Institute for Legal Studies Past Events

2014 Events

Spring

  • January 22, 2014 Wednesday Workshop with Professor David Schwartz: 'The Literature of Constitutional Law': McCulloch v. Maryland's Journey to Canonization" Hosted by Professor Tonya Brito. Participants are expected to read the paper and come prepared to comment. Lunch is provided. If you are interested in participating in the discussion, please contact Professor Brito by the Friday before this event.

  • January 28, 2014 Legal Studies Workshop: "Mormons and Muslims -- Defining a Sphere of Protection that Balances Religious Ceremony, Consensual Common-Law and Polygamous Marriage, and the Law's Normative and Protective Function" by Casey Faucon, Hastie Fellow at the UW Law School. 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided; registration is not required. Hosted by Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow Laurie Wood.

  • January 29, 2014 Wednesday Workshop with Professor Andrew Coan: "Commandeering, Coercion, and the Deep Structure of American Federalism"  Moderated by Professor David Schwartz. Participants are expected to read the paper and come prepared to comment. Lunch is provided. If you are interested in participating in the discussion, please contact Professor Tonya Brito by the Friday before this event.

  • February 5, 2014  Faculty Workshop on Building Successful Research Collaborations with Professors Keith Findley, Pilar Ossorio, and Carrie Sperling.  Lunch is provided. If you are interested in reading an article on research collaborations and participating in the discussion, please contact Pam Hollenhorst by the Friday before this event.

  • February 6, 2014 ABF Exchange & Legal Studies Workshop: "Was the South African Land Restitution Process Fair? A Bottom-Up Assessment of the State's Attempt to Address the Legacy of Land Dispossession"  Professor Bernadette Atuahene will present her paper at noon in Lubar Commons. This is the first of a renewed series of ABF Exchange Speakers sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies, hosted by Professors Tonya Brito and Beth Mertz, and also is part of the Legal Studies Workshop Series. Lunch provided at noon; presentation starting about 12:15. Registration is not required.
  • February 11, 2014  Legal Studies Workshop: "Law at the Crossroads of Science and Public Policy: Emerging Research in Bioethics and Neuroscience" Panel discussion by Joe Wszalek (JD/PhD candidate in in Neuroscience and Public Policy) and Pilar Ossorio (Professor of Law and Bioethics).12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided; registration is not required. Hosted by Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow Laurie Wood.

  • February 12, 2014 Wednesday Workshop with Professor Eric Berger, Visiting Scholar from the University of Nebraska: "The Rhetoric of Constitutional Absolutism" Moderated by Professor Andrew Coan. Participants are expected to come prepared to comment. Lunch is provided. If you are interested in reading the paper and participating in the discussion, please contact Pam Hollenhorst by the Friday before this event.

  • February 19, 2014  Faculty Workshop on Research Opportunities in Clinical and Practice Settings. Panelists include Professors Michele LaVigne, Sarah Davis, Adam Stevenson, and Marsha Mansfield.  Hosted by Professor Tonya Brito. Lunch will be provided. This event will take place in Lubar Commons. If you are interested in participating in the discussion, please contact Pam Hollenhorst by the Friday before this event.

  • February 25, 2014  Legal Studies Workshop: "The Efficiency Norm and U.S. Legal-Economic Policy, 1969-1992" by Camden Hutchison, Ph.D. candidate in History.  12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided; registration is not required.  Hosted by Hastie Fellow Casey Faucon.

  • February 28, 2014  Contracts Works-in-Progress Lecture: "What Lawyers Say Determines Choice of Law in Merger Agreements" by Juliet Kostritsky, Case Western Reserve University Law School. This is the first lecture in the John Kidwell Occasional Contracts Lecture Series hosted by the Wisconsin Contracts Group and cosponsored by ILS. This workshop will start at 3:00 in Lubar Commons. A draft paper will be available. If you are interested in reading the paper and participating in the discussion, please contact Pam Hollenhorst by the Friday before this event. For more information please contact Professor Bill Whitford.
         If you missed this presentation, you may view it at this link, provided by Case Western Reserve University Law School: https://connect.case.edu/p210rel7rq6/

  • March 5, 2014 Wednesday Workshop with Professor Susannah Tahk: "The Tax War on Poverty" Moderated by Professor Eric Berger. Participants are expected to come prepared to comment. Lunch is provided. If you are interested in reading the paper and participating in the discussion, please contact Pam Hollenhorst by the Friday before this event.

