South Asia Legal Studies Working Group

Events


(For the annual South Asia Legal Studies Pre-conference workshops, see)

Fall 2016

  • October 3, 2016: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, paper by Professors Marc Galanter and Jim Jaffee, Noon-1:00pm, 7205 Law. A light lunch will be provided. Invitation only

  • October 19, 2016: “Eastminster - State-Formation and Asia's Deviations from Westminster" by Professor Harshan Kumarasingham, 7200 Law, Noon-1:15pm, GLS speaker series on Global and Comparative Law and ILS Law and Society speaker, hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi and sponsored by GLS, ILS and South Asia Legal Studies Working Group.
    Abstract

  • October 19, 2016: Launch of Marc Galanter Digital Archive on Bhopal and academic workshop on Law and Accidents in South Asia, 2:00pm -6:30pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law)

    Full program

    Keynote speaker: Jayanth Krishnan, Mauer School of Law, University of Indiana, "Reflecting on the State of Law and Society Scholarship on India: The Contributions of Marc Galanter"


    Academic Panel on Law and Accidents in South Asia


    Description:

    From the Bhopal industrial disaster of 1984 to the collapse of the Rana Plaza textile factory in 2013, South Asia has been the site of some of the world’s most shocking and tragic accidents. This panel explores the intersection between accidents and law in the region, assessing legal and governmental approaches to compensation, Regulation, prevention, the nature of claims made (or not made) on behalf of victims, and the social movements that have arisen out of the experience of suffering and surviving such catastrophes. Speakers consider labor conditions; consumer protection; the role of tort-based liability and criminal responsibility; and the nature of narratives surrounding accidents in South Asia, both within the region and beyond. Some  address the extraordinary—disasters like Bhopal and Rana Plaza that caught and held the attention of the world media, while others focus on the quotidian accidents that receive much less (and less enduring) coverage, from stampedes at religious pilgrimage sites to blindness resulting from the consumption of illicitly produced alcohol. The panel explores questions like: what is the role of law in the context of accidents in South Asia? What is law’s potential value? What are its limits, and how should we understand its absences? What alternatives to present practices may be more effective and meaningful?

    Speakers:
    Mitra Sharafi (Chair)
    Maryam Khan
    Kim Fortun
    Chaumtoli Huq

  • November 7, 2016: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, 11:00am-Noon, 7205 Law. A light lunch will be provided. Invitation only

  • December 5, 2016: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, Noon-1:00pm, 7205 Law. A light lunch will be provided. Invitation only


Past Events

Spring 2016

  • February 1, 2016: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, paper by Professor Marc Galanter, Noon-1:00pm, 7205 Law. A light lunch will be provided. Invitation only

  • February 11, 2016,  Blood Testing and Fear of the False in British India, Mitra Sharafi (Associate Professor, Law School, UW-Madison), Noon – 1 p.m, 206 Ingraham Hall, Center for South Asia 2016 Spring Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the South Asia Legal Studies working group

  • March 7, 2016: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, Noon-1:00pm, 7205 Law. A light lunch will be provided. Invitation only

  • April 4, 2016: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, Noon-1:00pm, 7205 Law. A light lunch will be provided. Invitation only


Spring 2015

  • February 2, 2015: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, Sandeep Kindo, reading tbd, Noon-1:00pm, 7205 Law, a light lunch will be provided

  • March 3, 2015: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, Cynthia Farid, reading tbd, Noon-1:00pm, 7205 Law, a light lunch will be provided

  • April 6, 2015: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, Mitra Sharafi, reading tbd, Noon-1:00pm, 7205 Law, a light lunch will be provided


Fall 2015

  • October 5, 2015: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, book chapter by Sumudu Atapattu, Noon-1:00pm, 7205 Law, a light lunch will be provided

  • November 3, 2015: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, "The Panchayat Legacy," Chapter 10 of forthcoming book by Jim Jaffe, Ironies of Colonial Governance: Law, Custom and Justice in Colonial India (CUP, 2015), Noon-1:00pm, 7205 Law, a light lunch will be provided

  • December 1, 2015: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, Arpita Gupta, reading tbd, Noon-1:00pm, 7205 Law, a light lunch will be provided


Fall 2013

  • September 26, 2013: "Bhopal: Almost 30 years on - Legal, Environmental, and Human Rights Aspects" by Lalita du Perron (Center for South Asia) and Sumudu Atapattu (Global Legal Studies Center), inaugural event of the Human Rights Program's Environment Cluster and part of the Center for South Asia Fall Lecture Series, Noon-1:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall. All are welcome.

Spring 2013

  • February 21, 2013: Panel Discussion on Delhi Rape Case, Center for South Asia spring lecture series,  panelists/commentators: Sylvia Vatuk, Sana Aiyar, Laita du Peron and Chris Garlough, 12-1pm, 206 Ingraham Hall,co-sponsored by GLS and South Asia Legal Studies Working Group
  • April 4, 2013: "The Dysfunctional Legal Effects of Secularization: Hindu Law in India and Muslim Law in England" by Dr Prakash Shah, Senior Lecturer and Director of GLOCUL: Centre for Culture and Law, Department of Law, Queen Mary, University of London, part of the speaker series on Legal Pluralism, sponsored by GLS, Center for South Asia and South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, Noon-1:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall.

Fall 2012

  • September 6, 2012: "Renewable Energy Development in India in the Context of Climate Change" by MP Ram Mohan, The Energy & Resources Institute, New Delhi, India, Noon-1:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall (TBC) sponsored by the Lectures Committee, GLS, Center for South Asia and the South Asia Legal Studies Working Group.

Fall 2011

  • October 20, 2011: Lecture on "India's Judicial Elite: Who are Those (Under-Appreciated) Supreme Court Judges?" by George H. Gadbois, Jr. (Professor Emeritus, Political Science, University of Kentucky), author of the book "Judges of the Supreme Court of India: 1950-1989" (Oxford University Press, 2011), 12:30-1:30pm, Lubar Commons (lunch served)

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