ILS Events / Complete List for 2005

January

1/31/05 Conference on Environmental Law in a Connected World Hosted by Governor Jim Doyle and UW Madison's La Follette School of Public Affairs at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Experts from around the world gathered to examine innovative policies in environmental protection, including Wisconsin's Green Tier law, in a three way exchange among environmentalists, policymakers and business representatives. The conference was sponsored by the La Follette School, with the cooperation of Gov. Jim Doyle and an advisory board that includes state Sens. Neal Kedzie and Mark Miller, Pat Schillinger of the Wisconsin Paper Council and Steve Hiniker of 1,000 Friends of Wisconsin. Funding and sponsorship support are provided by the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment; the UW-Madison Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy; the American Transmission Co.; the European Union Center; the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources through its Dairy Gateway Cooperative, which is funded by the Joyce Foundation; and the Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance and its Policy Academy on Environmental Management Tools. Cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Initiative at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Approved for 7.5 hours of general CLE credits.

February

2/7/05 Symposium on the Proposed Wisconsin Constitutional Amendment to Define Marriage and to Prohibit Civil Unions. Interdisciplinary Law and Humanities Seminar hosted and moderated by Len Kaplan, Mortimer Jackson Professor of Law and Director of the Project on Law and Humanities. Speakers include Carl Rasmussen, Boardman Law Firm; Claudia Card, Emma Goldman Professor of Philosophy; Scott Anderson, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council of Churches; Jane Schacter, James E. And Ruth B. Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law; and Jonathan Schofer, Belzer Assistant Professor in the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies. Approved for 3.0 hours of general CLE credit.

March

3/7/05 (Cosponsor) Privatization and Punishment: Regulating Who Reproduces by Dorothy E. Roberts, Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law. Hosted by Prof. Cameron Macdonald, Department of Sociology. Sponsored by Femsem, the Institute for Research on Poverty, Race, and Ethnicity, Women's Studies, and the Institute for Legal Studies.

3/11/05 Laurie Carlson Progressive Ideas Forum: Building New Nations: The South African and United States Experiences and Lessons for the 21st Century. Conversants include Barbara Masekela, South Africa's Ambassador to the United States; Senator Russ Feingold, Professor John Kaminski and Professor Heinz Klug. Cosponsored by GLSI.

3/11/05 WILJ Symposium on Economic Globalization and Corporate Governance. Cosponsored by GLSI.

3/14/05 Family Policy and Law Colloquium: Family Care: Wisconsin's Pilot Long-Term Care Redesign Program by Stephanie Roberts, Associate Professor, School of Social Work. Cosponsored by the Center for Excellence in Family Studies in the School of Human Ecology.

3/29/05 Family Policy and Law Colloquium: Complicated Families and Child Support Policy: An Analysis of Cross-State Variation in Legal Treatment of Multiple-Partner Fertility by Professor Tonya Brito. Cosponsored by the Center for Excellence in Family Studies in the School of Human Ecology.

April

4/6/05 Lobbying the Supreme Court: The Case of Ronald Reagan and Anthony Kennedy on Lesbian/Gay Civil Rights by William B. Turner, Ph.D. Hosted by Professor Jane Schacter.

4/11/05 Family Policy and Law Colloquium: Do Flexible Firms Require Flexible Families? Labor Force Implications of Restructured Employment Relations by Professor Leann Tigges, Department of Rural Sociology. Cosponsored by the Center for Excellence in Family Studies in the School of Human Ecology.

4/12/05 Imperfect Justice: Looted Assets, Slave Labor and the Unfinished Business of World War II and Transatlantic Relations in the Second Bush Term by Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat, Distinguished International Visitor sponsored by the European Union Center and Center for European Studies, in collaboration with the office of the Dean of International Studies. Hosted by Professor Greg Shaffer and cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Initiative (GLSI), the Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for German and European studies, and the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE).

4/14/05 Transnational Corporations and Human Rights: International Approaches to Regulation by Sorcha MacLeod, Lecturer in Law, University of Sheffield School of Law and GLSI Visiting Scholar, UW Law School. Cosponsored by the GLSI and the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE).

