ILS Events

Spring and Fall 2011

  • Jan. 27, 2011 Aardvark: What IS Law in Action? Faculty and student discussion hosted by Professor Howard Erlanger and Mike Hall, Director of Student Life.
  • Feb. 11, 2011 Ideas and Innovations: Unmasking Project Finance: Risk Mitigation, Risk Inducement, and An Invitation to Development Disaster? by Shalanda Baker, UW Hastie Fellow. Hosted by Associate Dean Heinz Klug.
  • Feb. 18, 2011 Ideas and Innovations: Testing the Ossification Thesis: An Empirical Examination of Federal Regulatory Volume and Speed, 1950-1990 by Jason Yackee, UW Law Faculty.
  • Feb. 25, 2011 Ideas and Innovations: Four Questionable Rationales for the Patent Misuse Doctrine by Thomas Cotter, Briggs and Morgan Professor of Law, University of Minnesota. Faculty workshop hosted by Professor Peter Carstensen. Approved for 1.0 CLE credit - no fee.
  • March 25, 2011 Ideas & Innovations: The Vermont-Karelia (Russia) Partnership for Legal Reform: Reflections on Two Decades of Experience by Hon. John Dooley, Associate Justice, Vermont Supreme Court. 
  • March 29, 2011 Aardvark on Alumni Fundraising with guest speaker Eric Salisbury, UW Foundation.
  • April 8, 2011 Ideas & Innovations: Do Constitutions Matter? by Tom Ginsburg, Professor of Law, University of Chicago. Faculty workshop hosted by Professor Alexandra Huneeus.
  • April 14, 2011 Aardvark on Memorable Teaching Moments.
  • April 27, 2011 Is Health Care Reform Unconstitutional? Short presentation by Professor Andrew Coan followed by informal discussion by Professor Anuj Desai.
  • (canceled) April 27, 2011 The Displaced and Dispossessed of Darfur: Explaining the Sources of a Continuing State-Led Genocide by John Hagan John D. MacArthur Professor of Sociology and Law at Northwestern University and Co-Director of the Center on Law & Globalization at the American Bar Foundation in Chicago.
  • April 29, 2011 Ideas & Innovations: The New "Public" Corporation by Hillary Sale,Walter D. Coles Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Faculty workshop hosted by Prof. Darian Ibrahim at noon in Lubar Commons (7200 Law).
  • May 9, 2011 Faculty and Early Career Scholar Workshop: Colonial/Postcolonial Law in Asia and the Pacific. Hosted by Nancy Buenger, Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow at the UW Law School and cosponsored by the East Asian Legal Studies Center and the Institute for Legal Studies. Contact for information.
  • June 6, 2011 (Cosponsored event at Stanford Law School) Comparative Legal Histories Workshop: Colonial/Postcolonial India and Mandatory Palestine/Israel. Organizers include Professor Mitra Sharafi. Link to program.
  • June 12-25, 2011 Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History. Biennial two-week summer session for early-career legal historians. Apply by Jan. 15, 2011. Application Information
  • June 15, 2011 Hurst Institute Special Event at the Law School: Legal Historians Lawrence M. Friedman and Robert W. Gordon (Stanford University) at 3:30 in Lubar Commons. Followed by faculty reception and dinner with Professor Barbara Welke and the Hurst Fellows.
  • Sept. 15, 2011 Aardvark on Academic Integrity with guest speaker Tonya Schmidt, UW Assistant Dean of Students. Hosted by Professor Howard Erlanger.
  • Sept. 23, 2011 The Causes of Compliance in International Relations: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Transparency by Shima Baradaran, Associate Professor of Law, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University. Invitation-only faculty workshop hosted by Professor Jason Yackee and cosponsored by the Business Law Initiative.
  • Oct. 5, 2011 Workshop on Gay Marriage and the Courts hosted by Professor Donald Downs and sponsored by the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy and the Mosse Program. Guest speakers include: Jonathan Rauch, Brookings Fellow and nationally known journalist and author, and Even Gerstmann, professor of political science and law at Loyola Marymount University. For more information about this event, please contact Prof Downs at or Deborah Hunt at
  • Oct. 13, 2011. Russian Legal History: Does It Matter? by William E. Butler, John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law and International Affairs at Penn State University School of Law. Sponsors: The Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA), Global Legal Studies Center, the Madison Committee on Foreign Relations (MCFR), the Institute for Legal Studies, and the Legal History Working Group.
  • October 21-22, 2011 Empirical and Lyrical: Revisiting the Contracts Scholarship of Stewart Macaulay. Two-day conference hosted by the Wisconsin Contracts Group featuring presentations by distinguished contracts scholars. Approved for 11.5 general CLE credits for Wisconsin attorneys.
  • November 4-5, 2011 Constitutional Law Workshop Invitation-only "Con Law Schmooze" hosted by Associate Dean Heinz Klug and Professor Andrew Coan.
  • November 18-19, 2011 Wisconsin Law Review Symposium: Who's in the House? The Changing Role and Nature of In-House and General Counsel. Hosted by Professor Jonathan Lipson and the Wisconsin Law Review Staff, with multiple cosponsors. CLE Approved in Wisconsin (up to 12 CLE Credits, including  5 EPR) and in Illinois (9.5 MCLE credits, including 4.5 professional responsibility).
  • Dec. 1, 2011 Awareness: A Workshop on Mindfulness for Mediators, Lawyers, and Other Conflict Resolvers by Leonard L. Riskin, University of Florida College of Law. Sponsored by ILS, the Dane County Bar Association - Case Mediation Program, and the Economic Justice Institute’s Mediation Clinic. Approved for 2 general CLE credits per Donna Erez-Navot, event organizer; cosponsored by ILS.

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