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					                    The GLOBAL LEGAL STUDIES CENTER is pleased to announce:

                                              The Fourth Annual
          South Asia Legal Studies Pre-Conference
                Thursday, October 14, 2010, 2:00-6:00 pm
                                 (dinner to follow)
                       Lubar Commons (Law School, Rm 7200)
                          University of Wisconsin-Madison

                                         Schedule & Presenters

2-3:45pm Adjudication and Social Structure in Historical and Contemporary South Asia
           ELIZABETH KOLSKY, Convener (Villanova University)
           MARTIN LAU (School of Oriental and African Studies, UK):
             The Role of Law in Southern Afghanistan: Field Notes from Helmand Province
           ANITA M. WEISS (University of Oregon):
             Moving forward with the Legal Empowerment of Women in Pakistan?
           SUMIT GUHA (Rutgers University):
             Patterns of Social Power and the Persistence of “Archaic” Forms of Dispute Resolution in
             Contemporary South Asia

4:15-6pm Environmental Legal Issues in South Asia
           STEPHANIE TAI, Convener (UW Law School)
           SUMUDU ATAPATTU (UW Law School): Climate Change and Sri Lanka
           BIMAL KANTI PAUL (Kansas State University): title tba
           TONY GEORGE PUTHUCHERRIL (Dalhousie University, Canada):
             Adapting to Climate Change and Sea Level Rise through Integrated Coastal Zone Management
             Laws: A Case Study of the South Asian Experience

                              This event is free and open to anyone interested in attending.
  To participate, please send an email to Sumudu Atapattu (saatapattu@wisc.edu) or Mitra Sharafi (sharafi@wisc.edu)
                     with your institutional affiliation and contact details by Monday, Oct. 4, 2010.
                     Our website is: http://law.wisc.edu/gls/sa_legal_studies_working_group.html.

                                        Global Legal Studies Center
                          (with support from the Division of International Studies,
                               the International Institute, and Global Studies)
                                               UW Law School
                                   South Asia Legal Studies Working Group