The Ninth Annual
South Asia Legal Studies Workshop

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Lubar Commons (Room 7200)
University of Wisconsin Law School

 

Schedule:

10:00-10:20 Registration and Refreshments


10:20-10:30 Welcome and Introductions

                         MITRA SHARAFI

                         UW Law School

10:30-12:00 Panel 1: Digitization and Social Media in Research
                        Chair: ALAN RUBEL
                        UW-Madison

                        “Research Using Online Historical Legal Sources on South Asia, Both Feast and Famine”
                         MITCH FRAAS
                         University of Pennsylvania

                        “Social Media and South Asian Legal Studies”
                         ANIL KALHAN
                         Drexel University

                        “South Asian Law Online”
                         SUNIL RAO
                         UW Law School

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch and Keynote address
                        “Women’s Well-Being and the Law in India: The Impact of Recent Legal Developments”
                         SYLVIA VATUK
                         Professor Emerita of Anthropology, University of Illinois-Chicago

1:30 - 2:15    “George Gadbois and the Indian Supreme Court”
                         VIKRAM RAGHAVAN
                         The World Bank

2:15 - 3:45   Panel 2: Diffused Present and Entangled Pasts: Law and its Consequences in
                     South Asia

                        Chair: SYLVIA VATUK

                       “Deconstructing ‘Equity’ within Financial Inclusion in Sri Lanka”
                        SHANTHI SENTHE
                        Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University & PhD Candidate
                            Osgoode Hall School of Law


                        “Genesis and Evolution of Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court of Pakistan:
                            Toward a Dynamic Theory of Judicialization”
                         MARYAM KHAN
                         Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives
                            (IDEAS)
, Pakistan


                       “Trajectories of Colonial Inheritance: Diffusion and Pathologies of Law”
                         CYNTHIA FARID
                         LL.M/SJD Candidate, University of Wisconsin Law School

3:45 - 4:00 Break

4:00 - 5:30 Panel 3: From Mandating Disclosure of Corporate Social Responsibility
                     to Advancing the Right to Health and Gender Rights: Limits and Power
                     of Law as a Lever to Promote Social Change in India

                     Chair: ANIL KALHAN
                     Drexel University


                     “The Limits of Legislation and Public Interest Litigation: Evaluating the Impact of the
                          Indian Supreme Court Judgment on Sex-Selective Abortions”
                      SITAL KALANTRY
                      Clinical Professor of Law, Cornell University

                     “The Role of Law in the Development of Corporate Social Responsibility in India”
                      ADAM ISRAELOV
                      Associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP


                     “Legacies of Brown: The Role of Public Interest Litigation Campaigns and Grassroots
                         Movements to Advancing the Right to Health in India”
                      NATASSIA ROZARIO
                      Associate Counsel and Associate Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Camden
                         Coalition of Healthcare Providers

5:30           Closing Remarks
                      MITRA SHARAFI
                      UW Law School