Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Thirty-seven prospective students gathered April 1 to learn more about the La Follette School during an open house.

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.

Tasked with analyzing a service to monitor media and to manage and track contacts for the U.S. Department of Energy, alum Shane Spencer drew on the public management skills she learned at the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

After finding that people in Wisconsin and in the Dominican Republic encountered many of the same issues related health, environment and education, Norma-Jean Simon decided to pursue a dual degree in public health and public policy at the La Follette School.

First-year student Princess Ojiaku shares her impression of the La Follette School and the University of Wisconsin–Madison in her Scientific American blog, Science with Moxie: Musical Notes on Neuroscience.
The La Follette School helped Kathryn Reif come out of her analytical shell. Trained as a mechanical engineer, she wanted to learn more about the legal policies that were shaping the future of her employer, Alliant Energy.
Monday, 30 July 2012 00:00

Chase explores law, policy

Stephanie Chase knew she wanted to earn graduate degrees in public policy and law. So she and her father took a road trip that combined visits to major baseball league ballparks and Big 10 universities.

Nick Levine came to the La Follette School to pick up a few more analysis tools. "I have a background in the humanities, in East Asian studies with an emphasis on China," Levine says, "but my analysis suffered from a lack of understanding involving the economics, statistics and legal precedents used in the law and social sciences."

After college, Nate Inglis Steinfeld spent two years watching dedicated public servants within the complex world of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, D.C. Eventually he decided he needed more education to pressure the system to aid communities, and so he enrolled at the La Follette School.

The opportunities and challenges encountered in the development of renewable energies to offset climate change is the subject of the Wisconsin International Law Journal 2012 Symposium on Friday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the Law School.
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