150th Anniversary Issue
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.
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.
"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."
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.
Exploring the facts and fictions behind UW Law School legends and lore.
150th Anniversary Articles
Step aside, Cookies ‘n’ Cream. Move over, Mocha Macchiato. Marberry v. Madison, a sweet treat that only happens once in 150 years, was selected as UW Law’s official sesquicentennial ice cream.
One of Homecoming’s biggest spectacles doesn’t involve the marching band or the football team, but a group of third-year law students with canes charging down the field toward Camp Randall Stadium’s south end-zone before kickoff.
In 1868, the Law Department opened with fifteen students. The program, a year-long course of study, was held in the State Capitol. It wasn’t until 1893 that the first law building opened on Bascom Hill.
Now in its fiftieth year, the Legal Educational Opportunities (LEO) Banquet celebrates our successes and reaffirms our commitment to maintaining one of the most interesting and dynamic learning environments in the US.