On Family Law:
Is There a Formula for That?
Many legal issues in family law can be resolved by applying a mathematical formula, such as for setting child support or spousal maintenance. When determining marital property for purposes of division, gifted or inherited property is excluded, unless excluding it creates a hardship for the noninheriting spouse. Determining “hardship” is an issue that requires a lawyer’s advocacy skills rather than a math equation.
Juvenile Justice in Wisconsin: Where are We Now?
"If you can't be fair to kids you can't be fair to anyone," says State Public Defender Devon Lee. While Wisconsin has a lot of protections for kids in the juvenile justice system, it also has areas to work on. She explains where the system stands today.
Put Wellness First: Law Students Reduce the Stigma of Mental Health Challenges
The message of the U.W. law students is: put health and wellness first, and the rest will follow. And they want the students to know that they are not the only ones dealing with ongoing stress and occasional panic. They are helping their classmates to stay mentally fit to cope with the stresses of law school – and life.