The University of Wisconsin Law School is located on historic Bascom Hill in the heart of the beautiful UW–Madison campus. It boasts a renowned faculty, an extensive curriculum, and a dynamic student body. As part of a world-class university located in the state’s capital, the Law School also offers an unparalleled wealth of experiences beyond its walls.

Our curriculum emphasizes the dynamics of the law—how the law relates to social change and to society as a whole—while at the same time stressing skill development. In addition to nationally recognized programs in several substantive areas, we also have one of the largest clinical programs in the country. 

With a focus on skills-based learning, our students graduate practice-ready and prepared for success. We also offer many dual-degree programs, certificate programs, and concentrations.

Our nationally recognized faculty and staff provide an outstanding learning environment for our students. They come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring varying experiences, views, and approaches to the Law School. Inspired by the UW’s distinctive law-in-action approach, they are committed to helping students develop into confident, successful lawyers.



A thriving community of innovative thinkers, the UW Law School is known for fostering an environment of rich, intellectual engagement. Our faculty, comprised of remarkable scholars, integrate the UW Law School’s hallmark law-in-action approach into their research and teaching, providing thought-provoking analysis on diverse legal topics.  Visit the Law School’s directory for information about our faculty and staff.


Visit this Law School webpage for such information as our schedule of courses, curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, co-curricular activities, and various administrative resources (e.g., Student Handbook, Law School Rules, etc.).

In compliance with American Bar Association Standard 509, information about UW Law School and its JD Program is provided to current and prospective students here.