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This interdisciplinary speaker series will cover ethical, philosophical and empirical issues surrounding the engineering of artificial and human intelligence. Those include the dynamic interactions between AI and HI, how human-computer-interfaces affect humanity, how humans outsource thinking to computers and other related technologies, how digital technologies transform the production, dissemination and validation of knowledge and how ethical values translate into technological and social decisions that affect who we are and who we’re capable of being.
The 2024 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium will take place on Friday, March 15. The topic of this year's symposium, “Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technology: Navigating the Legal Landscape,” will bring together leading scholars and practitioners to discuss the most salient questions surrounding new technologies and their impact on different areas of legal practice, scholarship and education.
The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy welcomes Judge Kyle Duncan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to discuss free speech and higher education. The program will address constitutional protections and limitations on free speech, the rise of campus illiberalism and recent controversies about free speech and antisemitism.
This year's Moorad Symposium will feature informative and entertaining panel discussions on recent disruptions in sports media distribution, programming and revenue generation. Panelists of media personalities, network executives and producers and league and team management discussing the evolving landscape of sports media. Featured speakers include Angelo Cataldi, Howard Eskin and Brian Westbrook.
Beginning in fall 2024, Villanova University will offer a new certificate in International Tax, expanding upon the professional offerings within the Charles Widger School of Law and its Graduate Tax program. The certificate will provide an additional credential for advanced tax specialists to further their technical knowledge and skills in an evolving field.
Preston Lim started his academic career at Villanova Law in fall of 2023, drawn in large part by the opportunity to help build out the international curriculum. Before joining the faculty, he held two clerkships in Canadian courts, and he also traveled widely in China before earning his law degree. He is interested in both China’s relationship to international law and Canada’s legal system and constitutional history.
Chandon Pierre ’25 found his path to Villanova Law thanks to two of his passions: a desire to create social change and his love of playing football. The Reno, NV native transferred to Villanova Law this past summer to continue his impressive simultaneous pursuits of being a full-time law student and proud member of the Villanova Wildcats football team.
When the FDA approves a new medicine, vaccine, or medical device, many assume it gets released into the marketplace and immediately begins helping people. But that is not always the case. In both her teaching and research, Professor of Law Ana Santos Rutschman examines what should happen and what actually does happen. “In order to think about social justice and economics, you have to understand ‘invisible things,’ such as FDA regulations and those that apply to the industry and medical professionals,” says Professor Santos Rutschman. “You must look at corporate structures and patents. You must look at financing mechanisms. I teach all of these invisible things to my students.”