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.

Fall 2017 Events Booklet

Fall 2017

September

  • September 6, 2017: "Acting Muslim: Muslim Identity Performance During the War on Terror," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Khaled Beydoun, University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. Hosted by Professor Gwyn Leachman. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (ILS)
    An abstract is available here
  • September 13, 2017: "The Constitution and the New U.S. Expansion: Debating the Status of the Islands," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Sam Erman, University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (Dean's Office)
    An abstract is available here

  • September 14, 2017: "Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act's Evolving Genocide Exception to Immunity," Professor Vivian Curran, University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Hosted by Professor Jason Yackee. Co-sponsored by ILS, GLS, EALSC, and the EU Center. At noon in Lubar Commons. (ILS/GLS/EALSC)  
    An abstract is available here
  • September 14-16, 2017: Workshop on Climate Engineering: Conceptualizing Law, Governance, Science, and Human Rights. Details pending. (GLS/HRP)

  • September 18, 2017: "Conflict, Institutions, and Public Law: Reflections on Twentieth Century America as a Developing Country," Constitution Day Speaker Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuellar, Supreme Court of California. Hosted by Professor Miriam Seifter. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Admissions Office and co-sponsored by ILS. Approved for 1 hour of CLE Credit for Wisconsin Attorneys. (ILS)
    An abstract is available here

    Supplemental reading for Wisconsin Attorneys seeking CLE Credit: 
    1)
    Administrative War
    2) Beyond Weber: Law and Leadership in an Institutionally Fragile World

    For more Constitution Day events, please visit the University of Wisconsin Constitution Day Website

  • September 20, 2017: "Where Did the Dream Go," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Francis Buckley, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. Hosted by Associate Dean Susannah Tahk. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy(ILS)
    An abstract is available here

  • September 22, 2017: Big Ideas Cafe. 12:00pm - 2:00pm in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Details TBA. (Dean's Office)

  • September 25, 2017: GLS Speaker Sara Hossain, Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Hosted by Cynthia Farid. (GLS)

  • September 26, 2017: "Corpus Linguistics as a Tool in Legal Interpretation," ILS Speaker Professor Larry Solan, Brooklyn Law School. Hosted by Professor Peter Carstensen. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (ILS)

  • September 27, 2017: "Democracy's Deficits," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Samuel Issacharoff, New York University School of Law. Hosted by Professor Rob Yablon. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (Dean's Office)
    An abstract is available here

October

  • October 2, 2017: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. At noon in Room 7205. By invitation. (GLS)

  • October 4, 2017: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Yaron Nili. At noon in Room 5215. A discussion paper will be made available. Open to all who have read the paper. (ILS)

  • October 6-7, 2017: Wisconsin Discussion Group on Constitutionalism. Invitation-only faculty workshop (aka "Schmooze"). Hosted by Professors David Schwartz, Heinz Klug, Anuj Desai, and Asifa Quraishi-Landes. Friday afternoon and all day Saturday in Lubar Commons. Click here for more details(Dean's Office)

  • October 11, 2017: "The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Joseph Fishkin, University of Texas School of Law. Hosted by Professor Rob Yablon. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (Dean's Office)
  • October 12, 2017: De-Globalization Series Speaker Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Professor at the School of Economics at the University of Coimbra, Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin School of Law. Hosted by Professor Alexandra Huneeus. (GLS)

  • October 16, 2017: "Race, Class and Legality in War: Another Look at the Philips Case," ILS Speaker Professor Matthew Steilen, University at Buffalo School of Law. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (ILS)

  • October 17, 2017: Mildred Fish Harnack lecture by Farhana Khera. 4:00pm, Law School Room 2260. Details pending. (HRP/GLS)

  • October 18, 2017: "Agency Settlements and Legal Change," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Urska Velikonja, Georgetown University Law Center. Hosted by Professor Yaron Nili. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (ILS)
    An abstract is available here

  • October 20, 2017: Lecture by Louise Trubek with comments by Marsha Mansfield. Details pending. (GLS)

  • October 25, 2017: GLS Speaker Anup Surendranath. Hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi. Co-sponsored by ILS. (GLS)

November

  • November 6, 2017: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. At noon in Room 7205. By invitation. (GLS)

