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Sumudu Atapattu

Sumudu Atapattu

Director, Research Centers, UW Law School

Expert on link between environmental issues and human rights, climate change, international environmental law, sustainable development, environmental justice

Nathan Atkinson

Nathan Atkinson

Assistant Professor, Law

Alternative voting rules, Social Choice Theory, Law, Economics,.

Lori Bakken

Lori Bakken

Associate Professor, Civil Society & Community Studies; Evaluation Specialist, UW Extension, Cooperative Extension

Expert in program development and evaluation in adult and professional education, medical education and nonprofit services

Erin Barbato

Erin Barbato

Director of the Immigrant Justice Clinic, Clinical Professor

Expert on immigration law.

Cary Bloodworth

Cary Bloodworth

Supervising Attorney, Family Legal Advocacy & Supports Clinic ("FLASC")

Expert on family law, child welfare law, multidisciplinary legal practice, and legal services to underserved communities

Joshua Braver

Joshua Braver

Assistant Professor

My work is about how to navigate moments of crisis in constitutional democracies.

Tonya Brito

Tonya Brito

Jefferson Burrus-Bascom Professor of Law, Law School

Expert on family law and policy, access to civil justice, poverty law and welfare policy, a and law and inequality.

Rachel  Burg

Rachel Burg

Assistant Professor and Director of the Wisconsin Innocence Project

Expert on wrongful convictions, criminal law and reform

Peter Carstensen

Peter Carstensen

Professor, law

Expert on competition law and policy (antitrust law and economic regulation); energy regulation; agricultural market regulation; insurance and torts

R. Alta Charo

R. Alta Charo

Emerita professor, law and bioethics

Expert on regulation and ethics of scientific and medical innovation, including genetics, synthetic biology, stem cell biology and reproductive technologies

William Church

William Church

Professor, law

Expert on constitutional law and land-use controls

Derek Clinger

Derek Clinger

Senior Staff Attorney, State Democracy Research Initiative

Expert on political and election law, state constitutional law, and state courts, and with a particular focus on Ohio, Michigan, Arizona, and Wisconsin.

Franciska Coleman

Franciska Coleman

Assistant Professor, Law School; Associate Director, East Asian Legal Studies Center

Expert on free speech implications of cancel/consequence culture; constitutional implications of a minority-majority society; Fifteenth Amendment and political equality of racial minorities and the poor

Joseph Conti

Joseph Conti

Assistant professor, sociology, law

Expert on international trade disputes and world society

Sarah  Davis

Sarah Davis

Co-Director Center for Patient Partnerships/ Clinical Professor

Expert on health advocacy, patients' experiences with health care, and health and civil justice systems transformation

Anuj Desai

Anuj Desai

Volkman-Bascom Professor of Law

Expert on free speech/freedom of speech and communications/information technology law, and the role of courts, especially when interpreting statutes.

Walter Dickey

Walter Dickey

Emeritus professor, law

Criminal law, sentencing, specialized courts

Donald Downs

Donald Downs

Professor emeritus, political science, law and journalism

Expert on constitutional law, criminal law, civil liberties, academic freedom, free speech and military-university relations

Howard Erlanger

Howard Erlanger

Professor, law

Expert on marital property and estate planning

Keith Findley

Keith Findley

Professor of Law

Expert on criminal procedure, wrongful convictions, forensic science, criminal appeals, post-conviction review, and policing

John Gross

John Gross

Clinical Associate Professor; Director, Public Defender Project

Expert on criminal defense practice, defense ethics and public defense systems.

Alexandra Huneeus

Alexandra Huneeus

Professor of Law and Legal Studies

Expert on Latin American law, public international law and human rights law. Foreign Legal Expert before the Jurisdiccion Especial de la Paz in Colombia.

Cecelia Klingele

Cecelia Klingele

Associate Professor, Law; Faculty Associate, Frank J. Remington Center & Institute for Research on Poverty

Expert on criminal law and criminal justice policy and administration

Alexa Kulwiec

Associate Professor, Department of Labor Education; Adjunct Labor Law Professor, UW Law School

Expert on federal and state labor law, labor/management relations, practice before National Labor Relations Board, Collective Bargaining

Michele LaVigne

Michele LaVigne

Distinguished Clinical Professor; Director, Public Defender Project

The prevalence of language deficits and impairments among criminal defendants and their effects on the quality of justice.

Erica López

Clinical Instructor, Eviction Defense Clinic; Economic Justice Institute, UW Law

Expert on housing evictions, legal representation in eviction defense, Wisconsin's rental housing laws, landlord/tenant law.