4/18/05 University Lecture: Doing Justice to Gender: Writing Judicial Biography by Linda Przybyszewski, Associate Professor of History, University of Cincinnati. Cosponsored by the Department of History, Women's Studies Research Center, Religious Studies Program, and the Department of Afro-American Studies.

4/19/05 Religious Faith in the 19th-Century State: The Cincinnati Bible War of 1869 by Linda Przybyszewski, Associate Professor of History, University of Cincinnati. Hosted by the Department of History and cosponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies.

4/21/05 Globalization and the Decline of Legal Consciousness: Torts, Ghosts, and Karma in Thailand by David Engel, Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Director of International Programs, SUNY at Buffalo Law School. Hosted by the Institute for Legal Studies; cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Initiative and the East Asian Legal Studies Center.

4/22/05 Fundamentals of Islamic Finance by Kristen Stilt, Assistant Professor, University of Washington Law School. Hosted by Professor Asifa Quraishi and cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Initiative and the East Asian Legal Studies Center.

4/26/05 University Lecture "The Wisconsin Idea" and Legal Research: From the ASSA to Willard Hurst by Christopher L. Tomlins, Senior Research Fellow, American Bar Foundation. Sponsored by the Havens Center and cosponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Institute for Legal Studies.

4/29-30 Workshop on Disputes and Development. Sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Initiative, the East Asian Legal Studies Center and the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy. Hosted by Professors Heinz Klug and David Trubek. This event is designed to explore the role of courts and alternatives to courts in developing countries, look at development assistance projects designed to improve their performance, and discuss how best to provide and evaluate such assistance.

May

May 20-21, 2005 Conference on WTO Dispute Settlement and Developing Countries: Use, Implications, Strategies, Reforms Hosted by Professors Gregory Shaffer (law) and Robert Staiger (economics). Sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), the Global Legal Studies Initiative, the East Asian Legal Studies Center, the International Institute, and the Center for South East Asian Studies.

June

6/9/05 The History of the Federal Trade Commission by Marc Winerman, Attorney, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Trade Commission, and Visiting Scholar at University of Chicago. Hosted by Gerry Thain, Consumer Law Professor.

June 19-July 1, 2005 Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History

June 27-28, 2005 Competition Policy and Merger Analysis in Deregulated and Newly Competitive Industries. Conference hosted by Peter Carstensen.

July/Aug

Supreme Court Discussion Series Hosted by Professors Jane Schacter and David Schwartz.

7/5/05 Discussion Leader: Prof. David Schwartz. Case: Gonzales v. Raich (medical marijuana).

7/12/05 Discussion Leader: Prof. Anuj Desai. Case: Grokster (file sharing).

7/14/05 Discussion Leader: Prof. Linda Greene. Cases are two recent decisions on race in the criminal justice system: Miller -EL v. Dretke (race-based peremptory challenges in capital cases) and Johnson v. California (prison policy of initial inmate segregation based on race).

7/19/05 Discussion Leader: Prof. Ann Althouse. Cases: Ten Commandments and Prisoner Religion: McCreary County, Kentucky v. American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky; Van Orden v. Perry; and Cutter v. Wilkonsin.

7/26/05 Discussion Leader: Prof. Gerry Thain. Case: Johanns v. Livestock Marketing (beef industry ads and compelled speech).

8/2/05 Discussion Leader: Prof. Neil Komesar. Case: Kelo v. City of New London (property rights).

8/9/05 Discussion Leader: Prof. Heinz Klug. Case: Roper v. Simmons (juvenile death penalty).

8/16/05 Discussion Leader: Prof. Don Downs. Case: Castle Rock v. Gonzales (question of city's liability for non-enforcement of restraining order in context of domestic violence).

September

9/9/05 Courting Failure? The Effects of Venue Choice on Big Bankruptcies. Program hosted by Bill Whitford, Emeritus Professor of Law, and sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies with support from the Young Fund courtesy of Dean Kenneth B. Davis, Jr. Distinguished bankruptcy scholars will convene to present papers and discuss Professor Lynn Lopucki's controversial new book, Courting Failure: How Competition for Big Cases is Corrupting the Bankruptcy Courts (University of Michigan Press, 2005). Approved for 3.0 hours of CLE credit.

