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Webster University honors Justice Ann Walsh Bradley

Madison, Wisconsin - May 18, 2009

Justice Bradley receives awardWisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley received an "Outstanding Alumni Award" from Webster University's College of Arts & Sciences during commencement ceremonies in Saint Louis on May 9.

The Outstanding Alumni Award is presented annually to an alumna or alumnus from the College of Arts & Sciences who has made specific, meritorious contributions to society through their profession or field of voluntary service.  The award recognizes high achievement that reflects credit upon the individual, the College of Arts & Sciences and Webster University.

In presenting the award, the alumni association recognized Bradley's achievements in the law, including the American Judicature Society’s Harley Award. The Harley Award is a national honor reserved for judges whose outstanding efforts and long-term contributions have resulted in substantial improvements to the justice system.

After working in private practice, Bradley spent 10 years on the circuit court bench in Marathon County. She worked as a high school teacher at Aquinas High School in La Crosse before entering the UW Law School, where she earned a law degree in 1976. She was elected to the Supreme Court in 1995 and 2005. Her current term ends in 2015.

Bradley is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a Commissioner of the National Conference on Uniform Laws, a former associate dean and faculty member of the Wisconsin Judicial College, a former chair of the Wisconsin Judicial Conference and a lecturer for the American Bar Association's Asia Law Initiative.  She serves as a member of the Judicial Council, State Bar of Wisconsin Bench Bar Committee, the Board of Visitors of the University of Wisconsin Law School, the Federal-State Judicial Council, and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  

Outstanding Alumni Award recipients are selected by the Dean and a committee from each of the five schools or colleges of Webster University. Bradley earned a bachelor's degree in religion from then Webster College in 1972.

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