Research Centers Events

A combined list of events organized by the Institute for Legal Studies (ILS), Global Legal Studies Center (GLS), East Asian Legal Studies Center (EALSC), the UW Human Rights Program (HRP) and the Dean's Office is below.

Spring 2017

February

  • February 1, 2017: Showing of "The Future of International Agreements," a webcast series on international law and the Trump administration. 10:30am-11:30am in Lubar. (HRP)
  • 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. (ILS)
  • February 6, 2017: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. At noon in Room 7205. By invitation. (GLS)
  • February 7, 2017: "Trump Ascendant, The U.S. in Decline, and the New World Order: Implications for US Economic Relations with East Asia," Professor Charles Irish, Sherwood R. Volkman-Bascom Distinguished Teaching Professor of Law Emeritus. Hosted by Professor John Ohnesorge. (EALSC)

  • 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. (ILS)

  • February 13, 2017: Study Abroad and Internships Info Session. Open to all law students. At noon in Room 3260. (GLS)
  • February 14, 2017: "Titu Cusi Yupanqui's Account: The Tawantisuyo Invaded by Demons," GLS Speaker on Global and Comparative Law Professor Arnulf Becker Lorca, Brown University. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the International Relations colloquium of Political Science Department. (GLS)
  • 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. (ILS)

  • 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. Co-sponsored by the UW Press. (ILS)

  • February 22, 2017: "Out of Sight Out of Mind: The Case for Improving Director Independence Disclosure," Wednesday Workshop with Professor Yaron Nili. 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. (ILS)

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. (ILS)

  • March 3, 2017: "Human Rights under the Trump Presidency," hosted by Professor Alexandra Huneeus. 1:00-5:30pm at the Pyle Center. Includes an informal reception. (HRP)

  • March 6, 2017: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. At noon in Room 7205. By invitation. (GLS)

  • 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. (ILS)
    An abstract is available here.

  • March 10, 2017: "Histories of the Present: Postimperial Asia in the World," EALSC Symposium presented by Professor Louise Young, University of Wisconsin and Professor Kim Brandt, Columbia University. 9:30am-7:00pm at the Pyle Center. (EALSC) 
  • March 14, 2017: Professor Ethan Michelson, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University. Hosted by Professor Kathryn Hendley. Co-sponsored by GLS, ILS, and the Wisconsin China Initiative. (EALSC)
  • 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. (ILS)

  • March 16, 2017: "Law of EU/US Trade Relations," with Jennifer Riccardi, Senior Trade Advisor at the European External Action Service. Hosted by Erik Ibele. Sponsored by the European Studies Alliance and co-sponsored by GLS. (GLS)
  • 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. (Dean's Office)
    An abstract is available here.

April

  • April 3, 2017: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. At noon in Room 7205. By invitation. (GLS)
  • 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. (ILS)

  • April 6, 2017: "The Ecology of Activism: A History of Lawyer Mobilization in China," EALSC Speaker Professor Sida Liu, University of Toronto. At 4:00pm in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and refreshments will be provided. (EALSC)
  • April 7-8, 2017: Social Movements Workshop: Law and Litigation in Equality Movements. Hosted by Professor Tonya Brito and Professor Gwyn Leachman.(ILS)
    Click here to visit the workshop webpage.

  • 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. (ILS)
    An abstract is available here.

  • April 14-15, 2017: Administrative Law Workshop: Reflections on Executive Power and Administrative Law. Hosted by Associate Dean Susannah Tahk and Professor Miriam Seifter(ILS)
    Click here to visit the conference webpage.

  • 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. (Dean's Office)
    An abstract is available here.

  • April 18, 2017: "Workshop on Migration in Wisconsin," hosted by Professor Sara McKinnon, Communication Arts. 12:00-5:00pm, Pyle Center Room 226. Details TBA. (HRP)

  • 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 Seifter. 3:30pm - 5:00pm in Lubar Commons. Refreshments will be available. (ILS)

  • April 21-22, 2017: "Critical, Historical, and Comparative Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law." Hosted by Professor Helen Kinsella, Political Science. Sponsored by the UW-Madison Political Science Department, and co-sponsored by GLS. Room 335, Pyle Center. More details are available here. (GLS)

  • 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. (Dean's Office)
    An abstract is available here.

  • April 27, 2017: "Women Lead the Way: From Violence to Non-Violence, from Green to Sharing, From Hate to Love" Soffa Lecture presented by Dr. Vandana Shiva. At 4 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge at the Pyle Center. More details are available here. (GLS/HRP) 

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. (Dean's Office)
    An abstract is available here.

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