ILS Past Events 2006-2007


2007 Events List (pdf)

Selected Conferences, Retreats, Symposia, Institutes and Workshops:

  • March 2, 2007 The Wisconsin International Law Journal 2007 Symposium: Islamic Law in a Globalized World: Implications for Contemporary Finance Law. Approved for 5.5 general CLE credits for Wisconsin attorneys. Registration: More Information
  • March 2-3, 2007 Health Care Regulation and Governance Symposium Hosted by Professor Louise Trubek, Director of the Health Law Project at the Law School, at the Fluno Center. Multiple cosponsors; limited attendance. 
  • April 16, 2007 Workshop on War on Cancer and Accountability for Outcomes: A Transatlantic Dialogue on How and Why of Success. For more information, see the WISGAR webpage
  • April 20, 2007 Family Policy & Law Colloquium: Noncustodial Fatherhood: How Law and Policy Influence Men's Connections to their Children" Panel Discussion and University Lecture by Prof. Solangel Maldonado. Information
  • June 10-22, 2007 Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History Two-week Fellowship opportunity for early career legal history scholars.
    Application period ended 2/1/07. More Information
  • Oct. 5-6, 2007 New Legal Realism meets Feminism & Legal Theory II: Empirical Perspectives on the Place of Law in Women's Work and Family Lives Conference hosted by Gwen Jordan, UW Legal History Fellow (2006-08), Martha Albertson Fineman, Woodruff Professor of Law at Emory University; and Elizabeth Mertz, Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin and Senior Research Fellow at ABF. Link to Program
  • Oct 19-20, 2007 Conference on Law & Democratization in Taiwan and South Korea: Twenty Years' Experience  1987 was a key year in the democratization of both Taiwan and South Korea.  Martial law was lifted in Taiwan, while in South Korea military rule came to an end and the current constitution was adopted.  While much has been written about the political circumstances surrounding these momentous events, much less has been written relating law and legal institutions to the democratization process.  The primary goal of this conference is to address explicitly the role of law and legal institutions in the democratization of Taiwan and South Korea, before 1987, as well as after.  While attention will be paid to constitutional law, this conference will also address ways in which other bodies of law, such as corporate, labor, property, criminal or electoral law, have interacted with the democratization process. Overview, Program, Photos and Papers  

2006 Events List (pdf)

Selected Conferences, Retreats, Symposia, Institutes and Workshops:

  • February 17, 2006 Harris Lecture: Is the Second Amendment Still Embarrassing (and for Whom)? by Sanford Levinson, Noted Second Amendment and Constitutional Scholar, University of Texas School of Law. Sponsored by the Undergraduate Legal Studies Program and ILS. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with UW Professors Ann Althouse (Law), John Sharpless (History) and Howard Schweber (Political Science) moderated by Professor Don Downs (Director of the Legal Studies Program).
  • March 31, 2006 WILJ Symposium: Humanitarian Intervention after 9/11 Hosted by the Wisconsin International Law Journal and the Global Studies Program under the direction of Professors Scott Straus and Heinz Klug. Cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Initiative and the Humanitarianism and World Order Research Circle of the International Institute. Additional information is available at the Symposium homepage.
  • April 7-8, 2006 LISAR Conference: The Ten Commandments and Their Appropriation in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam Sponsored by the Lubar Institute for the Study of Abrahamic Religions (LISAR) and hosted by Professor Charles Cohen, Director. Cosponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies and the Project for Law and the Humanities under the direction of Professor Len Kaplan. For more information please consult the LISAR homepage.
  • Sept. 15-16, 2006 Midwest Law and Society Retreat. Biennial interdisciplinary event that brings together faculty and graduate students from the region's diverse social science and law programs for a weekend of intellectual exchange. Keynote speaker will be Marianne Constable, Professor of Rhetoric, UC-Berkeley: "How to Do Things With Law." More information
  • Oct. 19, 2006 The Autonomy Myth: A Theory of Dependency by Martha Albertson Fineman, Woodruff Professor of Law, Emory Law School, and Director of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project. Part of a seminar series on New Perspectives in Social Policy hosted by the Institute for Research on Poverty. Cosponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies.
  • Nov. 17-18, 2006 Workshop on Legal Culture and the Judicialization of Politics in Latin America Hosted by Javier Couso (Diego Portales Law School and UW Visiting Tinker Professor 2006), Alexandra Huneeus (Stanford 2006 and Wisconsin 2007), and Pablo Rueda (UC-Berkeley JSP). Sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Initiative, the Institute for Legal Studies, the Wisconsin Project on Governance and Regulation (WISGAR), the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS), the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), and the UW Law School, in conjunction with the Law and Society Association Program on International Research Collaboration (PIRC). Additional Information and Program

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