Training & Outreach Opportunities

Recent Events:

  • March 2, 2016 - Law Days: Brian Vaughan & Paige Reed (UW System), presenters. "The Successful Handling of an Employment Dispute"
  • March 2, 2016 - Law Days: Andrew Norman & Jennifer Herzog (UW-Milwaukee), presenters. "Wait, Don't Sign That! Common and Emerging Issues in University Contracting."
  • March 2, 2016 - Law Days: Rachel Jeris, Anne Bilder (UW System), David Blom (UW-Madison Title IX Coordinator), Tonya Schmidt (UW-Madison Assistant Dean of Students), presenters. "They're Here ... What to Expect During an OCR Investigation Regarding Sexual Assault"
  • March 2, 2016 - Law Days: Ben Griffiths, presenter. "Rise of the Machines: Drones in the Classroom, the Lab and the Dorm"
  • March 1, 2016 - Law Days: Sierra Beckles Young & Claire Dalle Molle, presenters. "Employee Discipline: Take Note(s)!"
  • March 1, 2016 - Law Days: Tricia Kvitrud & Paige Reed (UW System), presenters. "A Chat About Legal Issues Related to Student Health."
  • March 1, 2016 - Law Days: Raymond Taffora & Jennifer Lattis (UW System), presenters. "First Amendment Rights for Faculty and Staff"
  • March 1, 2016 - Law Days: Nancy Lynch & Joely Urdan (UW-Milwaukee), presenters. "Transgender Issues in Higher Ed: What Should I Know in Providing Access to Facilities and Services on Campus?"
  • March 1, 2016 - Law Days: Brigid Daly & Matthew Lind (UW System), presenters. "Making App Development Agreements Click"
  • December 15, 2015: Brian Vaughan & Paige Reed (UW System), presenters. "Managing the Employment Case File: An In-House Counsel's Perspective"
  • September 17, 2013: Lisa Wilson, guest lecturer. "Surrogate Decision Maker and Advance Directives" for BMI544 class
  • September 13, 2013: Brian Vaughan & Rachel Jeris, presenters. "Faculty Disciplinary Process" for SMPH Peer Review Committee
  • September 12, 2013: Lisa Wilson, guest lecturer. "FDA Regulations" for BMI544 class
  • September 10, 2013: Lisa Wilson, guest lecturer. "Human Subjects Protection (Common Rule & HIPAA)" for BMI544 class
  • August 30, 2013: Brian Vaughan & Lisa Wilson, presenters. "Identifying and Responding to Research Misconduct" for UW-Madison IRB





Please contact the attorney indicated for training on the following topics: 

Clinical Research

Lisa Wilson

  • Using Advance Directives in Research
  • FDA Regulation of Drugs, Devices and Biologics
  • Human Subjects Research Protections: The Common Rule and HIPAA
  • Off-Label Use of Drugs and Devices
  • Legal & Ethical Implications of Biospecimen Banking and Genetic Research
  • Applying Wisconsin Law in Human Subjects Research


Brigid Daly, Nancy Lynch


Sierra Beckles Young, Rachel Jeris, Brian Vaughan

  • Act 10
  • Human Resources

Export Controls

Ben Griffiths


Sierra Beckles Young, Tricia Kvitrud, Lisa Wilson 

(Please contact Caroline Marks regarding scheduling these trainings.)

  • The Medical Malpractice Process
  • Surviving your Deposition
  • Avoiding Liability through Good Communication and Documentation
  • Medical Conditions with Heightened Confidentiality


Ben Griffiths

  • Export Control Laws in the University Research Context
  • Public Records Laws in the Research Context
  • Legal Issues in Sponsored Research Agreements
  • Liability Issues in Sponsored Research
  • General Research Compliance
  • Intellectual Property Policies and Procedures

Student Issues

Sierra Beckles Young, Rachel Jeris, Nancy Lynch (independently or in conjunction with a campus partner)

  • Student Privacy:  The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
    (Campus Partner – Office of the Registrar)
  • Student Discipline: UW System conduct codes – Academic and Non-Academic
    (Campus Partner – Division of Student Life)
  • Defense and Indemnity for Students:  Scope of coverage and litigation process
  • Non-Discrimination Protections for Students:  14th Amendment, § 1983, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Rehabilitation Act
  • Student Segregated Fees:  Scope of 1st Amendment protection and applicable policies and procedures
  • Student Speech:  Scope of 1st Amendment protection and use of University facilities and lands for political activities and protests