Every year, Villanova Law hosts a number of symposia and CLE programs. 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.
March 17, 2017
Scholars of law, religion and economics often see themselves as working in separate fields with few connections between them. This conference will explore Pope Francis’ teachings on market economics to bring these two bodies of legal scholarship into dialogue. Discussion will center around Pope Francis’ theological critique and assessment of global capitalism, and reaction to that critique from different of legal, economic and religious perspectives. The conference will also explore the traditional role of religious language in constructing legal duties and obligations, how law and economics has secularized this branch of law, and conclude by analyzing the concept of liberty in economic, legal and religious thought.
The Joseph T. McCullen Jr. Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Law takes place on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 9 am. to 4 p.m. at Villanova University School of Law (299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova). This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 4.5 substantive CLE credits and one Ethics credit.
April 7, 2017
The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law hosts its signature event—the annual Sports Law Symposium—on Friday, April 7, 2017. This year's symposium, Sports, Media and Millennials, features an in-depth look into changing patterns of consumer demand in sports.
The symposium takes place on Friday, April 7, 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 4 substantive CLE credits.