Category Archives: UW Law School

Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, formerly the Wisconsin Women’s Law Journal

As of the first of the year, the Wisconsin Women’s Law Journal is now the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society. From the announcement:

The new name is more closely aligned with the Journal’s mission statement. For twenty-two years, the Journal has been seeking scholarship that, “examine[s] the intersection of law and gender with issues of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation.” As the Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society, we will continue to publish articles with this content, now under a more inclusive name that acknowledges the impact of gender on the legal system, without reference to one sex.

See also the announcement of their upcoming symposium, “Working From the World Up: Equality’s Future” on March 14th and 15th, 2008.

UW Legal Assistance Programs Profiled in The Third Branch

Several of the UW Law School’s legal clinics/projects are featured in the latest edition of The Third Branch. They include:

  • Family Law Assistance Center
  • Small Claims Clinic
  • Family Court Assistance Project
  • Restraining Order Clinic

These programs, developed by the Dane County Bar Association and the UW Law School, are designed to assist self-represented litigants at the Dane County Courthouse.

Library Services for Alumni Featured in Latest Issue of The Gargoyle

The latest edition of The Gargoyle, the UW Madison Law School alumni magazine, is now available online.
On a research note, I’d like to draw your attention to an article I contributed about the various library services available to UW Law School alumni and others (see page 8). This includes document delivery, databases, current awareness services, and reference assistance.
Other highlights from this Summer 2007 issue include:

  • Constitutional Law in Action
    Professors Richard Monette, Heinz Klug, and Brady Williamson have used their expertise in constitutional law in a very concrete way: helping nations to create their own constitutions.

  • Clinical Legal Education: It’s For All Kinds of Lawyers
    Contrary to the misconception that clinical legal education always involves criminal law, the Law School’s 13 clinics help students develop professionalism and skills for all fields of law.

  • How I Got Here
    Professor Marygold Melli decided in eighth grade that she wanted to be a lawyer. She met — and surmounted — challenges all along the way from a legal profession that wasn’t ready to admit women.

  • A Plan Called LRAP
    Careers in public interest law can seem out of reach for graduates carrying the burden of debt that grew as they paid for their education. The Law School is building a Loan Repayment Assistance Program to help out.

UW Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series

A new issue of the SSRN UW Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series was released yesterday. Articles include:

  • “Renegotiations and Settlements: Dr. Pangloss’ Notes on the Margins of David Campbell’s Papers” by STEWART MACAULAY
  • “Constitution-Making, Democracy and the Civilizing of Unreconcilable Conflict: What Might We Learn from the South African Miracle?” by HEINZ KLUG
  • “New Governance & Legal Regulation: Complementarity, Rivalry, and Transformation” by DAVID M. TRUBEK and LOUISE G. TRUBEK
  • “The Transformation of Statutes into Constitutional Law: How Early Post Office Policy Shaped Modern First Amendment Doctrine” by ANUJ C. DESAI
  • “Hard Law & Soft Law in International Taxation” by ALLISON CHRISTIANS
  • “Freedom to Provide Health Care Services within the EU: An Opportunity for a Transformative Directive” by LOUISE G. TRUBEK and TAMARA K. HERVEY (University of Sheffield – Faculty of Law)

UW Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series – New Content

The latest edition of the UW Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series is now available via the Legal Scholarship Network (SSRN) – Vol. 3, No. 1: March 16, 2007
Table of Contents:
“The Business of State Supreme Courts, Revisited”
HERBERT M. KRITZER
University of Wisconsin, Madison – Department of Accounting and Information Systems
PAUL BRACE
Rice University – Department of Political Science
MELINDA GANN HALL
Michigan State University – Department of Political Science
BRENT BOYEA
University of Texas at Arlington
“Monopolists Without Borders: The Institutional Challenge of International Antitrust in a Global Gilded Age”
D. DANIEL SOKOL
University of Wisconsin Law School
“Can the President Read Your Mail? A Legal Analysis”
ANUJ C. DESAI
University of Wisconsin – Law School
“Interpreting the Qur’an and the Constitution: Similarities in the Use of Text, Tradition, and Reason in Islamic and American Jurisprudence”
ASIFA QURAISHI
University of Wisconsin – Law School
“Contracts as Organizations”
D. GORDON SMITH
University of Wisconsin Law School
BRAYDEN KING
Brigham Young University – Department of Sociology

Articles by UW Law Profs Macaulay and Galanter Considered Top Works in American Legal Thought

The Wisconsin Law Journal has a nice article on UW Law profs, Stewart Macaulay and Marc Galanter, who each had an article included in the “The Canon of American Legal Thought,” an anthology looking at the top 20 works in American legal thought since 1890.
From the article:

Macaulay’s contribution was his 1963 article, “Non-Contractual Relations in Business,” and Galanter’s contribution was the 1974 essay, “Why the Haves Come out Ahead: Speculations on the Limits of Legal Change.”
“We selected what we thought were the deepest and most influential essays,” said Fisher, who is a professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. “The articles by Macaulay and Galanter — both of them crucial in launching the ‘Law and Society’ movement — easily fit those criteria.”

Thanks to Bill Ebbott for the tip.