9/14/05 Constitution-building in Iraq by Yash Ghai, Professor of Law and the Sir Y K Pao Chair in Public Law at the University of Hong Kong, and Fall 2005 GLSI Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at the UW Law School. Comments by Attorney Brady Williamson of Lafollette Godfrey & Kahn.

9/19/05 Did Welfare Reform Increase the Risk of Child Maltreatment? Some Answers and Some Further Questions by Kristen Slack, Assistant Professor of Social Work. Part of the Family Policy & Law Colloquium Series hosted by the Center for Excellence in Family Studies in the School of Human Ecology and cosponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies.

9/20/05 Rashomon in the Southwest: Interrogating 'the Bloodless Conquest' and the First U.S. Trials in New Mexico by Laura Gomez, Professor of Law and Sociology, UCLA School of Law. Faculty workshop (by invitation) hosted by Howie Erlanger, Director, Institute for Legal Studies, with support from the Oliver S. Rundell Fund.

9/21/05 International Organizations as Lawmakers: Promises and Perils by Jose Alvarez, Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy, Columbia Law School. Approved for 1.0 hours of general CLE credit. Hosted by Gregory Shaffer, Professor, UW Law School, Director, UW European Union Center, and Co-Director, Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE). Sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), the European Union Center, the Institute for Legal Studies, the Global Legal Studies Initiative, and the State Bar of Wisconsin.

9/23/05 The Challenges of Establishing a Western Law Firm in Moscow by James B. Sitrick, Secretary-General of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) and Chairman, Executive . Hosted by Kathryn Hendley, Professor of Law and Political Science, and sponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA) and the International Institute. Cosponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies and the Global Legal Studies Initiative.

9/28/05 Roundtable Discussion: The French and Dutch NO to the EU Constitution: The Future of Europe? UW Participants include Laird Boswell (History), Greg Shaffer (EUC & Law) and Jonathan Zietlin (Soc, Public Affairs, PoliSci, Hist, and WAGE), Myra Marx Ferree (Soc & CGES), and Dominique Brossard (Journalism). Cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Initiative.

October

10/5/05 Law, Public Policy, and Black Holes in Russia by William B. Simons, Professor of East European Law, Institute for East European Law and Russian Studies, University of Leiden , and Visiting Professor of Law, University of Trento. Hosted by Kathryn Hendley, Professor of Law and Political Science. Sponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA) and cosponsored by the Global Legal Studied Initiative (GLSI).

10/14/05 New Governance, The Open Method of Coordination and the European Social Health Insurance by Timothy Stolzfus Jost, Robert L. Willet Family Professor, Washington and Lee University School of Law; Affiliate Professor, Department of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University. Sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), the International Institute Governance Research Circle, the European Union Center Working Group on Comparative Health Systems and Public Health Policy, the Wisconsin Project on Governance and Regulation (WISGAR), the Health Law Project of the UW Law School and the Global Legal Studies Initiative. Tim Jost is a leading authority on health law, with special expertise in comparative health systems. He is the author of Readings in Comparative Health Law and Bioethics (Carolina Academic Press, 2001)

10/15 - 10/16/05 GLSI Workshop: Constitution-building in Africa post-1989 Co-hosted by Yash Ghai, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong, and Heinz Klug, UW Professor of Law and Director of the Global Legal Studies Initiative. Guest scholars include Boa Santos, University of Coimbra. Cosponsored by the UW African Studies Program, and supported in part by the Ford Foundation (Kenya).

10/17/05 Families, Schools, and Summer Learning by Geoffrey Borman, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Educational Policy Studies, and Educational Psychology. Part of the Family Policy & Law Colloquium Series hosted by the Center for Excellence in Family Studies in the School of Human Ecology and cosponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies.

10/19/05 Fundamental Rights as Guidelines and Inspiration – German Constitutionalism in International Perspective. Mildred Fish-Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture by Prof. Dr. Brun-Otto Bryde, Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. Sponsored by the International Institute and the Global Legal Studies Initiative.

10/21-22/05 GLSI Workshop: Constitution-building in Comparative Perspective. Co-hosted by Yash Ghai, Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong, and Heinz Klug, UW Professor of Law and Director of the Global Legal Studies Initiative. Guest scholars include Prof. Dr. Brun-Otto Bryde of the German Constitutional Court, and Boa Santos, University of Coimbra. Hosted by GLSI. Cosponsored by the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA) and the Transnational Feminism Research Circle.

