About the Institute Overview, History
People Administration, Fellows & Visiting Scholars
Events Lectures, Workshops & Conferences
Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellowship One-year fellowship for early-career scholars who work in the "law and society" tradition and who will be competing for university-level teaching jobs in the U.S. market. The next open application period will be in Fall 2014 for a fellowship starting in 2015.
- Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History Biennial two-week summer session for early-career legal historians. The next Hurst Institute will take place in 2015. Application information will be posted and circulated later in 2014.
Programs and Activities:
- Midwest Law and Society Retreat Biennial event bringing together faculty and graduate students from the Midwest's diverse law and society programs for a weekend of intellectual exchange and community building. The next retreat will take place October 24-25, 2014. A call for proposals will be posted and circulated in Spring, 2014.
- Wisconsin Discussion Group on Constitutionalism Annual invitation-only faculty workshop hosted by Associate Dean Heinz Klug and Associate Professor Andrew Coan.
- The Wisconsin Contracts Project Please click on the link to see a list of events sponsored by the Contracts Project, including a workshop in 2014 named in honor of John Kidwell: "What
Lawyers Say Determines Choice of Law in Merger Agreements" by Juliet
Kostritsky and a conference in 2011: "Empirical and Lyrical: Revisiting the Contracts Scholarship of Stewart Macaulay".
- The New Legal Realism Project Jointly sponsored by
the Institute for Legal Studies and the American Bar Foundation, the
New Legal Realism Project is a network of scholars who seek to develop
an interdisciplinary paradigm for empirical research on law.
- External Funding Proposal Support Budget development and technical support is available for UW law faculty and academic staff in collaboration with the Law School Dean's office.
- 2013-14 Legal Studies Workshop Series Hosted by the Law and Society Postdoctoral Fellow, students and faculty share
papers and presentations every other Tuesday during the academic year. Information about these workshops is included on the the ILS events page.
- 2014 Faculty Workshop Series Organized by Professor Tonya Brito, a small group of faculty commit to reading and commenting on a works in progress. Sessions take place on Wednesdays. Each presenter serves at the moderator for the next session. See the ILS events page for details.
Legal History at Wisconsin:
- The Wisconsin Tradition in Legal History The history of legal history. The "Wisconsin tradition" in legal history consists of both a long-standing university commitment to the teaching and study of legal history and an approach to historical studies that examines the interaction between law and social forces: "law in context," rather than law as a system unto itself.
- The Legal History Working Group, Affiliated Faculty, Courses, Resources, and more Links to current activities, faculty webpages, course listings, campus resources, and related information.
- The "Law & ..." Workshop
This interdisciplinary and international workshop promoted scholarship
in law and the social sciences. UW/visiting students and faculty share
papers and presentations on past and present topics on a monthly basis
during the academic year.
- Program in Real Estate, Land Use, and Community Development This multi-disciplinary program designed with curricular, scholarly, and policy components to expand opportunities for students and faculty ended in 2012.
- Project on Law & the Humanities
- Interdisciplinary Feminism Project
- Family Policy and Law Colloquium Series
- Wisconsin Project on Governance & Regulation (WISGAR)
ILS collaborates on interdisciplinary projects with various campus departments and with two Centers at the Law School:
Related Publication Links:
Abstracts on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) List of works posted by University of Wisconsin faculty or Wisconsin Law Journals.
Law and Social Inquiry Multidisciplinary peer-reviewed quarterly features both empirical and theoretical studies contributing to the understanding of sociolegal processes.
- Law and Society Review Quarterly peer-reviewed publication of work bearing on the relationship between society and the legal process.
- PoLAR: The Political and Legal Anthropology Review Journal devoted to the anthropology of law and politics, broadly construed, publishing work that is distinguished by its innovative definition of problems, ethnographic orientation, or theoretical outlook.