Category Archives: UW Madison

In Memory of Margo Melli

The Wisconsin Lawyer recently published a wonderful article celebrating the life and career of UW Law School Professor Emerita Margo Melli, who passed away on January 6, 2018.

Prof. Melli graduated at the top of her UW law class in 1949, and eventually became the first female tenure-track law professor in the history of the UW Law School.

As the article states, she was a “trailblazer” for women lawyers in Wisconsin and will certainly be missed.

UW Law Professor Emeritus Herman Goldstein Awarded the 2018 Stockholm Prize in Criminology

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.

See the law school’s official announcement here  for additional information, as well as this recent oral history interview with Prof. Goldstein (hosted by the UW Law Library’s Digital Repository).

Congratulations, Prof. Goldstein!

A Day in the Life of UW Madison and the Law School

Take a look at what life is like at UW Madison and particularly the Law School.
The Law School contributed a number of posts to the #UWRightNow campaign, a collaborative multimedia project coordinated by University Communications to chronicle 24 hours at UW-Madison — midnight to midnight on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.
You can see them at!/WisconsinLaw You can see posts from the whole campus at

UW Madison Libraries Mobile App – Find Hours, Search Catalog, Etc.

The UW Madison Campus Libraries recently released a new mobile website at
Note that if you use a mobile device to go to our main home page URL, it will automatically redirect you to the mobile page.
The mobile site defaults to a listing of current hours for the campus libraries.
To search the catalog, click on the search link at the bottom.
The default is a search of the catalog, but you can also change it to search the library website or library staff (people). See that I’ve left it at catalog and entered search terms at the top.
After pressing Go, you’ll get a list of quick catalog results.
If you select one of these results, it will open the full catalog result in Forward, UW Madison’s new beta catalog.

Mobile UW iPhone App

The UW Madison has released a free iPhone app called Mobile UW. Keep up to date on campus news, events and sports. Or find your way around campus on foot, car or by Madison Metro bus. Or watch campus video content, along with other handy features.

  • Campus map: Navigate the UW-Madison campus. View all locations of a type, such as libraries, parking (campus and public) and visitor attractions. Or see detailed information about a location, including walking and driving directions from your current location.
  • Campus buses: Find Madison Metro route and schedule information on the go. Find stops near your current location or by bus stop number and see when buses are scheduled to arrive at a specific stop.
  • Directory: Lookup campus directory information on your phone. Search for a person by first or last name and save that person’s contact information in your iPhone’s Contacts app. Call, e-mail or view a map of that person’s office location.
  • News: Keep up to date with university news. Read features, news for students and employees or news by topics such as research, learning or student life.
  • Events: Look up events by category, date or map location. See what’s happening near you by viewing the day’s events highlighted on the campus map. Get the details for any event, as well as walking or driving directions from your current location.
  • Athletics: Stay up to date with the latest Badgers news and results. View news and blog updates, team schedules and scores and video features.
  • Video: View campus video content, including Big Ten Network academic programming, teaching and learning stories and research profiles and projects.
  • Campus safety: Stay safe with emergency contact information for SAFEWalk, SAFERide cab and SAFEride bus programs; UW Police (Non-Emergency), University Health Services Crisis Line, and the Division of Student Life.

40th Anniversary of the Sterling Hall Bombing – Share your Story

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Sterling Hall bombing on the UW Madison campus.
Have a story to tell about your memories from the student protest movement or the bombing on August 24th, 1970? The Wisconsin Story Project wants to hear from you.
Come to the Story Booth this week in the west corridor of Memorial Library on the UW Madison campus. Hours are Monday August 23rd – Sunday August 29th, 9am-6pm (10am-6pm weekend)
Listen to some memories made available on iTunesU from the Campus Voices program of the UW-Madison Oral History Program.

Legal Information Center Moves to University Square

Update 11/18/2010: Note that Legal Information Center has changed offices in the Student Activity Center. See the updated information below. The URL has also been corrected.
The Legal Information Center (LIC) has moved to a new location in the Student Activity Center at University Square. The LIC offers free legal information and referrals to callers and walk-ins seeking assistance with legal issues.
The center is staffed by UW Law School and undergraduate student volunteers. The LIC does not staff or consult with any attorneys, and therefore cannot provide legal advice.
Their new address is:
The Legal Information Center
Student Activity Center
Office #3111 #1
333 E. Campus Mall
Madison, WI 53715-1380