Updates for 2019
- Nov. 19, 2019
In October and November 2019, Mark Sidel presented on Chinese nonprofit regulation and self-regulation at a conference on Chinese law at the University of Michigan; on the history of the Ford Foundation's activities in south Vietnam at a conference at the University of Oregon; on Chinese regulation of overseas NGOs, foundations and think tanks at a workshop organized by the US State Department in Washington; and on nonprofit research on a panel at UW-Madison's School of Human Ecology.
- Nov. 19, 2019
Steph Tai was a panel participant in "Scientists in Public Service: Running for Office as a STEM Candidate at Sigma Xi's 2019 Annual Meeting & Student Research Conference, held in Madison in November 2019.
- Nov. 18, 2019
In November 2019, Keith Findley participated on the panel "The Last Ten Years of the Innocence Movement," at a University of Michigan Law School symposium celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the Michigan Innocence Clinic. Other panelists included Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McComack, Professor Sam Gross, Professor Eve Primus, Professor David Moran, and Attorney Valerie Newman.
- Nov. 18, 2019
Elizabeth Mertz's book, "Power, Legal Education and Law School Cultures" (co-edited with Meera E. Deo and Mindie Lazarus-Black), was published by Routledge in October 2019. The book includes Mertz's article, "Canaries in the Mines of the U.S Legal Academy."
- Nov. 18, 2019
Alexandra Huneeus, Mitra Sharafi and Nina Varsava were selected for honorary membership into the Order of the Coif, a scholastic society that encourages excellence in legal education. Sixteen recent UW Law graduates also received Order of the Coif honors for 2019.
- Nov. 14, 2019
Erin Barbato participated on the panel, “From Awareness to Action: Immigration’s Impact on Children from Madison to the Northern Triangle of Central America,” in November 2019. The free, public event was held at UW-Madison.
- Nov. 13, 2019
Keith Findley presented "Cognitive Bias in Death Investigations" at the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Annual Symposium on November 13, 2019.
- Nov. 13, 2019
Kris Turner visited Rice Lake, Wausau and Sparta, Wisconsin, to give a series of talks to public library staff on Nov. 6, 7 and 8. Topics included the digital divide, web user experience and productivity tools.
- Nov. 12, 2019
- Nov. 8, 2019
An amicus brief written by Steph Tai was referenced by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer during oral argument in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund (see page 44). The brief was written for aquatic scientists and scientific societies on behalf of the respondents.
- Nov. 7, 2019
Alta Charo's article, "A Professional Standard for Informed Consent for Stem Cell Therapies," was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on November 5, 2019.
- Nov. 4, 2019
In October 2019, John Ohnesorge presented "Comparing Impeachment Regimes: Law, Institutions and Politics" at Kenyon College's Center for the Study of American Democracy.
- Nov. 1, 2019
- Oct. 30, 2019
Keith Findley presented "Cognitive Bias in the Criminal Justice System" at the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratories Symposium, "Instruments of Justice: Working in Concert for the People of Wisconsin" in October 2019. This was the State Crime Laboratories' inaugural annual symposium, which brought together police, prosecutors, defense attorneys and forensic analysts.
- Oct. 29, 2019
Sumudu Atapattu's article, “An Idea Whose Time Has Come: On an Emerging Right to a Healthy Environment," was posted in Verfassungsblog on October 29, 2019. Verfassungsblog is a journalistic and academic forum of debate on topical events and developments in constitutional law and politics in Germany, the emerging European constitutional space and beyond.
- Oct. 28, 2019
David Trubek's "Emerging Powers in the International Economic Order: Cooperation, Competition and Transformation" (co-written with Sonia Rolland) was published by Cambridge University Press in July 2019.
- Oct. 28, 2019
Bill Whitford presented “Partisan Gerrymandering: Its Methods, Consequences and Future” in Madison on October 27, 2019. His talk was part of “Eloquence and Eminence: Emeritus Faculty Lectures,” an award-winning series sponsored by the Division of Continuing Studies, the Institute on Aging and the UW Anonymous Committee.