  • March 11, 2014  Legal Studies Workshop: "Rangeland Conflicts, Legal Pluralism, and the Afghan PEACE Project"  by Kramer Gillin, Ph.D. candidate in Geography. 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided; registration is not required. Hosted by Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow Laurie Wood.

  • March 12, 2014 Wednesday Workshop with Professor Tonya Brito: "A Dearth of Defense" Moderated by Prof. Susannah Tahk. Participants are expected to come prepared to comment. Lunch is provided. If you are interested in reading the paper and participating in the discussion, please contact Tonya Brito by the Friday before this event.

  • March 25, 2014  Legal Studies Workshop:  "Access to Justice for Child Support Obligors" with Ph.D Candidates Amanda Ward (Sociology) and Stefanie Wong (Educational Policy Studies). 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided; registration is not required. Hosted by Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow Laurie Wood.

  • March 26, 2014 Wednesday Workshop with Professor Lisa Alexander: "Occupy the Right to Housing" Moderated by Professor Tonya Brito. Lunch is provided. If you are interested in participating in the discussion and receiving a copy of this paper, please contact Pam Hollenhorst by the Friday before this event. This session will take place in Lubar Commons.

  • March 28, 2014 "Mini-DOMAs as Political Process Failures: the Imperative of Heightened Scrutiny for State Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment" by Steve Sanders, Associate Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Affiliated Faculty, IU Department of Gender Studies, and Affiliated Faculty, Kinsey Institute for Research in Gender, Sex, and Reproduction. Junior Faculty Exchange lunch talk at noon in Lubar Commons.  A paper will be available before this event. Please contact Pam Hollenhorst if you are interested in reading the paper and participating in the discussion. This visit is hosted by Professor Susannah Tahk.

  • March 28-29, 2014  Family Law Workshop: "Nontraditional Marriages: Transgressive and Transformative" Hosted by Professor Tonya Brito. This is an intensive workshop intended for a small group of scholars who have been invited to read and prepare comments on selected works-in-progress.

  • March 31, 2014  Legal History Workshop: "Between Courts and Communities: Placing Legal Practices from Asia to the Americas"  Hosted by Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow Laurie Wood, this is an intensive day-long workshop for a small group of scholars who have been invited to read and prepare comments on selected works-in-progress. Guest scholars include Bianca Premo (Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at Florida International University) and Richard J. Ross (Professor of Law and History and Co-Director of the Program in Legal History at the University of Illinois College of Law).

  • March 31, 2014 Special Presentation: "The Beginnings of American Law: A Comparative History" by Richard Ross.  A former UW Law faculty now at the University of Illinois, Professor Ross will discuss a book project he is coauthoring (with Professor Steven Wilf pf the University of Connecticut). This lunch presentation in Lubar Commons at noon is open to the law school community, graduate students and visiting scholars.

  • March 31, 2014  Special Presentation:  "The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Eighteenth-Century Spanish Empire" by Bianca Premo (Associate Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies at Florida International University). Presentation at 4:30 in Lubar Commons, followed by a reception. UW faculty, students, and visitors are invited to attend this event.
     
  • April 1, 2014  "Picking Cotton: A Victim's Perspective on Wrongful Convictions"  Cosponsored by the Wisconsin Innocence Project, this panel discussion will include rape victim and New York Times best selling author Jennifer Thompson, who co-authored Picking Cotton with Ronald Cotton, the man who was convicted of the attack and later exonerated through DNA testing. Other panelists include Jonathan Scharrer of the Remington Center's Restorative Justice Project, and a representative from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Victims Services Office. The panel will discuss victims in the criminal justice system and in wrongful conviction cases in particular. Lunch will be provided; registration is not required.

  • April 3, 2014  Wednesday Workshop with Professors Stewart Macaulay and Bill Whitford: "Contracts in Wisconsin, 1957-Present" Lunch is provided. If you are interested in participating in the discussion and receiving a copy of this paper, please contact Pam Hollenhorst by the Friday before this event.

  • POSTPONED:  April 8, 2014, Legal Studies Workshop: "How Medical Dispute Resolution Can Advance Patient Safety" by Chih-Ming Liang, J.D., East Asian Legal Studies Center.

  • April 9, 2014 Wednesday Workshop with Professor Keith Findley: "Reforming Police Practices: The Eyewitness Identification Experience" Participants are expected to read the paper and come prepared to comment. Lunch is provided. If you are interested in participating in the discussion, please contact Pam Hollenhorst by the Friday before this event.

