Wisconsin Law Review’s 2023 Symposium

The Wisconsin Law Review presents, Nov. 3, 2023:

The 2023 Wisconsin Law Review Symposium

Registration available here.

The symposium will be hosted by Professor Bernadette Atuahene, University of Southern California (USC) School of Law, featuring nationally-renowned scholars, journalists, and practitioners.

The symposium will focus on identifying national and international cases of stategraft. Stategraft refers to situations in which government actors take people’s property for the benefit of that government in violation of the law or basic human rights. This new term intentionally combines the words “statecraft” and “graft.” While statecraft is the skillful management of state affairs, stategraft pinpoints instances when public officials augment state coffers by intentionally or unintentionally stealing from those under their authority. More specifically, state agents achieve financial solvency, a key element in the management of state affairs, through predation.

For questions about this event, please contact Jessica Biggott & Braden Kundert at biggott@wisc.edu & bmkundert@wisc.edu.

Publish in our Online Companion Journal’s Symposium Special Edition: Call for Case Studies on Stategraft

This event qualifies for 4 CLE hours for Wisconsin Attorneys who attend.

Speakers & Events

Keynote Address: Statecraft

9:00–10:30 a.m.

Bernadette Atuahene; Mary Sheffield

Panel One: Financial Consequences of Stategraft: Fees, Fines, and Forfeiture

10:45–11:45 a.m.

Panelists: Rebekah Diller; Jaimie Cavanaugh; Beth A. Colgan.
Moderator: Alexandra Huneeus

Panel Two: Stategraft and the Denial of Government Assistance

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Panelists: Spencer Headworth; Sonia M. Gipson Rankin; Michelle L. Drumbl
Moderator: Miriam Seifter

Panel Three: Stategraft and Broken Institutions

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Panelists: Jayesh Rathod; Anne Schaufele; Daniel Rivero; Daniel L. Hatcher; Ion Meyn
Moderator: Heinz Klug

Stafford Rosenbaum Panel on Constitutional, Tribal, and Democratic Implications of Stategraft

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Panelists: Amanda White Eagle; Michelle Wilde Anderson; Christopher Serkin; Janice Nadler
Moderator: David Schwartz