ILS Events List for 2012


  • Feb. 9, 2012  Aardvark: Class Participation in Seminars. Faculty workshop hosted by Professor Howard Erlanger at noon in Lubar Commons.

  • Feb. 16, 2012  Aardvark with Students: How to Improve Class Participation. Collaborative faculty-student workshop on class participation, hosted by Professor Howard Erlanger at noon in Lubar Commons. Seven students, representing a diversity of backgrounds, will convene to discuss with faculty how to enrich class participation in mid- to large size traditional courses. 

  • April 12, 2012  Faculty Workshop: The Dimensions of Judicial Impartiality with Charles Geyh, Associate Dean for Research and John F. Kimberling Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Hosted by Professors Jason Yackee and Alexandra Huneeus in Lubar Commons. Approved for 1.0 CLE/EPR credit for Wisconsin attorneys.

  • April 27, 2012  Roundtable Discussion: The American Interventionist State with William Novak, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, and UW Law Professors Victoria Nourse and Brad Snyder. Hosted by Nancy Buenger at noon in Lubar Commons. This is also a "Law & ..." session for graduate students.

  • April 30, 2012 Legal History Workshop: 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. Hosted by Miranda Johnson, Assistant Professor of History. Cosponsored by the Global Legal Studies Center and the American Indian Studies Program.
  • September 10, 2012 Lecture: Against Cartel Exceptionalism by Daniel Sokol, Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota (LLM, UW Law School, 2005). In Lubar Commons at noon; hosted by Peter Carstensen. Lunch provided; registration not required.

  • September 18, 2012  “The Millennials Come to Law School" An Aardvark (Faculty Workshop) on Generational Differences in the Student Body, hosted by Professor Howard Erlanger in Lubar Commons. What's different about the Millennial Generation?  Does it make a difference, if they're different? Please join us for an interesting and important discussion. Lunch provided; registration not required.

  • September 21-22, 2012 Midwest Law and Society Retreat  Biennial event for graduate students and faculty. Registration/proposal deadline was 6/1/12. Program information is posted on the event website.

  • October 5-6, 2012 Wisconsin Discussion Group on Constitutionalism   Invitation-only faculty workshop (aka "Schmooze") hosted by Associate Dean Heinz Klug. See link for details.

  • November 16-17, 2012 ClassCrits V Workshop: From Madison to Zuccotti Park: Confronting Class and Reclaiming the American Dream Hosted by Professor Tonya Brito at the Pyle Center. Sponsored by the UW Law School, the Institute for Legal Studies, Southwestern Law School, and UC Davis School of Law.

  • (Canceled due to schedule conflict) November 26, 2012  Faculty Workshop with Susan D. Franck hosted by Professor Jason Yackee.

  • November 14, 2012 Law &...  Methodological Mashups. Informal gathering hosted by Ada Kuskowski, Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow, at 5 p.m. at the Rathskeller. Mashups are songs created by splicing existing songs into new hybrid creations. Meet to discuss how many varied ways the Law & community does this with law and each of our own disciplines.

  • November 27, 2012 Panel Discussion: Who Owns the Past? Hosted by Ada Kuskowski, Law and Society Post-doctoral Fellow. An interdisciplinary panel will discuss current issues with the regulation and commodification of the past, and how these affect contemporary society and various academic disciplines: William Aylward (Classics/Archaeology) will discuss his experience with the regulation of archaeological digs; Larry Nesper (Anthropology) will discuss Native American understanding of the past in claiming protection for their land; Laurie Beth Clark (Art) will discuss the politics of memory cultures in shaping our relationship to the past; and Shubha Ghosh (Law) will discuss how the law addresses theses issues, especially the role of property law in addressing them.


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