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.

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2019 Faculty Papers

September

  • September 11, 2019: "A People's Constitution: The Everyday Life of Law in the Indian Republic (1950-1964)," Law & Society Series Speaker Professor Rohit De, Yale Law School. Hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi. At noon in Lubar Commons (Room 7200). A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Read the abstract. (ILS) 

  • September 12 - 13, 2019: "Rethinking the Shareholder Franchise." Faculty conference hosted by Professor Yaron Nili. (Dean's Office)

  • September 18, 2019: "Policing the Open Road: How Cars Transformed American Freedom," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Sarah Seo, University of Iowa College of Law. Hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi. At noon in Lubar Commons (Room 7200). A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Read the abstract. (Dean's Office)

  • September 19, 2019: "The Russian Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights: Conflicting Conceptions of Sovereignty in Strasbourg and St. Petersburg." GLS Speaker Professor Jeffrey Kahn, SMU Dedman School of Law. At noon in Lubar Commons (Room 7200). A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Co-sponsored by CREECA. This event is part of the Law School's Constitution Day programming (GLS)

  • September 20, 2019: "The Mass Killings of 1965-66 in Indonesia: Questions of Responsibility" Noon – 1:30 p.m. Ingraham Hall, Room 206.
    Lecture by Geoffrey Robinson, Professor of History, University of California- Los Angeles. Co-sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the Human Rights Program, and the Department of History. (HRP)

  • September 24, 2019: Big Ideas Cafe. Open to faculty and academic staff. At noon in Lubar Commons (Room 7200). (Dean's Office)

  • September 25, 2019: "Corporate Control and the Limits of Judicial Review," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Zohar Goshen, Columbia Law School. Hosted by Professor Yaron Nili. At noon in Lubar Commons (Room 7200). A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Read the abstract. (Dean's Office)

October

  • October 2, 2019: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Jason Yackee. 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)

  • October 3, 2019: Annual J. Jobe and Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa Lecture. At 4:00pm in the Pyle Center Alumni Lounge. Sponsored by GLS. Details TBA. (HRP)

  • October 7, 2019: "Racial Capitalism, Climate Change, and the Anthropocene" Global Legal Studies Speaker Professor Carmen Gonzalez with comments by Professor Steph Tai. Read the Paper. At noon in Lubar Commons (Room 7200). Hosted by Sumudu Atapattu. Sponsored by GLS and the Nelson Institute. (GLS)
  • October 8, 2019: "Judicial Responses to Institutional Failure - a comparative perspective on institutional reform litigation" Dr. Michaela Hailbronner, University of Giessen. At noon in Lubar Commons (Room 7200). Hosted by Professor Alexandra Huneeus. Sponsored by GLS and the Center for German and European Studies. Lunch will be provided on a first come first served basis. (GLS)

  • October 9, 2019: "Regulation and the Collapse of the New Deal Order or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and
    Love the Market," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Reuel Schiller
    , UC-Hastings College of the Law. Hosted by Professor John Ohnesorge. At noon in Lubar Commons (Room 7200). A discussion paper will be made avaliable and lunch will be provided. This talk is also a part of the Compliance Initiative. Read the abstract. (Dean's Office)

  • October 16, 2019: "Impeachable Speech," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Kate Shaw, Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo Law. Hosted by Professor Rob Yablon. At noon in Lubar Commons (Room 7200). A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Read the abstract. (Dean's Office)

  • October 17, 2019: South Asia Legal Studies Workshop. 8:45am - 5:30pm Lubar Commons (Room 7200). Hosted by Sumudu Atapattu and Mitra Sharafi. More details on the workshop webpage. (GLS)

  • October 18 - 19, 2019: Wisconsin Discussion Group on Constitutionalism. Hosted by David Schwartz. By invitation only. (Dean's Office).

