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Summer 2015

August

  • Supreme Court Discussion Series
    July 8, 2015: King v. Burwell (health care subsidies in the Affordable Care Act) presented by David Schwartz. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Click here for the opinion.

    July 15, 2015: Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project (Fair Housing Act disparate-impact case) presented by Lisa Alexander. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Click here for the opinion.

    July 22, 2015: Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (direct democracy in redistricting case) presented by Ann Althouse. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Click here for the opinion.

    July 29, 2015: Obergefell v. Hodges (same-sex marriage case) presented by Gwyn Leachman. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Click here for the opinion.

    August 5, 2015: Williams-Yulee v. Florida Bar (personal solicitation of campaign funds by judicial candidates) presented by Rob Yablon. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Click here for the opinion.

    August 12, 2015: Elonis v. United States (Internet threat case) presented by Anuj Desai. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Click here for the opinion.

    August 19, 2015: Michigan v. Environmental Protection Agency (cost-benefit analysis of EPA's regulation of air pollutants from power plants under the Clean Air Act) presented by Miriam Seifter. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Click here for the opinion.
  • August 27, 2015: Big Ideas Cafe
    A program is available here

Fall 2015

September

  • September 9, 2015: "Police Racial Violence: Lessons from Social Psychology," Law and Society Series Speaker Professor L. Song Richardson, University of California-Irvine School of Law: Hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available and lunch will be provided.

  • September 15, 2015: Legal Studies Workshop Meet and Greet: At 12:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • September 16, 2015: "Realizing the Right to Vote: The Story of Thornburg v. Gingles," Ideas and Innovations Speaker Professor Dan Tokaji, Moritz College of Law: Hosted by Professor Rob Yablon. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.
    An abstract is available here.

  • September 17, 2015: Lecture at IRP by Professor Clare Huntington (Fordham University), who will discuss her book, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships (Oxford University Press, 2014). Cosponsored by ILS and the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP). The lecture will take place at IRP from 12:15-1:30 in the Social Science Building.

  • September 18, 2015: "Private Ordering, Social Capital, and Network Governance in Procurement Contracts: A Preliminary Exploration," John Kidwell Memorial Lecture by Professor Lisa Bernstein, University of Chicago Law School: Followed by comments by Professor Josh Whitford, Columbia University. 4:00pm in Lubar Commons

  • September 23, 2015: "Explaining Race Gaps in Policing: Normative and Empirical Challenges," Law and Society Series Speaker Professor Sonja Starr, University of Michigan Law School: Hosted by Professor Michele LaVigne. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • September 29, 2015: Legal Studies Workshop, Speaker TBA: At 12:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • September 30, 2015: "The Symbolic Assailant Revisited: Tamir Rice, John Crawford and Jonathan Ferrell," Law and Society Series Speaker Professor Jeannine Bell, Indiana University Maurer School of Law: Hosted by Professor Gwyn Leachman. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

October

  • October 7, 2015: "Salvation by Statute: Magna Carta, Legislation, and the King's Soul," Ideas and Innovations Speaker Professor Thomas McSweeney, William & Mary Law School, followed by commentary by Professor Karl Shoemaker: Hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.
  • October 9-10, 2015: Critical Race Theory and Empirical Methods - Law Review Symposium and ILS Research Workshop, Hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito. Friday in Room 2260 and Saturday in Lubar Commons.
    Details

  • October 12, 2015: "Property and Sovereignty Imbricated," Ideas & Innovations Speaker Professor Joseph Singer, Harvard Law School: Hosted by Professor Lisa Alexander and Professor Thomas Mitchell. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • October 12, 2015: Bridging Legal Practice and Academia: Reflections from the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice, hosted by Professor Steph Thai. Details pending

  • October 13, 2015: Legal Studies Workshop, Speaker TBA: At 12:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • October 14, 2015: "The Code of the Courts: Racism and Injustice in AMerica's Largest Criminal Court System," Ideas & Innovations Speaker Professor Nicole Van Cleve, Temple University, followed by commentary by Professor Heinz Klug: Hosted by Professor Heinz Klug. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • October 21, 2015: "The Theory Of Legal Cynicism and Sunni Insurgent Violence In Post-Invasion Iraq." ABF-UW Speaker Exchange Series, Professor John Hagan, Northwestern University. Hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • October 27, 2015: Legal Studies Workshop, Speaker TBA: At 12:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

November

  • November 10, 2015: Legal Studies Workshop, Speaker TBA: At 12:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • November 13-14, 2015: Wisconsin Discussion Group on Constitutionalism Invitation-only faculty workshop (aka "Schmooze"). Hosted by Professors Heinz Klug and David Schwartz. Friday afternoon and all day Saturday in Lubar Commons. Details pending.

  • November 24, 2015: Legal Studies Workshop, Speaker TBA: At 12:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.


Spring 2016

January

  • January 27, 2016: "Legislating Equal Protection," Junior Faculty Exchange Series Speaker Professor Perry Moriearty, University of Minnesota Law School: Hosted by Professor Miriam Seifter. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

February

  • February 3, 2016: "Machine Language," Junior Faculty Exchange Series Speaker Professor Bruce Boyden, Marquette Law School: Hosted by Professor Cecelia Klingele. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

March

  • March 4-5, 2016: Workshop on Social Movements hosted by Professor Gwyn Leachman, details pending.

  • March 9, 2016: "Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Martha Jones, University of Michigan Law School: Hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

April

  • April 1-2, 2016: Workshop on Voting Rights, Details pending.

  • April 6, 2016: "The Drug Court Paradigm," Junior Faculty Exchange Series Speaker Jessica Eaglin, Indiana University Maurer School of Law: Hosted by Professor Gwyn Leachman. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • April 20, 2016: "Statutory Interpretation in the Roberts Court," Ideas & Innovations Speaker Professor Nina Mendelson, Michigan Law: Hosted by Professor Miriam Seifter. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • April 22-23, 2016: Access to Justice Workshop, hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito, Details pending

  • April 27, 2016: "Balancing Risk and Power in Chapter 11: An Examination of Postpetition Financing Arrangements in Large Commercial Bankruptcies," Junior Faculty Exchange Series Speaker Professor Diane Dick, Seattle University School of Law: Hosted by Professor Rob Yablon. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.


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