  • April 11, 2014  "Race and Emotion" by Janine Kim, Associate Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School. Junior Faculty Exchange Speaker hosted by Professor Lisa Alexander at noon in Lubar Commons. Please contact Pam Hollenhorst by April 8th if you are interested in attending this talk.

  • April 16, 2014  Wednesday Workshop with Professor Heinz Klug: "Separation of Powers, Accountability and the Role of Independent Constitutional Institutions" Moderated by Professor Keith Findley.  If you are interested in participating in the discussion, please contact Pam Hollenhorst by the Monday before this event. The discussion paper will be made available and lunch will be provided.

  • April 22, 2014  Legal Studies Workshop:  "Occupy the Right to Housing" by Lisa Alexander, Associate Professor of Law. 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided; registration is not required.  Hosted by Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow Laurie Wood.

  • April 23, 2014  Wednesday Workshop with Professor Asifa Quraishi-Landes: "Islamic Constitutionalism as Legal Pluralism" Moderated by Professor Heinz Klug. If you are interested in participating in the discussion and receiving a copy of this paper, please contact Pam Hollenhorst by the Friday before this event. Lunch will be provided at 12:00; the presentation will start at 12:15.

  • April 25-26, 2014  A2J Empirical Methods Workshop: "What is Effectiveness: Building Theory and Exploring Measurement" Hosted by Professor Tonya Brito. This event is intended for a small working group of scholars who have been invited to provide critical comments to participating scholars.
  • April 29, 2014 "Becoming the Bill of Rights" Faculty Workshop with Gerard Magliocca, Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. 12:00 in Lubar Commons. Hosted by Professor David Schwartz.  f you are interested in participating in this workshop, please contact Pam Hollenhorst by April 24th.  The discussion paper will be distributed to registered participants, and lunch will be provided.

  • April 30, 2014  Order of the Coif Visiting Scholar Lecture: Neal K. Katyal, Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law, Georgetown University Law Center.  Hosted by Professor Anuj Desai. 4:00 in room 2260 followed by a reception in the Law School atrium. Please contact Kim Raether for other details. (ILS is a co-sponsor of this student-oriented event.)

  • May 6, 2014 Legal Studies Workshop:  "Gendered Expertise: Lawyers Promoting Legal Reforms in Chile" by Maria Azocar, Ph.D. candidate in Sociology. 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided; registration is not required.  Hosted by Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow Laurie Wood.

  • May 13, 2014  “Making 'The Palace of Sleeping Beauty': the Origins of CSI" by Ian Burney, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester’s Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at noon in Lubar Commons (7200 Law). Hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi. A draft paper will be available by contacting Pam Hollenhorst at pshollen@wisc.edu. The paper will be distributed to registered participants and lunch will be provided.

  • June 2-3, 2014  Judicial Seminar on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience. Invitation-only special event sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Federal Judicial Center, the National Center for State Courts, the American Bar Association Judicial Division, and the Dana Foundation. Hosted by the University of Wisconsin Law School and the Neuroscience and Law Program.

  • June 6, 2014 Faculty Workshop with Casey Faucon: “A Win for the Sister Wives: The Future Constitutional Recognition of Polygamy.” Invitation-only event hosted by Professor Tonya Brito at 1:00 in Lubar Commons. A draft paper will be circulated to invitees, and lunch will be provided.

  • June 26-29, 2014  Lutie Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop Annual workshop for current and aspiring black women law faculty, and black women law students considering going into law teaching. Please see the workshop website for detailed information.

    Summer SCOTUS Series

    Informal discussions of recent Supreme Court decisions will take place on the following Thursdays.  Sessions are open to faculty and academic staff. Lunch will be provided. Registration is not required.

  • July 31, 2014  Professor Linda Greene will present Schuette v. BAMN (affirmative action in university admissions). Link to the opinion: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/12-682

  • August 7, 2014  Professor Ann Althouse will present Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores (contraception and Religious Freedom Restoration Act).  Link to the opinion:  http://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/13-354

Fall 

SEPTEMBER

  • September 10, 2014  Wednesday Workshop with Professor Mitra Sharafi:  "Abortion in Colonial India: A Medico-Legal History" At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Moderated by Professor Asifa Quraishi-Landes.

  • September 16, 2014 Legal Studies Workshop: Graduate Student and Faculty Meet & Greet. 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • September 17, 2014 Wednesday Workshop with Professor Jason Yackee: "Who Reforms? Exploring Implementation of the World Bank’s Doing Business Project"  At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Moderated by Professor Mitra Sharafi.

