Institute for Legal Studies

2013 Events

  • March 14, 2013  Disability Studies lecture: Deinstitutionalization, In/Carceration, and the Politics of Abolition by Liat Ben-Moshe, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Disablity and Human Development, University of Illinois, Chicago. 5:00 p.m. in room 6191, Helen C. White Hall. ILS is one of several cosponsors of this event. For more information contact
  • April 5-7, 2013 Workshop for family law educators: Making and Teaching "Real" Family Law. 6th annual Midwest Family Law Consortium Workshop.  This event will honor the scholarship and service of Professor Margo Melli. See link for details.
  • April 15, 2013  Legal History workshop for faculty and early career scholars: Process, Procedure, and the Making of Western Legal Tradition. Invitation-only workshop hosted by Professor Karl Shoemaker and Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow Ada Kuskowski. See link for more information. 
  • April 24, 2013 Trans-substantive Structural Environmental Law by Todd Aagaard, Associate Professor of Law, Villanova University Law School. Hosted by Professor Stephanie Tai at noon in Lubar Commons (7200 Law).
  • June 9-22, 2013 Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History. Biennial two-week summer session for early-career legal historians.  

  • June 17, 2013 Legal History Lunch Talk:  "Imagining Gibbons v. Ogden without the Commerce Clause: A Sketch" by Hendrik Hartog, Class of 1921 Bicentennial Professor in the History of American Law and Liberty, Professor of History, and Director of the Program in American Studies at Princeton University and chair of the Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History. The lecture is open to faculty, students and staff and lunch will be provided. The 2013 Hurst Fellows will be introduced at this event.
  • October 3, 2013 “The Stripping of the Trust: A Study in Legal Evolution” Faculty workshop hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi featuring a presentation by Adam S. Hofri-Winogradow, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Visiting Scholar, Georgetown Law Center (Fall 2013). Cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center. At noon in Lubar Commons. To register and receive the required reading, please contact by Sept. 27th.
  • October 10, 2013 "Everyday Law in Russia" by Professor Kathryn Hendley at 4:00 p.m. in room 206 Ingraham Hall. Hosted by Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA); cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center and the Institute for Legal Studies.
  • October 14, 2013  "Gene Patents: The Never Ending Saga" by Robert Cook Deegan, MD, of Duke University. Hosted by Professor Pilar Ossorio in Lubar Commons (7200 Law) at noon. Lunch provided on a first come, first served basis. Registration is not required.
  • October 23, 2013  "Tips for Preparing a Successful NSF Proposal" Faculty workshop hosted by Tonya Brito, Burrus-Bascom Professor of Law and Director, Institute for Legal Studies, Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm in Lubar Commons (7200 Law). Professor Brito will chair a panel discussion with Professors Kathryn Hendley, Alexandra Huneeus, and Mitra Sharafi, and David Schuster of the UW's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, who will explain the role of RSP in the grants process. RSVP by October 18th: Lunch will be provided. Please register by email to
  • October 25-26, 2013 Law and Society Association 50th Anniversary Project Planning Committee Meeting Chaired by David M. Trubek (Voss-Bascom Professor of Law and Dean of International Studies Emeritus and Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession), and cosponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies, the UW Law School, and the LSA.
  • October 25, 2013  "Envisioning a Global Field: Terms, Concepts, Frameworks, Institutions, Networks" (Part of the LSA Meeting noted above) Presentation by Greg Shaffer(University of Minnesota Law School) and Eve Darian-Smith (UC-Santa Barbara). Response Panel: Alex Huneeus (Latin America), Mauricio Villegas (Europe and Latin America), Marc Galanter (India), and Mark Sidel (Asia). This panel discussion at noon in Lubar Commons will be open to UW faculty, students, and staff. See link above for more more information.
  • November 1-2, 2013 Wisconsin Discussion Group on Constitutionalism   Invitation-only faculty workshop (aka "Schmooze") hosted by Professor Andrew Coan and Associate Dean Heinz Klug. See link for additional information.
  • November 6, 2013  "Overview of Qualitative Research Software"  Small group training session hosted by Professor Tonya Brito with research consultant Christian Schmeider of the UW's Social Science Computing Cooperative. At noon in room 5215.
  • November 7, 2013  "The U.S. Supreme Court Today---and Tomorrow" by Lee Epstein, Provost Professor of Law and Rader Family Trustee Chair in Law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, and 2013-14 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, Guggenheim Fellow, and Lecturer in Law at the University Chicago.  4:00 p.m. in Lubar Commons (7200 Law). This event is sponsored by the Political Science department and by Phi Beta Kappa, and cosponsored by the University of Wisconsin Law School and the Institute for Legal Studies, and others.
  • November 12, 2013 Legal Studies Meet & Greet Hosted by Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow Laurie Wood. Faculty and graduate student discussion of research interests and plans for future workshops.
  • November 19, 2013 Legal Studies Workshop/Lunch: "The Legal Geography of France's Early Modern Empire" by Laurie M. Wood, PhD, Law & Society Postdoctoral Fellow. 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons.
  • Sorry, this event was canceled: December 12, 2013  Legal Studies Workshop/Lunch: "Redistributing through Property Rights: Collective Land Tenure Systems and Economic Redistribution" by Tatiana Alfonso Sierra, Ph.D. candidate in Sociology. 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Hosted by Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow Laurie Wood.

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