I’m pleased to announced that the entire run of the University of Wisconsin Law School’s alumni newsletter, The Gargoyle, has been digitized and is freely available on our Web site. The collection spans from volume 1 (1969) to the present.
The digitization project was organized by the UW Law Library in collaboration with Technology Services. It was graciously funded by the Benchers Society.
The collection is currently browse-able by issue and article title. A search box will be added soon.
The Winter/Spring 2008 edition of The Gargoyle is now available online. The Gargoyle is the alumni magazine of the University of Wisconsin Law School. Here is a list of featured articles:
- Studying the Police
The Law School’s pioneering program of researching and teaching about the police is beginning a new chapter in the age of the Internet.
- How I Got Here
Professor Herman Goldstein, known internationally for his groundbreaking approach to studying the police, looks back on the decisions and twists of fate that brought him to Wisconsin.
- Everything You Need to Know About Impaired Driving
Nina Emerson ’92, director of the Law School’s unique Resource Center on Impaired Driving, “knows OWI law better than anyone else.”
- Helping Today’s Patients, Training Tomorrow’s Professionals
The Center for Patient Partnerships is thriving as Director Meg Gaines ’83 and her multidisciplinary staff and students join to advocate for clients facing serious illnesses.
- On Behalf of Children
Five years after the three founders of the Children’s Justice Project first discussed their passion for helping children in the legal system, the student group is flourishing.
The Law Library is very pleased to report that two of our staff members have received UW Madison Library Service Awards.
Michael Morgalla, our Faculty Liaison, received the award for classified staff. Mike works with our Law School faculty on current awareness, obtaining resources across the campus, verifying citations, charging out material from special collections, and addressing basic reference questions.
Steven Weber received a student award. Steve has worked in numerous departments including reference, collections, administrative office and circulation as lead desk worker. Steve is also currently attending library school here at UW Madison.
Both Mike and Steve are tremendous assets to the Law Library and we were so pleased to see them honored with these awards.
For more information about other Library Service Award winners, see Libraries@UW-Madison.
New faculty scholarship from the UW Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series from the Legal Scholarship Network (SSRN).
- Do Bits Really Work? Revisiting the Empirical Link between Investment Treaties and Foreign Direct Investment
Jason W. Yackee, University of Wisconsin Law School
- Wiretapping before the Wires: The Post Office and the Birth of Communications Privacy
Anuj C. Desai, University of Wisconsin Law School
- Taxation as a Global Socio-Legal Phenomenon
Allison Christians, University of Wisconsin Law School
Steven Dean, Brooklyn Law School
Diane M. Ring, Boston College – Law School
Adam H. Rosenzweig, Washington University, St. Louis – School of Law
- The Elastic Tournament: The Second Transformation of the Big Law Firm
Marc Galanter, University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison
William D. Henderson, Indiana University School of Law-Bloomington
As of the first of the year, the Wisconsin Women’s Law Journal is now the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society. From the announcement:
The new name is more closely aligned with the Journal’s mission statement. For twenty-two years, the Journal has been seeking scholarship that, “examine[s] the intersection of law and gender with issues of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation.” As the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, we will continue to publish articles with this content, now under a more inclusive name that acknowledges the impact of gender on the legal system, without reference to one sex.
See also the announcement of their upcoming symposium, “Working From the World Up: Equality’s Future” on March 14th and 15th, 2008.
Several of the UW Law School’s legal clinics/projects are featured in the latest edition of The Third Branch. They include:
- Family Law Assistance Center
- Small Claims Clinic
- Family Court Assistance Project
- Restraining Order Clinic
These programs, developed by the Dane County Bar Association and the UW Law School, are designed to assist self-represented litigants at the Dane County Courthouse.
The latest edition of The Gargoyle, the UW Madison Law School alumni magazine, is now available online.
On a research note, I’d like to draw your attention to an article I contributed about the various library services available to UW Law School alumni and others (see page 8). This includes document delivery, databases, current awareness services, and reference assistance.
Other highlights from this Summer 2007 issue include:
- Constitutional Law in Action
Professors Richard Monette, Heinz Klug, and Brady Williamson have used their expertise in constitutional law in a very concrete way: helping nations to create their own constitutions.
- Clinical Legal Education: It’s For All Kinds of Lawyers
Contrary to the misconception that clinical legal education always involves criminal law, the Law School’s 13 clinics help students develop professionalism and skills for all fields of law.
- How I Got Here
Professor Marygold Melli decided in eighth grade that she wanted to be a lawyer. She met — and surmounted — challenges all along the way from a legal profession that wasn’t ready to admit women.
- A Plan Called LRAP
Careers in public interest law can seem out of reach for graduates carrying the burden of debt that grew as they paid for their education. The Law School is building a Loan Repayment Assistance Program to help out.
You may have noticed that WisBlawg was unavailable late last week. It was because the Law School’s server was down to make the switch to the newly redesigned UW Law School Web site. Check it out!
A new issue of the SSRN UW Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series was released yesterday. Articles include:
- “Renegotiations and Settlements: Dr. Pangloss’ Notes on the Margins of David Campbell’s Papers” by STEWART MACAULAY
- “Constitution-Making, Democracy and the Civilizing of Unreconcilable Conflict: What Might We Learn from the South African Miracle?” by HEINZ KLUG
- “New Governance & Legal Regulation: Complementarity, Rivalry, and Transformation” by DAVID M. TRUBEK and LOUISE G. TRUBEK
- “The Transformation of Statutes into Constitutional Law: How Early Post Office Policy Shaped Modern First Amendment Doctrine” by ANUJ C. DESAI
- “Hard Law & Soft Law in International Taxation” by ALLISON CHRISTIANS
- “Freedom to Provide Health Care Services within the EU: An Opportunity for a Transformative Directive” by LOUISE G. TRUBEK and TAMARA K. HERVEY (University of Sheffield – Faculty of Law)
University of Wisconsin Law School Prof Alan J. Weisbard has started the aptly named blog, The Wise Bard. He’ll be writing about “life and law and things that matter (to me): bioethics, the experience of illness, law and legal education, Jewish affairs, religion and state, contemporary culture, and, of course, politics.”