University of Wisconsin–Madison

Research Centers Events

A combined list of events organized by the Institute for Legal Studies (ILS), Global Legal Studies Center (GLS), East Asian Legal Studies Center (EALSC), the UW Human Rights Program (HRP) and the Dean's Office is below.

For information on event planning, please check out our Event Planning Information Form.

February

  • February 6, 2019: "Horizontal Directors," Wednesday Workshop with Professor Yaron Nili. At noon in Room 5215. Open to faculty and academic staff who have read the paper. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (Dean's Office)

  • February 11, 2019: New Technologies and International Governance Series Speaker Jennifer Merchant. Noon Lubar Commons (Room 7200). Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Title TBA. (GLS)

  • February 13, 2019: "Fair Use as a Penalty Default," Wednesday Workshop with Professor BJ Ard. At noon in Room 5215. Open to faculty and academic staff who have read the paper. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (Dean's Office)

  • February 20, 2019: "The Contours of Statutory Subject Matter: A Problem for Modern Statutory Interpretation Theory and Practice," Wednesday Workshop with Professor Anuj Desai. At noon in Room 5215. Open to faculty and academic staff who have read the paper. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (Dean's Office)

  • February 20, 2019: "Race, Policing and the Constitution: Do Black Lives Matter?" Brittingham Distinguished Visitor Geraldine Hines. Hosted by Professor Ion Meyn. At 4:00pm in Room 2260. Light refreshments will be provided. (Dean's Office)
  • February 21, 2019: "The Paris Agreement and Climate Geoengineering Options," New Technologies and International Governance Speaker Dr. William Burns, American University. At 4:00pm in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. An abstract is available on the GLS webpage(GLS)

  • February 26, 2019: "Rethinking the Multilateral Trade System: Achievements and Challenges" Lecture by James B. MacDonald Visiting Professor Junji Nakagawa. At noon in Lubar Commons (Room 7200). Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. (EALSC).

March

  • March 1, 2019:  Professor Par Cassel (University of Michigan) will lecture on a topic related to China. 4:30-5:30pm, Lubar Commons (Room 7200). Title TBD. (EALSC)

  • March 5, 2019: "The Problem of Micro-Inequities," LEO Speaker Marguerite Fletcher, Fletcher Consulting, LLC. Hosted by Professor Alex Huneeus. At noon in Lubar Commons. Sponsored by the LEO Program. Open to Law School students, faculty and staff only. (ILS)

  • March 6, 2019: "Federal Indian Law as Paradigm within Public Law," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Maggie McKinley, Penn Law. Hosted by Professor Rob Yablon. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Read the abstract(ILS)

  • March 7, 2019: Big Ideas Cafe. 12:00pm - 2:00pm, Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Open to faculty and academic staff. (Dean's Office)

  • March 8, 2019: "Law in Action Innovation in Wisconsin Law School Courses, 1950-1970," with Professor Hendrik Hartog, Princeton, Professor Malcolm Feeley, Berkeley Law, and Professor Bill Clune. Commentated by Professor Mitra Sharafi and Professor Cecelia Klingele. Hosted by Bill Whitford. At noon in Lubar Commons. (ILS)

  • March 13, 2019: "A Stealthy Constitutional Revolution: Church Funding and Other Religious Subsidies after Trinity Lutheran," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Martin Lederman, Georgetown Law. Hosted by Professor Anuj Desai. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (Dean's Office)

  • March 27, 2019: "Passive Voter Suppression," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Bertrall Ross, Berkeley Law. Hosted by Professor Rob Yablon. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Read the abstract(ILS)

  • March 28, 2019: "Compliance in a University Setting: Health Information Privacy and Title IX," Compliance Initiative Series Speakers Cathy Trueba, Amanda Reese, and Lauren Hasselbacher. Hosted by Professor Jason Yackee. At noon in Room 3260. CLE credit pending. Lunch will be provided. (ILS)

April

  • April 3, 2019: "The Fight to Save the Town," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Michelle Wilde Anderson, Stanford Law School. Hosted by Professor Miriam Seifter. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Read the abstract(Dean's Office)

  • April 4, 2019: "Assumption of Flood Risk," Faculty Exchange Speaker Professor Alex LemannMarquette University Law School. Hosted by Professor Yaron Nili. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Read the abstract(Dean's Office)

