2017 Symposium

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The University of La Verne Law Review invites you to join us for an important conversation for this year’s symposium, Law and the Border: Defining our Nation, with keynote speaker Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel, MALDEF. This year’s symposium will allow an opportunity for its guests to be at the forefront of discussions concerning current legal, political, and cultural issues facing both the United States and Mexico.

Through three panels focusing on Illicit Activities, Immigration, and Economics the symposium seeks in bringing dual perspectives of both the United States and Mexico. Each of these panels will consist of experts from various disciplines providing insight into current issues concerning law, policy, and civil rights; including what the possible effects future decisions could have on both nations.

Students, professors, practicing professionals, and other members of the community will be in attendance. After each panel, guests of the symposium will have an opportunity to ask the panelists questions and engage in interactive dialogue regarding the presentations.

This year’s symposium will be hosted at the College of Law on Friday April 7, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

4.5 hours CLE credit is pending approval from the California State Bar.

 

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Sponsored in part by People for Peace and Prosperity.

 

2016 Symposium

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The 2016 University of La Verne Law Review created an important conversation among scholars about The Realities of Mass Incarceration in America Today, with keynote speaker Bryan A. Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Incentive, and Professor at New York University School of Law. In addition to the keynote address by Mr. Stevenson, there were three panels focused on sub-issues of the symposium. Each of these panels were filled with other scholars that brought together experts from various disciplines to provide insight into how mass incarceration relates to gender, racial and ethnic minorities, and the cradle to prison pipeline.

This 2016 symposium allowed an opportunity for its guests to become current on the present and potential issues surrounding incarceration. After each panel, guests of the symposium had an opportunity to ask the panelists questions and engage in interactive dialogue regarding the presentations.

2015 Symposium

The 2015 University of La Verne Law Review Symposium examined contemporary issues in California water law and policy.

The symposium featured scholars, government leaders, attorneys, and experts on water-related issues.  Our four panels explored the impact of the drought, new water-related legislation, contemporary approaches to water allocation, and socio-cultural issues related to water.  Please see the symposium schedule for the full list of speakers.

2014 Symposium

The year 2014 marked the 60th anniversary of the landmark civil rights decision, Brown v. Board of Education, and the Law Review honored the occasion with its symposium entitled “Brown v. Board of Education at 60: Cause Lawyering for a New Generation.”

2013 Symposium

In 2013, the La Verne Law Review hosted it’s second annual symposium on §1983 Civil Rights.  The event was held on February 7 and 8 at the Ayers Hotel in Ontario, CA, and featured many expert guest speakers including Erwin Chemerinsky.  The region’s leading civil rights experts, practitioners and law enforcement officials discussed §1983 litigation, including basic concepts, strategies, defenses and developing law.  The event was so successful, that the College of Law opted to adopt the theme for their main College of Law Symposium in 2014.

2012 Symposium

Early in 2012, the La Verne Law Review hosted a very successful symposium on §1983 Civil Rights.  The event was held in Ontario, CA, and featured many expert guest speakers including Erwin Chemerinsky.

2011 Symposium

Join some of the nation’s leading academic experts on Alternative Dispute Resolution who will be gathered at the University of La Verne College of Law for the 2011 Symposium titled, “Forecasting the Future: Cutting Edge Issues in ADR.” In coordination with the live event, the University of La Verne Law Review has published a Symposium Issue on Alternative Dispute Resolution.

2010 Symposium

Some of the nation’s leading academic experts on immigration law and policy gathered at the University of La Verne College of Law to grapple with a wide range of cutting edge immigration issues. In coordination with the live event, the University of La Verne Law Review published a Symposium Issue on Immigration Law in May 2010.