- Oct. 26, 2019
The 2019 Wisconsin Law Review Symposium, which was chaired by former UW Law Professor Andrew Coan, featured a number of UW Law faculty, including Anuj Desai, Howie Erlanger, Neil Komesar, John Ohnesorge, Asifa Quraishi-Landes, David Schwartz, Miriam Seifter and Rob Yablon. The symposium, titled "Rationing the Constitution: How Judicial Capacity Shapes Supreme Decision-Making,” was held Oct. 24 and 25.
- Oct. 25, 2019
Keith Findley presented "Flawed Forensics and Procedural Justice" at a symposium organized by the Korean National Police University titled, "Democratic Society and Procedural Justice." This international symposium was attended by scholars, practitioners and police officers. He also gave a guest lecture, "Wrongful Conviction of the Innocent," to a group of faculty and students at the Korean National Police University. Both took place in Seoul, South Korea, in October 2019.
- Oct. 24, 2019
David Schwartz's book, "The Spirit of the Constitution: John Marshall and the 200-Year Odyssey of McCulloch v. Maryland," was published by Oxford University Press in October 2019.
- Oct. 21, 2019
David Trubek's book, "World Trade and Investment Law Reimagined: A Progressive Agenda for an Inclusive Globalization" (co-edited with Alvaro Santos and Chantal Thomas), was published by Anthem Press in June 2019.
- Oct. 21, 2019
Alexandra Huneeus gave the keynote at the 4th Supreme Court Project Conference, held Oct. 9, 2019 at Torcuato di Tella University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her presentation was titled “A Regional History of Human Rights: The Rise of the African, American and European Courts of Human Rights (1945-2018).”
- Oct. 18, 2019
Sumudu Atapattu’s book chapter, “Environmental Rights and International Human Rights Covenants: What Standards Are Relevant?”, appears in "Environmental Rights: The Development of Standards." The book was published in 2019 by Cambridge University Press.
- Oct. 18, 2019
Linda Greene participated in a panel on education at Boston University's "400 Years of Inequality: Breaking the Cycle of Systemic Racism," held on Oct. 18, 2019. The event was part of a national movement by schools of public health to engage in observing the 400th anniversary of Africans sold into bondage in Jamestown, Virginia.
- Oct. 15, 2019
Keith Findley presented "Defending the Shaken Baby Case" at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association's 17th Annual Forensics Conference.
- Oct. 14, 2019
Anuj Desai's article, "What a History of Tax Withholding Tells Us About the Relationship Between Statutes and Constitutional Law," was cited in a federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit filed by four states in 2018. Those states — New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland — sued the Treasury Department, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the IRS, among others. The dismissal ended the states' challenge against a new $10,000 cap on the deduction for state and local taxes, also known as SALT.
- Oct. 14, 2019
John Ohnesorge presented his work, "Development is Not a Dinner Party: A Hurstian Perspective on Law and Growth in China," at a University of Michigan Law School conference held in October. The conference was titled "China's Legal System at 40 Years —Towards an Autonomous Legal System?"
- Oct. 14, 2019
In October, Bonnie Shucha and Kris Turner presented "Motivating Library Staff and Why It Matters," at the Wisconsin Library Association's annual meeting. Though the talk offered practical tips for managing library personnel of different generations and interests, it was useful for supervisors in any professional field.
- Oct. 8, 2019
Asifa Quraishi-Landes presented "Sharia and the American Muslim Voter: Why Islamophobia Gets It All Wrong" at the Fitchburg Public Library in October.
- Oct. 7, 2019
Mitra Sharafi presented "South Asians and West Africans at the Inns of Court: Empire and Expulsion circa 1900" at the Georgetown Legal History Colloquium in September. The research comes from Sharafi's new book project, a global history of non-European students who came to London to study to become barristers between the mid-19th century and the mid-20th.
