Institute for Legal Studies Past Events

Spring 2016

January

  • January 19, 2016: "Publication Strategies," Legal Studies Workshop presented by University of Wisconsin Law School faculty Gwyn Leachman and Miriam Seifter. At 12:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • January 20, 2016: ILS Workshop: New Tools to Support Research. An overview of Perma.CC given by Kris Turner. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • January 27, 2016: "Implementing Proportionality," 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 2, 2016: "Governance in the International Seabed Area: Technology Diffusion and Its Implementation," Legal Studies Workshop Speaker Yao Zhou, SJD, University of Wisconsin Law School. At 12:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • February 3, 2016: "The Lost Doctrine of Secondary Copyright Liability," 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.

  • February 10, 2016: "Blood Testing and Fear of the False in British India," Wednesday Workshop Series with Professor Mitra Sharafi. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • February 16, 2016: "Can’t w8 2 Press Send: A Theoretical, Legal, and Socio-cultural Analysis of Sexting by Minors," Legal Studies Workshop Speaker Charisa Kiyo Smith, University of Wisconsin Hastie Fellow. At 12:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • February 17, 2016: "The Purpose of Probation," Wednesday Workshop Series with Professor Cecelia Klingele. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • February 22, 2016: "Current Awareness: Tools to Stay Up to Date in Your Research Field," ILS Workshop presented by Kris Turner. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • February 24, 2016: "The Post-Scalia Court: What’s Ahead for the Nomination Process, Election Year Politics and the Current Court Docket," with Professors Heinz Klug, Linda Greene, Brad Snyder, and Ann Althouse. Hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

    Video available here:

March

  • March 1, 2016: "So great is the demand, there is no place for the auction: Scaling Up, Fishing Down, and Operating Illegally in Interwar Southeast Asia," Legal Studies Workshop Speaker Anthony Medrano, University of Wisconsin Department of History. At 12:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • 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.
    An abstract is available here.

  • March 15, 2016: "Flexible Governance: Enforcing Intellectual Property Rights in Two Chinese Markets," Legal Studies Workshop Speaker Lillian Su, University of Wisconsin Department of Anthropology. At 12:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • March 16, 2016: "Can’t w8 2 Press Send: A Theoretical, Legal, and Socio-cultural Analysis of Sexting by Minors," Wednesday Workshop Series with Charisa Smith. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • March 28, 2016: "Managing Personal Research Libraries: An Overview of Software Tools," ILS Workshop presented by Kris Turner, Reference and Technology Services Librarian, and Ariel Andrea, Chemistry Librarian. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • March 30, 2016: "Tax-Embedded Programs and Public Opinion," Wednesday Workshop Series with Professor Susannah Tahk. At noon in Room 5215. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

April

  • April 1-2, 2016: "Casting Votes, Counting Votes for Election 2016: Democracy and Law in Action." Hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito.
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  • 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 7, 2016: "Supreme Court Roundtable on Justice Scalia's Jurisprudence and Legacy," with Professors Ann Althouse, Alexandra Huneeus, Cecelia Klingele, Megan McDermott, Howard Schweber, Miriam Seifter, and Rob Yablon. Moderated by Professor Linda Sheryl Greene. Hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • April 12, 2016: "Land Issues and Small Scale Farmers," Legal Studies Workshop Speaker Lauren Suerth, University of Wisconsin Urban & Regional Planning. At 12:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • April 13, 2016: "Exit from Common Ownership: An International Comparative Perspective," Wednesday Workshop Series with Professor Thomas Mitchell. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • April 20, 2016: "Supervising Outsourcing," 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 26, 2016: "Debtors' Rights in an Age of Mass Securitization," Legal Studies Workshop Speaker Walker Kahn, University of Wisconsin Department of Sociology. At 12:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • 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.
    An abstract is available here.

Summer 2016

July/August

  • Supreme Court Discussion Series

July 6, 2016: Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin presented by Linda Greene via Skype. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Click here for the opinion.


