Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Workshop reports by the La Follette School of Public Affairs’ Class of 2016 shed light on some of the most challenging local, national, and international policy issues. One report – about the potential for long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) to mitigate the negative effects of unintended pregnancies – has received national media attention.

Students in a La Follette School of Public Affairs’ class had their research paper presented to the prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington, DC.

Second-year students at the La Follette School of Public Affairs will present practice versions of their culminating projects for the Workshop in Public Affairs and the Workshop in International Public Affairs – the capstone courses for the School’s two master’s degree programs – Friday, April 29.

Three students at the La Follette School of Public Affairs conducted field research overseas during spring break as part of their Master of International Public Affairs capstone project.

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 08:53

Prospective students visit campus

More than 40 prospective students participating in the La Follette School of Public Affairs’ Visit Day on Monday, March 28 learned the numerous advantages of attending the comparatively small program on the world-class University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

First-year La Follette students met with alumni and other public policy professionals.

La Follette School students can apply the skills they learn in the classroom to real-world work they carry out as project assistants. While PAs often do research and other tasks for La Follette School faculty, some PAships are outside the school.

More than 50 La Follette School students celebrated graduation May 17 with a ceremony in the Assembly Chamber at the Wisconsin Capitol.

Monday, 13 April 2015 10:22

State attorneys group thanks student

The Wisconsin District Attorneys Association presented a plaque to La Follette School student Scott Wood April 10 to recognize his contributions to the interests of justice and public safety in Wisconsin.

A belief in the power of policymakers to create public policy that helps people led Ellen Hildebrand to a career in urban planning and housing policy.

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