Since 1973, the University of Wisconsin Law School’s Hastie Fellowship has been a leader in guiding and increasing opportunities for lawyers of color and other underrepresented communities to become law professors. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, the UW Law Library has created a display that explores the history of the fellowship and honors Professor James E. Jones, Jr., the guiding force in its creation.
The display also celebrates the more than 50 Hastie Fellows who have gone on to successful careers as professors and administrators in 27 states and 61 universities. Four fellows returned to lead and teach at UW Law: Dean Daniel O. Bernstine and Professors Richard Monette, Thomas W. Mitchell, and S. Lisa Washington.
The display is near the entrance of the Law Library. While you’re there, check out the other ways that we’ve refreshed our space: new carpet, new reference desk, and another new display near the Quarles and Brady Reading room featuring some of the unique items available for check out at the library. We’ve also added additional tables to the Habush, Habush & Rottier Reading Room and improved the lighting.
A high-resolution digital file of the Hastie Fellowship display is available in the UW Law School Digital Repository.