University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW Law School: 150 Years of Ideas and Innovation

Our 150-Year History

Our interactive timeline showcases just a few of the history makers – 150 years of people, places and ideas – that distinguish UW Law from all the rest.

The exterior of the Law Building viewed from Bascom Hill in 2014.

In Their Own Words

The recorded memories of 5 UW Law scholars, at times deeply personal, provide a fuller picture of our institutional history, our impact on our state, and our global influence on legal education and research.

Dean Daniel Bernstine

Stone Survivors

After nearly 70 years, our second gargoyle is coming home to the Law School just in time for our 150th anniversary.

Law School gargoyle in a Madison backyard

Alumni: Share your story

Share a recollection of the Law School and your experience here, a proud life achievement, or a story about a graduate or colleague that you want others to know about.

Archival image of women around a table

"Our rich 'Law in Action' tradition is an important part of who we are,
and it will remain an important part of who we become."

Dean Margaret Raymond
The exterior of the Law Building viewed from Bascom Hill in 2014.