In 2006, an informal working group was established to coordinate and promote events pertaining to South Asian legal studies and to facilitate intellectual exchange between faculty and students at the University with shared interests in the field.
The disciplinary interests of the working group include political science, history, religious studies, and, within law itself, environmental law, human rights, Islamic law, constitutional law, discrimination, women’s studies, and legal profession. More complete descriptions of faculty interests are given on the respective websites for individual faculty listed below. Students or faculty interested in joining the occasional discussions of the working group are encouraged to contact any of the faculty listed below.
Scholars and Graduate Students affiliated with the Working Group
Members of the Working Group have interests and expertise on various aspects of law in South Asia and join long-time UW-Madison Professor Marc Galanter whose extensive work on law in South Asia has been extremely influential in American and in South Asian scholarship.
Atapattu, Sumudu – UW Law School
Farid, Cynthia - UW Law School
Galanter, Marc – John and Rylla Bosshard Professor of Law and South Asian Studies, UW-Madison
Gupta, Arpita - UW Law School
James Jaffe - UW-Whitewater (retired)
Lhost, Elizabeth - UW-Madison
Rao, Sunil - UW Law School
Sharafi, Mitra – UW Law School, Legal Studies & Department of History, UW-Madison
Sidel, Mark - UW Law School and La Follette School of Public Affairs
The group has initiated several activities including a workshop on South Asia Legal Studies which is organized to coincide with the annual South Asia Conference:
- Annual South Asia Legal Studies workshop
- Study Abroad and Internship Opportunites in South Asia