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Updates for 2019

  • 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

    Ion Meyn's article, "The 'Haves' of Procedure," was published in William & Mary Law Review in April.

  • 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

    Gretchen Viney's article, "Time Management 101: Let's Get Real," was published in Wisconsin Lawyer in April.

  • 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

    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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