CLE Programs

2015 Current Topics in Life Sciences Law, Regulation and Business

Every year, Villanova Law School hosts a number of symposia and CLE programs. The Villanova Law Alumni Association organizes CLE programs throughout the year. In addition, the Villanova Law Review, the Villanova Environmental Law Journal, the Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal, and the Journal of Catholic Social Thought each sponsor annual symposia and publish the papers submitted in those proceedings. Most of the symposia qualify for CLE credit. All of these events are open to the public. Upcoming programs and registration information will be listed below as they become available.

 

2015 - 2016 CLE & Symposia


Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Shifting Perspectives and Policing Practices

 

Friday, June 24, 2016

8:50 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

 

Police, prosecutors and communities in the United States are experiencing a transformation in the way they view commercial sexual exploitation, and these shifting perspectives are affecting law enforcement’s response to prostitution and sex trafficking. At this pivotal moment, the Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE Institute), in collaboration with the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, hosts Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Shifting Perspectives and Policing Practices.

This one-day conference brings together national and international experts to discuss innovative police practices and prosecution strategies, international perspectives on policing commercial sexual exploitation, challenges to gathering sound empirical data and opportunities to advance reform. 

The event takes place on Friday, June 24, from 8:50 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., in the Blank Room LLP Classroom (Rm 102) at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. It is open to the Villanova community and the public and is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 6 substantive credits.ogram is approved for 3.5 substantive CLE credits by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and for 4 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) tax credits for Certified Public Accountants.

 

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Villanova University Graduate Tax Program’s Inaugural Tax Policy Symposium

Thursday, June 2, 2016

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 

As the 2016 Election Year intensifies, candidates will provide their views and proposals for tax reform. At Villanova University Graduate Tax Program’s inaugural Tax Policy Symposium—Fundamental Tax Reform and Tax Policy Issues in Election Year 2016—you will be introduced to the most salient issues within the debate, and the distinction among the various proposals that will impact your business and personal economic affairs.

This event will bring together a cross section of business leaders—from tax and accounting to legal and government to renowned academics—to discuss the economic and societal issues surrounding the need for fundamental Tax Reform. Patrick Meehan, U.S. Representative of the Seventh District of Pennsylvania and a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, will be the featured speaker.

The symposium will take place on Thursday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law (299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova, PA). It is free and open to the public.

This program is approved for 3.5 substantive CLE credits by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and for 4 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) tax credits for Certified Public Accountants.

 

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The 2016 Joseph T. McCullen Jr. Symposium: Emerging Questions in Adoption Law and Catholic Social Thought

Friday, April 22, 2016

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

The 2016 Joseph T. McCullen Jr. Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Law brings together leading scholars to explore Emerging Questions in Adoption Law and Catholic Social Thought. Topics include embryo adoption, international adoption and state nondiscrimination mandates applied to religious adoption agencies.

The event takes place on Friday, April 22 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Martin G. McGuinn '67 Ceremonial Courtroom (Room 201) at the Law School and is open to the Villanova Community and the public. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3 substantive credits.

 

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Pennsylvania Pipelines: Assessing the Infrastructure Task Force Report

Friday, April 15, 2016

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

 

Within the next few years, thousands of miles of natural gas pipelines will be constructed in Pennsylvania. In May 2015 Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf established the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Task Force to address the Commonwealth’s pipeline system, which produced its first official report in February. The 2016 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Symposium, Pennsylvania Pipelines: Assessing the Infrastructure Task Force Report, will bring together regional and national experts, including members of the Task Force, to discuss the future of Pennsylvania’s pipeline infrastructure and the broader issues relating to the Task Force report.

The event takes place on Friday, April 15 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Rm 101) at the Law School and is open to the Villanova Community and the public. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3 substantive credits.

