UW Law School Newsletter - Faculty http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/Faculty/ en-us Copyright 1998-2019 Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System Michele LaVigne: Language impairment made Brendan Dassey prime candidate for falsely confessing to murder http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7425 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7425 Fri, 1 Nov 2019 00:00:00 CDT Charles Irish discusses trade disruptions and other hurdles Wisconsin farmers face http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7414 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7414 Mon, 28 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT Steve Wright and Carrie Sperling among 250 petitioning governor for Brendan Dassey's release http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7408 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7408 Fri, 25 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT Julia Sherman discusses new report on economic toll of binge drinking in Wisconsin http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7407 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7407 Fri, 25 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT International law ill equipped to deal with people crossing borders due to climate disasters, says Sumudu Atapattu http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7405 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7405 Fri, 25 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT Jennifer Binkley is UW Law's new Family Court Clinic director http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7400 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7400 The University of Wisconsin Law School welcomed Jennifer Binkley to its faculty this fall. Binkley is the new director of the Law Schools Family Court Clinic , which offers basic legal services in divorce, paternity, child placement and custody cases, and other matters related to family law. Jennifer Binkley People generally seek the clinics support because they can't afford the services of an attorney, and that usually means going it alone in family court. Under Binkleys supervision, law students provide a variety of services free of charge, which can make a big difference for litigants, she says. For example, students may assist clients with preparing and filing court documents, making sure clients know their rights, and explaining what to expect in court. Theres a tremendous need for good and affordable family law attorneys in Dane County, says Binkley. When people have access to these services, they have better outcomes and feel represented and heard in the legal system." Binkley has practiced family law ever since earning her UW Law degree in 2001. Most recently, she was director of Community Justice, Inc., a non-profit agency that serves the legal needs of South Central Wisconsins poor and underrepresented. She also chairs the Dane County Bar Delivery of Legal Services Committee, which works to create, expand and maintain area legal service programs. Binkley has extensive experience educating law students, too. She developed a partnership between Community Justice, Inc. and the Dane County Bar Association to help train hundreds of lawyers and law students to deliver pro bono services. She also worked with dozens of law students as law clerks and interns. Besides learning the fundamentals of family law, Binkley hopes students in Family Court Clinic develop a deeper understanding of the gap in legal services for the poor. She believes the clinic experience at UW Law fosters a public service ethic that students take with them after graduation, no matter how they eventually use their degrees. As students move on in their own careers, I want them to learn that there is room in any legal career to use their skills in service to their communities through pro bono and public interest lawyering, she says. Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT Separation of powers case before state Supreme Court could set Wisconsin apart, says Miriam Seifter http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7394 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7394 Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT Police review committee that Keith Findley chaired releases final report; Findley comments http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7393 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7393 Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT Richard Monette and Menominee Nation win $1 million award to reclaim tribally driven food system http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7389 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7389 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT Lawmakers propose changes to nut milk, plant-based meat labels; Steph Tai weighs in http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7387 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7387 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT Ken Streit discusses Wisconsin's incarceration rates for marijuana offenders http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7386 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7386 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT Peter Carstensen discusses the changing outlook for Wisconsin's ag industry http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7383 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7383 Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT Steph Tai discusses proposed restrictions on meat and dairy labeling http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7370 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7370 Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT Anne Smith receives Excellence in Entrepreneurial Education award from Wisconsin Technology Council http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7369 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7369 Fri, 11 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT Sumudu Atapattu says climate change is a human rights issue http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7359 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7359 Mon, 7 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT Law School Dean Raymond to step down in July http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7351 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7351 Fri, 4 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT Michele LaVigne's research on Brendan Dassey confession cited in clemency petition http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7345 