Opportunities & Aid

Summer Youth Institute Seeking Mentors to Coach Student Participants

Summer Youth Institute Seeking Mentors to Coach Student Participants

Each summer, the Law School hosts the Summer Youth Institute (SYI) for rising 8th-, 9th-, and 10th- graders interested in careers in the law. SYI is designed to introduce diverse middle and high school students from the City of Milwaukee to the legal system, expose them to careers in law, and provide them with practical tools for achieving their educational goals. Law students are actively involved as oral argument coaches to help students prepare to present an oral argument on the final day of the program.

The program takes place at Eckstein Hall July 25, 26, and July 29 through August 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (you will only be needed for portions of each day). Mentors will receive $12/hour and complimentary parking under Eckstein Hall while they work.

Sign up now to be a coach/mentor! Review the specific schedule and sign-up online. Past law students consistently remark that the program is inspirational (and fun).

Please contact Hilary DeBlois with any questions. 

Contact: Hilary DeBlois

WisLAP Seminar: Mental Health Literacy for Lawyers

Friday, May 31, 2024 - 9:00am State Bar Center, State Bar Center 5302 Eastpark Blvd. Madison, WI 53718

Mental Health Literacy for Lawyers

In-person seminar: Friday, May 31 from 9 a.m. until 4:35 p.m. at the State Bar Center

Registration is free for law student associate members!

Co-produced with the State Bar of Wisconsin
Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP)

How mental health frameworks can make you a better lawyer

Lawyers often work on highly charged emotional cases, with clients profoundly affected by the situations that motivate them to seek legal services. Yet, law school may not have provided education on how the mental health of clients affects legal processes and outcomes. Familiarity with fundamental clinical frameworks in mental health — particularly personality disorders, mood disorders, and trauma — gives lawyers deeper understandings of their clients in mediation, arbitration, civil litigation, and criminal proceedings. Understanding mental health can contribute significantly to attorneys’ competence and professionalism, as well as better outcomes for clients.

Mental Health Literacy for Lawyers offers insights into narcissistic, borderline, and anti-social personality disorders and how to work effectively in situations shaped by their traits. You will learn how anxiety, panic, acute stress, and post-traumatic stress can interfere with your clients’ ability to function in legal proceedings and how you can help overcome these challenges to create better legal and personal outcomes.

Plus, you’ll find out what lawyers need to know about suicidality and risk assessment processes for their clients’ benefit and their own safety, along with considerations from various legal angles of Wisconsin’s Chapter 51 standards for mental health emergency detentions and civil commitment evaluations.

There are also additional webcast seminar opportunities available throughout the summer.

You can find more information regarding the schedule, speakers, and how to register on the website here.


Contact: Amber Ault, Ph.D., MSW, State Bar of Wisconsin, WisLAP

State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Meeting & Conference

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 - 11:30am Green Bay, WI

Learn What’s Relevant and Timely
to the Bench and Bar at AMC 2024

As a law student, keeping your finger on the pulse of what’s relevant and timely in the legal profession is vital. It helps you identify potential practice areas, sound more knowledgeable in interviews, and provide content for networking conversations. There’s no better opportunity to see what’s relevant in the legal profession than the 2024 State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Meeting & Conference (AMC).

Join the State Bar in Green Bay from June 19 through June 21, to meet and mingle with your future colleagues from around the state and country. Build your schedule with three dynamic plenary sessions and 18 different breakout CLE sessions to choose from. Take advantage of this great learning opportunity and expand your professional network while you’re at it!

Plus, law students registered in the free State Bar of Wisconsin Law Student Associate program may attend the AMC with no registration fee required! Please note there is a cost associated with attending Thursday’s networking luncheon and Thursday night’s social event at Lambeau Field.

For more information about AMC, visit amc.wisbar.org

Questions about the AMC registration process?

Contact us at customerservice@wisbar.org or (800) 728-7788

Contact: State Bar of Wisconsin