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Wisconsin, Beer, and Biotechnology
George Brown says the Biotech and the Law Global Conference and Expo will bring three key communities together – science, business, law – to understand their connections, learn their challenges and opportunities, and build relationships.
Do Things You Hate
If you only spend time on the things you do well, you can’t get any better. Deanne Koll says doing the things you dislike doing will eventually make you a better lawyer and your firm more functional.
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Court of Appeals Digest
In this column, Profs. Daniel D. Blinka and Thomas J. Hammer summarize select published opinions of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. Full-text decisions are linked below.
These summaries are provided by the Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR), an agency of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The OLR assists the court in supervising the practice of law and protecting the public from misconduct by lawyers.
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Understanding Police Use of Deadly Force
“Understanding Police Use of Deadly Force,” by U.W. Law School’s Black Law Students Association and Latino Law Students Association, produced by WHA Public Television, winner of a State Bar of Wisconsin 2015 Legal Innovator Award.
$250 DNA Surcharge “Not Punitive,” Does Not Violate Constitution
Oct. 30, 2015 – Tabitha A. Scruggs was convicted for burglary, and the court imposed a $250 DNA surcharge on her at her sentencing. Scruggs filed a motion asking for the $250 DNA surcharge to be vacated, as she felt it was punitive and violated the ex post facto clauses of the U.S. and Wisconsin Constitutions.