Symposia

Each year, the Villanova Law Review presents legal symposia on a variety of subjects.

For information regarding future and past events, please see below:

 

2014

37th Annual Donald A. Giannella Memorial Lecture
Date: March 26, 2014
Topic: Through the generosity of Professor Giannella’s family, colleagues, Law School alumni, and other friends, this lecture series brings a leading scholar to Villanova each year. This year, Professor Susan Stabile of the University of St. Thomas School of Law presented her lecture entitled, “What is Religious ‘Persecution’ in a Pluralist Society?” Professor Stabile is among the nation’s leading scholars on pensions and employee benefits, and on the intersection of Catholic social thought and the law.
Speaker: Professor Susan Stabile, University of St. Thomas School of Law
 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture, Sponsored By Pepper Hamilton LLP
Date: January 27, 2014
Topic: This year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture was entitled “Skin in the Game: Invisible Taxpayers, Invisible Citizens?” The lecture was delivered by Professor Mildred Robinson of the University of Virginia School of Law who discussed the implications of tax policies across the socio-economic spectrum.  The Villanova Law Review will publish the article in Issue 59:4.
Speaker: Professor Mildred Robinson (Virginia)
Picture: MLK keynote with Law Review students
   Pictured From Left to Right: Glenn McGillivray (Editor-in-Chief), Professor Mildred Robinson (University of Virginia School of Law), Megan Lagreca (Executive Editor)

2013

8th Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture
Date: November 15, 2013
Topic: The John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture is widely considered to be among the preeminent events in Catholic legal education. The 2013 topic was “Exploring and Celebrating the Legacy of John T. Noonan, Jr.”  Judge Noonan, the keynote speaker, is a Senior Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  
Speakers: The Honorable John T. Noonan, Jr.; William Cardinal Levada; Professor Richard Painter; the Reverend Michael Sweeney, O.P.; Professor Joseph Vining; and Professor Kenneth Pennington.
 
Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium
Date: September 27, 2013
Topic: This year’s symposium was entitled “Selective Issues in Tax Administration.” The symposium featured leading academics, practitioners and policymakers nationwide, including Kathryn Keneally from the US Department of Justice and Lawrence B. Gibbs, former IRS Commissioner.The speakers discussed a range of pressing issues regarding tax administration, including the expanded use of whistleblower powers to gather information on tax abuse, the IRS’s desire to expand oversight over tax return preparers, and the role of fairness and deterrence as principles in criminal tax sentencing.
Speakers/Panelists: To view the schedule and speakers — Click Here
Picture: Shachoy speakers 2013 pic (1)
   
 Video  Click here to view a video archive of the complete symposium.To view through West LegalEdcenter, visit the links below:

 Sponsored in Part by:
postandschell
Villanova Law Review and Villanova School of Business Center for Marketing and Public Policy Research Law & Business Leaders Lecture
Date: April 16, 2013, 7:00 pm
Topic: The Villanova Law Review and the Villanova School of Business Center for Marketing and Public Policy Research are pleased to announce their Law & Business Leaders Lecture, which took place at 7:30pm on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Villanova University School of Law in Room 101.  Our distinguished speakers, Joseph V. Del Raso, James R. Bucknam, and John P. Duke delivered a lecture entitled, “New Paradigms in Law and Business: Managing Disruptive Change and Preparing for the Future.”  The lecture discussed trends that are transforming the services that businesses demand from lawyers, and the way that the legal services industry is responding.  In particular, they examined the growing demand for regulatory and risk management expertise, increased competition and new revenue models, the growth and globalization of law firms, and the rise of professional management.  Their experience is both a case study in successfully managing disruptive change, and an introduction to the dynamics shaping the rapidly-evolving legal services industry.
Speakers: Joseph V. Del Raso, Partner Pepper Hamilton, LLP
James R. Bucknam, CEO Freeh Group International Solutions
John P. Duke, Partner Pepper Hamilton, LLP
Pictures/Video: Video: Law and Business Leaders Lecture





Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture, Sponsored By Pepper Hamilton LLP
Date: January 22, 2013
Topic: The Villanova Law Review was pleased to participate in the annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Lecture, sponsored by Pepper Hamilton, LLP, on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.We were honored to have Professor Taunya Banks deliver this year’s lecture.  Professor Banks’s talk, “The Unfinished Journey: Educational Equality and Martin Luther King, Jr. Revisited,” will be published in Volume 58 of the Law Review.
Speaker: Taunya Lovell Banks, Jacob A. France Professor of Equality Jurisprudence at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
More Info: Taunya Lovell Banks is the Jacob A. France Professor of Equality Jurisprudence at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law where she writes about race and identity, gender, class and law in constitutional law, popular culture and medicine. She is a contributing co-editor of SCREENING JUSTICE – THE CINEMA OF LAW: FILMS OF LAW, ORDER, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (2006).  Her articles have appeared in numerous law journals including Harvard Civil Rights – Civil Liberties Law Review, U.C.L.A. Law Review, New York University Review of Law & Social Change and Michigan Law Review. Professor Banks is a former member of the Association of American Law Schools’ Executive Committee, and a two-term Trustee of the Law School Admissions Council.  She also served on the Editorial Boards of the JOURNAL OF LEGAL EDUCATION and the LAW & SOCIETY REVIEW.Last year, Professor Trina Jones, Duke University School of Law, delivered a lecture entitled, “Occupying America: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the American Dream, and the Challenge of Socioeconomic Inequality.” Professor Jones’s Article is available here: http://lawweb2009.law.villanova.edu/lawreview/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Jones-Vol57-2.pdf .





Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium
Date: January 18, 2013
Topic: This year’s symposium was entitled “Assessing the CISG and Other International Endeavors to Unify International Contract Law: Has the Time Come for a New Global Initiative to Harmonize and Unify International Trade?” The symposium brought together many of the world’s leading experts on international contract law. Additionally, the Villanova Law Review was pleased to have the symposium cosponsored by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the New York Bar Association, as well as the Global Philadelphia Association.
Speakers: To view the updated schedule and speakers – Click Here
PowerPoint Slides: Panel 1:  Eiselen    Saidov    Schroeter
Panel 2:
  Han    Osuna    Sono    Spagnolo
Panel 3:
  Ramberg
Panel 4:  
Flechtner    Perales    Schwenzer


Pictures/Video:   
Video: Prof. Garro    Prof. Bridge

 Articles: Volume 58, Issue 4 of the Villanova Law Review will be devoted to this year’s Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium.  The issue is due to be released in May 2013.  A sample of Articles will be available in advance on our “Forthcoming” page.

Sponsors:

2012

The Seventh Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture
Date: September 14, 2012
Topic: The John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture is widely considered to be among the preeminent events in Catholic legal education. The 2012 topic was “Living the Catholic Faith in Public Life.
Speakers: Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Keynote Address
Helen Alvare
H. David Baer
Gerard Bradley
Patrick McKinnley Brennan
Reverend Bryan Heier
Peter Steinfels
Michael J. White
More Info: For more information on the 2012 Scarpa Conference – Click here.


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2011

Villanova University Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium
Date: September 23, 2011
Topic: This symposium brings together leading academics, government officials, practitioners, and journalists to discuss issues relating to the taxation of offshore activity – both individuals and MNC’s, and the role of the tax laws regulating executive compensation.
More Info: To view the archive of this symposium – Click here.

2010

Thirty-Third Annual Donald A. Giannella Memorial Lecture
Date: March 17, 2010
Topic: Are Catholics Unreliable from a Democratic Point of View?  And What Does It Mean If They Are?
Speakers: Patrick McKinley Brennan, John F. Scarpa Chair in Catholic Legal Studies, Villanova University School of Law
More Info: For more information – Click Here.

2009

Norman J. Shachoy Law Review Symposium
Date: September 1, 2009
Topic: The Rise (and Fall?) of the New Shareholder: Sovereign Wealth Funds, Hedge Funds, and Private Equity
Speakers: Michael Pagano
Colleen Baker
Alan Palmiter
Randall Thomas
James F. Cotter
Richard Booth
Steven M. Davidoff
Jill Fisch
Lisa Fairfax
Roberta S. Karmel
Larry E. Ribstein
Lawrence A. Hamermesh
More Info: For more information – Click Here.

The 2009 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Symposium on Securities Regulation
Date: October 10, 2009
Topic: Financial Regulatory Reform: Genesis, Progress, & Impact
Speakers: Elizabeth F. Brown
Eric J. Pan
Ann Graham
Joan MacLeod Heminway
Ronald J. Colombo
Anita K. Krug
Arthur Laby
Brandon Becker
Jeffrey E. Thomas
Marc Menchel
Harvey J. Goldschmid



The Fourth Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture
Date: October 22, 2009
Topic: A Celebration and Exploration of the Path-breaking Work of Joseph Vining
Speakers: Joseph Vining, Keynote Address
Lee Bollinger
Steven Smith
Rev. John McCausland
H. Jefferson Powell
Patrick Brennan
Judge John T. Noonan, Jr.
Jack Sammons
James Boyd White



2008

2008 VLS Law Review Symposium
Date: Febuary 2, 2008
Topic: Norman J. Shachoy Symposium: The Future of Judicial Independence
Speakers: Professor Judith Resnik
The Honorable Joseph F. Anderson, Jr.
Professor Adam Samaha
The Honorable Stephen Reinhardt
Dr. Tim Reagan
Professor Peter W.Martin
The Honorable T.S. Ellis, III
The Honorable Rebecca Love Kourlis
Professor Marc L.Miller
Professor KimLane Scheppele
More Info: For more information – Click Here.

