ILS Events List for 2001


1/23/01 Observations of a Civil Libertarian Who Became General Counsel for the NSA Lunch talk by Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, General Counsel, UW System. One of a series of talks on secrecy co-sponsored by the Project for Law and Humanities.

1/30/01 Labor Law at Wisconsin: The First 100 Years by Professor James E. Jones, Jr.


2/15/01 Navigating Race in the Market for Human Gametes by Hawley Fogg-Davis, Assistant Professor of Political Theory and Public Law at UW-Madison. A moral and legal inquiry into the use of racial choice in the economic market for human ova and sperm.

2/20/01 Making our Particular into a Universal: The 'Latin American' International Law of the Nineteenth Century by Liliana Obregon, SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School and Visiting Scholar at the ILS and the UW Global Studies Program.


3/1/01 Aardvark Roundtable: A variety of teaching topics that have come up recently.

3/5/01 Mad COWS and Other Ways I Waste My Time When Not With You by Joel Rogers, John D. MacArthur Professor of Law, Political Science, and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, and Director of the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS), a research and policy institute active in urban, industrial, and employment and training policy.

3/7/01 The Language of Law and the Language of Business by Spencer W. Waller, Professor and Director of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, with commentary by Beth Mertz.

3/8/01 Aardvark on Sexual Harassment. Jane Larson and Howie Erlanger continue the conversation about sexual and other forms of harassment in the University with a discussion of problems that people have encountered in the classroom.

3/19/01 Stories from the Street: Resistance, Law and Offensive Public Speech by Laura Beth Nielsen, Research Fellow, American Bar Foundation. Part of the ABF Speaker exchange hosted by Beth Mertz.

3/20/01 Exercising Discretion on the "Back End" of Semi-Functional Systems: Reflections of a New D.A. by Brian Blanchard, Dane County District Attorney. First in a series of talks on Justice and Bureaucracy co-sponsored by the Project for Law and Humanities.

3/21/01 For Each Enemy, Another Trial: Scripting Confession in the Stalinist Show Trials Lecture at the Pyle Center by Julie Cassiday, Assistant Professor of Russian, Williams College. Co-sponsored by CIBER, the Rundell Fund, and the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia.

3/22/01 Ending Illegitimate Advocacy: Reinvigorating Rule 11 Through Enhancement of the Ethical Duty to Report by Lonnie T. Brown, Jr., Assistant Professor, University of Illinois College of Law. Approved for 1.0 EPR credit.

3/26/01 Aardvark on Teaching Evaluations.

3/27/01 Transformation: Alternative Pathways to International Legalization by Kenneth W. Abbott, Northwestern University, and Duncan Snidal, University of Chicago. Cosponsored by the Global Governance Research Circle and by Law and Globalization.
Kenneth W. Abbott is Elizabeth Froehling Horner Professor of Law and Commerce; Director, Graduate and International Program, School of Law; Director, CICS; J.D., Harvard Law School. Duncan J. Snidal is an associate professor in the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Committee on International Relations and the College, and co-director of the Program on International Politics, Economics and Security (PIPES).

3/29/01 The Hazards of Speaking Freely by Gordon Baldwin about the trial and tribulations of Professor Heinz Barschall, late UW professor of physics, and the lawsuits he inspired in France, Switzerland, Germany and in the U.S.


4/3/01 Race, Get Tough Politics, and the Transformation of the Juvenile Court by Barry C. Feld, Centennial Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School. August C. Backus Lecture cosponsored by the Remington Center.

4/5/01 The New EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: Human Rights by Stealth? Lecture in Ingraham Hall by Philip Alston, Professor of International Law at the European University Institute in Florence and Visiting Professor in the Global Law Program at New York University Law School. Cosponsored by The European Union Center and Global Studies.

4/6/01 Putting Protection Back in Equal Protection by Aviam Soifer, Professor and former Dean, Boston College Law School.

