Midwest Law and Society Retreat

October 24-25, 2014

About this Event

The Institute for Legal Studies is pleased to be hosting the 7th Midwest Law and Society Retreat to be held at the University of Wisconsin in Madison on October 24-25, 2014. This biennial interdisciplinary retreat brings together faculty and graduate students from the region’s diverse social science and law programs for a weekend of intellectual exchange and community building. The 2014 Retreat will offer opportunities for participants to receive feedback on works-in-progress, discuss research methods and professional issues, and develop future projects with regional colleagues. Participants are encouraged to submit proposals on these topics or to just come to the Retreat to join in the discussion.

Sorry, we are at capacity for presentations and registration has closed; please let us know if you want to attend without presenting, or be added to a wait list. Contact ils@law.wisc.edu   Advance registration is required. 

Location & Timeline: Sessions will take place at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street. On Friday, October 24th, registration starts at 3:00.  The Retreat will begin with a plenary address at 3:30 p.m. and end with post-dinner informal discussion sessions. Sessions will continue all day on Saturday, October 25th, ending at 5:00 p.m. Please see the detailed program below.

Map of Pyle Center and Lowell Center area  Allow extra travel time and arrive early to avoid traffic jams associated with Homecoming Weekend.

Registration Fees: Faculty/Academic Staff: $150. Graduate Student/Independent Scholar: $75. The registration fee includes refreshments during the Retreat, a full dinner on Friday, and lunch on Saturday.

UW Extension will collect fees in August/September:  All participants will be contacted and asked to confirm participation and pay any applicable fees.

Program Information (10/23/14 final)


One-page Program Chart
List of Participants and Abstracts

Law and Society Association Report on Ideas for the Association's 2nd Half Century


Questions about the Retreat Program: Please contact Associate Dean Tonya Brito (Director of the Institute for Legal Studies and Program Chair).

Questions about logistics or information on this page: Please contact Pam Hollenhorst (Associate Director of the Institute for Legal Studies and Retreat Coordinator).

Hotel Information

You are strongly advised to make your reservation well before the release date. Other downtown hotel rooms will be unavailable or unaffordable because of the football game.

Lowell Inn and Conference Center 610 Langdon Street.

Release Date: September 24th (no rooms will be available after this date)
Room Block Code: MIDLAW Standard room rates start at $114 Single/$126 double; rate includes breakfast and off-site parking; on-site parking is available for a small fee. To reserve a room and parking and check on deluxe accommodations, call the front desk at (608) 256-2621 or toll free: (866) 301-1753; or reserve online by clicking or pasting this event-specific link into your browser window: http://bit.ly/midlaw24oct

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