About the Institute Overview, History.
People Administration, Fellows & Visiting Scholars
Events Lecture Series, 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. Application period ends each year in January.
- Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History Biennial two-week summer session for early-career legal historians. The next Hurst Institute is scheduled for June 2013. Please see 2013 Hurst Application Information. Applications will be accepted from Dec. 1, 2012 to Jan. 15, 2013.
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. Link to 2013 workshop
- The Wisconsin Contracts Project See link for general information; the project's most recent major event was "Empirical and Lyrical: Revisiting the Contracts Scholarship of Stewart Macaulay" October 21-22, 2011.
- The "Law & ..." Workshop This interdisciplinary and international workshop promotes 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.
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 (for UW Law faculty and academic staff).
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.
- Program in Real Estate, Land Use, and Community Development This multi-disciplinary program was designed with curricular, scholarly, and policy components to expand opportunities for students and faculty. The program 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.