Join the John F. Scarpa Center for Entrepreneurship and Law will 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."