4/9/01 Practicing Russian Law: Reflections of an American Lawyer in Moscow. Lecture at the Memorial Union by Attorney Will Pomeranz, Williams, Mullen, Clark and Dobbins, Washington D.C. Co-sponsored by CIBER and the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia.

4/12/01 Promotion and Regulation of Foreign Investment in the Russian Federation by Natalia Prisekina, Law Faculty, Far East State University, Vladivostok

4/17/01 Aardvark on Exams.

4/19/01 Rule of Law Values in Judicial Decisionmaking by Edward P. Schwartz, Associate Professor of Government at Harvard University.

4/20/01 National Security Secrets, Declassification, and Historical Memory by Emily S. Rosenberg, DeWitt Wallace Professor of History, Macalester College. One of a series of talks on secrecy co-sponsored by the Project for Law and Humanities.

4/23/01 The Rebirth of the Laffer Curve and the Debate over Tax Cuts and the Progressivity of the Income Tax Lunch talk by Austan Goolsbee, ABF Speaker exchange hosted by Beth Mertz.

4/24/01 Works in Progress on Sentencing by Walter Dickey and Michael Smith.

4/26/01 Is Lawyering a Dying Profession? Multidisciplinary Practice in Wisconsin Panel discussion. One of a series of events on Justice and Bureaucracy cosponsored by the Project for Law and Humanities hosted by Len Kaplan and cosponsored by the State Bar Young Lawyers Division. Approved for 2.5 CLE EPR credits.
Moderators and Panelists include: Gary Bakke, President of the State Bar of Wisconsin; Shawn Guse, Director, Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar; Phillip Halley of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek SC (Milwaukee); Earl Munson of Boardman, Suhr, Curry & Field LLP;
Carl Rasmussen of Boardman, Suhr, Curry & Field LLP; Louise Trubek, University of Wisconsin Law School; and Closing Remarks by Howard Erlanger.

4/30/01 Juries and the Reform of Inquisitorial Justice: Russia's New Jury Law in Comparative Perspective by Stephen C. Thaman, Associate Professor of Law, Saint Louis University School of Law. Cosponsored by CREECA and CIBER, hosted by Kathie Hendley.


5/6-5/9/01 A Conference on Intellectual Property in the Digital Environment: Exploring the Possibilities. Cosponsored by the Law School and multiple entities within the UW School of Education at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Approved for 19 CLE general credits.

5/29-5/30/01 LANAGE Workshop: Law and New Approaches to Governance in Europe. Hosted by Dave Trubek at Ingraham Hall, cosponsored by the European Union Center and the European Law Journal.

5/31-6/1/01 "Lawyering for a New Democracy: Changing Roles and Practices" Workshop hosted by Louise Trubek and sponsored by the European Union Center and the International Institute with support from the Oliver S. Rundell Fund and the Open Society Institute. Approved for 8.0 CLE general credits.


6/11-6/22/01 Inaugural Session of the J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History
A distinguished group of legal historians in the early stages of their careers gathered at the Institute for Legal Studies in June 2001 for the first J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History.

J. Willard Hurst (1910-1997), for whom the Institute is named, was a professor for 44 years at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Hurst was the preeminent legal historian of his time and developed what is now one of the dominant approaches to the study of legal history -- an approach that emphasizes the interplay between the legal system, broadly construed, and the social, economic, and environmental conditions that surround it. Hurst stressed that law could not be studied as a system apart from the society that created it, and he brought the American legal experience into the mainstream of economic and social history. Hurst is also widely credited with shaping Wisconsin's "law and society" approach to legal scholarship and education more generally.

The study of legal history continues to hold an important place at the University of Wisconsin Law School, which currently has three legal historians on the faculty: Arthur McEvoy (the J. Willard Hurst Professor of Law), Jane Larson, and Richard Ross; in addition Karl Shoemaker will join the History faculty in Spring 2002, with an affiliated appointment in Law. The Law School also maintains a long-running fellowship program for post-doctoral students in history, many of them with joint degrees in law.