  • September 24, 2014  Faculty Development Workshop on the UW Survey Center. Two representatives from the UW Survey Center will give a presentation on the services the Survey Center offers and how UWSC can assist faculty in designing and conducting research using surveys, interviews or focus groups.  The two presenters will be John Stevenson, UWSC Associate Director, and Kelly Elver, Director of Project Management. Their presentation will last 45-50 minutes and the rest of the time will be devoted to follow up questions. Hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito at noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.
  • September 30, 2014 Legal Studies Workshop: "Publication Opportunities and Strategies"  Panel discussion with Professors Howard Erlanger, Alexandra Huneeus, and Mitra Sharafi.  12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

OCTOBER

  • October 1, 2014  Wednesday Workshop with Professor Anuj Desai:  "Difficulty of Amendment and Interpretive Choice"  At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Moderated by Professor Jason Yackee.

  • October 2, 2014 Ideas & Innovations Series: “Hair Equality:  Afro-Descendant Women in the Americas and Their Struggles Against Hair Discrimination” by Wendy Greene, Professor of Law and Director of Faculty Development at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law. Hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito at noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • October 8, 2014  Wednesday Workshop with Professor Cecelia Klingele: "Beyond Control: Reframing Sentencing and Correctional Reform" At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Moderated by Professor Anuj Desai.
     
  • October 9, 2014  Ideas and Innovations Series: Deborah Tuerkheimer, Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law, will discuss her new book, Flawed Convictions: Shaken Baby Syndrome and the Inertia of Injustice. Hosted by Professor Keith Findley at noon in Lubar Commons. A portion of the book will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • October 14, 2014  Legal Studies Workshop with Professor Sida Liu: "Studying Lawyers Like a Social Scientist" 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • October 15, 2014  Wednesday Workshop with Professor Linda Greene:  "Race and the Roberts Court" At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Moderated by Professor Cecelia Klingele. 
  • October 22, 2014  Wednesday Workshop with Professor Marsha Mansfield: "Litigants Without Lawyers: Measuring Success in Family Court"  At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Moderated by Professor Linda Greene.

  • October 23, 2014 Lecture by Professor Pamela Snow, Monash University: (Working Title) “Widespread Language Impairments Among Incarcerated Adolescents and Young Adults”   Hosted by Professor Michele LaVigne at noon in Lubar Commons. Professor Snow is an Australian language expert who researches language impairments among offenders in and out of prison. Lunch will be provided.
  • October 24-25, 2014  Midwest Law and Society Retreat  Biennial event for graduate students and faculty. See the Retreat website with event details

  • October 28, 2014  Legal Studies Workshop with Thomas Stutsman (Sociology): "Remedying Wrongful Convictions in an Authoritarian State" 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • October 29, 2014  Wednesday Workshop with Professor Ion Meyn: "The Unbearable Lightness of Criminal Procedure"   At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Moderated by Professor Marsha Mansfield.

NOVEMBER

  • November 5, 2014  Ideas and Innovations Series: "How to Amend the Constitution without Anyone Noticing: Treaty Supremacy, Human Rights, and Constitutional Transformation" by Professor David Sloss, (Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Global Law and Policy), Santa Clara University School of Law, will present his current book project. Hosted by Professor Alexandra Huneeus at noon in Lubar Commons. A portion of his book will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • November 11, 2014  Legal Studies Workshop with Hastie Fellow Casey Faucon: "Marriage Outlaws: Regulating Polygamy in America" 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • November 12, 2014  Faculty Development Workshop on Book Publishing. Hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito. Panelists include Professors Heinz Klug, Mark Sidel and Mitra Sharafi. The focus will be on academic publishing and on books that are not edited volumes or casebooks. 12:00-2:00 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.  Selected Resources: Sidel on Academic Publishing and
    ASLH Guidelines for Prospective Authors (Sharafi Handout).

  • November 19, 2014  Wednesday Workshop with Professor Alex Huneeus:  "Explaining Variation in the Authority of International Courts"   At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Moderated by Professor Ion Meyn.

  • November 21-22, 2014 Wisconsin Discussion Group on Constitutionalism Invitation-only faculty workshop (aka "Schmooze") hosted by Professor David Schwartz.

  • November 25, 2014  Legal Studies Workshop with Maria Azocar (Sociology): "Doing Law in Courts: An Ethnography on a Chilean Family Court" 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

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