Research Centers Past Events

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 McKinnonCommunication 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. 1.5 hours of CLE credit approved for Wisconsin attorneys. (ILS)
    Background reading for Wisconsin attorneys seeking CLE credit

  • 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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