Volume 42, No. 1 – Fall 2020


Dean's View

  • UW Law Dean Margaret Raymond

    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.

News & Notes

Alumni News

  • tommy thompson

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

In Focus

  • working at home with kids

    In Focus: Making it work from home

    As offices shut down in response to COVID-19, many UW Law alumni found themselves working from home, often alongside new co-workers (looking at you, pets, children, housemates, and significant others).

Class Notes

  • Sign at Alumni Park that says "Make your mark on the world"

    Class Notes, Fall 2020 Issue

    Recent updates about UW Law School Alumni, where they are in their career and what recent news they have to share.

In Memoriam

  • UW Flag

    In Memoriam – Volume 42.1

    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.

Bella Sobah memorial
Bella Sobah passed away unexpectedly on June 18, 2020, just one month after graduating from UW Law School and one week after beginning her job as assistant district attorney in Dane County’s Juvenile Unit. A beloved classmate and friend, talented community leader, and fierce advocate for disability rights and racial justice, Bella will be profoundly missed by the Law School community. Her brother, Elias Sobah, spoke at a candlelight vigil organized by the Black Law Student Association and Bella’s family, calling her “the greatness in all of us.”

Last Word

  • Abigail Churchill

    The Last Word: Abigail Churchill ’15

    "It’s ironic. As a teen growing up in a family full of lawyers, I wanted to do something different. It wasn’t until later I realized I was thinking about law all wrong."