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.

Fall 2017

Fall 2017 Events Booklet

September

  • September 6, 2017: "Acting Muslim: Muslim Identity Performance During the War on Terror," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Khaled Beydoun, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. 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
  • September 13, 2017: "The Constitution and the New U.S. Expansion: Debating the Status of the Islands," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Sam Erman, University of Southern California Gould 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

  • September 14, 2017: "Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act's Evolving Genocide Exception to Immunity," Professor Vivian Curran, University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Hosted by Professor Jason Yackee. Co-sponsored by ILS, GLS, EALSC, and the EU Center. At noon in Lubar Commons. (ILS/GLS/EALSC)  
    An abstract is available here
  • September 14-16, 2017: Workshop on Climate Engineering: Conceptualizing Law, Governance, Science, and Human Rights. Details pending. (GLS/HRP)
  • September 18, 2017: "Conflict, Institutions, and Public Law: Reflections on Twentieth Century America as a Developing Country," Constitution Day Speaker Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, Supreme Court of California. Hosted by Professor Miriam Seifter. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Admissions Office and co-sponsored by ILS. Approved for 1 hour of CLE Credit for Wisconsin Attorneys. (ILS)
    An abstract is available here

    Supplemental reading for Wisconsin Attorneys seeking CLE Credit: 
    1) Administrative War
    2) Beyond Weber: Law and Leadership in an Institutionally Fragile World

    For more Constitution Day events, please visit the University of Wisconsin Constitution Day Website
  • September 20, 2017: "Where Did the Dream Go," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Francis Buckley, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. Hosted by Associate Dean Susannah Tahk. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy. (ILS)
    An abstract is available here
  • September 22, 2017: Big Ideas Cafe. 12:00pm - 2:00pm in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Details TBA. (Dean's Office)
  • September 25, 2017: GLS Speaker Sara Hossain, Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Hosted by Cynthia Farid. (GLS)
  • September 26, 2017: "Corpus Linguistics as a Tool in Legal Interpretation," ILS Speaker Professor Larry Solan, Brooklyn Law School. Hosted by Professor Peter Carstensen. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (ILS)
  • September 27, 2017: "Democracy's Deficits," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Samuel Issacharoff, New York University School of Law. 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

October

  • October 2, 2017: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. At noon in Room 7205. By invitation.(GLS)

  • October 4, 2017: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Yaron Nili. At noon in Room 5215. A discussion paper will be made available. Open to all who have read the paper. (ILS)

  • October 6-7, 2017: Wisconsin Discussion Group on Constitutionalism. Invitation-only faculty workshop (aka "Schmooze"). Hosted by Professors David Schwartz, Heinz Klug, Anuj Desai, and Asifa Quraishi-Landes. Friday afternoon and all day Saturday in Lubar Commons. Click here for more details. (Dean's Office)
  • October 11, 2017: "The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Joseph Fishkin, University of Texas School of Law. 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)
  • October 12, 2017: De-Globalization Series Speaker Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Professor at the School of Economics at the University of Coimbra, Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin School of Law. Hosted by Professor Alexandra Huneeus. (GLS)
  • October 16, 2017: "Race, Class and Legality in War: Another Look at the Philips Case," ILS Speaker Professor Matthew Steilen, University at Buffalo School of Law. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (ILS)

  • October 17, 2017: Mildred Fish Harnack lecture by Farhana Khera. 4:00pm, Law School Room 2260. Details pending. (HRP/GLS)

  • October 18, 2017: "Agency Settlements and Legal Change," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Urska Velikonja, Georgetown University Law Center. Hosted by Professor Yaron Nili. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (ILS)
    An abstract is available here
  • October 20, 2017: Lecture by Louise Trubek with comments by Marsha Mansfield. Details pending. (GLS)
  • October 25, 2017: GLS Speaker Anup Surendranath. Hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi. Co-sponsored by ILS. (GLS)

November

  • November 6, 2017: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. At noon in Room 7205. By invitation. (GLS)
  • November 8, 2017: "Let the Punishment Fit the Tweet: Discretion, Federal Prosecutions, and Fairness - A Report from a Border District," Law & Society Series Speaker Jon Sands, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona and Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. Hosted by Professor Michele LaVigne. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available and lunch will be provided. (ILS)
  • November 14, 2017: "Athletic Compliance: A Day in the Life of Division I Athletic Compliance," Compliance Initiative event featuring Katie Smith, Brady Minter, and Dan Rohrer of UW Athletics. Hosted by Gretchen Viney. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (ILS)

  • November 16, 2017: De-Globalization Series Speaker Professor Thierry Cruvellier, Hosted by Professor Alexandra Huneeus. (GLS)
  • November 28, 2017: "The Art of Creating a Sturdy Compliance Structure in an Unsteady World," Compliance Initiative Event with Rebecca Rapp and Aisha Smith, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation. Hosted by Professor Yaron Nili. At noon in Room 2260. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (ILS)
  • November 29, 2017: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Ion Meyn. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available. Open to all who have read the paper. (ILS)

December

  • December 4, 2017: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. At noon in Room 7205. By invitation. (GLS)

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