• First Annual State and Local Tax Forum, 06/01

    The Villanova University Graduate Tax Program hosts its First Annual State and Local Tax (SALT) Forum at Villanova Law on Thursday, June 1. This event will bring together SALT thought leaders from around the country to openly discuss the relevant policy, practice, procedural and technical issues.

  • Inaugural Building Bridges Discussion Series, 04/25

    Join Villanova Law for our inaugural "Building Bridges" discussion series, featuring former United States Sens. Kelly Ayotte ’93 (R-NH) and Russ Feingold (D-WI). Mark C. Alexander, the Arthur J. Kania Dean and Professor of Law, will moderate a discussion as the panelists explore how they built bridges across partisan divides while in office, and how we can move forward in finding what unites us rather than what divides us.

  • Second Annual Anti-Poverty Symposium, 04/18

    Join us on April 18 for Villanova University's second annual Anti-Poverty Symposium in collaboration with the Villanova Sustainability Leadership Council and the Office for Mission and Ministry. This symposium will assemble experts in poverty alleviation and sustainability to discuss and motivate the community to contribute to the significant effort of building a sustainable planet free from poverty.

  • Eighth Annual Fashion Law Symposium, 04/14

    Few industries tout their sustainability credentials more forcefully than the fashion industry. However, carbon impact, transparency, labor, intellectual property and global supply chain issues continue to challenge a sector that is said to both reflect and lead culture. This year’s Fashion Law Symposium focuses on the multiple facets of sustainability that impact the attorneys representing brands, retailers and designers.

  • The Best President You’ve Never Heard Of: Calvin Coolidge, the Common Law and Successful Policy, 04/11

    Under President Calvin Coolidge’s leadership, the nation enjoyed unparalleled growth. The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law Religion and Public Policy welcomes New York Times best-selling author Amity Shlaes on Tuesday, April 11 as she delivers a fascinating talk about Coolidge, his life and what we can learn from his policies and philosophy.

  • Lewis H. Gold ’62 Lecture on Ethics & Professional Responsibility, 04/04

    The Girard-diCarlo Center will host the second annual Lewis H. Gold ’62 Lecture on Ethics and Professional Responsibility on Tuesday, April 4. Jill Wine-Banks, author of "The Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President," will talk with Dean Mark C. Alexander about her book and experience as the only woman on the Watergate prosecution team.

  • The 2023 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium, 03/31

    What are the legal implications of starting a league that features a growing sport? How do leagues continue to adapt to the challenges of maintaining player safety and wellness during and outside competition? How will leagues combat evolving media deals and collective bargaining agreements? The 2023 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium will offer commentary on these issues and more as their top hosts and panelists examine the present and future effects of creating new sports leagues.

  • 2023 Matthew J. Ryan Law and Public Policy Forum, 03/31

    The 50th anniversary of Title IX has been much celebrated over the past year. What have been the successes and failures of the past 50 years? What issues do we face in the present? What challenges in interpreting and enforcing Title IX will arise in the future? The 2023 Matthew J. Ryan Law and Public Policy Forum will bring together attorneys, experts and government officials to discuss the wide range of matters covered by Title IX, from athletics to STEM, pregnancy to gender identity, and sexual misconduct to due process.

  • 26th Annual Public Interest Auction, 03/25

    On Saturday, March 25, join the Walter A. Lucas '88 Public Interest Fellowship Program (PIFP) for our 26th Annual Public Interest Auction, benefitting Villanova Law students who dedicate their summers to public interest and public service legal work. Over the past 26 years, PIFP has funded 260 law students working at over 140 public interest law organizations, raising over $1,000,000 for Villanova Law’s public interest community. This year we are celebrating these accomplishments in person at the law school.

  • 2023 CARES Symposium, 03/24

    For its third annual symposium, the Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services (CARES) will focus on organizing efforts surrounding the sanctuary movement in Philadelphia. The symposium will center on the book "The Road to Sanctuary: Building Power and Community in Philadelphia." It will explore sanctuary in its various forms, including sanctuary city policies, organizing for sanctuary, and sanctuary within the context of the criminal justice system.

  • Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 03/21

    Villanova Law welcomes Reggie Shuford, Executive Director of the North Carolina Justice Center, for its annual keynote lecture honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • The Ethics and Empirics of Engineering Humanity Speaker Series, Spring 2023

    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 artificial intelligence and human intelligence, 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.

  • Ukraine: An Epicenter of Global Change, 02/28

    The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy welcomes Archbishop Borys Gudziak, Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archeparchy of Philadelphia of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC) and President of the Ukrainian Catholic University.

  • The Villanova Law Review 2023 Norman J. Shachoy Symposium, 02/24

    The 2023 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium will take place on Friday, February 24. The topic of this year's symposium, “Military Justice Reform: The Next Twenty Years,” will bring together leading scholars, jurists and practitioners to discuss the most salient questions surrounding contemporary military justice.

  • 2023 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium, 02/10

    The 2023 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium will examine problems associated with different types of waste–trash, water pollution and medical waste–from an environmental justice perspective. This event will be held on Friday, February 10, beginning at 9 a.m. in John F. Scarpa Hall.

  • The 17th Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture, 01/20

    The 17th Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture, “Criminal Justice Reform: Refusing to Return Evil for Evil” will take place on Friday, January 20, 2023. This year's conference aims to energize and focus criminal justice reform efforts by engaging fundamental religious and moral commitments. It will feature experts in criminal law and justice, whose work shaped by these deeper commitments aims to develop reform coalitions for the common good.