Institute for Legal Studies Past Events

2015 Events

January

  • January 21, 2015: Faculty Development Workshop: "Strategies for Writing Productivity" Roundtable discussion featuring Professors Mitra Sharafi, David Schwartz and Gwyn Leachman and hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito at noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • January 23, 2015: Lecture by Professor Alice Goffman, author of On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City  At the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 3:30-5:00 p.m., followed by a reception. This event is cosponsored by the Institute for Research on Poverty, the Sociology Department, the Geography Department, and the Law School.

  • January 27, 2015: Legal Studies Workshop with Sue Lederer (Medical History and Bioethics). Topic:  Anatomical Statutes and the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act.  12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • January 28, 2015: Junior Faculty Exchange Speaker Professor Charlotte Garden, Seattle University: "Creed and Credibility: Employers, Religion and the NLRA" hosted by Professor Gwendolyn Leachman at noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

February

  • February 4, 2015: Ideas and Innovations Speaker Professor Wadie Said, University of South Carolina School of Law:  "Terrorism Prosecutions: Exceptionalism, Material Support, and Beyond" Hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi at noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • February 10, 2015: Legal Studies Workshop with Professor Joe Conti (Sociology). Topic: "Varieties  of International Legal Authority: the Autonomy of Four Courts of Global Jurisdiction" 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • February 11, 2015: Wednesday Workshop with Professor David Schwartz: "Misreading McCulloch v. Maryland."  At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available and lunch will be provided.

  • February 18, 2015: Law and Society Series Speaker Professor Osagie Obasogie, University of California, Hastings: “Race as a Risk Factor in Public Health Research” Hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito from 12:00-1:15 in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available and lunch will be provided.

  • February 18, 2015: Faculty Workshop Linking Social Science Methods with Critical Race Theory with Professor Osagie Obasogie (small group, invitation only) 3:00-4:30 in room 5215. Hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito.

  • February 24, 2015: Legal Studies Workshop with Professor James Jaffe (History): "Layering Law over Custom: The Failure of Panchayat Reforms in Colonial India"  12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • February 25, 2015: Faculty Exchange Speaker Professor David Papke, Marquette University Law School: "Containment and Condemnation: Law's Functions for the Urban Poor." Hosted by Professor Rob Yablon at noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

March

  • March 4, 2015: Law and Society Series Speaker Attorney James Doyle will present "Safety Lessons for Criminal Justice" followed by comments by Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm. Both speakers were contributing authors of the NIJ Report, "Mending Justice: Sentinel Event Reviews"  At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Hosted by Professor Michele Lavigne.

  • March 10, 2015: Legal Studies Workshop with Camden Hutchison, Ph.D. Candidate (History): "The Historical Origins of he Debt-Equity Distinction" 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • March 11, 2015: Law and Society Series Speaker Professor Kara Swanson, Northeastern University School of Law: "Banking on the Body"  Professor Swanson will present a portion of her book, Banking on the Body:The Market in Blood, Milk, and Sperm in Modern America (Harvard University Press, 2014). Hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi. 12:00-1:15 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.
    Video Link to Professor Swanson's Talk

  • March 18, 2015: Ideas and Innovations Speaker Professor Michelle Mello, Stanford University Law School and School of Medicine: "Beyond Financial Conflicts of Interest: Institutional Oversight of Faculty Consulting Agreements" Hosted by Professor Alta Charo at noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • March 24, 2015: Legal Studies Workshop with Professor Mitra Sharafi: "The Chemical Examiners: Forensic Expertise and Institutional Design in Colonial India" 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • March 25, 2015: Junior Faculty Exchange Speaker Professor Gina-Gail Fletcher, Indiana University Maurer School of Law: "Conflict Based Manipulation."  Hosted by Professor Keith Findley at noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

April

  • April 7, 2015: Legal Studies Workshop with Lillian Hsio-Ling Su , Ph.D. Candidate (Anthropology): "'Walk the Law': A Negotiated Legal Consciousness of Intellectual Property Rights in Two Chinese Markets" 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • April 8, 2015:  Wednesday Workshop with Professor Tonya Brito: “Blood from a Stone: Accounts of Justice in Child Support Enforcement Proceedings”  At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • April 15, 2015: Ideas and Innovations Speaker Professor Jon Michaels, UCLA Law School: "Old and New Separation of Powers". Hosted by Professor Miriam Seifter at noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • April 21, 2015:  Legal Studies Workshop with Professor Heinz Klug: "Law & Society and Public Law" 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons followed by the end of the year celebration. Lunch will be provided.

  • April 22, 2015: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Gwendolyn Leachman: "Cooperating Counsel? The Clash of Litigation Strategies in Private and Public Interest Lawyering for Marriage Equality."  At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussions paper will be made available and lunch will be provided.

  • April 24-25, 2015:  A2J Empirical Methods Workshop. Faculty workshop hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito.

    Workshop details

  • April 29, 2015: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Rob Yablon: "Voting, Spending, and the Right to Participate."  At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

May/June

  • June 14-27, 2015  Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History 
       Invitation and application instructions

July/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

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.
    An abstract is available here.

  • 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. A paper is available upon request. 3:00pm in Lubar Commons.

  • September 23, 2015: "Race and Policing: How to Make Sense of the Numbers (And How Not To)," 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, Writing Skills Workshop Round Table with Faculty Guests Professor Mitra Sharafi and Professor Alexandra Huneeus: 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.
    An abstract is available here.

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.
    An abstract is available here.
  • 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.
    An abstract is available here.

  • October 13, 2015: "Drifting Along, or Dancing with Long Sleeves: the Embedment and Struggle of Chinese Corporate Bankruptcy Lawyers in a Progressive Leviathan," Legal Studies Workshop Speaker Zhi Zhao Wang, University of Wisconsin: 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: Hosted by Professor Heinz Klug. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.
    An abstract is available here.

  • 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.
    An abstract is available here.

  • October 27, 2015: "Re-Conceptualizing International Law in the Arctic: A Call for a New Disciplinary Dialogue," Legal Studies Workshop Speaker Yuanyuan Wen, University of Wisconsin: At 12:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

November

  • November 10, 2015: "From Rhetoric to Reparation: Gender-Based Harm and Reproductive Rights in the Inter-American System," Legal Studies Workshop Speaker Ciara O'Connell, University of Sussex: 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



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