ILS Events 2008 & 2009


2009 List of all ILS Events

Selected Conferences, Workshops and Speaker Series:

  • Ideas & Innovations Faculty Workshop Series Fall 2009-Spring 2010
  • Oct. 2-3, 2009 Wisconsin Discussion Group on Constitutionalism
    A "Con Law Schmooze" hosted by Professors Heinz Klug and Howard Schweber (Wisconsin) and Mark Graber (Maryland). Information for Registered Participants (ID and password required)
  • 10/16/09 Terror and Consent by Philip Bobbitt,  Distinguished Senior Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin. A faculty panel, hosted by Professor Don Downs, will lead a discussion following the talk. Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy, the Global Legal Studies Center.
  • 10/19/09 The Economic Dynamics of Law by David M. Driesen, University Professor, Syracuse University College of Law. Hosted by Professor Shubha Ghosh.
  • Oct. 29-30, 2009 Statutory Interpretation and New Legal Realism Mini-conference hosted by Professor Victoria Nourse. More Information
  • 10/30/09 Welfarist Interpretation by Thomas Merrill, Professor of Law, Yale Law School. Hosted by Professor John Ohnesorge.
  • Nov. 20-21, 2009 Transatlantic Conference on New Governance and the Transformation of Law By invitation conference co-chaired by Professors Louise Trubek (Wisconsin) and Joanne Scott (University College London). This event also is the 2009 Wisconsin Law Review Symposium.

2008 List of all events (pdf)

Selected Conferences, Workshops and Speaker Series:

  • Feb. 15-16, 2008 Contracts: Law in Action Workshop. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Contracts Group and hosted by Jean Braucher (Roger Henderson Professor of Law at the James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona and Distinguished Scholar at the Institute for Legal Studies) who is chair of the project to revise the textbook, Contracts: Law in Action.
  • March 14-15, 2008 Working From the World Up: Equality's Future -- A New Legal Realism Conference Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project. Hosted by Professor Victoria Nourse and sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies, the Feminism and Legal Theory Project at Emory University, the New Legal Realism Project, and the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender and Society. Featuring a keynote address by Professor Patricia Williams, Columbia University Law School.
    Program and Selected Papers 
  • Sept. 19-20, 2008 Midwest Law and Society Retreat
    Biennial interdisciplinary event that brings together faculty and graduate students from the region's diverse social science and law programs for a weekend of intellectual exchange. More information
  • Oct. 24-26, 2008 Interdisciplinary Conference
    The Weimar Moment: Liberalism, Political Theology, and Law. 

    This interdisciplinary conference, which has multiple sponsors, brought together leading academics, authors and intellectuals to examine the Weimar period in European history, culture, and law and to trace the continuity of Weimar thinkers and their impact on the continued viability of liberal democracy in today’s world. Program and Registration Information

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