 

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Moorad 2016

2016 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium

Friday, April 1, 2016

9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

 

The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law hosts its signature event—the annual Sports Law Symposium—on Friday, April 1, 2016. This year's symposium, A Changing Game: Challenging the Status Quo in Sports Law, will again explore the most topical and hard-hitting legal and business issues in sports today. Topics will include a continuing look at player health and safety and concussion protocols; changes in the NCAA legal and business landscape; and an in-depth look at the numerous issues surrounding the daily fantasy sports industry.The event takes place on Friday, March 11 from 12-4 p.m. in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Rm 101) at the Law School and is open to the Villanova Community and the public. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3 substantive credits.

The symposium takes place on Friday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law (299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova, PA). This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3 CLE substantive credits.

 

Fashion Forward: Lessons in Law and Business for Fashion Entrepreneurs

Friday, March 11, 2016

12- 4 p.m.

 

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law hosts the Second Annual Fashion Law Symposium, Fashion Forward: Lessons in Law and Business for Fashion Entrepreneurs. This year’s event explores fashion entrepreneurship, trademark and licensing issues and the importance of business relationships when building and monetizing a brand. Sponsored by The Fashion Law Society and The John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship, this symposium brings together fashion experts and trendsetters in the industry, including Lori Kinkade, VP Corporate Counsel and Compliance at David's Bridal; Andrea Canepari, the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia; Jeffrey Levinson, Founder of Jeffrey Levinson LLC; and more.

The event takes place on Friday, March 11 from 12-4 p.m. in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Rm 101) at the Law School and is open to the Villanova Community and the public. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3 substantive credits.

 

Sports, Violence and Equality: Current Issues in Title IX Compliance, Featuring Val Ackerman

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
9 - 3:45 p.m.

 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded programs, continues to influence the educational landscape. It raises complex compliance issues across the spectrum of the education system—from elementary and secondary districts to major research universities. Sports, Violence and Equality: Current Issues in Title IX Compliance, featuring Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman, will bring together regional and national experts to explore Title IX compliance as it impacts sports, violence and broad issues of equality on campus. The conference is co-sponsored by The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and ComplianceThe Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law and The Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation.

The event takes place on Friday, Jan. 29 from 9 a.m-3:45 p.m. in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 classroom (Rm 101) at the Law School. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 5.5 substantive credits.

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture, sponsored by Pepper Hamilton LLP

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
4:30 - 6 p.m.

 

The Law School presents its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture, sponsored by Pepper Hamilton LLP. This year’s featured speaker Yasser Payne, Associate Professor of Black American Studies at the University of Delaware, will talk on “School-to-Prison Pipeline in the 21st Century: Understanding the Educational Experiences of The Streets of Black America.”

The event takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 4:30-6 p.m., in the Laurence E. Hirsch Classroom (room 101), with a reception to follow in the Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons. This program was approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1 CLE ethics credit.

 

Countering Corruption: Building A New Culture of Ethics and Compliance in Philadelphia's Traffic Court

Presented by The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance and the Chief Integrity Officer, City of Philadelphia 

 

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015
5:30 - 6:40 p.m.

Mayor's Reception Room -- Philadelphia City Hall

Following a raid in 2011 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court took an unprecedented step and appointed Court of Common Pleas Judge Gary S. Glazer the Administrative Judge of Philadelphia's Traffic Court, aiming to reform the Traffic Court permanently and restore public confidence in the adjudication of traffic citations. Judge Glazer has worked with former Pennsylvania Inspector General William G. Chadwick to instill a new culture of ethics and compliance in Traffic Court. On Dec. 3 please join Judge Glazer, Chadwick and Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Craig R. McCoy as they discuss these important issues at Countering Corruption: Building A New Culture of Ethics and Compliance in Philadelphia's Traffic Court.

The event takes place on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 5:30-6:40 p.m. in the Mayor's Reception Room at Philadelphia City Hall (1401 John F Kennedy Blvd). This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1 CLE ethics credits.

