Lecture Series on Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries

This lecture series was launched in fall 2007 with support from the International Institute and forms part of the larger research project on the "Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries."  A workshop was held on this theme in fall 2007.

Fall 2009

  • October 8, 2009: Lecture by Flavia Agnes (title tba), Center for South Asia fall lecture series, co-sponsored by GLS and the South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, part of the speaker series on "Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries," sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the International Division, the International Institute and Global Studies, Noon-1:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, details pending.

  • October 20, 2009: "Can Lawyers Produce the Rule of Law?" by Professor Robert Gordon (Yale Law School), part of the speaker series on "Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries," sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the International Division, the International Institute and Global Studies, Noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).

  • October 22, 2009: "'Justice to the People' - Public Interest Litigation and the Supreme Court of Pakistan," by Professor Martin Lau (SOAS), part of the speaker series on "Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries," sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the International Division, the International Institute and Global Studies, co-sponsored by Center for South Asia and the South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, Noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).

Spring 2009

  • March 5, 2009: "Equality and Freedom in the Culture of the Developing World," by Judge Christopher Weeramantry, Former Vice President of the International Court of Justice and former Judge, Supreme Court of Sri Lanka, part of the speaker series on "Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries," sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the International Division, the International Institute and Global Studies, and co-sponsored by the Center for South Asia and the South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, Noon - 1:15pm, 206 Ingraham Hall.

  • March 10, 2009: “Judicial Disempowerment in Post-Communist Countries: Why Political Competition Does not Help,” Alexei Trochev, Law & Society Fellow, UW Law School, part of the speaker series on "Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries," sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the International Division, the International Institute and Global Studies, Noon - 1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).

  • March 24, 2009: "Change or Continuity? Social Rights in Post- Transformation Constitutions of Poland and the Czech Republic" by Anna M. Jaron, PhD Candidate, European Univertiy Institute, Florence, part of the speaker series on "Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries," sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the International Division, the International Institute and Global Studies, Noon - 1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).

  • April 21, 2009: "The Culture of Non- Compliance with Norms in Latin America," by Professor Mauricio Villegas, National University of Colombia, Bogotá and Fellow, Institute for Legal Studies, UW Law School, part of the speaker series on "Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries," sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the International Division, the International Institute and Global Studies and co-sponsored by LACIS, Noon - 1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).

  • April 29, 2009: "'Intelligent Stupidity' and the Other in Australian Colonialism" by Professor Robert McQueen, University of Griffith, Australia, sponsored by ILS, GLS and South Asia Legal Studies Working Group and hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi, noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).

Fall 2008

  • October 2, 2008: Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovic will speak on Lay Participation in Judicial Proceedings in East Europe, lecture in the series “Role of Law in Developing and Transitional Societies,” sponsored by CREECA and co-sponsored by GLS and the International Division, 10/2/2008, 4:00pm, 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive.
  • October 14, 2008: “Should Latin Americans Lose Their Faith in Law?,” lecture by Helena Alviar García, Professor, Law School, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, visiting Tinker Professor, UW Law School, sponsored by LACIS and co-sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center as part of its speaker series on "Role of Law in Developing and Transition Societies," Noon-1:00, 206 Ingraham Hall.
  • October 17, 2008: “What Role for Constitutional Law in a Unipolar Democracy?: The Future of South Africa’s 1996 ‘Final’ Constitution,” by Professor Heinz Klug, Evjue-Bascom Professor in Law, H. I. Romnes Faculty Fellow Director, Global Legal Studies Center, University of Wisconsin Law School Friday, Oct. 17th at Noon Lubar Commons (7200 Law), in the workshop series on Ideas and Innovation in Legal Scholarship, sponsored by the Law School Deans Office and the Institute for Legal Studies and part of the speaker series on “Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries” sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the International Division, the International Institute and Global Studies.
  • November 5, 2008: “Women’s Rights and Legal Advocacy: Lessons from India” by Flavia Agnes (women’s rights lawyer, writer and director, Majlis, a center for rights discourse in Bombay), hosted by Professor Marc Galanter, November 5, 2008, Noon-1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law) sponsored by Global Legal Studies Center, Center for South Asia, Human Rights Initiative of UW-Madison, South Asia Legal Studies Working Group, TARGET Research Circle and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. This lecture is part of the speaker series on “Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries” sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the International Division, the International Institute and Global Studies.
  • November 12, 2009: "Law and Politics Again: The Case of the Landless Movement in Brazil,” lecture by Professor Boa Santos (University of Coimbra and UW Law School), part of the Speaker Series on “Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries” sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the International Institute, Wednesday, November 12, 2008, Noon-1:30pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).  Open to all, no registration necessary.
  • December 4, 2008: "Street as Courtroom: State Accommodation of Labor Protests in South China?" by Professor Xin He, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, China (title tba), part of the speaker series on "Role of Law in Developing and Transition Societies," sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center with support from the International Division, the International Institute and Global Studies, Thursday, December 4, 2008, Noon-1:30pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).  Open to all, no registration necessary.

