5th Annual Outreach Workshops on Global Legal Issues Announced

We are pleased to announce the 5th annual outreach workshop series on the theme Global Legal Issues and Wisconsin, sponsored by Global Legal Studies Center (GLS) and Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and co-sponsored by the International Practice Section, State Bar of Wisconsin.

The workshops, which explore the legal and policy implications of global legal issues on Wisconsin, are open to Wisconsin attorneys, policy makers, state agencies, civil society groups and others.

2011 Workshops

This year's workshops focus on: renewable energy, global health law, and emerging economies. Participants are welcome to register for one or more workshops. Detailed descriptions are below.

To register, fill out the form here.

For questions, contact Sumudu Atapattu, Associate Director, Global Legal Studies Center


2011 Outreach Workshops on Global Legal Issues and Wisconsin

Workshop 1: Renewable Energy and WI
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
2:45-6:00pm

CLE credit for Wisconsin Attorneys pending

Please register by April 6, 2011 to facilitate planning. We welcome walk-ins too.

The best long-term alternative to fossil fuels is to develop renewable sources of energy, moving away from sources that contribute to climate change. This workshop looks at what Wisconsin has done to meet this challenge from several perspectives including the current debate on biofuels and food security.

Speakers:

  • Elizabeth Wheeler (Clean Wisconsin, Madison)
  • John Greenler (Great Lakes Bioenergy Initiative, Madison)
  • Deborah Erwin (Public Service Commission, Madison)

Draft Agenda


Workshop 2: Global Health Law and WI
Monday, April 25, 2011
2:45-6:00pm

CLE credit for Wisconsin Attorneys pending

Please register by April 20, 2011 to facilitate planning. We welcome walk-ins too.

No country or state would be spared if a global health pandemic breaks out. This workshop looks at how the WHO responds to pandemics, the experience of a practitioner, recent health care law reforms, and perspectives on the Legislative Study Committee on Health Care Reform.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Maya Prabhu (Yale Medical School)
  • Lori du Prete Brown (Center for Global Health, UW-Madison)
  • Tommy Thompson (Former Governor of Wisconsin; TBC)
  • Attorney Barbara Zabawa (Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C., Madison)

Draft Agenda


Workshop 3: Law and Emerging Economies
Thursday, May 5, 2011
2:45-6:00pm

CLE credit for Wisconsin Attorneys pending

Please register by April 29, 2011 to facilitate planning. We welcome walk-ins too.

It is no secret that the global economic structure is changing, with several “developing” countries playing an important role in the global market. While UW-Madison has several country initiatives, this project will look at these emerging economies in a holistic manner.

Speakers:

  • David Trubek (Professor of Law Emeritus and Senior Fellow, WAGE)
  • Mario Schapiro (FGV Law School, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • John Ohnesorge (UW Law School and EALSC)
  • Jonathan MacLeod and Charles Maddox (Jindal Law School, India)

Comments:

  • Attorney Tim Sheehan (Foley & Lardner)

Draft Agenda

Past workshops:
Spring 2010
Spring 2009
Spring 2008
Spring 2007

Submitted by UW Law News on March 28, 2011

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