Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Changes in the compensation system for assistant district attorneys could reduce turnover and improve public safety, according to a new La Follette School report.

A La Follette School report on the turnover of Wisconsin prosecutors was featured in a Madison television news report in December.

A prize-winning author known for his global research on modern-day slavery will deliver a lecture Friday, April 30, as part of a daylong La Follette School symposium on human trafficking.

La Follette School of Public Affairs alum Peter Tempelis is Wisconsin’s 2015 Assistant District Attorney of the year.

Thursday, 03 January 2013 00:00

Tempelis seeks justice for crime victims

For Peter Tempelis, greater justice and protection for crime victims are the best outcomes. The 2006 alum has been applying his management and legal skills to achieve justice since he started as a student in the La Follette School's dual-degree program in law and public affairs.

The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership at UW–Madison has several events scheduled across the state in the next several weeks. The first event features Michael Murphy, who will discuss the state of contemporary politics in the United States, on Friday, March 29 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Fluno Center.

Friday, 18 December 2009 10:33

Torgerson named finance director

Dawn (Currier) Torgerson ('99) became the next finance director for the Minnesota Judicial Branch in December 2009. As deputy finance director, she had been serving as acting finance director since the spring of 2009. She and her husband, Matt, reside in Bloomington, Minnesota.

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.

Professor David Weimer discussed at a symposium a cost-benefit analysis model for evaluating treatment alternatives and diversion programs for reducing prison incarceration.

Alum Jason Witt has won national recognition for his work to reduce disproportionate minority contact in the juvenile justice system — the overrepresentation of minorities compared to their proportion of the general population.

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