A few clarifications:
The URM programs at Wisc are good imo (although i'm an outsider). They don't seem like much, but the best jobs I heard of from my classmates were all Diversity positions (very good jobs, I might add). They do place minorities very well. I seriously wish I had been able to access those resources.
For the person asking about LBGT (i think i got that acronym right), I think prior criticisms are a little harsh. There are several options for someone into that scene (I can name 4-5 bars off the top of my head that are considered "gay bars"). I've never noticed anything negative towards QLaw from any student.
Madison is awesome in the summer. Parking sucks, but the public transit system is good enough that you don't need a car if you don't want one (I don't). You can also live within walking distance to the school and never need a car.
Our criminal law program is spectacular. Our clinicals are great, I'm currently in one and it's hands on work during my second year. I have real clients where I make real decisions, file my own briefs, and counsel clients in state prisons. Everyone in the criminal law system knows who we are and is familiar with our programs.
We also have a really awesome judicial internship program for those who don't secure jobs in clinicals or at firms. They will place 1L's with Wisconsin Supreme Court Justices and the local Federal Judges. These are incredible experience. I did one my 1L summer and it has gotten me interviews that I had no business getting. Also, there is no better feeling than seeing something you wrote published in a reporter.
That said, our LRW program blows. Our class was the first to go through this new system, and there were numerous complaints. I know they are in the process of making some significant changes to the department. It's enough that you'll be able to learn how to do it during your summer jobs, but you're definitely behind in this aspect. My one complaint about the education. Everything else has been spectacular.