Changing Currents:

Contemporary Issues in American, English, and European Law.

Earn CLE Credit in England this Summer!

15 credit hours (including 6 ethics hours) approved in Pennsylvania; 15 credit hours (including 2 ethics hours) approved in West Virginia and Pennsylvania CJE; approval pending in Virginia.

July 28-31, 2019

Jesus College | Cambridge University | Cambridge, England

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, it is unique in as much as 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.

Registration

Fees, Application and Deadlines

  • Total Course Fee
    • Attorney – $975
    • Guest Fee (per guest) – $250

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 $450 (1 guest)
    • Double Room $675 (2 guests)
  • Deposit $350 (Per person – non-refundable)

Deadline July 5, 2019 –
Applications must be received by this date but earlier application is recommended.

Applications must be accompanied by a $350 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 5, 2019 – The remaining balance of the course and accommodation fees are due by this date.

Lecturers

The Honorable Justice Robin Knowles

  • High Court of England and Wales

The Honorable D. Brooks Smith

  • Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

The Honorable Max Baer

  • Justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

The Honorable Maureen Lally-Green

  • Dean and Professor of Law
    Duquesne University School of Law
    Judge (Retired), Superior Court of Pennsylvania

The Honorable Gary S. Glazer

  • Judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia

The Honorable Ann Hunter Simpson

  • Judge (Retired), Virginia Circuit Court
    (15th Judicial Circuit, Spotsylvania County)

Catherine Barnard

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

Sir Robin Auld

  • Lord Justice (Retired)
    Court of Appeal, United Kingdom

Sir Anthony Holland

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

Agenda

Sunday, July 28, 2019

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

7:00 p.m.: Dinner, Jesus College

  • The Hon. Justice Robin Knowles
    High Court of England and Wales

Monday, July 29, 2019

9:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m. (1-15 minute break)

“Class Action and Aggregate Litigation:  A Comparative International Analysis” – 2 hours

  • The Honorable D. Brooks Smith
    Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Ethics: “A Life of Legal Privileges:  What are the limits-ethical and otherwise?” – 2 hours

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

1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. – 2 hours (1-15 minute break)Ethics: (for Virginia Lawyers and others)

“Looking Back While Moving Forward.” – 2 hours

  • The Honorable Ann Hunter Simpson
    Judge (Retired), Virginia Circuit Court (15th Judicial Circuit, Spotsylvania County)

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. – 3 hours (1-15 minute break)

“After Brexit?: The present and future of UK and EU Law”

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

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

“U.S. Supreme Court 2018-2019 Term Roundup”

This session will cover criminal law, civil matters, and constitutional issues.  (1 hour each) 

  • The Honorable Max Baer
    Justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • The Honorable Maureen Lally-Green
    Dean and Professor of Law
    Duquesne University School of Law
    Judge (Ret.), Superior Court of Pennsylvania

7:00 p.m.: Dinner, Jesus College

“Critical Contemporary Issues in English Law”

  • A conversation with Sir Robin Auld
    Lord Justice (Retired)
    Court of Appeal, United Kingdom

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

9:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

“What Has Happened to Collegiality and the Concept of Professionalism in the Practice of Law in England in the past 50 Years?” (2 hours)

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

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Roundtable on Contemporary English, European, and American Law

  • D. Brooks Smith
    Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Max Baer, Justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Maureen Lally-Green
    Professor of Law, Duquesne University School of Law
  • Ann Hunter Simpson
    Virginia Circuit Judge, Retired
  • Gary S. Glazer
    Judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas

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