Overview and Workshop Format: This one-day workshop is open to a limited group of faculty and graduate students who have committed to read a series of papers and who have been invited to provide critical comments to participating scholars. The Program Chair is Laurie Wood, Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Guest scholars include Bianca Premo (Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at Florida International University) and Richard J. Ross (Professor of Law and History and Co-Director of the Program in Legal History at the University of Illinois College of Law).
UW participants involved in all or part of the workshop include Tonya Brito (Burrus-Bascom Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Legal Studies), Howard Erlanger (Emeritus Professor of Law, Sociology, and former Director of the Institute for Legal Studies), Marc Galanter (Emeritus Professor of Law), Kramer Gillin (Graduate student in Geography), Alex Huneeus (Assistant Professor of Law), Richard Keyser (Senior Lecturer in Legal Studies), Mitra Sharafi (Assistant Professor of Law), Mark Sidel (Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law) and Laura Wangerin (Ph.D. Candidate in History).
Readings for this workshop will be posted on
a password-protected site. All participants are expected to read the
papers before the workshop and to come prepared to discuss each piece
after the author makes brief introductory remarks.
Attendance is limited to a small group in order to facilitate discussion of each paper. If you are interested in attending and actively participating in this workshop, please contact Dr. Laurie Wood.
Workshop Sponsor: The Institute for Legal Studies at the University of
Wisconsin Law School.
Location: Lubar Commons (Law School room 7200)
Near-Final Program as of 3/24/14:
8:45-9:00 Coffee and Conversation
9:00-9:15 Welcome: Tonya Brito
Introductions: Laurie Wood
9:15-10:30 Session I: "Feud, Sanctity, and Legislative Activity in Anglo-Saxon England and Ottonian Germany" by Laura Wangerin, Ph.D. Candidate, UW History Department.
10:35-11:50 Session II: "Binding in Conscience: Early Modern English Protestants and Spanish Thomists on Law and the Fate of the Soul" by Richard J. Ross, Professor of Law and History, Co-Director of the Legal History Program, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
12:00 Buffet Lunch open to the Law School Community
12:15-12:20 Introduction of Speaker: Howard Erlanger
12:20-1:30 Legal Studies Workshop / GLS Faculty Lecture: "The Beginnings of American Law: A Comparative History" by Richard J. Ross, Professor of Law and History, Co-Director of the Legal History Program, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
This lecture, which is cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center, is open to the law school community, graduate students and visiting scholars. Lunch will be provided; registration is not required.
1:45-3:00 Session III: Chapter 1 "Agents and Powers" from Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Empire, by Bianca Premo, Associate Professor of History, Graduate Program Director, Department of History and Director, Andean Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Florida International University.
3:05-4:20 Session IV: "Pastures & Pluralism: Forum Shopping on Afghanistan's Rangelands" by Kramer Gillin, Graduate Student in Geography.
4:30-5:30 Open Lecture: "The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Empire" by Bianca Premo, Associate Professor of History, Graduate Program Director, Department of History and Director, Andean Studies, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Florida International University.
This lecture is open to faculty and students from the law school as well as other departments. It may be of particular interest to students in History and LACIS.
5:30-6:00 Closing Reception
6:30 Dinner for guest faculty (by invitation).
Location: Harvest Restaurant, 21 N. Pinckney Street.
Secure Link to 4 workshop papers (login and password will be provided to workshop participants)
Hotel Info and link to map for Guest Participants: Guests will have a reservation at the DoubleTree Hotel, a Hilton-owned property located at
525 West Johnson Street, about four blocks from the Law School. The DoubleTree provides free shuttle service to the airport and to campus.
Please see Directions and UW Campus Map
Questions about participation may be directed to Laurie Wood, the Program Chair named above. Questions about logistics and information posted on this page may be directed to Pam Hollenhorst, Associate Director of the Institute for Legal Studies.