1/29/04 What's Cooking with Gordon Smith: The Law of Relational Contracts. Faculty works-in-progress discussion hosted by Professor Gordon Smith.
1/30/04 Aardvark Roundtable: The Use of Technology in Courses hosted by Professor Jane Schacter.
2/6/04-2/8/04 Wisconsin Law Review Symposium: Freedom from Contract. Cosponsored by the John M. Olin Center for Law and Economics, University of Michigan Law School, with support from the UW Contracts Enrichment Fund. Approved for 12 general CLE credits.
Overview: Freedom of contract has often been at the center of contracts scholarship. Less so, freedom from contract: the ability of parties to make legally unenforceable promises. This theme is at the core of some of the most perplexing problems of current commercial law. There are a growing number of circumstances in which liability arises in the absence of an affirmative manifestation of assent. At the Freedom from Contract Conference, eleven papers investigating this topic will be presented and discussed by distinguished scholars from leading universities.
Presenters include Ian Ayres and Greg Klass, Yale University; Omri Ben-Shahar, University of Michigan; David Campbell, Cardiff Law School; Melvin Eisenberg, University of California at Berkeley; Clayton Gillette, New York University; Juliet Kostritsky, Case Western Reserve University; Roy Kreitner, Tel-Aviv University; Stewart Macaulay, University of Wisconsin; Todd Rakoff, Harvard; Robert Scott and Paul Stephan, University of Virginia; James J. White, University of Michigan. Commentators include Brian Bix, University of Minnesota; Jean Braucher, University of Arizona; Kevin Davis, University of Toronto; Jason Johnston, University of Pennsylvania; Charles Knapp, University of California, Hastings; Iain Ramsay, York University; and William Whitford, University of Wisconsin.
2/17/04 The Creation of an Infrastructure for Conservative Legal Advocacy Since 1970 and The Contest Over the Meaning of "Public Interest Law" by Ann Southworth, Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University. Hosted by Professor Marc Galanter.
2/19/04 What's Cooking with Greg Shaffer: The Rule of Law in International Trade: Why the Haves Come Out Ahead. Faculty works-in-progress discussion hosted by Professor Gordon Smith.
2/26/04 What's Cooking with Jane Schacter: Lawrence v. Texas and the Fourteenth Amendment's Democratic Aspirations. Faculty works-in-progress discussion hosted by Professor Gordon Smith.
3/2/04 (cosponsor) Managerial Discretion, Cognitive Bias, and Legal Liability for Discrimination: Can I Get a [Expert] Witness? by William T. Bielby, Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Visiting Distinguished John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University. Hosted by the Sociology Department
3/3/04 The Many Laws of the Market: The Contrasting Constitutions of Capitalism and Early American Localism by Christine Desan, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School. Hosted by Bert Kritzer, Professor of Law and Political Science and Director of the Legal Studies Program. Cosponsored by The Legal Studies Program and the Department of History, with support from the University Lectures Committee.
3/3/04 Property Rights in Context: Privatization's Legacy for Corporate Legality in Poland and Russia by David Woodruff, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Political Science. Hosted by Professor Kathryn Hendley and cosponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA).
3/5/04-3/6/04 Speaking Law to Power: International Law and Foreign Policy, Wisconsin International Law Journal Symposium honoring Professor Richard Bilder. Cosponsored by the International Institute and the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE).
This symposium, which was approved for 10 hours of general CLE credit, brought ten renowned international lawyers from six countries to the UW campus. Participants included Philip Allott (Cambridge UK), Hilary Charlesworth (Australian National University), Jochen Frowein (Max Planck Institute, Heidelberg), David Kennedy (Harvard University), Martti Koskenniemi (University of Helsinki and Finnish Foreign Office), Nathaniel A. Berman (Brooklyn Law School), Liliana Obregon (University of Los Andes), William D. Rogers (Arnold & Porter and former U.S. Under Secretary of State), and Miriam Sapiro (Summit Strategies International, LLC and former U.S. National Security Council official). Thomas Franck, the Murry and Ida Becker Professor Emeritus at New York University Law School, and former President of the American Society of International Law, will serve as Honorary Chair. David M. Trubek, Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Director of WAGE, will serve as Program Chair. Symposium papers will be published in a special issue of the Wisconsin International Law Journal.
3/8/04 Defining Women's Interests: Abortion Discourse in Germany and the United States by Myra Marx Ferree, Professor of Sociology. Part of the Family Policy & Law Colloquium Series hosted by Professor Tonya Brito.
3/9/04 Other People's PATRIOT Acts: Europe's Response to 9/11 by Kim Lane Scheppele, John J. O'Brien Professor of Law and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Hosted by Myra Marx Ferree, Professor of Sociology.