- Oct. 2, 2019
Michele LaVigne filed an affidavit summarizing her findings in "Under the Hood: Brendan Dassey, Language Impairments and Judicial Ignorance," in support of Brendan Dassey's petition for clemency. Dassey, who was featured in the Netflix docuseries "Making A Murderer," confessed to helping his uncle murder a Wisconsin woman in 2005. LaVigne concludes through her research that Dassey was particularly vulnerable to making a false confession, due to a severe communication disability.
- Sep. 20, 2019
David Schwartz's article, "Madison's Waiver: Can Constitutional Liquidation Be Liquidated?", appeared in Stanford Law Review Online in September.
- Sep. 19, 2019
Yaron Nili organized and hosted the conference, “Rethinking the Shareholder Franchise,” held at UW Law in September. He also moderated a conference panel, "Shareholder Activism and Institutional Engagement: View from the Ground,” and presented his paper, “The Market for Votes.”
- Sep. 18, 2019
- Sep. 16, 2019
Alta Charo gave the plenary presentation at the annual meeting of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society in Chicago. Her talk focused on public control and governance of science.
- Sep. 16, 2019
David Schwartz presented "Limited Enumerated Powers as a Non-Originalist Idea" for a September faculty workshop at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
- Sep. 12, 2019
In September, Alta Charo presented "Governance Options for the Life Sciences" before the National Academies' Committee on Developing a Research Agenda and Research Governance Approaches for Climate Intervention Strategies that Reflect Sunlight to Cool the Earth.
- Sep. 11, 2019
Sumudu Atapattu’s article, “From ‘Our Common Future’ to Sustainable Development Goals: Evolution of Sustainable Development under International Law,” was published in the Spring 2019 issue of Wisconsin International Law Journal.
- Sep. 6, 2019
Nina Varsava's article, "The Role of Dissents in the Formation of Precedent," appears in the Summer 2019 volume of the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy. The paper makes the case that dissenting opinions can create binding law.
- Sep. 4, 2019
Jonathan Scharrer presented "Restorative Justice in Serious Crime" at the Wisconsin Serving Victims of Crime Conference, held in August.
- Aug. 21, 2019
Alexandra Huneeus co-edited a symposium for AJIL Unbound, now available online: "Non-State Actors and New Technologies in Atrocity Prevention." She also wrote the introduction to the symposium (with Larissa van den Herik).
- Aug. 15, 2019
Alta Charo's article, "A Professional Standard for Informed Consent for Stem Cell Therapies" (co-authored with Jeremy Sugarman and Roger Barker), appears in the August 12 online edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
- Aug. 12, 2019
In August, Pilar Ossorio was an invited speaker at Machine Learning for Health Care, an annual meeting that brings clinicians and medical researchers together with computer scientists who have artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data expertise. She presented "Justice in Machine Learning for Health Care."
- Aug. 5, 2019
- Aug. 5, 2019
In July, Anuj Desai presented "The Significance of Statutory Audience in Judicial Interpretation of Statutes in the U.S." at the University of Konstanz Seminar on Innovation in Legal Scholarship in Konstanz, Germany.
- Jul. 28, 2019
Ben Kempinen was recently appointed chair of the Wisconsin State Bar Professional Ethics Committee. This standing bar committee is charged with formulating opinions about recurring ethics issues in practice, recommending changes to the supreme court rules and participating in continuing legal activities in the area of professional responsibility.
- Jul. 22, 2019
Steph Tai submitted an amicus brief in Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund on behalf of four aquatic scientists and eight national and international scientific societies. The amicus brief adds expert insight into the Clean Water Act case before the Supreme Court next fall.
- Jul. 16, 2019
David Schwartz's article, "Defying McCulloch? Jackson's Bank Veto Reconsidered," appears in the Arkansas Law Review as part of a symposium of papers originally presented at the 2018 Wisconsin Discussion Group on Constitutionalism at UW Law School.
- Jul. 15, 2019
Skylar Croy's article, "When 'Ministers of Justice' violate rules of professional conduct during plea bargaining: Contractual Consequences," has been accepted for publication in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. Croy, who graduated in May, wrote the article for Steph Tai's Contracts II class.
- Jun. 24, 2019
David Schwartz's essay, "Madison's Waiver: Can Constitutional Liquidation be Liquidated?", has been accepted for publication in the Stanford Law Review Online.
- Jun. 10, 2019
John Ohnesorge participated in "Law as Technology," a workshop organized by Harvard Law School's Institute for Global Law & Policy (IGLP) in June. The workshop featured scholars from around the world discussing relationships between law and technology, past, present and future.
- Jun. 7, 2019
Keith Findley presented "Litigating Complex Medical Child Abuse Cases" at Cardozo School of Law's National Forensic College in June.
- Jun. 5, 2019
Steph Tai presented "Legalizing the Meaning of Meat" at the International Conference on Food Law and Policy: Food Safety and Technology Governance, which was held in Taiwan in May.
- Jun. 3, 2019
In June, John Ohnesorge presented his paper, "Comparing Impeachment Regimes," at the 14th Annual Comparative Law Work-In-Progress Workshop, co-hosted by the American Society of Comparative Law and the University of Illinois College of Law. The paper explores how comparative research into impeachment systems could be structured so as to take into account both legal and political factors.
- Jun. 3, 2019
Linda Greene participated in the roundtable session, “The Kavanaugh Confirmation: Thoughts on Sex and Gender Now that the Dust Has Cleared,” held at the Law and Society Association’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in June.
- May. 30, 2019
Peter Carstensen's article, "The Merger Incipiency Doctrine and the Importance of 'Redundant' Competitors" (co-authored with Robert Lande), received the Jerry S. Cohen Memorial Fund Writing Award for Best Horizontal Mergers Article of 2018. The award ceremony is part of the American Antitrust Institute's annual conference, held in Washington, D. C. in June.
- May. 29, 2019
- May. 23, 2019
Mark Sidel's report, "Nonprofit Legal Reform in India," was published by the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL). The report is part of an ICNL project with several Indian institutions. Sidel is a consultant on Asia for ICNL.
- May. 21, 2019
Asifa Quraishi-Landes was among the public figures honored in House Resolution 276, “Recognizing American Muslims’ history and contributions to our Nation.” Rep. Judy Chu of California introduced the resolution in April to the House of Representatives, where it was referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
- May. 21, 2019
Yaron Nili presented "Director Networks" and "Shadow Charters" at the American Law and Economics Annual Meeting at NYU Law School in May.
- May. 16, 2019
Peter Carstensen collaborated with Roger McEowen, an expert in agricultural law, on "Ag Antitrust: Is There a Crack in the Wall of the 'Mighty-Mighty' (Illinois) Brick House?" Their post, which appeared in McEowen's Agriculture Law and Taxation Law blog in May, considered the implications of Apple Inc. v. Pepper to farmers and ranchers.
- May. 10, 2019
In May, Cecelia Klingele presented "Reimagining Youth Justice" at the 2019 Youth Services Conference: Tools for Resilience and Connection. The conference was co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families and the UW School of Social Work's Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System.
- May. 9, 2019
David Schwartz's book review/essay "Coin, Currency, and Constitution: Reconsidering the National Bank Precedent" has been accepted for publication by the Michigan Law Review for its April 2020 book review issue.
- May. 7, 2019
Cecelia Klingele spoke on the panel, "The First Step Act and Beyond," which addressed how the federal law relates to state-level criminal justice reform. The panel was part of the Annual Meeting of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association and Judicial Conference of the Seventh Circuit, held in May.
- May. 7, 2019
Michele LaVigne's article "Under the Hood: Brendan Dassey, Language Impairments and Judicial Ignorance" (co-authored with Sally Miles), is forthcoming in the Albany Law Review's annual Miscarriages of Justice issue.
