Law School Conference on International Humanitarian Law

“Critical, Historical, and Comparative Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law,” will be held at the Pyle Center on April 21-22, 2017. The conference will be an interdisciplinary conversation on the histories, rules, and implementation of international humanitarian law with the goal of beginning an exchange among practitioners, lawyers, and scholars who focus specifically on international humanitarian law in its own right, as well as in comparison with human rights and criminal law.

Visit the conference website for the program and a list of participants.


Law School Event

UW Law School’s Environmental Law Society is co-hosting a panel titled “How Much Deference Should Courts Give Administrative Agencies?” on April 20th at 12:00PM in Room 2211 of the Law School Building. The panel will feature: Andrew Cook, former Wisconsin Deputy Attorney General; Senior Counsel at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP & Senior Advisor at Michael Best Strategies and Tom Dawson, former Wisconsin Assistant Attorney General and Director of the Environmental Justice Unit from 2003-2016.

Please RSVP here.

American Enterprise Institute Event

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is holding an event, “A Liberal and Conservative Case for the European Union”, on Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 pm in the Red Gym. This event will feature Dalibor Rohac, a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute who studies European political and economic trends. He will be speaking about the liberal and conservative perspectives on the eurozone and the fate of the European Union.

Human Rights Panel

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The African Studies Program is very excited to welcome two renowned human rights advocates to campus on April 19th.

Jolly Okot and Jestina Mukoko will explore the role of women in peacebuilding, development, and conflict resolution. Mukoko will speak on “The Dichotomy of Human Rights in Zimbabwe” and Okot will speak on “The Role of Women in Developing Africa.”

Majors Fair for Students

This year’s Fall Majors Fair will take place on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017, from 3:30-6:00 pm at Union South. Come to the majors fair and browse, chat, explore and ask questions of over 100 departments, majors and certificate programs representing all 8 undergraduate schools and colleges. Advisors from Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) will also be available to answer your questions.

Alexander Hamilton Society Event

On April 13th at 6:45PM in Law School Room 5246, Gerard Alexander, Associate Professor at the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at the University of Virginia, will be coming to speak at an event titled The Rise of Modern Populism and Nationalism. Additionally, John Hall and John Sharpless from the UW-Madison History Department will be speaking.