Tax Reform in 2017 - Exploring the Blueprint
June 1, 2017
The 2016 Presidential campaign generated renewed interest in the need for Comprehensive Tax Reform. The President and Congress have indicated their desire to propose and pass comprehensive tax reform before the end of this year. The 2017 Villanova University Graduate Tax Program Tax Policy Symposium explored the Blueprint for Reform that began the process, and discussed additional plans that have been proposed.
This event brought together a cross section of business leaders—from tax and accounting to legal and government to renowned academics—to discuss the economic and tax policy issues surrounding the current tax reform proposals, as well as their economic impact.
The symposium took place on Thursday. June 1, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law (299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova, PA).
This program was approved for 4.5 substantive CLE credits by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and for 4.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) tax credits for Certified Public Accountants.
The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law Symposium
Sports, Media and Millennials: Evolving Landscape of Consumer Demand
April 7, 2017
The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law hosts its signature event—the annual Sports Law Symposium—on Friday, April 7, 2017. This year's symposium, Sports, Media and Millennials, featured an in-depth look into changing patterns of consumer demand in sports.
The symposium took place on Friday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This program was approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 4 substantive CLE credits.
The 2017 Joseph T. McCullen Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Law
Law & Religion Meets Law & Economics
March 17, 2017
Scholars of law, religion and economics often see themselves as working in separate fields with few connections between them. This conference will explore Pope Francis’ teachings on market economics to bring these two bodies of legal scholarship into dialogue. Discussion will center around Pope Francis’ theological critique and assessment of global capitalism, and reaction to that critique from different of legal, economic and religious perspectives. The conference will also explore the traditional role of religious language in constructing legal duties and obligations, how law and economics has secularized this branch of law, and conclude by analyzing the concept of liberty in economic, legal and religious thought.
The Joseph T. McCullen Jr. Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Law took place on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 9 am. to 4 p.m. This program was approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 4.5 substantive CLE credits and one Ethics credit.
March 9 - 10, 2017
The Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation leads cross-disciplinary workshops and discussions aimed at engaging the survivor community in advocacy on Mar. 9-10. Workshops will be led by survivors and will encourage participants to engage in problem-solving scenarios on a variety of relevant topics and current issues in legislation, law enforcement and education.
The event takes place on Thursday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Friday, March 10 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. It was approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 9.5 substantive credits and 1 Ethics credit.
2017 Fashion Law Symposium
Navigating the Runway: A Closer Look at the Issues Facing the Fashion Law Industry
February 24, 2017
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law hosts the Third Annual Fashion Law Symposium, Navigating the Runway: A Closer Look at the Issues Facing the Fashion Law Industry. This year's event explores social media and the Internet, in-house fashion law, intellectual property issues, fashion mergers and acquisitions, and more. Sponsored by the Fashion Law Society and the John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship, this symposium brings together fashion experts and trendsetters in the industry, including Lee Sporn, Former Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, General Counsel, and Secretary of Michael Kors Holdings Limited; Susan Posen, Chair at House of Z LLC/Zac Posen; Julie Zerbo, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Fashion Law; and more.
The Symposium took place on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. This program was approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3 substantive CLE credits.
2017 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium
Implementing the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
Friday, February 10, 2017
From household cleaning products and cosmetics to hand soap and food, Americans come into contact with thousands of different chemicals every day. For over 40 years, the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA) allowed existing chemicals to remain on the market for use without review of their safety. Recently, Congress passed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA), which updates federal regulation of chemicals to modernize TSCA. The LCSA affects chemical manufacturers and processors, as well as downstream businesses that use, import, export, or sell products containing chemicals. The 2017 Blank Rome LLP Villanova Environmental Law Journal Symposium will explore the business, environmental, and legal implications of the new legislation.
The Symposium took place on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 3 substantive CLE credits.
The Eleventh Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture
Is the Present Day Spirit of Capitalism a Problem? Christian Reflections on Economy, Finance, Culture, and Regulation
Nov. 11, 2016
The current configuration of capitalism, in which finance plays a dominant role, has the capacity to shape people in ways that hinder the development of a critical perspective on it. Professor Kathryn Tanner's distinguished 2016 Gifford Lectures, the focus of this year's John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture, identify the various cultural forms of finance-dominated capitalism that have such an effect and suggest their force in life may be countered by Christian beliefs and practices. In this way, her lectures reverse the project of Max Weber in Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, while employing much the same methods he used. Pope Francis's reinvigoration of Catholic social doctrine as it pertains to the culture and regulation of economy provides a timely context within which to consider the arguments advanced by Professor Tanner in her Gifford lectures.
The 2016 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium
Exploring Police Accountability in America
Oct. 28, 2016
The relationship between police officials and the communities they serve has dominated the public agenda in recent times. The 2016 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium brings together a diverse collection of leading voices to discuss this topic from various viewpoints.
The 2016 Matthew J. Ryan Law and Public Policy Forum
Understanding the Opioid Epidemic
Sept. 16, 2016
The abuse of heroin and other opioids is a deadly epidemic in Pennsylvania. The 2016 Matthew J. Ryan Law and Public Policy Forum, Understanding the Opioid Epidemic, explores the medical, legal, policy and sociological dimensions of this issue. This conference brings together leading experts—including Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections John E. Wetzel and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine—and features an excerpted screening of NBC 10’s documentary “Generation Addicted” with commentary by the documentarians.