Changing Currents:

Contemporary Issues in American, English, and European Law.

Earn CLE Credit in England July 17-20, 2022!

CLE (Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia) and CJE (Pennsylvania) credit is being pursued and will be posted upon approval.

The overall conference schedule is subject to adjustment.

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.

Fees, Application and Deadlines

  • Total Course Fee
    • Full Conference Participants – $975
    • Guest Fee (dinners only)  – $400

 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 $800 (1 guest)
    • Double Room $900 (2 guests)
  • Deposit $400 (Per person – non-refundable)

Deadline July 1, 2022
Applications must be received by this date but earlier application is recommended.

Applications must be accompanied by a $400 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, 2022 – The remaining balance of the course and accommodation fees are due by this date.

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Sunday, July 17, 2022

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

7:00 p.m. Dinner, Jesus College

  • Graham Virgo QC, Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, University of Cambridge
    Professor of English Private Law and Fellow, Downing College, Cambridge

 

Monday, July 18, 2022

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

“Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law”

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

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. (1 hour)

“William Penn’s Legal and Constitutional Legacy”

  • The Honorable Max Baer, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  (2 hours, 1-15 minute break)

Ethics: “Media and the Law: An Uneasy Partnership”

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

1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  (2 hours, 1-15 minute break)

Ethics (for Virginia Lawyers and others): “Looking Back While Moving Forward.”

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

 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Chapel Service, Jesus College Chapel

“St. Thomas More: A Lesson in Law and Conscience”

  • Homilist: Chief Judge Brooks Smith
  • Lector: Judge Gary S. Glazer
  • Officiant: The Rev. Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton

7:00 p.m.  Dinner, Jesus College

 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (1 hour)

“The Relationship between the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution”

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

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

“Beyond Brexit”

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

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

“Recent U.S. Supreme Court Roundup”

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

2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. (1 hour)

“The Legislative and Executive Role in the Constitutional Balance”

  • The Honorable D. Michael Fisher, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit,
    Former Attorney General of Pennsylvania, former Pennsylvania State Senator, and former
    Pennsylvania State Representative

7:00 p.m.  Dinner, Jesus College

Tentative speaker, Lord David Lloyd-Jones, Justice, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. (1 hour)

“Keeping the Nation’s Conscience: The Role of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims”

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

9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (2 hours, 1-15 minute break)

“Our Unconventional English Constitution”

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

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (1 hour)

Roundtable on Contemporary English, European, and American Law

  • Max Baer, Justice, Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • D. Michael Fisher, Judge U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Gary S. Glazer, Judge, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas
  • Maureen Lally-Green, Duquesne University School of Law
  • David J. Porter, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Ann Hunter Simpson, Virginia Circuit Judge, Retired
  • D. Brooks Smith, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • Victor J. Wolski, Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Lecturers

The Honorable D. Brooks Smith

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

The Honorable Michael D. Fisher

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

The Honorable David J. Porter

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

The Honorable Victor J. Wolski

  • Judge, United States Court of Federal Claims

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

The Honorable Lord David Lloyd-Jones

  • Justice
    Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Sir Anthony Holland

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

Graham Virgo QC

  • Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, University of Cambridge
    Professor of English Private Law and Fellow, Downing College, Cambridge

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