Law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies are needed to participate in the 2017 Diversity Clerkship Program. Through the program, employers provide students with the opportunity to build legal practice skills and knowledge, and student clerks gain practical legal experience.
As a successful international business and finance lawyer and a dedicated human rights advocate, Walter White Jr. did not grow up respecting the rule of law. Rather, he grew up respecting the lawyers who changed the law to make it more just. His experiences growing up amid myriad injustices informed his advocacy for human rights and encouraging diversity within the legal profession.
May 6, 2015 – Alabama public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson is a tireless advocate for indigent defendants, prisoners, and kids sentenced to die in prison. But he’s also a powerful voice for change in America’s justice system, and he’s coming to Wisconsin June 25.
Jan. 2, 2013 – In 2009, Wisconsin passed a domestic partnership law granting certain rights to same-sex couples who live together. A lawsuit challenged the law as unconstitutional. Recently, a state appeals court upheld the law in a case likely headed for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Sept. 5, 2012 – New Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulations may complicate an employer's ability to protect against age discrimination claims. In this article, Geoffrey S. Trotier explains how lawyers can and should advise their employer clients to address the new rules.