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The University of San Francisco School of Law features a dynamic calendar of symposia, which bring together scholars, practitioners and other leaders to address cutting edge issues and trends in law.

Upcoming Symposia

The 11th Annual Jack Pemberton Lecture on Workplace Justice 
Mar 19, 2015

After Actavis: Litigating Reverse Payment Cases
Feb 27, 2015

Past Symposia

The Legal Ethics of Identity: Blurring the line between Personal and Professional
Jan 30, 2015 

Trademark Law and Its Challenges 2014: A McCarthy Institute and Microsoft Corp. Symposium
March 13, 2014  London, England

Justice Scalia and Bryan Garner's Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts

Jan. 31, 2014 

Legal Ethics in the 21st Century: Technology, Speech, and Money

Jan. 31, 2014 

Ninth Annual Jack Pemberton Lecture on Workplace Justice

April 4, 2013 at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

2013 USF Law Review Symposium: The Future of Affirmative Action After Fisher

Feb. 22, 2013 

Eighth Annual Jack Pemberton Lecture on Workplace Justice

Mar. 29, 2012 at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

2012 USF Law Review Symposium

Feb. 24, 2012

Trademark Law and Its Challenges: A McCarthy Institute and Microsoft Corp. Symposium

Feb. 9, 2012 at Time Warner in New York City

2011 Western Regional Legal Writing Conference – How to Hit the Ground Writing: Meeting the Expectations of the Changing Legal Market

August 26-27, 2011

"Democracy, Inc? Citizens United, Corporate Expenditures & the Future of Campaign Finance Law"

February 25, 2011

Litigation, Settlement and the Public Interest: Fluid Recovery and Cy Pres Relief

October 30, 2010

Clean Technology and the Law: The Legal Infrastructure for Promoting the Development and Dissemination of Clean Technologies

October 1, 2010

IP v.3.0: The Emerging Role of Intellectual Property Protection in the (Digital) Cloud

October 13, 2010

University of San Francisco Law Review Symposium "The Future of Same-Sex Marriage"

Feb. 26, 2010

California Water Law Symposium "Who Controls the Water? Reforming California Water Law Governance in the Age of Scarcity"

Jan. 30, 2010

Lawyers, Drugs, and Money: A Prescription for Antitrust Enforcement in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Sept. 25, 2009

Legal Employment Symposium: How to Navigate the Changing Legal Landscape from the Ground Up

Sept. 17, 2009

The Evolving Definition of the Immigrant Worker: The Intersection Between Employment, Labor, and Human Rights Law

Feb. 27, 2009

The Brand as Property: Trademark Law and Its Challenges in the New Era

Nov. 4, 2009

The Future of Corporate Accountability and Oversight

April 4, 2008