The Law School recently marked a reunion worthy of the school’s history and its graduates. Pete Christianson, J.D. 1977, is a big Badger booster and avid collector of UW Homecoming commemorative buttons, and other memorabilia. Mr. Christianson has a long family history as one of five generations of Badger lawyers. His interest in UW Law’s history would connect him with the Old West and Henry Frawley, another UW Law School alum from 1876, when Frawley’s diploma was put up for auction this past July. It was in the summer of 1877 Henry Frawley moved to Deadwood in the Dakota Territory, and went on to become a noted rancher and frontier attorney. After the passing of the younger Henry “Hank” Frawley last year, his father’s 1876 law degree from the UW went up for bid. Bidding started at $300 and Mr. Christianson got it for $500.
The plan then was to give the diploma as a gift to the Law School ahead of its 150th anniversary this year. Mr. Christianson spoke and presented the Frawley law degree to the Law School at their Feb. 2nd Faculty Meeting. Speaking with local columnist Doug Moe later, Mr. Christianson said of the time spent on the project, “It was a tremendous amount of fun, and I was just so happy after I bought it to find out they actually wanted it.”
The story gets more interesting. As chance would have it, there is another diploma from 1876 hanging in the halls of the Law Library. Clarion Augustine Youmans graduated in the same class as Henry Frawley. Clarion Augustine Youmans made his fortune in Wisconsin and was a prominent resident of Clark County. He wore many hats with great success during his lifetime as a farmer, lawyer, county judge, district attorney, and state senator.
UW Law Professor Emeritus Herman Goldstein has been awarded the 2018 Stockholm Prize in Criminology, as announced today.
This prize recognizes Prof. Goldstein as “the world’s most influential scholar on modern police strategy.”
Goldstein’s seminal 1977 book, “Policing a Free Society” and its 1990 follow-up, “Problem-Oriented Policing,” discussed police authority and discretion as well as conduct and corruption, and posited strategies for improving police function. His strategy of “problem-oriented policing” has been adopted in various forms by a large number of police agencies in the United States and internationally.
Goldstein based much of his early work on his own experiences in the mid-1950s and early 1960s with city management and policing– he spent two years as a researcher for the American Bar Foundation Survey of the Administration of Criminal Justice, observing police operations in Wisconsin and Michigan, and then was executive assistant to O.W. Wilson, the “architect of the professional model of policing” and superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. After these experiences and subsequent writings, Goldstein received a Ford Foundation grant to continue his work within a law school setting, and he joined the Wisconsin law faculty in 1964.
The UW Law Library is pleased to announce our newest law librarian: Emma Babler. Emma will be our new Reference and Technology Librarian, where she will be tasked with assisting students, staff, and anyone who asks a question! Emma comes to us from the UNLV Law Library but received both her MLS and JD from the University of Wisconsin.
Welcome, Emma! We’re excited to be working with you!
Each year, the Law Library creates a new Faculty READ Poster to be added to our collection. This year, we were lucky enough to have emeritus professors Bill Whitford and Stewart Macaulay grace the poster. If you are in the library, be sure to check it out, as it is on temporary display near the reference desk. Big thanks to Mike Hall (our photographer) and a gigantic thanks to Mary Jo Koranda for coordinating and creating the poster layout. It looks great, and we are happy to share it with the world! Check out our other faculty READ posters on our Pinterest page.
WisEye has created a Campaign 2012 Voter Guide with interviews and information on candidates in the November 6th general election.
From their email announcement:
WisEye’s Campaign 2012 Voter Guide has over 140 U.S. Senate, U.S. House, state Senate and Assembly candidates interviews conducted by senior producer and veteran journalist, Steve Walters. Taped throughout the state — La Crosse, Eau Claire, Wausau, Green Bay , Wauwatosa, and Madison — watch the 10-minute state candidate interviews and full 30-minute federal candidate interviews on-demand, anytime at wiseye.org.
Wisconsin students can study for their SAT and ACT exams for free on a new state Web site. KnowHow2GoWisconsin announced Friday that its Web site now has tutorials and interactive practice sessions for the two college entrance exams as well as the graduate school exam known as the GRE.
Milwaukee and Madison-area public library patrons can also use LearningExpressLibrary which features test prep for the SAT, ACT, GRE and many other exams, including the LSAT.