Conference on Laws Locations: Textures of Legality in April 23-25, 2010

Conference on Laws Locations: Textures of Legality in
Developing and Transitional Societies
April 23-25, 2010
UW Law School
Day 1: Friday, April 23, 2010
(2260 Law)
Registration and breakfast
MaiVue Xiong & Jennifer Marie Schank,
Wisconsin International Law Journal
Kenneth B. Davis, Jr., Dean, UW Law School
Heinz Klug, UW-Madison
Panel 1 – Law in Everyday Life
Chair/discussant: Marc Galanter, UW-Madison
"Law's Location in China's Countryside"
Margaret Woo, Northeastern University
“Law as a Social Construct: Cross-National Comparison”
Marina Kurkchiyan, University of Oxford, U.K.
“Rootless Justice: Law and Everyday Life in Northern Thailand”
David Engel, University at Buffalo Law School, New York
“Varieties of Legal Dualism: Making Sense of the Role of Law in
Contemporary Russia”
Kathryn Hendley, UW-Madison
Panel 2 – Transnationalism and legal pluralism
Chair/discussant: Mark Goodale, George Mason University
“The Power of Definition: Brazil’s Contribution to Universal
Concepts of Indigeneity”
Jan French, University of Richmond
“Law from Below: Women’s Human Rights and Social
Movements in New York City”
Sally Merry, New York University
“Legal Pluralism: How Many Transitions in the Transition?”
Boaventura de Sousa Santos, UW-Madison & University of Coimbra
“Take Your Rights Then and Sleep Outside, On the Street: Rights,
Fora and the Significance of Rural South African Women’s
Sindiso Mnisi, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Lunch for speakers and discussants
(Served in Lubar Commons, 7200 Law)
Panel 3 – Legal Legacies
Chair/discussant: Steve Stern, UW-Madison
“Trying Democracy in the Shadow of an Authoritarian Legality:
Chile’s Transition to Democracy and Pinochet’s Constitution of
Javier Couso, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile
“The Culture of Non-compliance with Rules in Latin America”
Mauricio Villegas, Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia
Jens Meierhenrich, Harvard University
“Rights of the Ruled: Legal Activism in Imperial Russia”
Jane Burbank, New York University
Reception (Law School Atrium)
Day 2: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Breakfast (Lubar Commons, 7200 Law)
Concurrent panels
All panels marked (a) will be held in Lubar Commons (7200 Law)
All panels marked (b) will be held in 2211 Law
Panel 4a – Legal Profession
Chair/discussant: Herbert Kritzer, University of Minnesota
“Lawyers, State Officials, and Significant Others: Symbiotic
Exchange in the Chinese Legal Services Market”
Sida Liu, UW-Madison
“Legal Process of Outsourcing and the Rise of the Global Indian
Swethaa Ballakrishnen, Stanford University
“The Disintegration of the Legal Profession in Sudan”
Mark Massoud, University of California, Santa Cruz
“The African Lawyer as Political Insider/Outsider”
Rachel Ellet, Beloit College
“Locating the South African Legal Profession”
Jonathan Klaaren, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Panel 4b – Role of Courts I
Chair/discussant: Yoshiko Herrera, UW-Madison
“Competitive Elections, Captured Courts: Impunity of Rulers and
Judicial Dependence in Ukraine”
Alexei Trochev, University of Indiana, Bloomington
“Achievements and Failures of Judicial Reform in Russia and the
Problem of Judicial Independence”
Katya Mishina, Institute of Legal Studies Higher School of Economics
Moscow, Russia
“Political Competition and Judicial Independence in Electoral
Democracies: An Empirical Test of the Strategic Pressure Theory”
Maria Popova, McGill University, Canada
“Lack of Independence of Judges in Russia: Yukos Case Example”
Pavel Ivlev, Institute of Modern Russia, New Jersey
Panel 5a – Mobilization of Rights I
Chair/discussant: Alexandra Huneeus, UW-Madison
"Losing Mazibuko: (Re) Considering the Campaign Following
Judicial Defeat"
Jackie Dugard, Socio-Economic Rights Institute, South Africa
“Movement without a Mobilization: How Individuals and
Communities Shape Environmental Legal Reform in China"
Leah Larson-Rabin, UW-Madison
“The Role of Human Rights Law in Protecting Environmental Rights
in South Asia”
Sumudu Atapattu, UW-Madison
"The Logic of Anti-Reservation Litigation in India: Courts and the
Politics of Resentment"
Alexander Fischer, School of Oriental and African Studies, London
Panel 5b- Role of Courts II
Chair/discussant: Kathryn Hendley, UW-Madison
“Law and Informality”
Diana Kapiszewski, University of California, Irvine
“Judicial Power, Gender and Transformation in South Africa”
Penelope Andrews, Valparaiso University
“Judges in Transition: The Case of El Salvador”
Cecilia Naddeo, Stanford University
“The 'Third Tier': Unofficial Forums in Contemporary India”
Marc Galanter, UW-Madison
(Served in Lubar Commons)
Speaker: “Reflections on the Crisis in Kyrgystan”
Ekaterina Mishina, Institute of Legal Studies Higher School of Economics,
Moscow, Russia
Panel 6a – Mobilization of Rights II
Chair/discussant: Catherine Albertyn, University of the
Witwatersrand, South Africa
“Marriages of Choice: Articulation of Agency, State Interventions
and Feminist Locations”
Flavia Agnes, Majlis, Mumbai, India
“The Unequal Distribution of Rights: Who Gets What and Where at
the Subnational Level”
Catalina Smulovitz, University Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
“Indigenous People and the State: A Clash of Jurisdictions”
Walter Alban, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Perú
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Mary Gallagher, University of Michigan
Panel 6b – Constitutions
Chair/discussant: Asifa Quraishi, UW-Madison
“Sri Lanka: A Crisis of Institutions and Constitutions”
Mario Gomez, Independent Human Rights Lawyer, Sri Lanka
“Constitutionalizing Gender Difference: Implications for Women’s
Rights Advocacy in the Southern Cone”
Druscilla Scribner, UW-Oshkosh
“Locating Constitutions: Is the Focus on Constitutional Rights
Under-determining the Location of Political Power?"
