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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.


2013 - 2014 CLE & Symposia

John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture, November 15, 2013

The Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr., has served on the United States Court of Appeals since 1986, following a distinguished career in practice and teaching. In a scholarly career spanning more than fifty years, Noonan has written major works, some of them now classics, on a stunningly broad range of topics including usury, bribery, contraception, religious freedom, federalism, professional ethics, marriage and annulment, abortion, and jurisprudence. The conference will explore aspects of many of the topics Noonan has studied, emphasizing the thread that unites all of Noonan’s work: the development of doctrine.

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Matthew J. Ryan Public Policy Forum - October 18th, 2013

The Matthew J. Ryan Law and Public Policy Forum presents a day-long workshop focused on combating the commercial sexual exploitation (CSE) of women and children—human trafficking—in Pennsylvania. This will be one of the first times that victim advocates, public defenders, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and academics come together to assess Pennsylvania’s current approach to CSE, to consider what has worked in other states, and to create an action plan for the future.   

The 2013 Ryan Forum is part the statewide collaboration between Pennsylvania law schools and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.  Each participating school will host a symposium on a topic focusing on violence against women to raise awareness and to motivate lawyers across the state to engage in pro bono and low bono work to combat these issues.   

The 2013 Ryan Forum takes place on Friday, Oct. 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in 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 4.5 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE): 3 substantive and 1.5 ethics. 

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Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium, September 27, 2013

The Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium brought together leading academicians, practitioners and policymakers to explore pressing issues of U.S. tax administration on Sept. 27, 2013. Topics included the expanded use of whistleblower powers to gather information on tax abuse, the IRS’s plan to expand oversight of tax return preparers, and the role of fairness and deterrence as principles in criminal tax sentencing.

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