 

Entrepreneurs and Lawyers: Creating Win-Win Relationships

Presented by The John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship and the Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute

 

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
4 - 7:30 p.m.
Villanova University School of Law - Room 101

Entrepreneurs and Lawyers: Creating Win-Win Relationships is an opportunity for lawyers and entrepreneurs to discuss how they can optimize their working relationships. The event explores topics including selecting a lawyer or law firm, deciding to work with a start-up company, best practices for entrepreneurs to reduce legal expenses and best practices for lawyers to attract and keep entrepreneurial business. Entrepreneurs and lawyers will share expert advice in a question and answer format, providing perspective and actionable insights.

The event takes place on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 4-7:30 p.m. in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 classroom (Rm 101) of the Law School. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Board for 2 CLE credits.

Pipeline to the Legal Profession: Overcoming Barriers to Entry

Presented by Villanova University School of Law School and The Society of American Law Teachers (SALT)

 

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Villanova University School of Law


The conference will include thought-provoking discussions with lawyers and advocates on the obstacles that marginalized communities face in accessing and succeeding in the legal field. Breakout sessions will allow current lawyers and law school graduates the opportunity to earn five CLE credits towards their continuing professional development for the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. The event seeks to attract local high school, college, and law school students, administrators and faculty as well as practitioners, lawyers, public interest officials, social justice advocates, and community members.

The main objectives are to:

  • Identify, discuss, and strategize how to overcome barriers of entry into legal education and the profession.
  • Help talented regional high school, community college, and HBCU students better understand the challenges and opportunities presented by a life in the law, particularly for underrepresented and social justice-minded individuals.

For those interested in learning more about the event, please contact Bayrex Marti at bayrex.marti@law.villanova.edu or call 610-519-7010.

This program is free for those who do not want CLE credit. All attendees, however, must RSVP.

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The Tenth Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture

Featuring Henry Paul Monaghan, Harlan Fiske Stone Professor of Constitutional Law at Columbia Law School 

 

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Villanova University School of Law - Room 201

"The Perfections of Our Imperfect Constitution: Marbury and Administration, the Power of the President and Constitutional Stare Decisis."

Henry Paul Monaghan, the Harlan Fiske Stone Professor of Constitutional Law at Columbia Law School, has helped generations of jurists, scholars and students understand the meaning of the Constitution of the United States by evaluating the document's perfections and insisting upon its imperfections. The Tenth Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture explores Monaghan's scholarship by focusing on three of his landmark articles: “Marbury and Administrative Law,” 83 Colum. L. Rev. 1 (1983); “The Protective Power of the President,” 93 Colum. L. Rev. 1 (1993); “Stare Decisis and Constitutional Adjudication,” 88 Colum. L. Rev. 723 (1988).

The symposium takes place on Friday, Oct. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Martin G. McGuinn '67 Ceremonial Courtroom (Room 201) of the Law School. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 5 CLE credits (4 substantive, 1 ethics).

The 2015 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium
Celebrates the Journal’s 60th Anniversary 

 

Friday, September 18, 2015
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Villanova University School of Law - Room 101

The 2015 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium celebrates the Villanova Law Review’s 60th anniversary and honors the scholarship published throughout the journal’s history. Since its founding in 1956, the journal has published articles and essays by leading legal scholars, regarding issues at the foundation of law and justice, and at the cutting edge of current legal problems.

For this symposium, members of the Villanova Law faculty present essays reflecting on the importance of one or more articles published in the Villanova Law Review. These 11 essays—along with three additional works by John Y. Gotanda, The Arthur J. Kania Dean and Professor of Law; Patrick McKinley Brennan, John F. Scarpa Chair in Catholic Legal Studies and Professor of Law; and Michael P. Moreland, Professor of Law—will be published in the Villanova Law Review’s Sexagennial Volume in 2016.

The symposium takes place on Friday, Sept. 18, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101) of Villanova University School of Law (299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova). This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 4 substantive CLE credits.

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