10/28/05 Slow Death by Lauren Berlant, Professor of English, University of Chicago. Hosted by the English Department's Americanist Literature and Culture Research Circle and cosponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies.

10/28/05 Workshop: The Lisbon Strategy and the Future of EU Socio-Economic Governance. Hosted by Professor Jonathan Zietlin and sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and the European Union Center. Cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Initiative, the International Institute Governance Research Circle, and the Wisconsin Project on Governance and Regulation (WISGAR). Speakers include Claire Kilpatrick, Cambridge University, Iain Begg, Visiting Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science, European University Institute, and Jonathan Zeitlin.

10/28/05 Globalizing Justice: Do Human Rights Trials Really Work? by Katherine Sikkink, Arleen C. Carlson Professor of Political Science and McKnight Distinguished University Professor at the University of Minnesota. Sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE); part of the political science and Latin America governance project.

10/31/05Civil Rights at Work: Judicial Deference to Institutionalized Employment Practices by Laurie Edelman, Agnes Roddy Robb Professor of Law and Sociology; Director, Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California ­ Berkeley; Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (2005-2006); and ILS Distinguished Scholar, University of Wisconsin Law School and Scott R. Eliason, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology; Faculty Affiliate, Life Course Center and Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota. Hosted by Howie Erlanger and sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies.

November

11/1/05Legal Aspects of Regulating Sexual Harassment: Comparing German, US and EU Approaches by Kathrina Zippel, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University. Hosted by Myra Marx Ferree, Director, Center for German and European Studies. Cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Initiative, the Sociology Department and Femsem, and the Women & Citizenship Research Circle. This presentation is part of the CGES lecture series "Gender, Revolution, and Citizenship in Modern Society"

11/11/05 Hurst Summer Institute Fellows Reunion at the annual meeting of the American Sociecy for Legal History (ASLH) meeting in Cincinnati.

11/14/05 Partnerships and Parenthood in Corss-National Perspective by Elizabeth Thomson, Professor of Sociology. Part of the Family Policy & Law Colloquium Series hosted by the Center for Excellence in Family Studies in the School of Human Ecology and cosponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies.

11/15/05 In search of a "European contract law" and its implications for Eastern Europe by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Norbert Reich, Faculty of Law, Bremen University, and Ex-Rector, Riga Graduate School of Law. Hosted by Professors David Trubek and Louise Trubek, with introductions by Professor Stewart Macaulay. Sponsored by the European Union Center of Excellence, the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asis (CREECA), the European Studies Alliance, the Global Legal Studies Initiative, and the Wisconsin Contracts Group.

11/18/05 Social Entrepreneurship and the Law: Policy Changes for Women through Micro-Finance in India by Chetna Sinha, Ashoka Fellow, Yale World Fellow, and President of Mann Deshi Sah Bank, Ltd.s, in Maharashtra, India. Hosted by Kathryn Hendley, Professor of Law and Political Science, William-Voss Bascom Professor. Sponsored by the Division of International Studies, the Global Legal Studies Initiative, the Institute for Legal Studies, and the Center for South Asia, with support from the Oliver S. Rundell Fund.

11/22/05 Using the Law: The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the Decriminalization of Sodomy by Mary Bernstein, Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies, University of Connecticut. Hosted by Prof. Cameron Macdonald. Sponsored by FEMSEM, Department of Sociology, the Institute for Legal Studies, and the Faculty Committee on LGBT Issues.

December

12/2/05 Does Law Need a Narratology? Symposium with Peter Brooks on Law and Literature sponsored by the Center for the Humanities. Cosponsored by the Project for Law and the Humanities. Peter Brooks is University Professor and Director of the Program in Law & Humanities at the University of Virginia.

12/2/05 U.S.-China Trade Relations and the WTO by Amy Celico, Deputy Director of the Office of the Chinese Economic Area at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE), the Center for East Asian Studies, Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), East Asian Legal Studies Center, Global Legal Studies Initiative, the International Institute Governance Research Circle, and the LaFollette School of Public Affairs.

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