- May. 6, 2019
Gretchen Viney presented "The Guardian ad Litem in Adult Guardianships Involving Elder Abuse," a training sponsored by the Fond du Lac County Bar Association in May.
- May. 1, 2019
Mark Sidel spoke on philanthropy, civil society and labor issues in China at several institutions this spring, including the Brookings Institution, University of Toronto, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, the Blumbergs International Philanthropy Conference in Toronto, and the Association for Asian Studies.
- Apr. 30, 2019
Alta Charo's article, "Human Organoids: A New Dimension in Cell Biology," appeared in Molecular Biology of the Cell in April. Human organoid cultures provide the potential to study disease processes with the same scrutiny and depth of analysis customary for research with nonhuman model organisms. This article includes guidelines for reproducibility, culturing, sharing of patient materials, patient consent, training and communication with the public.
- Apr. 26, 2019
Michele LaVigne was part of a panel discussing the Fourth Amendment and Wisconsin v. Mitchell, argued in the Supreme Court of the United States in April. The discussion took place at the UW Eau Claire Center for Constitutional Studies.
- Apr. 25, 2019
Mitra Sharafi's article, "The Imperial Serologist and Punitive Self-Harm: Bloodstains and Legal Pluralism in British India," was published in the book Global Forensic Cultures: Making Fact and Justice in the Modern Era in April.
- Apr. 22, 2019
- Apr. 19, 2019
Linda Greene co-organized the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender and Society's 2019 symposium, "Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power: Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and the Role of Intersectional Legal Analysis." The symposium was held at UW-Madison in April.
- Apr. 15, 2019
Alta Charo spoke at a Nuclear Threat Initiative meeting that convened in London in April, as part of her work as a member of the "Biosecurity Innovation and Risk Reduction Initiative." Charo's presentation focused on the role funders and journals can play in reducing the risk that biotechnology research can result in biohazards or be turned into a bioterrorism tool.
- Apr. 10, 2019
Mitch has been reappointed for a three-year term as UW Law School's representative on the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission. The commission was created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court at the request of the State Bar of Wisconsin to aid the courts in improving the administration of justice.
- Apr. 10, 2019
Malinda Constant received the 2019 Administrative Improvement Award for her work in improving and streamlining employment outcomes data collection process for the Office of Career & Professional Development. UW-Madison's Vice Chancellor Laurent Heller and Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf will present the award to Constant at the Office of Strategic Consulting’s Showcase in April.
- Apr. 9, 2019
Linda Greene participated on the panel “The Transfer of Legislative Power to the Executive,” held at Loyola University of Chicago in April. The presentation was part of the Loyola Law Journal Symposium, “Democracy in America: The Promise and the Perils.”
- Apr. 8, 2019
In March, Mitra Sharafi gave a talk on her paper, "Truth, Adversarialism and Forensic Experts in the Indian Courtroom, 1879-1955," for Emory Law School's Spring 2019 Faculty Colloquium Series. The paper will become a chapter of her book project, "Fear of the False: Forensic Science in Colonial India."
- Apr. 3, 2019
Sumudu Atapattu's textbook, "Human Rights and the Environment" (co-authored with Andrea Schapper), was published in March by Routledge.
- Mar. 27, 2019
In March, Erin Barbato presented the keynote, “Our Current Immigration Policies: Reflections from Our Southern Border to Our Badger State,” at UW-Madison’s Academic Staff Institute.
- Mar. 15, 2019
João Daniel Resque is a visiting scholar through the Global Legal Studies progrm through May 2019. Resque's home institution is Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, UW Law School's exchange partner. His faculty advisor is Heinz Klug.
- Mar. 14, 2019
Yaron Nili presented "Horizontal Directors" and "Shadow Charters" at the BYU Law Winter Deals Conference, held in Park City, Utah, in March. The Deals Conference explores the modern global economy’s most pressing legal issues, on topics such as mergers & acquisitions, venture capital, corporate governance and computational methods for transaction design.
