The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy welcomes Nikki Haley, former governor of South Carolina (2011-2017) and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2017-2019). This event is free and open to the public. Please note registration for this event is required.
This interdisciplinary speaker series will cover ethical, philosophical and empirical issues surrounding the engineering of artificial and human intelligence. These 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 are capable of being.
The 63rd Annual Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition will begin with preliminary rounds from November 7 to 10. The round of twelve will be held on November 11 and the quarterfinal round on November 14. The semifinals will be held on Tuesday, November 15, with the final round of the competition on Thursday, November 17 at 5:00 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony and reception in the Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons.
Among the many opportunities for students who wish to enter public service, being a prosecutor is one of the most fulfilling public interest careers one can have. Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association invite you to learn more about the rewards you can expect in public service as a prosecutor.
Please join us for an opportunity to hear from a variety of state and administrative law judges from across eastern Pennsylvania about their paths to the bench as well as other career advice. A reception with judges will follow. This event is open to all Villanova Law students and alumni.
The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy welcomes Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School to present this year’s annual Donald A. Giannella Memorial Lecture. Gordon will discuss a recent case where the Supreme Court of the United States upheld the right of a public high school football coach to pray at midfield after games.
On Tuesday, November 1, Villanova Law will host the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit as part of its November 2022 session. The Federal Circuit regularly hears arguments outside of Washington, DC as part of its nationwide jurisdiction and statutory requirement to provide “reasonable opportunities to citizens to appear before the court.” This event is part of a series of visits from the court to hear arguments at Philadelphia-area law schools and the federal courthouse.
On Monday, October 24, the David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance welcomes The Honorable Richard M. Gergel, U.S. District Judge. He will discuss his latest book, "Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring."
The Girard-diCarlo Center will host “The Limits of Advocacy” at John F. Scarpa Hall on Wednesday, October 19. This panel discussion will explore the ethical boundaries for lawyers in today’s society, including issues stemming from the 2020 presidential election and more.
Join us for the inaugural Health Innovation and Equity Speaker Series featuring leading scholars, practitioners and advocates addressing both longstanding and emerging issues in health law and policy. Topics discussed in this series include genome defense, disability law, artificial intelligence and vaccine technology transfer.
Join the Villanova Law community for the annual Red Mass with University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, ’75 CLAS as celebrant. This year’s celebration will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. A complimentary reception will be held immediately following Red Mass at Scarpa Hall.
The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy welcomes Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University, where he teaches constitutional law in both Yale College and Yale Law School. In this lecture, Amar will discuss his latest book, ",The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840."
Join Villanova Law professors Andrew Brandt, Director of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law, and Shea Rhodes, Director of the Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, as they discuss Cleveland Browns quarterback, Deshaun Watson, and his predatory behavior, suspension, contract and implications on the National Football League (NFL), professional sports and society as a whole.
Join the John F. Scarpa Center for Entrepreneurship and Law to explore intrapreneurship – a system that allows an employee to act as an entrepreneur within their organization. Intrapreneurs are self-motivated, proactive and action-oriented employees who take the initiative to pursue an innovative product or service. Hear from leaders of well-respected companies about how the entrepreneurial mindset has been extended to their employees and how they cultivate a culture that supports their thinking and actions.
Villanova Law students are invited to the inaugural sessions of the Heritage Series on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Villanova Law on September 15, October 4 and November 7. The purpose of the Heritage Series is to introduce all students to the standards and objectives of an environment dedicated to diversity, equity and inclusion.
It is imperative that the experiences of survivors inform the development of policies and law reform to combat commercial sexual exploitation. Survivor voices must remain front and center of the anti-trafficking movement as we shape policy, provide services and work toward a world where commercial sexual exploitation is a relic of the past.
This year’s annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture will bring together scholars and experts in civil law, canon law, Catholic theology and spirituality, literature and other disciplines to help us answer these pressing questions. The discussion will help us imagine or re-imagine how we can exercise hope in constructive ways, especially in the practice and making of law, that are true to Catholic belief and to the promised blessings of the American constitutional order, while navigating the sea of contemporary disintegration.
The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy welcomes Leon R. Kass to present “The Ten Commandments as Law” for the annual Donald A. Giannella Memorial Lecture. This year's lecture will be held virtually on Monday, April 11.