3/10/04 The Role of Law in the Creation of the European Market: Choice, Fate or Chance? by Daniel Wincott, Senior Lecturer in Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham, and Managing Editor, Journal of Common Market Studies. Cosponsored by the European Union Center the WAGE "New Governance" Project.
3/11/04 What's Cooking with John Ohnesorge: Negotiated Rulemaking as Contract: Can Contracts Scholarship Inform New Approaches to Regulation? Faculty works-in-progress discussion hosted by Professor Gordon Smith.
3/11/04 Faculty Workshop with Gregory P. Magarian, Associate Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law, on the relationship between nonpolitical speech and substantive due process in light of Magarian's First Amendment theory and Lawrence v Texas. Hosted by Anuj Desai.
3/24/04 The Challenge of Building Trade Unions in Russia by Irene Stevenson, Former Director, Solidarity Center, Moscow. Hosted by Professor Kathryn Hendley and sponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA).
3/25/04 Ending Marriage as We Know It: Does the Movement for Same-Sex Marriage Divert Attention from a More Just Reform of the Law of Families? by Nancy Polikoff, Professor of Law and American University Washington College of Law. Professor Polikoff is the Family Law Distinguished Scholar for 2004, hosted by Professor Tonya Brito.
3/26/04 Family Law Faculty Workshop with Professor Nancy Polikoff, hosted by Professor Tonya Brito.
3/26/04 Honoring the faculty and graduates of the UW Political Science Department's "Law and Politics Diaspora," hosted by Professor Kathryn Hendley.
3/29/04 The Other American Colonies: An Examination of the United States' Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Expansionism by Ediberto Roman, Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law. Hosted by Linda Greene and supported by the Oliver S. Rundell Fund.
4/1/04 Of World Music and Sovereign States, Professors and the Formation of Legal Norms by Justin Hughes, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University. Hosted by Professor Anuj Desai.
4/5/04 MBTI Workshop: Understanding Diverse Personalities, Learning Styles and Communication Styles by Gretchen Viney, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Director, Lawyering Skills Program, and Certified MBTI Administrator.
4/8/04 Between Self Regulation and the Alien Tort Claims Act: On the Contested Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility Dr. Ronen Shamir, Department of Sociology, Tel Aviv University.
4/12/04 Examining a New Family Form: Post-divorce Shared Parenting by Margo Melli, Professor of Law Emerita. Part of the Family Policy & Law Colloquium Series hosted by Professor Tonya Brito.
4/16/04 A Conversation with Robert Jay Lifton, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Graduate School University Center and Director of The Center on Violence and Human Survival at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at The City University of New York,
Author of Superpower Syndrome: America's Apocalyptic Confrontation with the World (Nation Books, 2003). Hosted by Prof. Len Kaplan and Dr. Gene Farley. Sponsored by the Project for Law and the Humanities.
4/19/04 What's Cooking with Mark Suchman: Exploring the Governance of New Information Technologies in Healthcare: A Multicourse Banquet or a Recipe for Disaster? Faculty works-in-progress discussion hosted by Professor Gordon Smith.
4/20/04 What's Cooking with Victoria Nourse: Skinner's Trial: A Changing Supreme Court. Faculty works-in-progress discussion hosted by Professor Gordon Smith.
4/22/04 English is from Mars: Mock Trial at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf by Michele LaVigne, Clinical Associate Professor. Mock Trial competition.
4/26/04 The Medieval Law of Tears (or, How the Devil was Undone) by Karl Shoemaker, Assistant Professor of History and Law.
4/27/04 Individualism, States' Rights, and the Right of Revolution: The Antebellum Debate Over Bearing Arms by Saul Cornell, Associate Professor of History, Ohio State University, and Director of the Second Amendment Research Center at the John Glenn Institute of Public Service and Public Policy. Cosponsored by the History Department
4/28/04 National Security and Intelligence in the USA Today by John Diamond, Washington Correspondent for USA Today. Hosted by Dennis Chaptman, University Communications.
4/29/04 Current Ethics Issues in Wisconsin. "Multidisciplinary Practice for Law and Moderate Income People: An Update" by Louise Trubek, and "Ethics 2000 in Wisconsin: An Update" by Ralph Cagle. Approved for 2.0 hours of CLE-EPR credit.
6/25/04-6/26/04 1st New Legal Realism Conference: The New Legal Realist Method
Co-sponsored by the American Bar Foundation and the Institute for Legal Studies and hosted by UW Professors Beth Mertz and Jane Larson, this conference brought together scholars from social science and law to develop a "new legal realist" paradigm for interdisciplinary empirical research on law. The conference focused on method for studying law empirically in particular settings, methods for bridging across social science disciplines, and methods for translating between social science and law. One goal of the discussion was to enable the people generating legal and policy recommendations to have a more sophisticated sense of the possibilities and limits of available empirical technologies and research -- while at the same time helping social scientists to understand the exigencies of available legal frames.
