GLS Events

Spring 2012


February 8, 2012: Follow up Information Session on Study Abroad conducted by exchange program directors, Noon-1pm, Lubar Commons, open to all interested law students.


  • March 15, 2012: Lecture on "What Happens in India When You get Hurt?: Indian Tort Law," by Professor Marc Galanter (UW-Madison), Center for South Asia Spring Lecture Series, co-sponsored by GLS and South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, Noon-1:00, 206 Ingraham Hall.
  • March 20, 2012: Lecture on "Multilateral Treaty-Making over 500 Years: Hudson's Admonition, Eban's Eloquence, Henkin's Accuracy, Simmons' Synthesis," by Professor John Gamble, Penn State-Erie, sponsored by Departments of Political Science, International Relations and GLS, 3:30-5:00 Lubar Commons (7200 Law), hosted by Professor Jon Pevehouse, Department of Political Science, light refreshments will be served.
  • March 21, 2012: Lecture on "Silencing Sudan's Reign of Terror," by Professor John Hagan (Northwestern University), Spring 2012 Sociology Colloquia, Sewell Social Science Building, Room 8417, 12:15pm, hosted by Professor Joe Conti,  sponsored by Sociology and GLS. Part of the Speaker Series on "Laws Response to Violent Conflict"
  • March 23, 2012: Wisconsin International Law Journal Annual Symposium on the theme Renewable Energy and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities for International Law, 8:30-5pm, UW Law School (room to be announced), multiple sponsors, keynote address by Professor David Freestone, George Washington University.  Approved for 8.0 hours of CLE credit for WI attorneys.
  • March 23, 2012: Lecture on "Prioritizing Innovation: Using the Patent System to Promote the Development of Renewable Energy and Other Socially-valuable Inventions," by Professor Sarah Tran, SMU Dedman School of Law, Noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), sponsored by UW Law School and GLS, a light lunch will be served on a first come, first served basis.
  • March 27, 2012: Lecture on "Courts and Compliance in International Law," by Professor Clifford Carrubba, Emory University, 7191 Helen C. White Hall, 600 N. Park Street, sponsored by the EU Center of Excellence, Comparative Politics Colloquium and GLS.


  • April 10, 2012: Lecture on  "A Specific Legal Status for Public Employees in EU Member States: The cases of Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Sweden and France" by Professor Alexander de Becker, University of Hasselt, Belgium and GLS visiting scholar. This is part of the Comparative EU Law Lecture Series. Noon - 1:15, Lubar Commons, sponsored by GLS and European Union Center for Excellence, a light lunch will be served on a first come first served basis.
  • April 11, 2012:  Ambassador David Scheffer (Northwestern University School of Law) will speak on his book titled All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals (Princeton University Press), in the speaker series "Laws Response to Consequences of Violent Conflict," Noon - 1:15, Lubar Commons, a light lunch will be served on a first come first served basis.
  • April 17-20, 2012: Enhancing Access to Justice and Strengthening the Rule of Law, South Asia Judges Training Program, sponsored by GLS and ILS, invitation only.
  • April 19, 2012:  Lecture on “Women's Rights and Substantive Equality” by Justice Shiranee Thilakawardane, Judge of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, sponsored by GLS and co-sponsored by the Center for Research on Gender and Women and Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Noon-1:15, Lubar Commons, a light lunch will be served on a first come first served basis.
  • April 26, 2012: Lecture on "In the Name of Spirits: The Mao Priest as a Lawmaker-Lawfinder, by Professor Jiang Yongling, part of the Legal Pluralism Seminar Series speaker series, sponsored by the Division of International Studies, GLS and part of the Mellon Workshop on Comparative Religious Law, Center for Humanities, and co-sponsored by the Center for South East Asia, East Asian Legal Studies Center and the UW-Madison China Initiative, Noon-1:15, Lubar Commons.

Abstract: Religious values and practices have played a significant role in shaping legal culture in China’s long history. Even under the contemporary secular Communist government, religion and law are still closely interrelated and interact with each other in ethnic minority communities. In the “Miao Territory” at Fenghuang County, Hunan Province, the Miao (or “Hmong” as addressed outside China) society retains rich religious tradition. This talk focuses on its ritual specialist—the Miao priest, examining how he formulates, articulates, and applies community rules. Operating under Miao customary law, the Miao priest serves as one of the centerpieces in his society and bridges the ethnic and state laws.

  • April 30, 2012: Workshop on Law and Indigeneity. Invitation-only faculty workshop with guest scholars Stuart Kirsch (University of Michigan) and Hilary Soderland (attorney and scholar). UW faculty participants include: Sumudu Atapattu, Jimmy Klausen, Heinz Klug, Richard Monette, Larry Nesper, and Jarrett Chapin. Sponsored by ILS and co-sponsored by GLS, and the American Indian Studies Program. Hosted by Professor Miranda Johnson.


May 4-5, 2012: GLS Workshop on "Legal Innovation towards Social Change," Lubar Commons, sponsored by GLS, European Union Center of Excellence and Division of International Studies (program on Legal Pluralism)
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