Conferences & Events



October 2014 – February 2015

Midwest Law and Society Retreat, Univ of Wisconsin – Madison @ Univ of Wisconsin, Madison
Oct 24 – Oct 25 all-day


Deadline for Registration and Proposal Submission:  June 1st

Invitation and Call for Participation

The Institute for Legal Studies is pleased to be hosting the 7th Midwest Law and Society Retreat to be held at the University of Wisconsin in Madison on October 24-25, 2014. 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 2014 Retreat will offer opportunities for participants to receive feedback on works-in-progress, discuss research methods and professional issues, and develop future projects with regional colleagues. Participants are encouraged to submit proposals on these topics or to just come to the Retreat to join in the discussion.

Register by June 1st: To register to attend or submit a proposal, please complete theRegistration Form. On the form, please also indicate your interest in participating in Roundtable Discussions on research methods, professional development issues, or the field of socio-legal studies.

To ensure that the Retreat remains informal and supportive, attendance will be limited to 75 people. Advance registration is required.

Location & Timeline: Sessions will take place at the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street. On Friday, October 24th, the Retreat will begin with a plenary address at 3:30 p.m. and end with post-dinner informal discussion sessions. Sessions will continue all day on Saturday, October 25th, ending at 5:00 p.m.

Registration Fees: Faculty/Academic Staff: $150. Graduate Student/Independent Scholar: $75. The registration fee includes refreshments during the Retreat, a full dinner on Friday, and lunch on Saturday.

UW Extension will collect fees in August: Registration fees will not be collected until August, when all participants will be contacted by the UW Extension and asked to confirm participation and pay any applicable fees.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: September 24th

You are strongly advised to make your reservation well before the release dates. Other downtown hotel rooms will be unavailable or unaffordable because of the football game.

Lowell Inn and Conference Center 610 Langdon Street
Release Date: September 24th 
(no rooms will be available after this date)
Room Block Code: MIDLAW Standard room rates start at $114 Single/$126 double; rate includes breakfast and off-site parking; on-site parking is available for a small fee. To reserve a room and parking and check on deluxe accommodations, call the front desk at (608) 256-2621 or toll free: (866) 301-1753; or reserve online by clicking or pasting this event-specific link into your browser window:

Grad 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 Pam Hollenhorst by early August.


Questions about the Retreat Program: Please contact Professor Tonya Brito (Director of the Institute for Legal Studies and Program Chair)

Questions about logistics or information on this page: Please contact Pam Hollenhorst(Associate Director of the Institute for Legal Studies and Retreat Coordinator)




CLASSCRITS VII Workshop @ University of California Davis School of Law
Nov 14 – Nov 15 all-day

The University of California Davis School of Law will host the ClassCrits VII Workshop on November 14-15, 2014.  A Call for Papers & Participation will be circulated in early March.  As in past years, the Workshop will also extend a special invitation to junior scholars (graduate students and non-tenured faculty members) to submit proposals for works in progress.  For more information about ClassCrits and past ClassCrits Workshops, go to

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