Institute for Legal Studies Past Events

Spring 2017

February

  • February 1, 2017: "Campaign Finance Reform Without Law," Wednesday Workshop with Professor Rob Yablon. 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.
  • February 8, 2017: "Why Civil and Criminal Procedure are So Different: A Forgotten History," Wednesday Workshop with Professor Ion Meyn. 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.

  • February 15, 2017: "Access to Justice in Problem-Solving Courts," Wednesday Workshop with Professor Tonya Brito. 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.
  • February 21, 2017: "Wisconsin Sentencing in the Tough-On-Crime Era," UW Press Event with Professor Michael O'Hear, Marquette University Law School and Professor Cecelia Klingele. Chaired by Professor Keith Findley. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis.
  • February 22, 2017: "Out of Sight Out of Mind: The Case for Improving Director Independence Disclosure," Wednesday Workshop with Professor Yaron NiliAt noon in Room 5215. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Open to all who have read the paper.

March

  • March 1, 2017: "Local Democracy on the Ballot," Professor Joshua Douglas, University of Kentucky 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.
  • March 8, 2017: "'The Army's Business is Martial, Not Maternal': Unwed Mothers, Single Parents, and the Military Welfare State," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Serena Mayeri, University of Pennsylvania Law School. Hosted by Professor Gwyn Leachman. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.
    March 15, 2017: "Justice Scalia's Bankruptcy Jurisprudence: The Right Judicial Philosophy for the Modern Bankruptcy Code?," Wednesday Workshop with Megan McDermott. 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.
  • March 29, 2017: "Justice Scalia and Rhetorical Constructions of Precedent," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Linda Berger, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law. Hosted by Associate Dean Carrie Sperling. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

    April
  • April 5, 2017: "Between Global Scripts and Regional Politics: A Comparative History of the American, European and African Human Rights Systems," Wednesday Workshop with Professor Alex Huneeus.  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.
  • April 7-8, 2017: Social Movements Workshop: Law and Litigation in Equality Movements. Hosted by Professor Tonya Brito and Professor Gwyn Leachman.
  • April 12, 2017: "The VAT Laggards: A Comparative History of US and Japanese Resistance to the Value-added Tax," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Ajay Mehrotra, American Bar Foundation Director and Professor of Law, Northwestern University Law School. Hosted by Professor Tonya Brito. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.
    April 14-15, 2017: Administrative Law Workshop: Reflections on Executive Power and Administrative Law. Hosted by Associate Dean Susannah Tahk and Professor Miriam Seifter. 
  • April 18, 2017: "The Stuff of Law: Some Material Considerations from Britain and its Empire, ca. 1450-1850," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Paul Halliday, University of Virginia 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.
    April 20, 2017: "Understanding Regulatory Takings: Murr v. Wisconsin and Beyond." Academic panel featuring Misha Tseytlin, Solicitor General of Wisconsin, Jeff Mandell, Attorney, Stafford Rosenbaum, and John Kassner, Attorney, Von Briesen & Roper. Hosted by Miriam Sefiter. 3:30pm - 5:00pm in Lubar Commons. Refreshments will be available. 1.5 hours of CLE credit approved for Wisconsin attorneys.
    April 26, 2017: "The Campaign Revolution Will Not be Televised: The Legal Implications of Politics on Demand," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Nate Persily, Stanford Law School. Hosted by Professor Rob Yablon. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

May

  • May 3, 2017: "Radical Dissents in International Criminal Trials," Junior Faculty Exchange Series Speaker Professor Neha Jain, University of Minnesota Law School. Hosted by Professor Rob Yablon. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

Fall 2017

September

  • September 6, 2017: "Acting Muslim: Muslim Identity Performance During the War on Terror," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Khaled Beydoun, University of Detroit Mercy 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. 

  • September 13, 2017: "The Constitution and the New U.S. Expansion: Debating the Status of the Islands," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Sam Erman, University of Southern California Gould 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.

    September 18, 2017: "Conflict, Institutions, and Public Law: Reflections on Twentieth Century America as a Developing Country," Constitution Day Speaker Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, Supreme Court of California. Hosted by Professor Miriam Seifter. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Admissions Office and co-sponsored by ILS. Approved for 1 hour of CLE Credit for Wisconsin Attorneys.

    Supplemental reading for Wisconsin Attorneys seeking CLE Credit: 
    1) Administrative War
    2) Beyond Weber: Law and Leadership in an Institutionally Fragile World

    For more Constitution Day events, please visit the University of Wisconsin Constitution Day Website

  • September 20, 2017: "Where Did the Dream Go," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Francis Buckley, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. Hosted by Associate Dean Susannah Tahk. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy

  • September 22, 2017: Big Ideas Cafe. 12:00pm - 2:00pm in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Details TBA.
  • September 26, 2017: "Corpus Linguistics as a Tool in Legal Interpretation," ILS Speaker Professor Larry Solan, Brooklyn Law School. Hosted by Professor Peter Carstensen. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.
  • September 27, 2017: "Democracy's Deficits," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Samuel Issacharoff, New York 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.

October

  • October 4, 2017: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Yaron Nili. At noon in Room 5215. A discussion paper will be made available. Open to all who have read the paper.
  • October 6-7, 2017: Wisconsin Discussion Group on Constitutionalism. Invitation-only faculty workshop (aka "Schmooze"). Hosted by Professors David Schwartz, Heinz Klug, Anuj Desai, and Asifa Quraishi-Landes. Friday afternoon and all day Saturday in Lubar Commons.
  • October 11, 2017: "The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Joseph Fishkin, University of Texas 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.
  • October 16, 2017: "Race, Class and Legality in War: Another Look at the Philips Case," ILS Speaker Professor Matthew Steilen, University at Buffalo School of Law. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.
  • October 18, 2017: "Agency Settlements and Legal Change," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Urska Velikonja, Georgetown University Law Center. Hosted by Professor Yaron Nili. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • October 27, 2017: "Public Interest and Mobilization and Access to Justice Movements in the New Democratic State," Wisconsin Law Review Symposium. Hosted by Professor Tonya Brito. 9:00am-4:00pm in Room 2260. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Law Review. 
  • October 28, 2017: "Building Successful Research Collaborations: Multidisciplinary Teams, Law School Clinic Field Sites, and Partnerships with the Bar, Government, and Non-Profit Service Providers," Access to Justice Empirical Methods Workshop. Hosted by Professor Tonya Brito. 8:30am - 3:00pm, Lubar Commons. 

November

  • November 8, 2017: "Let the Punishment Fit the Tweet: Discretion, Federal Prosecutions, and Fairness - A Report from a Border District," Law & Society Series Speaker Jon Sands, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona and Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. Hosted by Professor Michele LaVigne. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available and lunch will be provided.
  • November 14, 2017: "Athletic Compliance: A Day in the Life of Division I Athletic Compliance," Compliance Initiative event featuring Katie Smith, Brady Minter, and Dan Rohrer of UW Athletics. Hosted by Gretchen Viney. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.
  • November 28, 2017: "The Art of Creating a Sturdy Compliance Structure in an Unsteady World," Compliance Initiative Event with Rebecca Rapp and Aisha Smith, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation. Hosted by Professor Yaron Nili. At noon in Room 2260. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • November 29, 2017: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Ion Meyn. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available. Open to all who have read the paper. 

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