  • November 8, 2017: "Let the Punishment Fit the Tweet: Discretion, Federal Prosecutions, and Fairness - A Report from a Border District," Law & Society Series Speaker Jon Sands, Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona and Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. Hosted by Professor Michele LaVigne. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available and lunch will be provided. (ILS)
  • November 14, 2017: "Athletic Compliance: A Day in the Life of Division I Athletic Compliance," Compliance Initiative event featuring Katie Smith, Brady Minter, and Dan Rohrer of UW Athletics. Hosted by Gretchen Viney. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (ILS)

  • November 16, 2017: De-Globalization Series Speaker Professor Thierry Cruvellier, Hosted by Professor Alexandra Huneeus. (GLS)

  • November 28, 2017: "The Art of Creating a Sturdy Compliance Structure in an Unsteady World," Compliance Initiative Event with Rebecca Rapp and Aisha Smith, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation. Hosted by Professor Yaron Nili. At noon in Room 2260. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (ILS)

  • November 29, 2017: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Ion Meyn. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available. Open to all who have read the paper. (ILS)

December

  • December 4, 2017: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. At noon in Room 7205. By invitation. (GLS)

Spring 2018

January

  • January 24, 2018: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Rob Yablon. At noon in Room 5215. A discussion paper will be made available. Open to all who have read the paper. (ILS)

  • January 31, 2018: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Richard Monette. At noon in Room 5215. A discussion paper will be made available. Open to all who have read the paper. (ILS)

February

  • February 5, 2018: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. At noon in Room 7205. By invitation. (GLS)

  • February 7, 2018: "Wisconsin and the Shaping of American Law," UW Press Event with Professor Joseph Ranney, Marquette University Law School. Comments by Professor Karl Shoemaker. At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis. (ILS)

  • February 14, 2018: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Keith Findley. At noon in Room 5215. A discussion paper will be made available. Open to all who have read the paper. (ILS)

  • February 22, 2018: "Democratic Competition: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," Research Centers Speaker Professor Ian Shapiro, Yale University Department of Political Science. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (ILS/GLS/EALSC)

  • February 28, 2018: Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Jennifer Chacon, University of California, Irvine School of Law. Hosted by Professor John Ohnesorge. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Title TBA. (ILS)

March

  • March 2, 2018: John Kidwell Memorial Lecture with Professor Bill Whitford. Commentary by Professor Christopher Peterson, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Chaired by Professor Jonathan Lipson, Temple University School of Law. Hosted by Professor Kathie Hendley. At 3:30pm in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available. Title TBA. (ILS)

  • March 5, 2018: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. At noon in Room 7205. By invitation. (GLS)

  • March 7, 2018: "Rights and Duties: The Historical Origins of an Absence," Junior Faculty Exchange Series Speaker Professor Christopher Roberts, University of Minnesota Law School. Hosted by Professor Yaron Nili. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (Dean's Office)
  • March 14, 2018: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Cecelia Klingele. At noon in Room 5215. A discussion paper will be made available. Open to all who have read the paper. (ILS)

  • March 15, 2018: Lecture by Max Chester, Foley Law Firm at 4:00pm in Lubar. Co-Sponsored by CREECA (GLS) 

  • March 21, 2018: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Alex Huneeus. At noon in Room 5215. A discussion paper will be made available. Open to all who have read the paper. (ILS)

April

  • April 2, 2018: South Asia Legal Studies Working Group. At noon in Room 7205. By invitation. (GLS)

  • April 4, 2018: "On the Possibility of a Progressive Localism," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Nestor Davidson, Fordham University School of Law. Hosted by Professor Miriam Seifter. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (Dean's Office)

  • April 6-7, 2018: "Sustainable Development Goals and International Law: Intersections of Environmental Law, Human Rights and Environmental Justice," Wisconsin International Law Journal Annual Symposium. Details pending. (GLS)

  • April 11, 2018: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Linda Greene. At noon in Room 5215. A discussion paper will be made available. Open to all who have read the paper. (ILS)

  • April 12, 2018: Annual Soffa Lecture. 4:00pm, Pyle Center. Details pending. (GLS)

  • April 18, 2018: "Take it Like a Man?" Faculty Exchange Series Speaker Professor Andrea Schneider, Marquette 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. (Dean's Office)

  • April 25, 2018: "The Effects of Police Use of Lethal Force and Political Participation in Chicago," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Traci Burch, Northwestern University. Hosted by Professor Michele LaVigne. At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. (ILS)

May

  • May 2, 2018: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Miriam Seifter. At noon in Room 5215. A discussion paper will be made available. Open to all who have read the paper. (ILS)

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