CLE Programs

 

 

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


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.

Click here for CLE information and to register.

 

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.

2014 - 2015 CLE & Symposia


Current Topics in Life Sciences Law, Regulation and Business

Presented by the John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship

 

Thursday, June 11, 2015
8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Villanova University School of Law - Room 101

The John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship presents the second annual conference on Current Topics in Life Sciences Law, Regulation and Business onThursday, June 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Laurence E. Hirsch ’71 Classroom (Room 101) of Villanova University School of Law (299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova).

Led by a faculty of industry experts and thought-leaders, this conference will create a formal venue for legal, compliance and business development professionals to discuss topics affecting the Life Sciences sector in 2015 and beyond. Topics include: biosimilars; deal-making; and new developments in FDA regulation.

This year’s keynote speaker Zane Memeger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, will discuss “Healthcare Fraud Enforcement & Business Compliance.”

This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3.5 CLE substantive credits.

 

The Thomas More Society of Philadelphia Presents the 2015 John B. Gest Forum

Legal and Canonical Reflections on Marriage

 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM
Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP
123 South Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19109

 

A discussion on developments in civil marriage and divorce in Pennsylvania and reflection upon canonical standards with respect to marriage.  Featuring Harry M. Byrne, Esq., and Rev. Msgr. Paul A. DiGirolamo, JCD.

This program includes 1 CLE Ethics Credit

 

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2015 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law
Journal Symposium

Game-Changers: An Insider Look at a Volatile Year in Sports


Friday, April 10, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Arthur M. Goldberg Commons
Villanova University School of Law

 

The 2015 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium—Game-Changers: An Insider Look at a Volatile Year in Sports—explores the most talked-about issues in sports today. Spanning topics from high-profile sports law cases to recent shifts in the NCAA landscape, this in-depth discussion features commentary from NCAA executives and Villanova University leadership, top attorneys, former professional athletes, a notable NFL coach and prominent journalists.    

The symposium takes place on Friday, April 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Arthur M. Goldberg Commons at Villanova University School of Law (299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova, PA). This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3.5 substantive CLE credits.

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The Path of the Unaccompanied Minor:
Examining Legal and Community Responses to the Humanitarian Crisis

Presented by the Villanova School of Law Clinical Program, The Villanova University Partnership with Catholic Relief Services and Campus Ministry

Thursday, April 9, 2015
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3 substantive and 1 ethics CLE credits.

The Path of the Unaccompanied Minor: Examining Legal and Community Responses to a Humanitarian Crisis is a joint initiative of the Villanova School of Law Clinical Program, the Villanova University Partnership with Catholic Relief Services, and Campus Ministry.  Drawing on the expertise of those who have first-hand experience working with these children in Central America and in the U.S., the purpose of the conference is to shed light on the seriousness of this crisis, speak to the moral and ethical urgency to address it, and recommend specific action on a number of levels that can be taken.

The all-day conference will trace the path of the unaccompanied children through five parts of their journey: the push factors driving them out of their home countries, the conditions of the detention facilities that the children are held in when they reach the U.S., the legal obstacles they face when they arrive, the unique challenges they face in integrating into U.S. communities, and their fate if deported.  It will also identify resources, current efforts and contacts to aid in this crisis, and suggest effective ways you can help.

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Ethics in Corporate Trial Practice

Sponsored by the Villanova Corporate Law Society


Tuesday, March 31, 2015
6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 201
Villanova University School of Law

 

The Villanova Corporate Law Society is proud to welcome Peter C. John ’66, a named partner of Williams Montgomery & John in Chicago, Illinois, back to his alma mater to address students, faculty, alumni and local practicing attorneys on ethics in trial practice, specifically corporate litigation. John, who serves as co-chair of the firm’s commercial litigation practice, is widely recognized as an outstanding trial attorney in major litigation matters. He is a member and past president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. A complimentary reception to follow. 

This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 ethics CLE credits. For those seeking CLE credit, registration is $30 per person. You are welcome to pre-register online or pay at the door.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Boggs (sboggs@law.villanova.edu).

 

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Villanova University School of Law
First Annual Fashion Law Symposium

Friday, March 27, 2015
12:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Room 303

 

Please join us for the first annual Fashion Law Symposium at the Villanova School of Law.  Barbara Kolsun, General Counsel of Stuart Weitzman, LLC, will be featured as the event's Keynote Speaker.  The event will showcase three panels of attorneys who represent established fashion houses, including Lilly Pulitzer, Louis Vuitton, and Stuart Weitzman.  Our speakers will discuss areas of law that impact the legal landscape of the fashion industry, including intellectual property, real estate, employment and compliance, and corporate mergers and acquisitions. 

This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3.5 substantive CLE credits. For more information, please email fashion@law.villanova.edu.

Click here for the event agenda and additional information.
 

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2015 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium

Friday, February 20, 2015
8:30 to 11:45 a.m.


The 2015 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium explores how the arrival of the Wolf Administration in Harrisburg will affect energy and environmental policies in the Keystone State. Leading energy and environmental experts will discuss how this change in gubernatorial administrations is likely to affect important state issues such as a severance tax and the next Act 70 climate change action plan.

The Symposium takes place on Friday, February 20, 2015, from 8:300 a.m. to 12:30 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 3 substantive CLE credits.

 

Villanova University School of Law 2014 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium.  Friday, October 24, 2014 - A Symposium in Honor of Professor Penelope J. Pether

 

This year, the Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium will honor and explore the scholarly work of Professor Penelope J. Pether (1957-2013), a valued member of the Villanova Law faculty from 2005-2013. Several leading academicians and some of her former students will address her publications in the fields of law and literature, pedagogical theory and reform, criminal law, federal judicial publication practices, indefinite detention, feminism, and culinary jurisprudence.

This program has been approved by the Continuing Legal Education Board for 5 substantive CLE credits.
 


2014 Ryan Forum Symposium

"Delivering Quality Health Care Today -
Challenges, Opportunities and the Law"

Friday, November 14, 2014
8:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 101
Villanova University School of Law

This year's Ryan Forum will cover the emerging issues and challenges in the field of quality health care.  Experts in the field, including attorneys practicing health law, will speak on panels covering use of electronic health records, new innovations in health care methods and tools, and the intersection of technology and regulation.

This program has been approved by the Continuing Legal Education Board for 3.5 substantive CLE credits.


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