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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
Introducing Dean Daniel P. Tokaji
Daniel P. Tokaji has been named dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School, effective August 1, 2020.
News & Notes: In Brief
RJP on 60 Minutes, A New Audio Series, VOCA Restraining Order Clinic, Wisconsin Innocence Project news, and more.
David Schwartz’s book examines 200-year history of McCulloch v. Maryland
David Schwartz’s new book came out last fall, just in time to mark a bicentennial birthday.
Three pillars of clinical education retire
With the recent retirements of Professors Meg Gaines, Michele LaVigne, and Marsha Mansfield, UW Law School bids farewell to three legends in clinical legal education.
‘Often our communities feel invisible’
Q&A with leaders of UW’s Indigenous Law Students Association, Catelin Aiwohi and Lorenzo Gudino.
Steven Wright’s new political thriller
The Coyotes of Carthage, Professor Steven Wright’s debut novel on the power of dark money in local politics, came out this spring.
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 ’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.
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: 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, 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 – 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.
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."
Commencement: A Virtual Celebration for the Class of 2020
Although physically apart, the UW Law School community came together in Badger spirit to celebrate the Class of 2020 on May 15.