Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Law

Sheboygan County assistant district attorney Mary Wagner will discuss her experiences as a prosecutor and college lecturer at the La Follette School seminar on Tuesday, March 6, at noon in the school's conference room.
Friday, January 27, 2012

Professors share expertise

La Follette School professors are sharing their perspectives on economics and politics.
A La Follette School report on the turnover of Wisconsin prosecutors was featured in a Madison television news report in December.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Myatt values, uses empirical data

The belief that objective evidence and rational conclusions can be engineered to craft sound public policy brings Jason Myatt to the La Follette School of Public Affairs.

The City of Madison should allow people to bring concealed weapons into municipal buildings, La Follette School student Jason Myatt told the Common Council on October 18 shortly before it approved a weapons ban.

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

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Alumni, adjunct win election bids

Two alumni and an adjunct professor won their election bids in April's election.

Dominique Williams' career plans did an about-face after she got to the La Follette School of Public Affairs. She expected to work as an attorney to advocate for underrepresented communities after she completed her dual degree in law and public affairs. "I originally thought I would be a practicing attorney and that my policy degree would be supplemental," she says.

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.

Alum Saul Wolf connects quality, low-cost money transfer firms to credit unions, financial  cooperatives and other micro-finance entities as remittances manager at the World Council of Credit Unions.

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