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7345 Thu, 3 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT Howard Erlanger discusses how his son Jeff inspired Tom Hanks to portray Mr. Rogers in upcoming film http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7344 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7344 Thu, 3 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT Campus definitions of sexual consent often surpass legal standards, says Cecelia Klingele http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7341 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7341 Tue, 1 Oct 2019 00:00:00 CDT Fox, Stites join UW Law's Legal Research and Writing faculty http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7340 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7340 The University of Wisconsin Law School welcomed Ashby Fox and Alison Stites to its Legal Research Writing faculty last month. Both began their teaching duties this fall. Ashby Fox Prior to joining UW Law, Ashby Fox was a commercial litigation attorney and partner at Burr Forman in Atlanta. In this role, she litigated cases for both plaintiffs and defendants involving misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, defamation, fraud, and other business disputes. She founded and led the firms Women in Business Initiative; she also launched a pro bono initiative in which volunteer attorneys and staff members help caregivers obtain legal guardianships over ill or disabled minors and incapacitated adults. Fox earned her J.D. with honors from Emory University School of Law, where she later taught pretrial litigation. She was also on faculty at Emorys Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques, an intensive trial training course modeled after the National Institute for Trial Advocacys program. Alison Stites Alison Stites most recently served as a commercial litigation attorney at Rathje Woodward in Madison. Her responsibilities at the firm including drafting motions, making oral arguments, directing case strategy through discovery and at trial, taking and defending depositions, preparing witnesses to give testimony, drafting post-trial motions, conducting settlement negotiations and drafting settlement agreements. Before holding this position, Stites worked as in-house attorney for ACT, Inc., Alliant Energy, and for the Division of Sponsored Programs at the University of Iowa. Stites graduated cum laude from American Universitys Washington College of Law. Her teaching experience includes courses in benefits management and legal risk management for the Wisconsin School of Business at UW-Madison. She also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Iowas Tippie College of Business, where she taught Intro to Law, Legal Ethics, and Employment Law and Discrimination. Mon, 30 Sep 2019 00:00:00 CDT Law in Action: Faculty discuss UW Law's foundation and its future http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7338 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7338 Mon, 30 Sep 2019 00:00:00 CDT WeWork's ex-CEO stays on as board chair; Yaron Nili weighs in http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7339 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7339 Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 CDT When doctors trained to spot child abuse get it wrong, families are torn apart; Keith Findley comments http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7337 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7337 Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 CDT How is the law responding to new playback and distribution technologies? BJ Ard discusses http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7336 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7336 Fri, 27 Sep 2019 00:00:00 CDT Renagh O'Leary named to 'Up and Coming Lawyers' list http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7313 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7313 Renagh O'Leary Renagh OLeary has been named to Wisconsin Law Journal's Up and Coming Lawyers list for 2019. OLeary is a clinical assistant professor in UW Law Schools Legal Assistance to Institutionalized Persons project. According to Wisconsin Law Journal, The honorees chosen for this award are on the fast track to making a significant impact on the legal profession. They represent determination in legal work, in community betterment and in improving their own law firms. OLeary joins seven UW Law alumni who are receiving the honor this year: Nina Beck 12 Godfrey Kahn Truscenialyn Brooks-Williams 11 Perkins Coie Eric Heywood 10 Wisconsin State Public Defender Christine Heywood 11 Wisconsin State Public Defender Erin Rome 13 Palmersheim Dettmann Maura Ross 15 Wisconsin State Public Defender John Tokarz 11 Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren A ceremony honoring these and other award winners will be held Sept. 18 in Milwaukee. Wed, 18 Sep 2019 00:00:00 CDT Yaron Nili is first to be featured in new UW Law Library podcast http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7319 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7319 Tue, 17 Sep 2019 00:00:00 CDT Peter Carstensen: Legal pressure is ramping up for Facebook and Google as states attorneys general launch investigations http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7304 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7304 Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:00:00 CDT What do young lawyers want? To add value, find purpose and use their degree in fulfilling ways, says Megan Heneke http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7301 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7301 Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:00:00 CDT Keith Findley describes how police prosecutors' tunnel vision can lead to wrongful convictions http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7298 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7298 Mon, 9 Sep 2019 00:00:00 CDT To anticipate the future of forensic science, Mitra Sharafi looks at the British Empire's past http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7294 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7294 Wed, 4 Sep 2019 00:00:00 CDT U.S. chicken industry accused of conspiring to keep immigrant wages down; Peter Carstensen comments http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7293 http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7293 Wed, 4 Sep 2019 00:00:00 CDT Why don't undocumented migrants who marry citizens automatically become citizens? Erin Barbato explains http://law.wisc.edu/newsletter/article.php?iArticleID=7288 h