Summer Discussion Series on recent Supreme Court decisions hosted by Professor Jane Schacter:
7/7/04 Anuj Desai, Assistant Professor of Law, led a discussion of Ashcroft (constitutionality of Child Online Protection Act).
7/14/04 Victoria Nourse, Professor of Law, led a discussion of Tennessee v. Lane (Age Discrimination in Employment Act and congressional power under section 5 of the 14th Amendment).
7/21/04 Ann Althouse, Professor of Law, led a discussion of Newdow (pledge of allegiance) and Locke (state scholarships and religious study).
7/28/04 Kevin Kelly, Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs led a discussion of Hamdi, Padilla, & Rasul (group of enemy combatant and Guantanamo Bay cases).
8/4/04 Mike Wittenwyler and Brady Williamson, LaFollette, Godfrey and Kahn law firm and UW adjunct faculty, will lead a discussion of McConnell (campaign reform act).
8/11/04 Michele LaVigne, Clinical Associate Professor of Law, led a discussion of Hiibel (identifying yourself at police stops), Blakely (sentencing) and the 2 recent Miranda decisions: Missouri v. Seibert and US v Patana.
9/10/04-9/11/04 Conference on Comparative Institutional Analysis Hosted by Neil Komesar, Burrus-Bascom Professor of Law, this conference brought together a selected group of scholars interested in seriously engaging the subject of Comparative Institutional Analysis. The primary purpose of this event was to promote the development of a community of scholars interested in using comparative institutional analysis by bringing some of its leading members into direct contact in order to cultivate a more formal network of scholars. A second purpose was to advance the scholarly approach of comparative institutional analysis because only through the efforts of many can a working approach be produced. The third objective was to generate a serious exchange of ideas and produce a publishable product, either a book manuscript or symposium journal edition edited by Professors Neil Komesar, Miguel Poiares Maduro, and Gregory Shaffer.
9/13/04 The Operation of the European Court of Justice in the European Legal, Political and Social Context: The Views of an Academic and Participant Observer" by Miguel Maduro, Advocate-General of the European Court of Justice. Cosponsored by the European Union Center and hosted by Professor Greg Shaffer. Approved for 1.0 hour of general CLE credit.
9/15/04 MBTI Workshop: Understanding Diverse Personalities, Learning Styles and Communication Styles with Gretchen Viney, Clinical Associate Professor and Associate Director, Lawyering Skills Program and Certified MBTI Administrator.
9/20/04 Teaching Lessons: From Cognitive Theories to Law Student Learning Styles by Martha M. Peters, Ph.D., Director of the Academic Achievement Program, University of Iowa College of Law.
9/30/04 Impediments to Transnational Cooperation in Undercover Policing: A Comparative Study of the United States and Italy by Jacqueline Ross, University of Illinois College of Law.
10/1/04 Combating the War on Drugs: A Multifaceted Approach to Public Interest Lawyering by Daniel N. Abrahamson, Director of Legal Affairs for the Drug Policy Alliance. Cosponsored by the Remington Center, the American Constitution Society, and the Wisconsin Public Interest law Foundation.
10/1/04-10/2/04 Midwest Law and Society Retreat The second biennial interdisciplinary retreat brought together faculty and graduate students from the region's diverse social science and law programs for a weekend of intellectual exchange and community building. Approximately 65 people from 8 states attended the event, which featured a keynote address by Jonathan Simon, Professor of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, UC-Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall). The Retreat offered opportunities for participants to share research, discuss professional issues, receive feedback on works in progress, and develop future projects with regional colleagues. The program included a lively mix of small group discussions, presentations, debates, and social gatherings, designed to encourage spirited dialog and collegial engagement.
10/11/04 Family Policy and Law Colloquium: Charter Schools in Wisconsin and Beyond by John Witte, Professor of Political Science and the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs. Cosponsored by the Center for Excellence in Family Studies in the School of Human Ecology.
10/15/04 Managed Democracy, the Constitution, and Freedom of the Press in Putin's Russia by Peter Krug, Herman G. Kaiser Foundation Chair in International Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law. Sponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA) and cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Initiative (GLSI).
