About this Event

The Institute for Legal Studies is pleased to announce the 9th Midwest Law and Society Retreat to be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on October 26-27, 2018. This biennial interdisciplinary retreat brings together faculty and graduate students from the region's diverse social science and law programs for a weekend of intellectual exchange and community building. The 2018 Retreat will offer opportunities for participants to receive feedback on works-in-progress, discuss research methods and professional issues, and develop future projects with colleagues in the region. Participants are encouraged to submit proposals on topics relating to law and society or to just attend the Retreat to join in the discussion.

Contact ils@law.wisc.edu with any questions. Advanced registration is required. 


Location & Timeline

Sessions will take place at the Pyle Center (702 Langdon Street, Madison). On Friday, October 26th, registration starts at 2:30pm. The Retreat will begin with a plenary address at 3:30pm and end with post-dinner informal discussion sessions. Sessions will continue all day Saturday, October 27th, ending at 5:00pm. A detailed program will be posted once we have finalized the panels. 

Map of the Pyle Center and Lowell Center Area »

Please Note

The expectation is that you will attend the entire event. If for some reason you are unable to attend the entire event, please contact ils@law.wisc.edu

Registration Fees

(include refreshments, dinner on Friday, and lunch on Saturday) 

Register and Pay for the Retreat

Program Information

Please contact ils@law.wisc.edu if you have any changes.


Questions about the Retreat Program: Please contact Susannah Tahk (Director for the Institute for Legal Studies and Program Chair).

Questions about logsitics or information on this page: Please contact ils@law.wisc.edu 

Hotel Information

You are strongly advised to make your reservation well before the room block release date. Other downtown hotel rooms may be unavailable or unaffordable due to other events in Madison.

Lowell Center Hotel 610 Landgon Street
Release Date: September 26th (no rooms will be available after this date)
Room Block Code: MIDLAW

Standard room rates start at $115 per night. On-site parking is an additional $10 per day. Complimentary parking is available nearby. To reserve a room, call the front desk at 608-256-2621, call the reservation number at 866-301-1753, or book online. Guests must use the group code provided when making their reservation. 

Graduate Student Housing Subsidy: The Institute for Legal Studies will subsidize a few hotel rooms shared by graduate students who do not have outside funding. This must be arranged well in advance - please contact ils@law.wisc.edu by August 10, 2018.


Sponsored by the Institute for Legal Studies and the University Lectures Knapp Fund

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