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Dean's View

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    Dean’s View

    What a pivotal moment we are at as a nation. The COVID-19 pandemic changed all of our lives in an instant. The horrific killing of George Floyd, along with so many other Black men and women who have lost their lives to police brutality, has highlighted systemic racism, and has rallied Americans to join the movement for racial justice.

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  • Dean Margaret Raymond

    Dean Margaret Raymond: A Legacy of Leadership and Service

    Margaret Raymond, UW Law School’s thirteenth dean and the first woman to hold the job, moved to Madison in the summer of 2011 well-prepared to lead.

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    The Case for Compassionate Release

    “I have to grapple with the fact that I come into my clients’ lives only because they are dying,” says Mckenna Kohlenberg.

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    Providing Access to Justice for Immigrants and Asylum Seekers

    Erin Barbato, director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic (IJC) at the University of Wisconsin Law School, has a knot in the pit of her stomach.

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    No Justice. No Peace.

    UW and Marquette law students unite to voice concerns of racial injustice: “UW Law’s Black Law Students Association is giving Marquette University Law School and the University of Wisconsin Law School the opportunity to do the right thing.”

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    Law School in the Time of COVID

    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.

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Alumni Life

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    Alumni News

    Former Governor Tommy Thompson named UW System Interim President, Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day 50 years ago, Aissa Olivarez won the Ilda C. Thomas Award, and more alumni news.

  • Brian Seidl

    Alumni Spotlight: Brian Seidl ’19

    5 things to know about Brian Seidl '19. Includes shining a light on military suicides, joining Save a Warrior and more.

  • Scott Colom

    Scott Colom ’09 Named Forward Under 40 Award Recipient

    As a change-making district attorney in his home state of Mississippi, Scott Colom loves that he has the chance to use the law to achieve justice for all.

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    Perfect Day: Seattle, Washington

    For 2010 graduate Alex Oh, the Emerald City is the perfect place to call home. Intellectual property lawyer by day and vintner by night, Oh is fully immersed in Seattle life. Here’s his guide to …

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    Congratulations, Class of 2018!

    On May 11, 2018, UW Law School honored the Class of 2018 at its annual hooding ceremony. The graduating class selected the Honorable Louis B. Butler Jr. to present the keynote address at its ceremony. …

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    Alumni Activities: In the News

    Seep Paliwal ’15 receives outstanding young lawyer award from Wisconsin State Bar The Young Lawyers Division of the Wisconsin State Bar honored Seep Paliwal with the outstanding young lawyer award for her commitment to serving …

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Class Notes

In Memoriam

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    In Memoriam

    We remember and honor Professor Emeritus Herman Goldstein, Adjunct Professor Steve Levin, and staff member Jane Ford Bennett. The UW Law School also mourns the loss of a recent graduate, Bella Sobah.

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