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Friday, August 3, 2007

CrimProf Spotlight: University of Wisconsin School of Law CrimProf Pete Dewind

Dewind_peteThis week the CrimProf Blog spotlights University of Wisconsin School of Law CrimProf Pete Dewind.

Pete DeWind joined the clinical faculty of the Frank J. Remington Center in May, 1991. As director of the Restorative Justice Project, Prof. DeWind supervises students in facilitating face-to-face meetings or other forms of contact between victims and offenders, usually in cases involving severe violence. Prof. DeWind also supervises students in the Center's Family Law Project, which handles divorce and paternity cases for incarcerated parents.

In 1982, Prof. DeWind graduated with a B.S. degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1990, he received his J.D., also from Wisconsin. Before joining the Remington Center, Prof. DeWind worked in Green Bay, Wisconsin as a staff attorney for Legal Services of Northeastern Wisconsin.While in law school, Prof. DeWind earned the Phil Owens Memorial Award and the Gene and Ruth Posner Pro Bono Award, and received a Walworth County Bar Association Scholarship and Shaw Fellowship. In addition, in the 1989 NationalProducts Liability Moot Court competition in Cincinnati, Prof. DeWind's team finished first and received the award for best brief.

Prof. DeWind's service to indigents at the Remington Center and Legal Services represents a longstanding commitment: during law school, he interned at the Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy, at the Center for Public Representation, and at a legal services program on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico. [Mark Godsey]

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