South Asia Legal Studies Pre-conference workshops

The first pre-conference was held in 2007 and since then the workshop has attracted a large group of scholars from across the US representing a number of disciplines and still enjoys its status as the only workshop on South Asian legal issues in the US. Panels are selected pursuant to a call for panel proposals circulated earlier in the year by a sub-committee of the working group comprising: Professor Mitra Sharafi (Law/History/Legal Studies), Professor Don Davis Jr. (Languages and Cultures of Asia/Religious Studies/Legal Studies) and Dr Sumudu Atapattu (Law) all of whom are also affiliated with the Center for South Asia and GLS.

The objective of the pre-conference workshop is to overcome a number of divides between scholars, particularly between those working on colonial versus post-colonial subjects; inside and outside of law schools; and inside and outside of institutions in South Asia. There are many young scholars working in this field, and the pre-conference workshop has facilitated interaction between them, between junior and senior scholars, between students and faculty, and between academics and non-academics. 

Fall 2015


Past events

Fall 2014

         Call for panel proposals

        Program

          To facilitate planning, please register by October 10, 2014 by emailing Sumudu Atapattu or
        Marissa Reynolds with your institutional affiliation and contact details.

Fall 2013

  • October 17, 2013: 7th Annual South Asia Legal Studies Pre-conference Workshop, Keynote address by Judge Roshan Dalvi, High Court Judge, India

         Call for panel proposals      

         Final program

           Registration: In order to facilitate planning prior registration is requested.  Please contact
         Sumudu Atapattu or Mitra Sharafi with your institutional affiliation and contact details by October 
           1, 2013.  Registration is free.

Fall 2012

  • October 11, 2012: 6th Annual South Asia Legal Studies Pre-Conference Workshop
    Lubar Commons (7200 Law), UW Law School, 2-6pm (followed by dinner for speakers and participants)

    Call for panel proposals


    Program


    Registration:
    Registration is free but prior registration is requested.  Please contact Sumudu Atapattu or Mitra Sharafi with your institutional affiliation and contact details by October 1, 2012

Fall 2011

  • October 20, 2011: 5th Annual South Asia Legal Studies Pre-Conference Workshop, 8:30am - 6:00pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), UW Law School

       Final program 

      Program and speaker bios

        Registration: Registration is free but prior registration is requested.  Please contact Sumudu Atapattu
      or Mitra Sharafi with your institutional affiliation and contact details by October 10, 2011

Fall 2010

  • October 14, 2010: 4th Annual South Asia Legal Studies Pre-conference Workshop

        Program

        Paper, Sumit Guha

        Slides, Tony Puthucherril

        Slides, Sumudu Atapattu

        Photo of participants


Fall 2009

  • October 22, 2009: 3rd Annual South Asian Legal Studies Pre-conference Workshop, 2-6pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law). 

    Those interested in attending please register by contacting Don Davis Jr. (drdavis@wisc.edu), or Sumudu Atapattu (saatapattu@wisc.edu) by October 19, 2009 to facilitate planning although we welcome walk-ins too.

          Sponsors: Global Legal Studies Center, UW Law School, Center for South Asia, South Asia Legal    
        Studies Pre-conference Workshop, Research Circle on Role of Law in Developing and Transition
        Countries and Legal Studies
        Workshop agenda


Fall 2008

  • October 16, 2008: 2nd Annual South Asia Legal Studies Pre-conference workshop, 2:00 -6:00 pm  Lubar Commons (7200 Law), University of Wisconsin Law School

    Sponsors: Global Legal Studies Center, UW Law School, Center for South Asia, South Asia Legal Studies Pre-conference Workshop, Research Circle on Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries and Legal Studies

        Workshop Agenda

Fall 2007

  • October 11, 2007: Inaugural South Asia Legal Studies Pre-conference workshop ("Categories of Legal Identity"), hosted by Professors Mitra Sharafi and Marc Galanter of the UW Law School.

    In October 2007, the first South Asian Legal Studies pre-conference workshop coincided with a Madison meeting of contributors to Law and Hinduism: An Introduction, bringing together over 50 scholars based in the US and Asia. The workshop aimed to build a sense of community among scholars working on law—past and present—in the context of South Asia and its diasporas. In particular, the meeting aimed to facilitate contact between those working in law schools and those in the social sciences and humanities.

        Program

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