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Fall 2013 E-Newsletter

Commemorating a cornerstone

Irene Katele earned a reputation as a demanding teacher during her tenure at UW-Madison. She was also one of the most popular instructors on campus.


Katele, who retired in May after serving as associate director of the Legal Studies Program since 2002, transformed Legal Studies 131: Criminal Justice in America into a wildly popular course.

Read our tribute to the much-beloved instructor.

Alumni Q&A: Gregg Romaine, Environmental Attorney

Gregg Romaine is an environmental lawyer who's spent more than 20 years working on issues related to contaminated properties.

He's also remained connected with the Center for Law, Society, and Justice, through his financial support and by participating in mentoring events for undergraduates. Read more.

A digital look at the system

CLSJ students investigated Wisconsin's juvenile justice system in Nancy Buenger's pilot service-learning course, Looking Beyond the Law's Letter.

In off-campus expressive art workshops, students served as mentors to court-involved and at-risk minority teens. They then collaboratively developed a digital multimedia introduction to the juvenile justice system. Learn more about the class.

A summer of scholarship

CLSJ faculty are pursuing groundbreaking research and intellectual exploration. What are they working on? We asked, and they told.

About our director

Mike Massoglia took over as director of the Center for Law, Society, & Justice in the summer of 2013. He looks forward to building on the important work done by his predecessor, Howard Erlanger. Learn more about him.

From the dean's desk

Meet John Karl Scholz, who became the 12th dean of the College of Letters & Science in July. Read the letter.

Mentoring opportunities

The Center organizes two speed mentoring events per year in Madison. These are opportunities for students to speak one-on-one with professionals from criminal justice agencies, law firms, police departments, social welfare agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Interested in being a mentor and connecting with our talented students? We need your help! Click here for more information.