  • October 22, 2019: "What's Wrong with Forensic Science and How Might We Fix It?" ILS Speaker Professor William C. Thompson, UC-Irvine. Hosted by Professor Keith Findley. At noon in Lubar Commons. (ILS)

  • October 23, 2019: "Campaign Finance Transparency, Legislator Behavior, and Election Outcomes," ILS Speaker Professor Abby Wood, USC Gould School of Law. Class of 1949 Visiting Associate Professor of Law at University of Chicago. Hosted by Professor Rob Yablon. 4:00pm–5:30pm, Lubar Commons. (ILS)

  • October 24 - 25, 2019: "Rationing the Constitution: How Judicial Capacity Shapes Supreme Decision-Making," Wisconsin Law Review Symposium. (ILS)

November

  • November 6, 2019: Wednesday Workshop with Professor David Schwartz. 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)

  • November 7, 2019: "The Constitutional Right of Local Self-Government," Ideas & Innovations Series Speaker Professor Nikolas Bowie, Harvard Law School. Hosted by Professor Miriam Seifter. At noon in Lubar Commons (Room 7200). A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided. Read the abstract. (Dean's Office)

  • November 11, 2019 "Study Abroad Information Session." At noon in Lubar Commons (room 7200).

    Information about study abroad opportunities. https://law.wisc.edu/academics/international/foreignex.html  Lunch will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. 

  • November 15, 2019: "Antisocial Business Models," John Kidwell Memorial Lecture. Presented by Professor Claire Hill, University of Minnesota Law School. Comments by Professor June Carbone, University of Minnesota Law School. Chaired by Professor Jonathan Lipson, Temple Law School. Hosted by Kathie Hendley. (ILS)

  • November 19, 2019: "Chile's Political Crisis and the Pinochet Constitution" with Javier Couso, Universidad Diego Portales and Ulrecht University. 12:30 - 1:30pm Ingraham hall Room 206 Lunch will be provided on a first-come first served basis. Sponsored by GLS and LACIS. 
  • November 19, 2019: "For Sama" Documentary Film Screening and Discussion 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Marquee Theater, Union South
    Screening of the documentary film "For Sama" a captivating and honest testament to the experiences of one woman and her community through the recent Syrian War. It tells the incredible story of Waad al-Kateab, a journalist/filmmaker who filmed her life for over five years during the conflict in Aleppo, Syria. Waad documented her personal journey as she married a doctor who operated the only functioning hospital in their besieged area, gave birth to a daughter (Sama), and continued filming the cataclysmic events unfolding around her. At its core, this documentary serves as a love letter from a mother to her daughter, as Waad captures deeply moving scenes of love, laughter, loss, sacrifice and survival. (HRP)

    FOR SAMA has captured the attention of national and international audiences, winning the Golden Eye Documentary Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and multiple audience awards at both the Munich Film Festival and SXSW. This week the film will screen at the United Nations, where the filmmakers have been invited to participate.

    Followed by film commentary by UW Professors Nevine El Nossery and Sara McKinnon

  • November 20, 2019: "China Tomorrow: Democracy or Dictatorship?" East Asian Legal Studies Center Speaker Jean-Pierre Cabestan, Hong Kong Baptist University. At noon in Room 5229. Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the East Asian Legal Studies Center. (EALSC)

  • November 20, 2019: ": “A Government of Limited Enumerated Powers – is it the Constitution’s Original Meaning?" 4:00-7:00pm Room 2260.

    Point and counterpoint with Professor David Schwartz (UW Law School) and Professor Kurt Lash (University of Richmond). Reception to Follow. CLE Credit Pending. Please see webpage for more details: https://law.wisc.edu/researchcenters/conlaw.html  Sponsored by the UW Law School, American Constitution Society, and the Federalist Society. Copies of Professor Schwartz's book "The Spirit of the Constitution- John Marshall and the 200-Year Odyssey of McCulloch v. Maryland" will be available for purchase.  https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-spirit-of-the-constitution-9780190699482?cc=us&lang=en&

     

December

  • December 2, 2019: GLS Speaker Hans-Jorg Albrecht, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. Co-sponsored by Center for German and European Studies. Hosted by Professor Michael Light. Title TBA. (GLS)

  • December 4, 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)

  • December 4, 2019: "After 25 Years of Humanitarian Aid, Why are North Koreans Still Hungry?" EALSC Speaker Edward Reed. At 4pm in Lubar Commons. Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the East Asian Legal Studies Center. (EALSC)
  • December 5 - 6, 2019: "Race and Agency in Criminal Procedure." Faculty conference hosted by Professor Ion Meyn. Details TBA. (Dean's Office)

  • December 9, 2019: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Ion Meyn. 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)

  • December 11, 2019: Wednesday Workshop with Professor Nina Varsava. At noon in Lubar Commons (Room 7200). 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)

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