The Hurst Summer Institute is sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies in conjunction with the American Society for Legal History (ASLH). Each biennial Institute is organized and chaired by a well-known legal historian and includes visiting senior scholars who lead specialized sessions. The 2001 chair was Lawrence Friedman, the Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law at Stanford University School of Law. The visiting senior scholars were Linda K. Kerber, the May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of History at the University of Iowa, and Robert W. Gordon, the Fred A. Johnston Professor of Law and Professor of History at Yale Law School.

For the 2001 Institute, a committee appointed by the ASLH reviewed applications from beginning faculty members, doctoral students with completed or almost completed dissertations, and recent J.D. graduates and selected 12 junior scholars from around the world as Institute Fellows. The Fellows came to Madison for two weeks to participate in seminars, meet other legal historians, and discuss their own work.

The next Institute will be held June 15-28, 2003. Information and applications for the 2003 Hurst Summer Institute will be available in 2002 from ASLH. For further information, check the ASLH Web site at .


7/10/01 Jane Schacter on Hunt v. Cromartie (race-conscious redistricting). One of a series of discussions of recent Supreme Court decisions hosted by Jane Schacter.

7/17/01 Heinz Klug on Palazzolo v. Rhode Island (regulatory takings and property rights). One of a series of discussions of recent Supreme Court decisions hosted by Jane Schacter.

7/24/01 Carin Clauss on PGA Tour v. Casey Martin and Board of Trustees v. Garrett (Americans with Disabilities Act cases involving professional golfer's use of golf cart and also the sovereign immunity bar to damage suits against states). One of a series of discussions of recent Supreme Court decisions hosted by Jane Schacter.

7/31/01 Victoria Nourse on Nguyen v. INS (gender and citizenship) and David Schwartz / Clark County School District v. Breeden (whether Title VII's antiretaliation provision protects an employee against discharge for complaining against conduct that does not reasonably rise to the level of sexual harassment). One of a series of discussions of recent Supreme Court decisions hosted by Jane Schacter.


8/7/01 Ann Althouse on Good News Club v. Milford (after school religious groups using school facilities). One of a series of discussions of recent Supreme Court decisions hosted by Jane Schacter.

8/14/01 Gerry Thain on Lorillard v. Reilly (cigarette advertising). One of a series of discussions of recent Supreme Court decisions hosted by Jane Schacter.


9/4/01 Inaugural Presentation for the Legal Studies Colloquium. Legislating Life: Reflections on the Regulation and Politics of Human Embryology, Stem Cell Research, and Cloning by R. Alta Charo, Professor of Law and Medical Ethics.

9/6/01 Acquisitions Reception. Celebrating Len and Beverly's book & welcoming new faculty.

9/7/01 Aardvark on the Legal Writing Program.

9/13/01 Why Normative Schemes Are Good For Nothing by Stanley Fish, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago. Cosponsored by the Project on Law and Humanities.

9/17/01 Reflections on the Life of a Trial Judge: Pleasures and Discontents by Mark A. Frankel, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Madison Gas & Electric Co. One of a series of talks on Justice and Bureaucracy Cosponsored by the Project on Law and Humanities.

9/2601 Law and Equality Lunch discussion. New Voices at Work: Race and Gender Caucuses in Unionized Workplaces by Ruben J. Garcia, William H. Hastie Fellow.

9/28/01 Aardvark on the Legal Writing Program.


10/2/01 Legal Studies Colloquium. Can Law Be Emancipatory? by Boaventura de Sousa Santos, ILS Distinguished Scholar.

10/3/01 Judicial Independence and Campaign Financing. Public Panel discussion cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Moderator: Cheryl Daniels Panelists: Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, Charles Clausen (Fairchild Commission), John Kraus (former campaign manager), and Ray Taffora (Michael Best & Friedrich LLP).

10/4/01 Works-in-Progress. Reciprocal Fairness, Strategic Behavior & Venture Survival: A Theory of Venture Capital-Financed Firms by Manuel A. Utset, Associate Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law.

