILSA) and University of Wisconsin Law School honored Wisconsin’s Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous veterans Nov. 4, 2022, during the Native Nations Flag Ceremony at the Pyle Center.

  • hooding ceremony in progress

    In Focus: UW Law Celebrates Spring 2022 Graduates

    University of Wisconsin Law School honored the spring 2022 graduates during an in-person Hooding Ceremony on May 13, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center Exhibition Hall in Madison.

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Class Notes

  • A headshot photo of Solomon H. Ashby, Jr. wearing a gray striped suit with red tie and glasses, standing with his arms crossed, and smiling.

    Class Notes – Spring 2023

    1970s Thomas K. Zander ’77 is the 2022 recipient of the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund’s Howard B. Eisenberg Lifetime Achievement Award. Zander was the executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Inc. from …

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In Memoriam

  • An image of a budding green plant against a blue sky with a bee flying near the leaves.

    In Memoriam – Spring 2023

    John Rowe ’70, Lifetime Supporter of Research and Education at UW A longtime supporter of research and education and a leader in the energy industry, John Rowe ’70 died Sept. 24, 2022. Rowe helped University …

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Last Word

  • Photo of Elizabeth Gracie in office setting.

    Last Word – Spring 2023

    Elizabeth Gracie ’83 dreamed of attending law school, all the while growing up in Wisconsin. Fast forward to 2023: Gracie has a prominent practice representing real estate developers, corporations and not-for-profit organizations in complex property tax matters in Chicago.

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