The 64th Annual Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition will begin with preliminary rounds from November 6 to 8. The round of twelve will be held on November 10 and the quarterfinal round on November 13. The semifinals will be held on Tuesday, November 14, with the final round of the competition on Thursday, November 16 at 5:00 p.m., followed by the awards ceremony and reception in the Arthur M. Goldberg ’66 Commons.
Join the John F. Scarpa Center for Entrepreneurship and Law and the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership on Thursday, November 9 at 4:00 p.m. in the Arthur M. Goldberg '66 Commons for "Authentic Leadership, The Power of "We" and Building a Company at Age 45," an interactive chat with Jane Winchester Paradis, founder of Jane Win Jewelry, LLC and the Scarpa Center's fall 2023 Entrepreneur in Residence.
Join the Graduate Tax Program for a panel discussion on the representation of women in the tax industry. This panel will feature women from across the tax industry to discuss what can be done at various levels to increase the representation of women in leadership roles. A networking reception will follow the panel.
The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy welcomes Helen Alvaré, the Robert A. Levy Endowed Chair in Law and Liberty at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, to present this year’s annual Donald A. Giannella Memorial Lecture.
Join us for the second annual Health Innovation and Equity Speaker Series featuring leading scholars, practitioners and advocates addressing both longstanding and emerging issues in health law and policy.
Villanova Law will host top appellate advocates to moot an upcoming Supreme Court case. Michelle Kallen, partner at Jenner & Block, and Michael McGinley, partner at Dechert, will argue United States v. Rahimi. Hon. Joshua Wolson, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, will lead a panel of faculty judges. This event is part of Villanova Law’s “Building Bridges” series, which provides a public forum to bring together leaders with differing views to engage respectfully with each other on important topics while demonstrating civil discourse within our community.
The length, efficacy and consequences of lengthy prison sentences are crucial questions for the American criminal justice system. Join the Council on Criminal Justice and the Girard-diCarlo Center to discuss the current status of long sentences—statutorily, constitutionally and ethically—and the final report of the Council’s 2023 Task Force on Long Sentences. Expert panelists will explore the implications of long sentences for public safety and justice.
Villanova Law invites prospective students to our fall open house on Saturday, October 21, 2023. Here, you'll have the chance to engage with faculty and staff, meet current law students and explore our broad-based legal education grounded in academic rigor, practical hands-on training and a foundation in vital business concepts needed to succeed no matter the field.
Your Face Belongs to Us: An Exploration of Ethics and Technology with New York Times Reporter Kashmir Hill, 10/18
The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance will host a discussion on ethics and technology with Kashmir Hill, author and New York Times reporter. Hill writes about the unexpected and sometimes ominous ways technology is changing our lives, particularly regarding our privacy.
The 2023 CSE Institute Symposium: “Combatting Commercial Sexual Exploitation through Equality Model Policies and Laws” will take place on Friday, October 13 at Villanova Law. For this year’s symposium, please join us for cutting-edge panel presentations from survivors driving policy reforms alongside attorneys and law reformers, including panelists from Maine and Sweden, to guide our next steps in Pennsylvania and beyond.
The Girard-diCarlo Center and the Villanova Law Library present Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich. As the rule of law comes under attack today throughout the world, the Lawyers Without Rights traveling exhibit tragically portrays what can happen when the just rule of law disappears. Join the Girard-diCarlo Center for a timely and powerful discussion led by the Honorable David Gill, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany and Douglas Morris, author and former Federal Defender in New York City. A reception will immediately follow the discussion, and the exhibit will be open for viewing.
The symposium will take a broad and deep look at the continuing legal education (CLE) landscape. The themes of the symposium are the purposes of continuing legal education and how effectively those purposes are achieved, including the measurement of teaching and learning.
A Villanova tradition for 65 years, Red Mass provides an opportunity for faculty, alumni, students, families and guests to celebrate the beginning of the Law School’s academic year. This year’s celebration will be held on Friday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m. A complimentary reception will be held immediately following at Scarpa Hall.
The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law Religion and Public Policy welcomes Dr. Allen Guelzo, the Thomas W. Smith Distinguished Research Scholar and Director of the James Madison Program Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship at Princeton University to discuss his book, "Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President."
Is democracy in trouble, perhaps even dying? Pundits say so, and polls show that most Americans believe that their country’s system of governance is being “tested” or is “under attack.” But is the future of democracy necessarily so dire? In "The Civic Bargain," historians Brook Manville and Josiah Ober push back against the prevailing pessimism about the fate of democracy around the world. Instead of an epitaph for democracy, they offer a guide for democratic renewal, calling on citizens to recommit to a “civic bargain” with one another to guarantee civic rights of freedom, equality and dignity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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, “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.