Date: Friday, October 28, 2016 Topic: 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. Speakers: John Hollway, Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Sean Smoot, Director and Chief Counsel for the Police Benevolent & Protective Association of Illinois (PB&PA) and the Police Benevolent Labor Committee (PBLC); Kelvyn Anderson, Executive Director, Police Advisory Commission, City of Philadelphia and Vice President, NationalRead More →

Date: September 18, 2015 Topic: The 2015 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium celebrates the Villanova Law Review’s 60th anniversary and honors the scholarship published throughout the journal’s history. Since its founding in 1956, the journal has published articles and essays by leading legal scholars, regarding issues at the foundation of law and justice, and at the cutting edge of current legal problems.For this symposium, members of the Villanova Law faculty present essays reflecting on the importance of one or more articles published in the Villanova Law Review. These 11 essays—along with three additional works by John Y. Gotanda, The Arthur J. Kania DeanRead More →

Date: October 24, 2014 Topic: This year’s symposium was in honor of Professor Penelope J. Pether (1957-2013). Professor Pether’s colleagues and former students discussed her life’s work in the fields of law and literature, pedagogical theory and reform, criminal law, federal judicial publication practices, indefinite detention, feminism, and culinary jurisprudence. Speakers: Prof. Chris Tomlins, Berkeley; Prof. Marianne Constable, Berkeley; Prof. Nan Seuffert, Wollongong; Prof. Joseph Pugliese, Macquarie; Prof. Kunal Parker, Miami; Prof. Mark Sanders, NYU; Prof. Peter Goodrich, CardozoRead More →

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  Video  Click here to view a video archive of the complete symposium.To viewRead More →

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 HereRead More →