Dear UW Law Graduates, As this issue goes to press, we are nearly two years into the pandemic, and I’m now in the middle of my second year as dean of UW Law. We are very fortunate to have a return to something like normalcy in the fall semester.
The University of Wisconsin Law School has strengthened its faculty with two new hires, Nate Atkinson and Stephanie Holmes Didwania, who join in a long tradition of excellence in research and teaching.
A UW Law School alum's pursuit of justice reemerges in a long-lost film, now found. Lloyd Barbee ’56 was just a few years out of law school and the president of the local NAACP branch when he and two friends hatched a plan to use hidden cameras to document and expose housing discrimination in Madison.
New flexibilities offer more student opportunities. Long known as a pioneer in the field of clinical education, UW Law School’s robust clinical programs are no stranger to innovation.
UW Law’s strategic plan unites new priorities with historical commitments. Ask Dean Dan Tokaji when work first began on the strategic plan that was approved by the faculty of the University of Wisconsin Law School this past May, and his answer is as clear and concise as the plan itself.
News & Notes
Statistics for the Entering Class of 2021, an excerpt from an op-ed by UW Law Professor Asifa Quraishi-Landes, vaccination rates for the UW Law School, and information about a Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic video series that helps small businesses.
The University of Wisconsin Law School is pleased to announce that Michael States will serve as the inaugural associate dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Tonya Brito awarded grant to support project on ‘Race, Class, and Gender Inequality and Access to Civil Justice’
Tonya Brito, Burrus-Bascom Professor of Law, was awarded an Understanding and Reducing Inequalities Initiative Program Research Grant from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
“Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we’re facing as humanity, and it’s affecting the entire world,” says Sumudu Atapattu, director of research centers at UW Law School and an expert in international environmental law and human rights.
Professors Mertz, Klug emphasize law-in-action and interdisciplinary, empirical study of law in new book
Wisconsin’s roots in the law-in-action tradition run deep, and the new Research Handbook on Modern Legal Realism could help that philosophy branch out at other law schools.
Professor Kathryn Hendley's interest in the Russia and eventual graduate studies coincided with Mikhail Gorbachev’s leadership at the time of the breakup of the Soviet Union, events that opened up the country — and a world of research possibilities.
The UW Law School launched a new center to support Wisconsin’s DREAMers, an all-encompassing term describing individuals who have lived in the United States without official lawful status since coming to the country as a minor.
In response to the rising need for eviction defense, the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Economic Justice Institute (EJI) was awarded funding to provide dedicated legal assistance for eviction services.
The University of Wisconsin Law School has created a $1 million Faculty Recruitment and Retention Fund. The fund will help UW Law expand its tenure-track faculty from twenty-nine to thirty-five people over the next five years, a planned increase of some 20 percent.
“If we want to preserve and improve state democracy, we have to first understand it,” said Associate Professor of Law Miriam Seifter in a recent podcast interview.
Jo Deen B. Lowe ’85, JoAnn Jones ’86, Wendi Huling ’01, and Michelle Greendeer-Rave ’98 moderated campus discussion on treaties, as the marquee event of Treaty Day 2021.
Tatiana Shiraski ’18 named Young Lawyers Division's Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year; Thomas Barrett ’80 nominated for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg; UW Law Grads Kelliann Blazek ’14 and Jessica Shoemaker ’04 lead on rural issues.
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These Cane Toss photos underscore the difference a year can make, from Spring 2021 to Fall 2021.