- February 8, 2012: Follow up information Session on Study
Abroad conducted by exchange program directors, Noon-1pm, Lubar Commons,
open to all interested law students.
- March 15, 2012: Lecture on "What Happens in India When You get Hurt?: Indian Tort Law,"
by Professor Marc Galanter (UW-Madison), Center for South Asia Spring
Lecture Series, co-sponsored by GLS and South Asia Legal Studies Working
Group, Noon-1:00, 206 Ingraham Hall.
- March 20, 2012: Lecture on "Multilateral Treaty Making over 500 Years: Hudson's Admonition, Eban's Eloquence, Henkin's Accuracy, Simmons' Synthesis," by
Professor John Gamble, Penn State-Erie, sponsored by Departments of
Political Science, International Relations and GLS, 3:30-5:00 Lubar
Commons (7200 Law), hosted by Professor Jon Pevehouse, Department of
Political Science, light refreshments will be served.
- March 21, 2012: Lecture on "Silencing Sudan's Reign of Terror,"
by Professor John Hagan (Northwestern University), Spring 2012
Sociology Colloquia, Sewell Social Science Building, Room 8417, 12:15pm,
hosted by Professor Joe Conti, sponsored by Sociology and GLS.
- March 23, 2012: Wisconsin International Law Journal Annual Symposium on the theme Renewable Energy and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for International Law,
8:30-5pm, UW Law School (room to be announced), multiple sponsors,
keynote address by Professor David Freestone, George Washington
University. Approved for 8.0 hours of CLE credit for WI attorneys.
- March 23, 2012: Lecture on "Prioritizing Innovation: Using
the Patent System to Promote the Development of Renewable Energy and
Other Socially-valuable Inventions," by Professor Sarah Tran, SMU
Dedman School of Law, Noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), sponsored
by UW Law School and GLS, a light lunch will be served on a first come,
first served basis.
- March 27, 2012: Lecture on "Courts and Compliance in International Law,"
by Professor Clifford Carrubba,, Emory University, 7191 Helen C. White
Hall, 600 N. Park Street, sponsored by the EU Center of Excellence,
Comparative Politics Colloquium and GLS.
- April 10, 2012: Lecture on "A Specific Legal Status for
Public Employees in EU Member States: The cases of Belgium, the
Netherlands, the UK, Sweden and France" by Professor Alexander de
Becker, University of Hasselt, Belgium and GLS visiting scholar, Noon -
1:15, Lubar Commons, sponsored by GLS and European Union Center for
Excellence, a light lunch will be served on a first come first served
- April 11, 2012: Ambassador David Scheffer (Northwestern University School of Law) will speak on his book titled All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals (Princeton
University Press), in the speaker series "Laws Response to Consequences
of Violent Conflict," Noon - 1:15, Lubar Commons, a light lunch will be
served on a first come first served basis.
- April 17-20, 2012: Enhancing Access to Justice and Strengthening the Rule of Law, South Asia Judges Training Program, sponsored by GLS and ILS, invitation only.
- April 19, 2012: Lecture on “Women's Rights and Substantive Equality”
by Justice Shiranee Thilakawardane, Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri
Lanka, sponsored by GLS and co-sponsored by the Center for Research on
Gender and Women and Department of Gender and Women's Studies,
Noon-1:15, Lubar Commons, a light lunch will be served on a first come
first served basis.
- April 26, 2012: Lecture on "In the Name of Spirits: The Mao Priest as a Lawmaker-Lawfinder, by Professor Jiang Yongling,
part of the speaker series on Legal Pluralism, sponsored by the
Division of International Studies, GLS and part of the Mellon Workshop
on Comparative Religious Law, Center for Humanities, and co-sponsored by
the Center for South East Asia, East Asian Legal Studies Center and the
UW-Madison China Initiative, Noon-1:15, Lubar Commons.
Abstract: Religious values and practices have played a significant
role in shaping legal culture in China’s long history. Even under
contemporary secular Communist government, religion and law are still
closely interrelated and interact on each other in ethnic minority
communities. In the “Miao Territory” at Fenghuang County, Hunan
Province, the Miao (or “Hmong” as addressed outside China) society
retains rich religious tradition. This talk focuses on its ritual
specialist—the Miao priest, examining how he formulates, articulates,
and applies community rules. Operating under Miao customary law, the
Miao priest serves as one of the center pieces in his society and
bridges the ethnic and state laws.
- April 30, 2012: Workshop on Law and Indigeneity, sponsored by ILS and co-sponsored by GLS, hosted by Professor Miranda Johnson. See details (by invitation only)
- May 4-5, 2012: GLS workshop on "Legal Innovation towards Social Change,"
Lubar Commons, sponsored by GLS, European Union Center of Excellence
and Division of International Studies (program on Legal Pluralism)