Spring 2008

April 18, 2008: "Muslim Women and Divorce in India: Some Practical Implications of Legal Pluralism in the Sphere of Family Law," by Professor Sylvia Vatuk, Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago, Lecture in the series Role of Law in Developing and Transitional Societies, 2:00-3:00 pm, Lubar Commons &200 Law), sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center and co-sponsored by the Center for South Asia and the South Asia Legal Studies Working Group.

April 29, 2008: "African Constitutionalism," lecture by Professor Martin Chanock, Associate Dean, Faculty of Law and Management at La Trobe University, Australia and GLS Distinguished Visiting Scholar, hosted by Professor Heinz Klug and sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center and the African Studies Program, Noon-1:15, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).  A light lunch will be served on a first come first served basis.  All are welcome, no registration required.

May 2, 2008: Workshop on "Legal Globalism" with Professor Boa Santos (University of Coimbra and UW Law School) and Professor Martin Chanock (Faculty of Law and Management at La Trobe University, Australia and GLS Distinguished Visiting Scholar), hosted by Professor Heinz Klug, 9:45-11:45 am, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).  A light breakfast will be served.  All are welcome, no registration required.

May 6, 2008: "Impact of NAFTA on Socio-economic Development in Mexico," (title tbc) lecture by Dr Gustavo Vega, Director, Center for International Studies, El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, in the lecture series "Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries," hosted by Professor Heinz Klug, Noon - 1:15pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), UW Law School, co-sponsored by WAGE and LACIS.  All are welcome, no registration required.

Fall 2007

November 7, 2007:  “Global Governance” by Professor Kerry Rittich of Toronto University, part of the Global Legal Studies Seminar Series on Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries, November 7, 2007, Noon - 1.00 pm in Lubar Commons (7200 Law), cosponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE). All are welcome, no registration required.

November 8, 2007:  “The Role of the Court of Appeals in Tanzania” by Professor Chris Maina Peter, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, part of the Global Legal Studies Seminar Series on Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries, Noon-1:00, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), All are welcome, no registration required.

November 12, 2007: “A New Role for the State in Brazilian Development: Prospects and Challenges,” Professor Diogo Coutinho, University of Sao Paulo, part of the Global Legal Studies Seminar Series on Role of Law in Developing and Transition Countries, Noon-1:15 pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law), sponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center and the Institute for Legal Studies and co-sponsored by the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) & the Center for Latin American, Caribbean & Iberian Studies (LACIS).  All are welcome, no registration required.

November 15, 2007:  “Justice Sector Reform in a Post-Conflict Environment: A Case Study from Kosovo" by Suren Avanesyan, Project Director, International Programs, National Center for State Courts (UW JD '99) Thursday, November 15, 2007, 4:00 PM , 206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, sponsored by Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA), Institute for Legal Studies & the Global Legal Studies Center.




Log in to edit