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Supreme Court appoints three members to Board of Bar Examiners

Madison, Wisconsin - March 7, 2007

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has appointed three new members, including an associate professor of law, a U.S. Army veteran and a community activist to the Board of Bar Examiners (BBE):

  • John Pray, Madison, is a clinical associate professor of law at UW Law School’s Remington Center, where he’s worked since 1986. Pray co-founded the Center’s Innocence Project and co-directs its Criminal Appeals Project. He has litigated many cases in the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. He’s a 1971 graduate of Cornell College and a 1986 graduate of UW Law School.
  • Col. Steven T. Clark, DeForest, is a retired U.S. Army Colonel who has held a variety of diplomatic, security and information-related posts for the Department of Defense. He has a B.A. in International Relations from UW-Madison and a master’s degree from Georgetown University. He has experience as a volunteer on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Board on Professional Responsibility.
  • Linda F. Hoskins, Madison, is retired from the Madison Metropolitan School District, where she worked as an education assistant. She’s been a community activist involved with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for more than 20 years. She served on the state Department of Corrections’ Restorative Justice Board and as a volunteer in various capacities, including helping youth at a community center in Madison. She has an associate’s degree in criminal science and has studied police science and criminal justice issues.

Clark and Hoskins will fill the vacancies left by Dr. Carolyn Milanes DeJoie and Dennis A. Danner. Pray will replace Assistant Dean Kevin M. Kelly as the UW-Law School staff member on the board.

The BBE is an agency of the Supreme Court that is responsible for managing admission to the practice of law in the state, for monitoring Wisconsin-licensed attorneys' compliance with continuing legal education requirements, and for approving credit for continuing legal education courses. A major part of the BBE's work is conducting character and fitness investigations for all candidates for bar admission. The lawyer members of the BBE create, administer, and grade the Wisconsin bar exam and evaluate the experience and competence of experienced lawyers. For more information, visit the BBE page.

For more information contact:
Tom Sheehan
Court Information Officer
(608) 261-6640

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