Natalia Lucak

Clinical Instructor - Immigrant Justice Clinic

Natalia has been practicing immigration law for 8 years. She has represented clients in Immigration Court and before USCIS.

Elizabeth Mertz

Elizabeth Mertz

Professor, law

Expert on use of social science in law (especially families and children in divorce and/or abuse cases), legal education

Ion Meyn

Ion Meyn

Assistant Professor

Expert on criminal process, wrongful convictions, race and procedure, mass incarceration, diversion, civil rights, policing, use of force

_ Mitch

_ Mitch

Associate Clinical Professor, Law

Expert on Wisconsin's rental housing laws, discrimination and unpaid worker laws, and Access to Justice issues. Full name is Mitch.

Richard Monette

Richard Monette

Professor, law; director, Great Lakes Indian Law Center

Expert on Native Americans, American Indians, tribes, first nations and U.S. law

Yaron Nili

Yaron Nili

Assistant professor, law

Expert on corporate law, corporate governance and securities law

John Ohnesorge

John Ohnesorge

Associate professor, law; vice director, East Asian Legal Studies Center; co-chair, Wisconsin China Initiative

Expert in administrative and corporate law, East Asian legal systems, and law and economic development in developing countries

Sarah Orr

Sarah Orr

Clinical Associate Professor, law; director, Consumer Law Litigation Clinic

Expert on consumer protection

Pilar Ossorio

Pilar Ossorio

Associate professor, law

Expert on science and technology law, particularly pertaining to biomedical research, and bioethics.

Ryan Poe-Gavlinski

Ryan Poe-Gavlinski

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director, Restraining Order and Survivor Advocacy Clinic, Director, Lawyering Skills

Expert on domestic violence and legal services for victims of crime. Expert on child welfare and effects of trauma.

Jonathan Scharrer

Jonathan Scharrer

Clinical Associate Professor, law; Director, Restorative Justice Project

Expert on restorative justice and the criminal justice system and restorative practices in prisons, schools, and the community.

David S. Schwartz

David S. Schwartz

Foley & Lardner-Bascom Professor of Law

Expert on U.S. Constitutional Law and history, and the constitutional implications of American politics; procedural and evidence law

Howard Schweber

Howard Schweber

Associate professor, political science and legal studies; affiliate faculty, law, Integrated Liberal Studies

Expert in constitutional law, judicial politics, free speech/religion/First Amendment, democratic theory and American politics

Miriam Seifter

Miriam Seifter

Professor, law

Expert on administrative law, state and local government law, executive power, federalism, and the U.S. Supreme Court

Mitra Sharafi

Mitra Sharafi

Associate professor, law and legal studies, history

Expert on South Asia, colonialism (especially British Empire and former colonial jurisdictions), law and religion, and minorities in legal history

Julia Sherman

Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project, Law School

Expert on alcohol policy and licensing including evidence-based policies and practices that prevent and reduce excessive alcohol use

Bonnie Shucha

Bonnie Shucha

Associate Dean for Library & Information Services and Director of the Law Library

Expert on law libraries and legal research

Mark Sidel

Mark Sidel

Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs

Specialist on nonprofit and philanthropic organizations; China, Vietnam, and India; and human trafficking

Adam Stevenson

Adam Stevenson

Clinical Professor, law; Director, Frank J Remington Center

Expert in federal and state criminal law, sentencing, executive clemency, and incarceration.

Kenneth Streit

Kenneth Streit

Clinical associate professor (emeritus), law

Criminal justice systems, arrest statistics, prison, and jail

Steph Tai

Steph Tai

Professor, law school

I study the interaction between scientific research and environmental law and food safety regulation.

Gerald Thain

Gerald Thain

Professor emeritus, Law School

Expert on First Amendment free speech law, advertising law, secured transactions law, consumer law

Frank Tuerkheimer

Frank Tuerkheimer

Professor, law, emeritus

Expert on criminal practice, lawyer and judicial ethics and litigation in general

Julie Underwood

Julie Underwood

Professor, School of Education and Law School

Expert on school law, policy, and funding

Nina Varsava

Nina Varsava

Assistant Professor, Law School

Expert on legal ethics and bioethics, procedure, and courts.

Gretchen Viney

Gretchen Viney

Clinical professor, law

Expert in family law involving children and the elderly

Robert Yablon

Robert Yablon

Associate Professor of Law; Faculty Co-Director, State Democracy Research Initiative

Expert on political and election law, federal and state constitutional law, and the federal and state court systems, including the U.S. Supreme Court