Recent Conferences

  • April 10, 2015
    Fulfilling the Commercialization Goals of the Bayh-Dole Act is the outcome of a yearlong research project by Thomas Jefferson School of Law students. The symposium will focus on the goal of the Bayh-Dole Act, which is to make technology transfer a university responsibility in exchange for receiving...
  • March 27, 2015
    Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s 2015 Women and the Law Conference will explore Women and the Criminal Justice System. Noted criminal defense attorney and author Leslie Abramson, who handled the Menendez Brothers trial and the Phil Spector case, will deliver the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture (...
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    March 25, 2015
    Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, will be coming to Thomas Jefferson School of Law with his talk Legalizing Marijuana & Ending the Drug War: California’s Special Role. Described by Rolling Stone magazine as “the real drug czar" for drug policy...
  • National Sports Law Negotiation Competition and Sports Law Conference 2014
    September 19, 2014 - September 21, 2014
    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.
  • 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...