10/5/01 Interdisciplinary Feminism Project Conference. Feminist Theories of Relation "In the Shadow of the Law" hosted by Jane Larson and Tonya Brito.

10/8/01 Fish Takes the Bait: A Reply to Stanley Fish on Holocaust Denial by Richard Weisberg, Floersheimer Professor of Constitutional Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. Cosponsored by the Project on Law and Humanities.

10/9/01 Death in the Desert: Is Dehydration a Defense to Murder? by Shawn Boyne, Doctoral Candidate in Political Science and ILS graduate fellow. Cosponsored by the Remington Center.

10/9/01 Vichy Wrongdoing: Past History and Present Effect by Richard Weisberg, Floersheimer Professor of Constitutional Law, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
Hosted by Marc Galanter. Cosponsored by the Department of French and Italian, and the Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies. Also sponsored by The Center for the Humanities, Religious Studies, and the Center for Jewish Studies.

10/11/01 University Lecture. Honor Thy Children: Children's Rights and the Transformation of American Law and Policy by Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, David H. Levin Chair in Family Law, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, University of Florida. Co-sponsored by the University Lectures Committee, the School of Social Work, the School of Human Ecology in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, and the Women's Studies Research Center, with support from the Rundell Fund.

10/12/01 Aardvark Lunch on Successful Legal Writing Programs.

10/16/01 Legal Studies Colloquium. Racial Disparities in Arrest and Imprisonment in Dane & Milwaukee Counties by Pamela S. Oliver, Professor of Sociology.

10/19/01 A Very Short Introduction to Islamic Jurisprudence by Michael Chamberlain, Associate Professor of History, Chair of the Middle East Studies Program. Cosponsored by the Project on Law and Humanities.

10/24/01 Law & Equality Series. The Memberships Theory of Poverty by Steven H. Durlauf, UW Professor of Economics.

10/30/01 Legal Studies Colloquium. Scientific Misconduct as Organizational Deviance by Robert Dingwall, Professor of Sociology and Director, Institute for the Study of Genetics, Biorisks and Society, University of Nottingham.


11/1/01 Reflections of an Appellate Judge: Caught in the Middle by Hon. Patience D. Roggensack, Wisconsin Court of Appeals. One of a series of talks on Justice and Bureaucracy cosponsored by the Project on Law and Humanities.

11/6/01 Dual Nationality, Multiple Allegiances, And Military Service by Stephen H. Legomsky, Charles F. Nagel Professor of International and Comparative Law, and Director, Institute for Global Legal Studies, Washington University School of Law.

11/13/01 Legal Studies Colloquium. Embracing Lynch-Law: The Abandonment of Procedural Safeguards in the Gold Mining Camps by Andrea McDowell, J. Willard Hurst Legal History Fellow.

11/14/01 Europe and the Constitution: Is This As Good As It Gets? by Miguel Poiares Maduro, Professor of European and International Law, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Cosponsored by Global Studies, CREECA, and WAGE.

11/19/01 ABF Speaker Exchange. "I'll Try to be Fair": The Role of Juror Certainty in Sustaining a Challenge for Cause by Mary Rose, Research Fellow, American Bar Foundation.

11/27/01 Legal Studies Colloquium. The Mark of a Criminal Record by Devah Pager, Graduate Student in Sociology.

11/28/01 Legal Studies Colloquium. Institutional Dilemmas: Representation Mobilization in the South African Gender Commission by Gay Seidman, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology.

11/29/01 A Study of Lawyer Humor by Marc Galanter, John and Rylla Bosshard Professor Emeritus.


12/3/01 Cunning Preliminary Considerations by Don Herzog, Edson R. Sunderland Professor of Law, University of Michigan.

12/4/01 Legal Studies Colloquium. The Vicious Circle of Organizational Law by Lauren B. Edelman, Professor of Law and Sociology, Jurisprudence & Social Policy Program, University of California-Berkeley.

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