July 13, 2016: Hurst v. Florida presented by Frank Tuerkheimer. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Click here for the opinion.


July 20, 2016: Husky International Electronics, Inc. v. Ritz presented by Megan McDermott. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Click here for the opinion.


July 27, 2016: Utah v. Strieff presented by Ion Meyn. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Click here for the opinion.

August 10, 2016: Birchfield v. North Dakota presented by Keith Findley. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Click here for the opinion.


August 17, 2016: Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, Commissioner, Texas Department of State Health Services presented by Rob Yablon. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Click here for the opinion.


August 24, 2016: McDonnell v. United States presented by Cecelia Klingele. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Click here for the opinion.

    Fall 2016

    September

    • September 2-3, 2016: The Op-Ed Project: Write to Change the World. Invitation only. Agenda available here. For more information on the Op-Ed Project, click here. Lunch will be provided on Friday. Located in Lubar Commons.

    • September 14, 2016: "Death and the War Power," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Mary Dudziak, Emory University School of Law. 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.

    • September 16, 2016: "Framework Contracts and the New Managerial Revolution," John Kidwell Memorial Lecture by Professor Jane Winn, University of Washington School of Law. Comments by Professor Juliet Kostritsky, Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Chaired by Jonathan Lipson, Temple University Beasley School of Law. Hosted by Professor Kathie Hendley and Bill Whitford. At 2:30pm in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available.
      An abstract is available here.

    • September 21, 2016: "How Private Insurers Regulate Public Police," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor John Rappaport, University of Chicago Law School. Hosted by Professor Peter Carstensen. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. 
      An abstract is available here.

    • September 28, 2016: "In the Wake of Chevron's Retreat," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Catherine Sharkey, New York University School of Law. Hosted by Professor Miriam Seifter. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.
      An abstract is available here

    • September 30-October 1, 2016: Wisconsin Discussion Group on Constitutionalism. Invitation-only faculty workshop (aka "Schmooze"). Hosted by Professors Heinz Klug, David Schwartz, and Asifa Quraishi-Landes. Friday afternoon and all day Saturday in Lubar Commons.
      Click here for more details.

    October

    • October 5, 2016: "International Trade Law and China: From Paternalism to Partnership, and now Pessimism?," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Gregory Shaffer, University of California, Irvine School of Law. Hosted by Professor Alex Huneeus. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.
      An abstract is available here.

    • October 12, 2016: "Practicing Gradual Emancipation in New Jersey," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Hendrik Hartog, Princeton University. Hosted by Professor 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 14, 2016: Big Ideas Cafe. 12:00pm-2:30pm in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Program available here.

    • October 19, 2016: "Eastminster - State-Formation and Asia's Deviations from Westminster," Law & Society Series Speaker Dr. Harshan Kumarasingham, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History. Hosted by Mitra Sharafi. Co-sponsored by GLS. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.
      An abstract is available here.

    • October 26, 2016: "The Case for Reparations: From Reconstruction to the Movement for Black Lives," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Katherine Franke, Columbia Law School. Hosted by 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 28, 2016: "Regulatory Regimes and Liberal Democracy," Professor Christine Harrington, New York University. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

    November

    • November 2, 2016: "Does Prison Privatization Distort Justice? Evidence on Time Served and Recidivism," with Professor Anita Mukherjee, Wisconsin School of Business. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.
      An abstract is available here.

    • November 9, 2016: "Now I am Become Life, Creator of Worlds," Wednesday Workshop with Professor Alta Charo. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Open to all who have read the paper.

    • November 16, 2016: "Gubernatorial Administration," Wednesday Workshop with Professor Miriam Seifter. At noon in Room 5215. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Open to all who have read the paper.

    • November 18-19, 2016: Midwest Law & Society Retreat.

    • November 30, 2016: "A Question Perpetually Arising: Implied Powers, Capable Federalism and the Limits of Enumerationism," Wednesday Workshop with Professor David SchwartzAt noon in Room 5215. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Open to all who have read the paper.


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