  • April 5, 2019: Annual Wisconsin International Law Journal Symposium. "Lawyers and Lawyering in China and Russia: Common Challenges." Sponsored by WILJ, GLS, and EALSC. Details TBA. (GLS/EALSC)

  • April 6, 2019: Wisconsin International Law Journal Workshop. By invitation only. Details TBA. (GLS/EALSC)

  • April 10, 2019: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Keith Findley. At noon in Room 5215. Open to faculty and academic staff who have read the paper. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Title TBA. (Dean's Office)

  • April 11, 2019: 4:00-5:00pm, reception to follow. Annual J. Jobe and Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa Lecture: Brigitte Baptiste. More Details TBA. Pyle Center Alumni Lounge. Sponsored by Global Legal Studies, The International Divison, and Human Rights Program. (HRP)

  • April 12, 2019: "Hidden Politics: Interest Group Influence during U.S. Regulatory Policymaking," Compliance Initiative Series Speaker Professor Susan Yackee. Hosted by Professor Jason Yackee. At noon in Room 3260. Lunch will be provided and a paper will be made available. (ILS)

  • April 15, 2019: UW Law Professor Emeritus David Trubek. 12pm-1pm in Lubar Commons (Room 7200). Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Title TBA. Sponsored by GLS and EALSC. (GLS/EALSC)

    Paper: "Building the Corporate Law Complex in Brazil, India and China: Diffusion, Variation, Exceptionalism"

    Abstract: During the 1990s Brazil India and China underwent major changes in economic policy and structure. All opened their markets, sought foreign investment, and privatized some state owned enterprises. New laws were written and foreign companies entered the market creating demand for new kinds of legal skills. To meet it, a new corporate law complex or “ecology’ emerged. It included numerous large domestic law firms and some foreign offices, the GC offices of foreign and domestic companies, and sources for trained labor.  The paper traces the history of this complex in two periods: 1990-2000 when elite domestic firms were the dominant actors and 2000-2015 when GC’s began to take the leadership role. In the initial period  large general purpose law firms catering to most of a company’s legal needs were created. They looked like, and were designed to look like, US law firms of the Cravath era. Adoption of the Cravath model met functional and symbolic needs of the time. Firms thus organized could offer comprehensive services for companies whose in-house offices were weak, build a workforce internally, and look like the global standard for corporate legal services. While bearing a strong resemblance to the Cravath era in the US , these complexes differed somewhat from the original model and there were significant variations among the three countries.  The sector began to change in the second period when the “in-house revolution’ began to penetrate these markets. Under pressure from newly empowered GCs, large domestic firms began to abandon some Cravath era tenets: they hired laterally, became more specialized, and moved away from lock-step compensation. Also, specialized boutique firms were created and vied for business in an ever more competitive market.  As time went on, China increasingly differentiated itself from the others, building a larger, more varied, and more internationally connected corporate law complex. At least four types of firms were created to serve corporations in China, some having as many as 3000 lawyers. Chinese firms were better able to use the talents of foreign lawyers and affiliate with international law firms while Chinese law schools were more internationalized and offered better training for corporate practice. The paper suggests that Chinese exceptionalism can be explained by the decisions within the Chinese state to make a global corporate law complex a goal; by state interest in internationalization of universities; and by governmentability to influence the rules governing professional organization and conduct. While this gives China advantages, they could be offset by intrusion of the Communist Party into law firm governance. 

  • April 17, 2019: China's Rise and the End of Embedded Neo-Liberalism (title tentative) Roundtable on international economic law with Professor Emeritus David M. Trubek. 12pm-1pm. Room 2260. Sponsored by GLS and EALSC. (GLS/EALSC)

  • April 17, 2019: "Silicon Valley's Speech," Faculty Exchange Speaker Professor Alan Rozenshtein, University of Minnesota Law School. Hosted by Professor BJ Ard. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Read the abstract(Dean's Office)

  • April 24, 2019: "Democracy All the Way Down (or the Missing Law of Mass Membership Organizations," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Kate Andrias, University of Michigan Law School. Hosted by Professor Rob Yablon. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (ILS)

May

  • May 1, 2019: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Miriam Seifter. At noon in Lubar Commons. Open to faculty and academic staff who have read the paper. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Title TBA. (Dean's Office)

June

Past Events

Lock Icon