10/20/04 Responding to Mass Violations of Human Rights and Genocide: Rwanda and Sudan. Colloquium and Seminar sponsored by the African Studies Program, the New Research Initiative on Humanitarian World Order, and the Global Legal Studies Initiative (GLSI). Presentations: What does Rwanda teach us about Sudan (if anything)? By Scott Straus, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UW-Madison; and Responding to Genocide: Reflections on Genocide in Rwanda by Aloys Habimana, Rwandian Human Rights Activist and Visiting Human Rights Practicioner, UW-Madison, 2004-05.
10/25/04 The Origins, the Nature and the Future of the European Constitutional Treaty by Bruno de Witte, the 2004 Marshall-Monnet Scholar-in-Residence, Professor of European Union Law, European University Institute in Florence, and Joint Chair of the Law Department at the Robert Schuman Centre. Sponsored by the European Union Center and hosted by Gregory Shaffer, Professor of Law, Director, European Union Center; Co-Director, Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE).
11/1/04 Turkish Foreign Policy: EU, Middle East and USA by Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Soysal, former Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of Turkey. Organized by the Madison Association of Turkish Students and sponsored by Turkish Airlines, UW Middle East Studies, the Department of Political Science, and the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA).
11/2/04 Governmental and Constitutional Law Problems in Turkey by Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Soysal, former Foreign Affairs Minister of the Republic of Turkey. Organized by the Madison Association of Turkish Students and sponsored by Turkish Airlines, UW Middle East Studies, the Department of Political Science, and the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA), and the Global Legal Studies Initiative.
11/5/04 Japan and Law and Development in Asia Interdisciplinary conference hosted by the East Asian Legal Studies Center and cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Initiative. Guest speakers included Frank Upham, Wilf Family Professor of Property Law at New York University Law School, Yoshi Matsuura, Professor of Law at Nagoya University Law School, and Veronica Taylor, Professor of Law and Director of the Asian Law Center at the University of Washington Law School.
11/8/04 Family Policy and Law Colloquium: Flipping the Yen? A legal peek at the fate of children from families in crisis in Japan by Nina Camic, Clinical Associate Professor. Cosponsored by the Center for Excellence in Family Studies in the School of Human Ecology.
11/10/04 New Approaches to Environmental Regulation in Wisconsin. Workshop and seminar organized by Professors David and Louise Trubek. Guest speakers include Scott Hassett, Secretary of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Kristine Euclide, Vice President and General Counsel, Madison Gas and Electric, and Howard Bellman, Mediator. Approved for 2.0 general CLE credits.
11/10/04 Russian Legal Reform: Progress or Backsliding? by Professor Peter Maggs, University of Illinois College of Law. Sponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA) and cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Initiative.
11/13/04 Wisconsin Symposium on Legal History: Owning Knowledge: The History of Modern U.S. Intellectual Property Law. Hosted by Professor Richard Ross, UIUC, formerly UW-Madison Law School and History Department. The proliferation of scholarship on copyright, trademarks, and patents has inspired a growing interest in the history of intellectual property in the United States. This conference explored a critical problem in this emerging subfield: from the American Revolution onwards, what did it mean to "own" knowledge and what were the political and economic consequences of changing and conflicting understandings of ownership? The panelists and speakers included noted law professors, historians, and social scientists.
11/13/04 Wisconsin-Harvard Workshop on International Economic Law and Transnational Regulation. Sponsored by the Harvard Law School European Law Research Center, the Wisconsin Project on Governance and Regulation (WISGAR), the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), and the Global Legal Studies Initiative. Hosted by Professor David Trubek of Wisconsin and Professor David Kennedy of Harvard Law School.
11/15/04 Workshop on Power, Law and Global Transformation. Cosponsored by the Wisconsin Project on Governance and Regulation (WISGAR), the Governance Project of the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), and the Global Legal Studies Initiative. Guest speakers include David Kennedy, Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law and Harvard Law School and Director of the Ruropean Law Research Center, and John Braithwaite, Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and Chair of the Regulatory Institutions Network (REGNET).
11/22/04 Freedom of the Press in China by Xu Zhiyong, Visiting Scholar, China Law Center, Yale Law School. Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies, the East Asian Legal Studies Center, and the Global Legal Studies Initiative.
12/10/04 Family Policy and Law Colloquium: Family Factors and Adolescent Adjustment in a Sample of Serious Juvenile Offenders by Laurence Steinberg, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology, Temple University. Cosponsored by the Center for Excellence in Family Studies in the School of Human Ecology.
12/13/04 The Lawyer's Ethics Obligation to Increase and Improve Legal Services: Alternative Approaches by Louise Trubek, Clinical Professor and Betsy Abramson, Clinical Assistant Professor. Sponsored by the Health Law Project and the Economic Justice Institute of the University of Wisconsin Law School. Approved for 1.0 CLE Credit for Ethics and Professional Responsibility.