Dean’s View – Spring 2023
Welcome to another exciting edition of our Gargoyle magazine. We’ve got so many gems in this edition, and I can’t wait for you to read about all the wonderful ways University of Wisconsin Law School is shaping narratives.
Tribal Law in Action
The Native Nations Externship Program, established in Fall 2022, builds on UW Law School's rich history of growing community in tribal law.
Sights, Sounds and Emotions
UW Law graduates recount pivotal moments from Vietnam War-era protests on campus.
‘I jumped in with both feet.’
Geraldine Hines ’71 reflects on Jim Crow-era experiences and resulting political activism in Law School.
Welcome to Admissions
Law School admissions has changed since you applied, even in the past few years. And guess what? It’s going to change even more.
News & Notes
In Brief – Spring 2023
"Stars in Pro Bono Work," "Mark Sidel Named Honorary Professor at Liverpool Law School," "David Schwartz Appointed Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor" and more news.
UW Law Lives in the Executive Office of the President
Few have a clue about the inner workings of the federal government, and even fewer could tell you what goes on inside the Executive Office of the President. But Anuj Desai, Volkman-Bascom professor of law at University of Wisconsin Law School, can.
‘We, the Mediated People’
New book by Joshua Braver explores the perils and promises of illegal constitution-making by ‘the people.’
A Hidden Gem
Recovered manuscripts from the ‘father of modern American legal history’ reveal James Willard Hurst to be a ‘powerful chronicler of the rise of the modern American regulatory state.’
Law in the Time of COVID Inspires Students to Think About the Next Pandemic
The Fall 2022 offering Law in the Time of COVID captured a historic, disruptive moment in the development of the law.
A Commitment to Study
Mark Sidel has devoted many years to the study of regulation and policy issues of nonprofits and philanthropic organizations in Asia, first in a number of years working in senior program positions for the Ford Foundation in Beijing, Hanoi, Bangkok and New Delhi, and now in academic life.
New Journal Fills Voids in Law Review Publishing
As a constitutional law teacher for more than 20 years, David Schwartz increasingly found that history was crucial to understanding the deep structure and essential nature of the Constitution. That’s why, in Fall 2022, he established the Journal of American Constitutional History (JACH), a peer-reviewed, web-based journal publishing high-quality scholarship.
A Pathway to Excellence
As Wisconsin’s flagship public law school, University of Wisconsin Law School is committed to providing access to legal education and the legal profession for people from a wide variety of backgrounds. A newly established fund will help the Law School make good on that commitment by providing support for Native American students.
Upcoming Events – Spring 2023
Learn more about upcoming events at University of Wisconsin Law School.
From Helpless to Empowered
Now a third-year student at University of Wisconsin Law School, Karen Suárez Jiménez has experienced the thrill of helping clients win their asylum cases through the Immigrant Justice Clinic.
A Calling to Public Defense
Even as a middle schooler, Clayton Cavanaugh knew he wanted to go to law school to become a public defender. He wasn’t satisfied with the world he saw reflected in the media or overheard in snippets of adults’ conversations.
Making Space for Belonging
Jodi Chung doesn’t let barriers stand in her way. Until age 6, she lived in an orphanage in China and was unable to walk because of congenital hip dysplasia. After she was adopted by a Wisconsin couple, she worked hard to learn English and powered through excruciating physical therapy after multiple surgeries.
From Teacher to Student
Building community, advocating for others and helping them to advocate for themselves: These are the things that drive Taylor Gilbertson (a second-year Law student) and that brought her to University of Wisconsin Law School.
Ringhand Helps Students ‘Think Deeply About Important Issues’
The path to becoming a law professor wasn’t a straight one for Lori Ringhand ’97, a nationally known U.S. Supreme Court scholar.
A Workhorse in Congress
At the time of his retirement, Jim Sensenbrenner ’68 was the most senior member of the Wisconsin delegation and the second most senior member in the House.
Class Notes – Spring 2023
1970s Thomas K. Zander ’77 is the 2022 recipient of the Wisconsin Equal Justice Fund’s Howard B. Eisenberg Lifetime Achievement Award. Zander was the executive director of the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee Inc. from …
Kathryn Jackson ’11: From Entrepreneur to Consultant
Kathryn Jackson ’11 is perfectly suited to help entrepreneurs. Because she’s literally been in their shoes.
In Memoriam – Spring 2023
John Rowe ’70, Lifetime Supporter of Research and Education at UW A longtime supporter of research and education and a leader in the energy industry, John Rowe ’70 died Sept. 24, 2022. Rowe helped University …
Last Word – Spring 2023
Elizabeth Gracie ’83 dreamed of attending law school, all the while growing up in Wisconsin. Fast forward to 2023: Gracie has a prominent practice representing real estate developers, corporations and not-for-profit organizations in complex property tax matters in Chicago.
Native Nations Flag Ceremony
The Indigenous Law Students Association (ILSA) and University of Wisconsin Law School honored Wisconsin’s Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous veterans Nov. 4, 2022, during the Native Nations Flag Ceremony at the Pyle Center.