The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law hosts a large number of events each year in addition to their regularly scheduled lecture series and symposia. The variety and excellence of these events is reflected in the selections below.

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Submissions from 2021

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The War on Kids: Progress and the Path forward on Juvenile Justice, Cara H. Drinan, Leah Wortham, and Wlodzimierz Wróbel

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The Role of Qualified Immunity in Police Accountability, Stephanie Ferner, Wyndal Gordon, Lance LoRusso, and Roger C. Hartley

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Sustainable Investment - The New Heart of EU Financial Market Regulation, Gaspar Kot, Chris Concannon, and Leah Wortham

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#MeToo and #BlackLives Matter: Conflicting Objectives or Opportunities for Advancement of Shared Priorities?, Mary Graw Leary, Aleksandra Kustra-Rogatka, and Leah Wortham

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Business Accountability for Human Rights: Social Responsibility & Small Business, Chris Pilkerton and Shawn MacDonald

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How Well Did the Post-2008 Financial Crisis Regime Prepare the World for the COVID-19 Pandemic?, Heidi Mandanis Schooner, Leah Wortham, and Michal Bobrzynski

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Lawrence v. Texas: 18 Years Later, Paul M. Smith

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European Union and United States Budget-Making: Process, Politics, and Policy in a COVID-Challenged World, Katarzyna Stryjniak and Karen A. Tramontano

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International Law and the New Biden Administration, Geoffrey R. Watson, Izabela Krasnicka, and Leah Wortham

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Combating Gender-Based Violence: The Council of Europe Istanbul Convention Approach and the U.S. Experience, Katarzyna Wolska-Wrona, Diane Kiesel, and Leah Wortham

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Will COVID-19 be a Force Majeure Event in Commercial Contracts? A Civil and Common Law Analysis, Leah Wortham, Vincenzo Senatore, and Andrew Palmieri

Submissions from 2020

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Abortion and Democracy: Evaluating the Case of Abortion 46 Years Post-Roe, Helen Alvare

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Nonprofits in Crisis: Changes to Giving Rules and Politicization, Roger Colinvaux and Katarzyna Zdybska Przybysławska

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COVID-19 and Caring for Elderly Communities, Cara H. Drinan, Lucia A. Silecchia, Lawrence A. Joel, and Will Cubbedge

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COVID-19 and the Criminal Justice System, Cara H. Drinan, Deborah Watson-Stokes, and Brittni Downs

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COVID-19 and Corporate Responsibility, Sarah Helene Duggin, Anne Donohue, and Mark Gursky

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Business Accountability for Human Rights: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Sarah Helene Duggin, Kevin Hyland, and John Durkalski

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COVID-19 and Professional Responsibility: Pandemic Impact on Lawyers’ Pro-Bono Work, Lisa A. Everhart, Blair Decker, and Kiva Zytnick

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COVID-19 and Legal Implications for the Fashion Industry, Susanna Frederick Fischer, Julie Zerbo, and Cara H. Drinan

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The Cloud—A New Legal Frontier, Wojciech Jarosinski and Paul Nagle

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Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property, Megan M. La Belle and Titus Cytowski

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COVID-19 and Rescuing Small Business, Megan M. La Belle, Daniel T. Kane, and Asaias Alba IV

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Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany under the Third Reich, Judy Perry Martinez, Ricklef Beutin, and Marian Blank Horn

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Election Integrity: A Bipartisan Panel Discussion, Troy McCurry, Michael Thielen, Darren Johnson, and Ellen Weintraub

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Data Privacy in the US: Where We Stand Today and Predictions for the Future, Justyna Regan and Douglas G. Bonner

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Religious Liberty at the Supreme Court, Mark L. Rienzi, William Saunders, Louise Brown, and William J. Haun

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Experience of Interaction Between the UN and Commission on the Status of Women with NGOs, Svitlana Salamatova

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COVID Impact on Minority Businesses and Anti-Asian Hate, Heidi Mandanis Schooner and Marita Etcubañez

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Why Compliance Matters – The Increasing Significance of the Compliance and Ethics Function in Global Corporations, Leah Wortham, Sarah Helene Duggin, and Michal Rams

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Wirecard, Europe’s Enron? - Auditor Liability to Investors Corporate Fraud, Leah Wortham, Marc Liebscher, and Christopher D. Christian

Submissions from 2019

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Privacy Today: United States and International Legal Perspectives, Michael Aktipis, Marguerite C. Walter, Paul Golden, and Richard Pregent

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Benched: A Look into Judicial Nominations, It’s Past, Present, and Future, Jill Dash

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A Shared Global Shame: A Conversation on Human Trafficking Policy Past and Future, Kevin Hyland, Christine Dolan, Bob Hamer, Michele Sarkisian, Del Wilber, Stephen Diaz Gavin, and Mary Graw Leary

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Judicial Appointments: The Structural Constitution, Leonard A. Leo

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Gun Control in the Face of a New Supreme Court & Congress, Josh Scharff and Tess Fardon

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Access to Justice, Ernestine Ward, Abigail Nurse, and Tamica H. Daniel

Submissions from 2018

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A Special Lecture by the Honorable Samuel Alito, Samuel Alito

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A Conversation with Ambassador Sam Brownback, Sam Brownback

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A Conversation with His Excellency David Mulhall, David Mulhall

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A Dream Deferred: A Discussion about DACA and Immigration Law and Policy in the United States, Luiz Pedrosa, Cori Alonso-Yoder, Dara Lind, and Rabia Chaundry

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The Future of Religious Liberty in America, Mark L. Rienzi

Submissions from 2017

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Women’s Law Caucus: May She Please the Court, Michelle Kallen, Flora Darpino LTG, Maureen Mahoney, and Erin Murphy

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Have Your Cake and Eat It Too? A Masterpiece Cakeshop Panel Discussion, Jordan Lorence, Amanda Shanor, and Robert A. Destro

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Balfour Declaration in International Law:A 100th Anniversary Perspective, Geoffrey R. Watson

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Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived, Ed Whelan and Mark L. Rienzi

Submissions from 2016

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Criminal Law Reform: Ethical and Legal Changes in Austrian Society, Christian Pilnacek Dr. and Wolfgang Brandstetter Dr.

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BLSA Panel on Judicial Activism, Tyra Wright, Sherri Beatty-Arthur, and Justin Hansford

Submissions from 2015

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Hate Speech and Legislation in Austria and the European Union, Wolfgang Brandstetter Dr.

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Focus on Ferguson: Police Use of Force and Next Steps, Justin Hansford, Marbre Stahly-Butts, Leslie M. Proll, and Nicole Lee

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A Conversation with Robert Stevens, Robert J. Stevens

Submissions from 2012

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Navigating a New Era: International Labor Standards and the U.S. Judiciary- Panel Two, Lance Compa, Stefan Marculewicz, Judy Scott, and John Higgins

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Navigating a New Era: International Labor Standards and the U.S. Judiciary- Panel One, Peter J. Messitte, Earl Brown, Michael Gadbaw, and Shelby Quast