Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Law

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker appointed Melinda (Mindy) Tempelis (MPA, JD ’02) as Outagamie County’s district attorney.

New York Times reporter and videographer Yamiche Alcindor, UW–Madison’s Spring 2017 Public Affairs Writer in Residence, will participate in a panel discussion on criminal justice Tuesday, February 21 at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street.

La Follette School alumnus Peter Tempelis (MPA, JD ’06) received a Forward under 40 Award from the Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) on February 2.

December 27, 2016

Vin Gathing, MIPA, JD

I’ve always been interested in international affairs, development, politics, and governance. La Follette’s MIPA is great with all of them.

La Follette helped set me apart from other young lawyers and provided a certain rigor in policy, writing, and analysis that gives me confidence and credibility in a lot of areas that I would not have otherwise had.

More than 60 people attended each of four recent Town Hall meetings on key election issues with University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members. The meetings in Appleton, Madison, Milwaukee, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, were sponsored by UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Science along with the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

September 5, 2016

Sophia Rogers, MPA/JD

I would like to work in climate-change policy. I’m very interested in solar radiation management and its legality.

Christopher Russell (MIPA/JD ’16) has been awarded a Fulbright Program grant to work in Ukraine’s Ministry of Justice through the Clinton Public Policy Fellowship.

August 26, 2016

Aaron Varner (MPA '09)

It’s a small, tight-knit school with access to world-class, big-campus resources.

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel named Peter Tempelis (MPA, JD ’06) an assistant attorney general in the Medicaid Fraud Control & Elder Abuse Unit of the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

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