- Mar. 6, 2019
Alta Charo participated in a March workshop on the problems created by the Supreme Court's use of unvetted, unchallenged scientific and other factual claims made in amicus briefs, and on possible responses by the legal and scientific communities. The workshop was sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center and the Sunnylands Trust.
- Mar. 5, 2019
In March, Steph Tai presented "Private Sector Wedges for Food System Climate Change Reductions" at BW+10, a workshop at Vanderbilt University celebrating the tenth anniversary of the behavorial wedge.
- Feb. 28, 2019
Junji Nakagawa, a scholar on international trade, is the James B. MacDonald Distinguished Professor at UW Law School. The professorship is awarded to renowned scholars from East or Southeast Asia to teach and/or lecture short term at the Law School. Nakagawa is a professor at the International Economic Law Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo.
- Feb. 26, 2019
In February, Michele LaVigne presented "Understanding Your Client's Language Impairments" at the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Death Penalty Conference, held in Monterrey, California.
- Feb. 25, 2019
Mitra Sharafi presented "Abortion in South Asia, 1860-1947: A Medico-Legal History" at Stanford Law School in February. The talk was co-sponsored by the Stanford Center for Law and History, the Department of History, and Center for South Asia.
- Feb. 22, 2019
Yaron Nili presented “Horizontal Directors” and “Shadow Charters” at the AALS annual meeting in January.
- Feb. 14, 2019
Alta Charo has been appointed to the newly formed World Health Organization expert advisory committee on "Developing Global Standards for Governance and Oversight of Human Genome Editing."
- Feb. 13, 2019
David Schwartz's article, "An Error and an Evil: The Strange History of Implied Commerce Powers," was published in the American University Law Review in February.
- Feb. 12, 2019
- Feb. 7, 2019
Mark Sidel spoke at NYU Law School and at the National Committee on US-China Relations on the initial two years of implementation and enforcement under the Overseas NGO Law of the People's Republic of China and the impact on overseas NGOs and foundations.
- Jan. 23, 2019
Mitra Sharafi received the 2019 Postdoctoral Mentoring Award from the UW Postdoctoral Association in January. Elizabeth Lhost, the A. W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the UW Institute for Research in the Humanities, nominated Sharafi for the award.
- Jan. 16, 2019
Mark Sidel recently presented on Chinese regulation of foreign and domestic philanthropy and civil society to the following institutions and groups: Harvard Law School's East Asian Legal Studies program; the University of Pennsylvania/Global Philanthropy program; a gathering of German civil society specialists in Berlin; a faculty workshop at Chicago-Kent Law School; a webinar sponsored by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA); the Bush School of Government and Public Policy at Texas A+M University; the ARNOVA annual meetings in Austin; and a conference on China at the Free University of Berlin (Germany). He also presented on human trafficking in and from Vietnam to a public program at UW-Milwaukee at Washington County.
- Jan. 15, 2019
- Jan. 14, 2019
In January, David Schwartz presented his paper, "Defying McCulloch? Jackson's Bank Veto Reconsidered," for University of San Diego Law School faculty workshop series.
- Jan. 14, 2019
Alta Charo has been named to the Technical Advisory Group for the Health Security Interface at the World Health Organization. The group provides advice to WHO across areas related to the interface between the public health and national or international security.
- Jan. 14, 2019
- Jan. 11, 2019
Tonya Brito's essay, "The Right to Civil Justice," appears in a special Winter 2019 edition of Daedalus, the journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Brito's is one of 24 essays in the journal's Access to Justice issue, which examines the national crisis in civil legal services facing poor and low-income Americans.
- Jan. 4, 2019
John Ohnesorge's paper, "Comparing Impeachment Regimes," has been selected as one of the papers for discussion at the American Society of Comparative Law's 2019 Work-in-Progress workshop. The workshop is co-hosted by the University of Illinois College of Law, Princeton University, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
- Jan. 3, 2019
Tonya Brito has been elected as a new member of the American Law Institute. The ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law.