Contemporary Issues in American, English, and European Law.

Earn CLE Credit in England July 14-17, 2024!

CLE credit approved in Pennsylvania. (15 hours Substantive, 2 hours Ethics)

CLE credit approved in West Virginia. (18 hours – including 2.4 hours Ethics)

CLE credit approved in Virginia. (15 hours Substantive, 2 hours Ethics)

CLE approved in Delaware.  (15 hours – including 2 hours Ethics)

CJE approved in Pennsylvania. (10 hours Substantive, 2 hours Ethics)

About the Conference

This three-day program held at Jesus College, Cambridge University explores the essential contemporary and historical attributes of American, English, and European law in a wide-ranging discussion among distinguished jurists, academic leaders, and practicing lawyers.

Cambridge University is the second-oldest university in both the United Kingdom and the English-speaking world. Law has been taught there for many centuries, and the present law faculty building, built in 1840, houses one of the best law libraries in Great Britain.

Although Jesus College was founded in 1496, the chapel and other buildings date from the 12th and 13th centuries and were originally the Benedictine Convent of St. Mary and St. Radegund. The College is centrally located in Cambridge and consists of some of the most spacious and beautiful grounds in Cambridge.

Fees, Application and Deadlines

  • Total Course Fee
    • Full Conference Participants – $1200
    • Guest Fee (dinners only) – $300

 Lodging and Breakfast (3 nights)

The new West Court development, opened in October of 2016, is located on the Jesus College campus and offers a range of luxury accommodations in the center of Cambridge, year round. The stylish and comfortable accommodations include a workstation with free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV, a hospitality tray and complimentary toiletries.

  • Jesus College
    • Single Room – $1000
    • Double Room – $1200

Deadline July 1, 2024
Applications must be received by this date but earlier application is recommended.

Applications must be accompanied by a $500 deposit per person, with any checks made payable to Waynesburg University. Please call or contact Larry Stratton if you have any questions: 724-852-7702 or lstratto@waynesburg.edu.

July 1, 2024 – The remaining balance of the course and accommodation fees are due by this date.

 

2024 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE (This schedule is subject to change and will be updated)

Sunday, July 14, 2024

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration/Check-In, Jesus College

7:00 p.m. Dinner, Jesus College

Speaker:

Graham Virgo, Master, Downing College, Professor of English Private Law, University of Cambridge School of Law

 

Monday, July 15, 2024

8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. (2 hours, 1-15 minute break)

“The Forthcoming UK election, when will it be and some legal issues that may arise – Human Rights, Northern Ireland, the Constitution and devolution, and Brexit”

  • Sir Anthony Holland, Former Financial Services Complaints Commissioner, Chairman of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission, and Law Society President

10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  (2 hours, 1-15 minute break)

“The American Jury: Citizens and the Search for Justice”

  • The Honorable D. Brooks Smith, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  (2 hours, 1-15 minute break)

Ethics: “Challenges to the Judiciary-Political or Otherwise-Can Judicial Independence Survive? “

  • The Honorable Gary S. Glazer, Senior Judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas,
    Philadelphia

 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (1 hour, 1-15 minute break)

Dignitatis Dubitante: The Role of Dignity in Continental European and Anglo-American Jurisprudence”

  • The Honorable David Porter, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Chapel Service, Jesus College Chapel

 

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (1 hour)

 “The Great Object of Government: The Security of Property under the Constitution”

  • The Honorable Victor J. Wolski, Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims

9:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  (3 hours, 1-15 minute break)

“Legal Developments in the United Kingdom and Europe Post-Brexit”

  • Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union Law, Co-director of Centre for
    European Legal Studies, University of Cambridge School of Law

12:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  (2 hours, 1-15 minute break)

“Recent U.S. Supreme Court Roundup”

  • The Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • The Honorable Maureen Lally-Green, Professor of Law Emerita, Thomas Kline School of Law, Duquesne University, Judge (Ret.), Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • The Honorable William S. Stickman IV, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

7:00 p.m.  Dinner, Jesus College

Speaker:

Dr. Phillip Murray, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. (2 hours 1-15 minute break)

“The Constitution in Wartime: Reflections on The Court at War: FDR, His Justices, and the World They Made by Cliff Sloan”

  • The Honorable D. Michael Fisher, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

10:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. (2 hours, 1-15 minute break)

“Social Media and the New World of Bench-Bar Relations”

  • The Honorable Catherine C. Hammond, Judge (Retired), Virginia Circuit Court, Henrico County

Lecturers

The Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman

  • Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

The Honorable D. Michael Fisher 

  • Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

The Honorable D. Brooks Smith

  • Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

The Honorable David Porter

  • Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Honorable William S. Stickman IV

  • Judge, U.S. District District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

The Honorable Victor J. Wolski

  • Judge, United States Court of Federal Claims

The Honorable Maureen Lally-Green

  • Professor of Law Emerita, Thomas Kline School of Law, Duquesne University
  • Judge (Retired), Superior Court of Pennsylvania

The Honorable Gary S. Glazer

  • Senior Judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia

The Honorable Catherine C. Hammond

  • Judge (Retired), Virginia Circuit Court, Henrico County

Graham Virgo, Master, Downing College

  • Professor of English Private Law, University of Cambridge School of Law

Catherine Barnard

  • Professor of European Union Law, Co-director of Centre for European Legal Studies, University of Cambridge School of Law

Dr. Philip Murray

  • Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

Sir Anthony Holland

  • Former Financial Services Complaints Commissioner, Chairman of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission, and Law Society President

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