2006

2006 VLS Law Review Symposium
Date: October 21, 2006
Topic: Expertise in the Courtroom, Scientists and Wizards
Speakers: D. Michael Risinger
Robert Mosteller
Jennifer Mnookin
Simon Cole
Susan Haack
L.H. LaRue
Gary Edmond
Michael Lynch
David S. Caudill
Moderators: Anne Poulin
Robert Miller
Richard E. Redding
More Info: For more information – Click Here.

2005

Giannella Lecture
Date: February 23, 2005
Speaker: Cathleen Kaveny, Notre Dame Law School

Fifth Annual Working for Justice for All Programs – Commemorating the Life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Date: January 19, 2005
Time/Room: 3:00 p.m., Room 29
Speaker:
 
Professor James Foreman of Georgetown University Law Center, will deliver the Martin Luther King Week Keynote Address. His topic is, “From Martin Luther King to Bill Cosby: Race and Class in the 21st Century.” A reception immediately follows. The Villanova Law Review will publish the keynote address.

2004

2004 VLS Law Review Symposium
Date: October 23, 2004
Topic: Brave New World: U.S. Responses to the Rise in International Crime
Speakers: Patricia Bellia
The Honorable Stuart W. Holliday
Herbert V. Morais, Esq.
Sean B. Murphy
John F. Murphy
Joy Smallwood, Esq.
David P. Stewart, Esq.
Harvey Rishikof
David Warner, Esq.
Bruce Zagaris, Esq.
Moderators: Steven Chanenson
Ruth E. Gordon
Joseph Dellapenna
More Info: To learn more about each speaker – Click Here.

27th Annual Donald A. Gianella Memorial Lecture
Date: March 24, 2004
Speaker: Steven D. Smith

2003

Reuschlein Lecturer
Date: October 8, 2003
Speaker: Peter Berkowitz
Audio/Video: Click Here
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2002

2002 VLS Law Review Symposium
Date: October 5, 2002
Topic: Lessons from Enron: How Did Corporate & Securities Law Fail?
Speaker: Congressman John LaFalce
Congressman LaFalce has served Western New York’s 29th District as its Representative since being first elected in 1974. He successfully won re-election in November 2000 for his fourteenth term. He plans to retire from Congress this year, at the end of his current term. A Buffalo native, Congressman LaFalce earned his undergraduate degree from Canisius College and his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. After law school he served in the United States Army Adjutant General Corps and then practiced law at the Western New York law firm of Jaekle, Fleishman and Mugel. In 1970 he entered public service, winning a seat in the New York State Senate, and in 1972 he was elected to the State Assembly. In 1974, Congressman LaFalce became only the second Democrat to win his Congressional District seat. After serving on a number of committees, he was elected Chairman of the full House Committee on Small Businesses in 1987 and was named ranking Democrat on the Banking Committee in 1998. Congressman LaFalce has been a leader in Congressional efforts to modernize the nation’s complex financial services systems. He was instrumental in the passing of the Financial Services Act of 1999, for which he earned the “American Financial Leadership Award” from the Financial Services Roundtable. Congressman LaFalce has also been a longstanding consumer advocate, authoring key provisions in the 1999 financial services legislation designed to protect consumers from deceptive practices in bank sales of insurance and investment products. He is also regarded for his leadership on international financial issues, having passed major debt relief legislation for highly indebted poor countries.
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26th Annual Donald A. Gianella Memorial Lecture
Date: October 16, 2002
Topic: Between Sanctity and Depravity: A Protestant Contribution to the Theory of Human Dignity
Speaker: Professor John Witte, Jr.
John Witte, Jr., J.D. (Harvard), is the Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law and Ethics, Director of the Law and Religion Program, and Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Religion at Emory University. A specialist in legal history, marriage, and religious liberty, he has published 100 professional articles, and 12 books, including Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective, 2 vols. (1996); From Sacrament to Contract: Marriage, Religion, and Law in the Western Tradition (1997); Proselytism and Orthodoxy in Russia(1999); Religion and the American Constitutional Experiment (2000); and Law and Protestantism: The Legal Teachings of the Lutheran Reformation (2002). His writings have appeared in German, French, Italian, Hebrew, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, and Romanian translations.Professor Witte has lectured and convened major conferences throughout North America, Western Europe, Israel, and South Africa. He has been selected seven times by the Emory law students as the Most Outstanding Professor and has won six other major awards for his teaching and research.
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