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  • 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. 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.

  • Apr. 2, 2019

    Peter Carstensen's article, "The Merger Incipiency Doctrine and the Importance of 'Redundant' Competitors" (co-authored article with Robert Lande), received honorable mention in the 2019 Antitrust Writing Awards. sponsored by the international competition law publication, Concurrences. The article appeared in a 2018 edition of the Wisconsin Law Review.

  • 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

    Alta Charo's essay, "Sherry's Voice," appears in the February 12 issue of Stem Cell Reports. The essay explains Charo's support fetal tissue research.

  • 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

    Alta Charo was one of the writers for "Human Organoids: A New Dimension in Cell Biology," published by the American Society for Cell Biology in December.

  • 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

    David Schwartz's article, "What is Relative Plausibility?" (co-authored with Elliott Sober), was published in the International Journal of Evidence and Proof in January.

  • 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.


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