About This Event
The Institute for Legal Studies is pleased to announce the 10th Midwest Law and Society Retreat to be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on November 12-13, 2021 (rescheduled from 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic). This biennial interdisciplinary retreat brings together faculty and graduate students from the region's diverse social science and law programs for a weekend of intellectual exchange and community building. The 2021 Retreat will offer opportunities for participants to receive feedback on works-in-progress, discuss research methods and professional issues, and develop future projects with colleagues in the region. Participants are encouraged to submit proposals on topics relating to law and society or to just attend the Retreat to join in the discussion.
Advanced registration is required. This is a hybrid event. In-person attendance is subject to university health and safety guidelines.
The daily schedule and abstracts for this year's retreat are available in the program. There will be concurrent panels with separate Zoom links for each panel. These links are the same for Friday and Saturday sessions. Only registered attendees will receive these links after registration.
Location & Timeline
Sessions will take place at the Pyle Center (702 Langdon Street, Madison). On Friday, November 12th, registration starts at 2:30pm. The Retreat will begin with the keynote address at 3:30pm. Sessions will continue all day Saturday, November 13th, ending at 5:00pm. A detailed program will be posted once we have finalized the panels.
This year's keynote speaker will be Professor Penelope Andrews, former President of the Law and Society Association, and Professor of Law, and Co-Director of the Racial Justice Project at New York Law School.
The expectation is that you will attend the entire event. If for some reason you are unable to attend the entire event, please let us know.
(include refreshments and dinner on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday) . Fees will be collected by the Pyle Center in August.
- Faculty/Academic Staff from Midwest institutions (other than UW system): $250
- Graduate Student/Independent Scholar: $100
- UW system Faculty, Staff, and Students: No fee
If you cancel your participation after paying the registration fee, our cancelation is policy is:
- Before October 27, 2021 – We will refund the fees minus $20 administration fee
- After October 27, 2021– No refund
We have reserved a hotel room block for this event. You are strongly advised to make your reservation well before the room block release date to take advantage of the reduced rate. Other downtown hotel rooms may be unavailable or unaffordable due to other events in Madison.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Madison Central (610 John Nolan Drive)
- Release Date: October 11, 2021 (no rooms at the reduced rate will be available after this date)
- Link to Reserve a Room
- Reduced room rate is $ 165 per night. This includes complimentary breakfast and parking.
The hotel has a free shuttle that will bring you to the conference location.
Graduate Student Housing Subsidy: The Institute for Legal Studies will subsidize a few hotel rooms shared by graduate students who do not have outside funding. This must be arranged well in advance - please contact email@example.com ASAP.