In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW –Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 935 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison .
In achievement and prestige, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America’s great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW –Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Many of its programs are hailed as world leaders in instruction, research and public service.
The university traces its roots to a clause in the Wisconsin Constitution, which decreed that the state should have a prominent public university. In 1848, Nelson Dewey, Wisconsin’s first governor, signed the act that formally created the university, and its first class, with 17 students, met in a Madison school building on February 5, 1849.
UW –Madison is the oldest and largest campus in the University of Wisconsin System, a statewide network of 13 comprehensive universities, 13 freshman-sophomore transfer colleges and an extension service. One of two doctorate-granting universities in the system, UW –Madison’s specific mission is to provide “a learning environment in which faculty, staff and students can discover, examine critically, preserve and transmit the knowledge, wisdom and values that will help insure the survival of this and future generations and improve the quality of life for all.”
The university achieves these ends through innovative programs of research, teaching and public service. Throughout its history, UW –Madison has sought to bring the power of learning into the daily lives of its students through innovations such as residential learning communities and service-learning opportunities. Students also participate freely in research, which has led to life-improving inventions ranging from more fuel-efficient engines to cutting-edge genetic therapies.
The Wisconsin Idea
Students, faculty and staff are motivated by a tradition known as the “ Wisconsin Idea ,” first started by UW President Charles Van Hise in 1904, when he declared that he would “never be content until the beneficent influence of the university [is] available to every home in the state.” The Wisconsin Idea permeates the university’s work and helps forge close working relationships among university faculty and students, and the state’s industries and government.
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Trial lawyers or civil litigators are lawyers who represent clients
in civil lawsuits. Trial lawyers spend much of their time on pre-trial
issues such as discovering facts, deposing witnesses, and preparing
cases to be tried. They also spend a significant...
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and reasoning in a supportive setting. In the first semester, two of each student's
classes -- a substantive law class and a legal writing class -- have 25 or fewer
The Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development Program (CBSD)
empowers its graduates with the knowledge, skills, and experience to
advance effective and equitable strategies for conserving biodiversity
and promoting sustainable living.
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Curriculum Guide on International and Comparative Law
and comparative law involves a wide variety of legal work driven by the
increasing globalization of the world's economies. A growing number of
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business, and the management of financial institutions, e.g., banks and
insurance companies. The theory of finance and its applications...
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between workers and their employers. Labor lawyers represent either union
workers or management and deal with issues such as unfair labor practice
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and investments. It involves issues related to the purchase and sale of
property, including financing and development, construction contracts,
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aspects of art, design and technology within a curriculum intended to
develop creativity and problem solving skills, Additional academic
courses in humanities, science and social studies provide...
Curriculum Guide on Tax Law
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leave your options open, select courses that give you a well-rounded education.
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Welcome to the undergraduate Pharmacology-Toxicology program! This
unique program, which began at Wisconsin in 1985, requires completion
of approximately two years (60 credits) of specific college-level
prerequisites, and application to the School of Pharmacy...
The University of
Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) offers a
four-year professional degree program leading to the Doctor of
Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. The goal of the professional
curriculum is to provide each graduate with a broad...
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