For its second annual symposium, the Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services (CARES) will explore abolition as the path to immigrant justice. As immigration detention and deportation continue to perpetuate global inequality, entrenched colonialism, and racial injustice, a movement to abolish ICE and shift government resources to housing, health care, and education continues to grow. The symposium will focus on organizing efforts to end immigration enforcement and detention, the intersection of racial justice and abolitionist movements, and lessons learned in abolitionist work beyond the immigrant rights movement.
What does the current name, image and likeness (NIL) marketplace for amateur athletes look like a year into “the new normal?” What changes have affected amateur athletics and how will these programs be impacted moving forward? How have athletes at all levels used their voices to bring awareness to the importance of mental health in sports? The 2022 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium will explore these issues and the changes we have seen in sports during the age of the empowered athlete.
The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance will host the inaugural Lewis H. Gold ’62 Lecture on Ethics and Professional Responsibility on Thursday, March 31. The Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell, Senior Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, will present “Ethical Reflections.”
Join the Walter A. Lucas '88 Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP) for our 25th Annual Public Interest Auction, benefitting Villanova Law students who dedicate their summers to public interest and public service legal work. We are celebrating back in-person at the law school, with virtual options to participate available.
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law hosts the Seventh Annual Fashion Law Symposium, on Friday, March 25, 2022. This event will bring together inside and outside counsel focusing on the key legal players in the fashion industry. This year’s event will include discussions on how in-house counsel at fashion companies interact with both business leaders and outside counsel to manage legal and compliance issues for some of the most successful businesses in the world.
From 2008-2012, Tom Hardin, a little-known financial analyst, assisted FBI agents in understanding how insider trading occurred in the financial services industry. In this special lecture, Hardin will share his journey down the slippery slope into criminal activity and the impact it had on friends and family. He’ll discuss the psychological traps which pulled him into a spiral of rationalization. This event is open to the Villanova Law and Villanova University communities.
The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy welcomes Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice P. Kevin Brobson. Justice Brobson will discuss the role of state courts in congressional redistricting and other aspects of the political process following on his article, “Of Free and Equal Elections and Fair Districts How the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Slayed (or Hobbled?) the Partisan Gerrymander” published in the Widener Commonwealth Law Review (Vol. 30, Issue 1).
The 2022 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium will focus on—and critically evaluate—Edward Cheng’s proposal for a new federal evidence rule, governing the admissibility of scientific expertise, to replace the Daubert regime, which gave federal judges a gatekeeping role.
The Anti-Poverty Speaker Series will take place on January 31, February 14 and March 7. It will feature thought leaders and advocates who will address the issues of poverty and housing. Speakers include Dean M. Beer, Esq., Executive Director of the Homeless Advocacy Project and Former Chief Public Defender for Montgomery County, PA; Stephanie Sena, Anti-Poverty Fellow at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and Founder of the Student-Run Emergency Housing Unit of Philadelphia (SREHUP); and Eric Tars, Legal Director of the National Homelessness Law Center.
The Second Annual Villanova Law Professional Football Negotiation Competition will be held virtually on February 25-26, 2022. The competition is a two-day event that will feature students from around the country negotiating deals for three different NFL unrestricted free agents. Judged by Villanova Law alumni and practicing professionals, students will develop oral advocacy, negotiation and presentation skills, while also building an understanding of NFL contracts and the salary cap.
Law in a Polarized Society: A Conversation with Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice David Wecht, 2/22
Join the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law for a conversation with Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice David N. Wecht hosted by Chaim Saiman, Professor of Law and Chair in Jewish Law. The discussion will cover timely topics including voting rights, judicial impartiality and judging in today’s society.
Effective business strategies increasingly require innovative environmental solutions. The 2022 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium will examine the intersection of business and the environment with panels focusing on three case studies: cryptocurrency, real estate development and lead in drinking water. Experts from the private sector and government will discuss how environmental issues arise in each of these areas and how environmental concerns can be integrated with other business planning.
The Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law will mark its annual commemoration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with a keynote lecture as part of a University-wide celebration. This year's featured speaker will be Justin Driver, the Robert R. Slaughter Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He teaches and writes in the area of constitutional law and is the author of "The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind."