This interdisciplinary and international workshop promotes scholarship in law and the social
sciences. UW/visiting students and faculty share papers and presentations on past and
present topics on a monthly basis during the academic year. The workshop format can
facilitate a range of formats, including informal discussions of big ideas and questions, an
early article or chapter draft, penultimate conference and job talk presentations, or an
introduction to a visiting scholar’s research. Participants have included, but are not limited to,
scholars in the fields of American Indian Studies, anthropology, Asian Studies, history, law,
political science, sociology, and Women’s Studies. Lunch is provided courtesy of the Institute
for Legal Studies.
We welcome your ideas for papers, presentations, and presenters. Please contact the current Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow for more information or to join the "Law &" listserv. Pre-circulated and
password-protected papers will be made available to workshop participants.
Starting in Fall 2012, "Law &..." workshops ("Legal Studies Workshops") are listed on the ILS events page.
TUESDAY JANUARY 31 @ 12:00, LUBAR COMMONS (7200 Law)
“‘Puppies and Rainbows’ or Pragmatic Politics?: Human Rights Consciousness in the
Reproductive Justice Movement”
Zakiya Luna, Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellow, UW-Madison.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 @ 12:00, LUBAR COMMONS (7200 Law)
“Gangs, Education, and Takings: A Pedagogical Approach to the Problem of the Criminal Street Gang”
Lua K. Yuille, William H. Hastie Fellow, UW Law School
TUESDAY, MARCH 27 @ 12:00, LUBAR COMMONS (7200 Law)
“The Narrative of Innocence, or: Lost Stories”
Dr. Ralph Grunewald, Legal Studies Program & Department of Comparative Literature, UW-Madison.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27 @ 12:00, LUBAR COMMONS (7200 Law)
"The American Interventionist State" Faculty Workshop Roundtable Discussion.
Guest Speaker: William J. Novak, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, with UW Law Professors Victoria Nourse and Brad Snyder.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 @ 12:00, LUBAR COMMONS (7200 Law)
"The Legislative Dismantling of a Colonial and an Apartheid State" Sally Falk Moore Victor S. Thomas Professor of Anthropology Emerita, Harvard University.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25 @ 12:00, 6113 LAW SCHOOL
"Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Four Motifs of Legal Change in Early Modern Europe"
Colin F. Wilder Solmsen Fellow, UW-Madison Institute for Research in the Humanities .
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 @ 12:00, 6113 LAW SCHOOL
"Mothers, Midwives, and M.Ds: Infant Murder, Medicine, and the Law in the Nineteenth-Century U.S."
Felicity Turner, Law and Society Fellow, UW Law School.