Recent Conferences

  • June 6, 2014
    This conference, co-sponsored by the Law and Humanities Institute (New York) and the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, examines the many ways in which law and magic interact. Not only can the law influence the practice of magic, such as in the areas of freedom of speech and religion and intellectual...
  • February 21, 2014
    The 2014 Women and the Law Conference gathers together a slate of luminaries in military leadership to explore the unique forces shaping women’s access to power in the U.S. military. The conference focuses on a number of issues, including whether new statistics on sexual assault in the...
  • November 15, 2013
    Creative and innovative ideas are at the core of the fashion industry, from the creation of the corset to Lady Gaga’s infamous meat ensemble. However, the theft and unauthorized copying of fashion designs remains a persistent problem, reflecting, some would say, the law’s failure to...
  • November 6, 2013
    Large numbers of recently returned veterans from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan struggle with mental health and substance abuse issues. Some of these veterans end up in the criminal justice system, and strain the ability of the system to provide accountability for wrongdoing while...
  • October 18, 2013
    In the patent world, a troll is an entity that obtains patents for inventions it never intends to market, instead lurking in the shadows to zap purported infringers with patent infringement suits. In the copyright world, so-called "sample trolls" such as Bridgeport Music, are entities...
  • September 20, 2013
    The Thomas Jefferson School of Law will be issuing its first white paper regarding the issue of starting women's intercollegiate football. Universities across the country continue to struggle to comply with Title IX and provide women with opportunities to participate in intercollegiate...
  • September 20, 2013 - September 22, 2013
    The National Sports Law Negotiation Competition (“NSLNC”) is an annual competition and sports law conference hosted by Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.
  • Women and the Law Conference 2013
    February 8, 2013
    Our 13th annual Women and the Law Conference brought together prestigious jurists and distinguished academics to discuss “HER HONOR: Women in the Judiciary.” The conference reflected on the challenges and achievements of women judges and their effect on their legal systems....
  • Gladiators Conference 2012
    November 10, 2012
    TJSL’s Center for Sports Law & Policy is presenting a daylong conference that will examine the violence and devastating injuries that pervade sports. Speakers will focus on finding solutions at the medical, legal, policy and cultural levels.
  • Music Copyright Terminations
    October 20, 2012
    The 1978 Copyright Act provides that artists can terminate and thereby regain copyrights assigned to record labels and music publishers after thirty-five years from the grant. The first case involved Village People composer Victor Willis, writer of the hit YMCA, and led to a federal district court...