Heinz Klug, UW-Madison
Panel 7a – Law and Culture
Chair/discussant: Mara Loveman, UW-Madison
“The Impact of Soviet Era Law Enforcement Practices on the
Prosecution of Human Trafficking Cases in Contemporary Russia”
Lauren McCarthy, UW-Madison
“Criminalizing Culture”
Helen Stacy, Stanford University
‘The ‘Stubborn Persistence of Patriarchy’? Gender Equality and
Cultural Diversity in South Africa”
Catherine Albertyn, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
"Global Capital, International Institutions and the Emergence of
Transnational Activism"
Pablo Rueda, University of California, Berkeley
Panel 7b – Economic Law
Chair/discussant: Peter Carstensen, UW-Madison
“Learning to Dispute: Repeat Participation, Expertise, and
Reputation at the World Trade Organization”
Joe Conti, UW-Madison
“China's Industrial Policy and Law”
John Ohnesorge, UW-Madison
“Transnational Legal Process and State Change: Opportunities and
Greg Shaffer, University of Minnesota
“Taxation in a Time of Crisis: Policy Leadership from the OECD to
the G20”
Allison Christians, UW-Madison
Panel 8a – Transitional Justice
Chair/discussant: Jane Burbank, New York University
“Transitional Justice and the Inter-American System: Taking
National Courts to Task”
Alexandra Huneeus, UW-Madison
“Outlawing Amnesty: The Return of Criminal Justice in Transitional
Justice Schemes”
Lisa Laplante, Marquette University, Milwaukee
"The USSR and the Politics of the Nuremberg Trials"
Francine Hirsch, UW-Madison
Panel 8b - Global Legal Studies Pedagogy: What Can We Learn
from Each Other?
Chair/discussant: Louise Trubek, UW-Madison
Aviva Kaiser, UW-Madison
Jessica Slavin, Marquette University
Meredith Ross, UW-Madison
Shaheda Mohamed, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Walter Alban, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Perú
María Fernanda Ramírez Navarro, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
Dinner (by invitation only)
(Quarles & Brady Reading Room, Law Library)
“Personal Reminiscences of David Trubek”
Richard Abel, University of California, Los Angeles
Day 3: Sunday, April 25, 2010
(Lubar Commons, 7200 Law)
Panel 9 – Law and the New Developmental State (LANDS)
Chair/discussant: David Trubek, UW-Madison
“The Role of Law in Carving out Policy Autonomy for Developing
Countries in the WTO”
Alvaro Santos, Georgetown University
“Social Policy and the New Developmental State: The Case of
Helena Alviar, University of Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
“Law and Governance of Social Policies in Venezuela: A Case Study
of the Bolivarian Misiones”
Manuel Gomez, Florida International University
“Development Bank and Innovation Finance: The New Role and
Legal Tools of BNDES Action in the Brazilian Economy”
Mario Schapiro, Getulio Vargas Foundation Law School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
“The International Trade Regime and Policy Space Safeguards in
Brazil: An Analysis of the Intellectual Property Regulation and the
Trade Finance Domestic Regulation”
Michelle Sanchez, Getulio Vargas Foundation Law School, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Wrap-up Session: Laws Locations?
Chair: Heinz Klug, UW-Madison
Mark Goodale, George Mason University
Richard Abel, University of California, Los Angeles
Herbert Kritzer, University of Minnesota
Kathryn Hendley, UW-Madison
Mara Loveman, UW-Madison
Alexandra Huneeus, UW-Madison