2013 Webcasts

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Knapp Chair/30th Nathaniel L. Nathanson Memorial Lecture

"Trafficking, Prostitution and Inequality" Speaker: Catharine A. MacKinnon.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Fifth Annual Climate and Energy Law Symposium

"California in the Spotlight: Successes and Challenges in the Climate Change Law"

Academic and policy experts analyzed and assessed three core aspects of California’s approach to climate change mitigation at the University of San Diego’s Fifth Annual Climate & Energy Law Symposium.


  • Stephen P. Ferruolo, Dean and Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Kelsey Chase, Editor in Chief, San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law
  • Scott J. Anders, Director, Energy Policy Initiatives Center, University of San Diego School of Law

Watch the Welcome webcast


Carla Peterman photoVirgil Welch, Special Counsel, California Air Resources Board

Watch the Morning Keynote webcast

PANEL ONE: Carbon Cap-and-Trade in Action

  • Wil Burns, Associate Director, Energy Policy & Climate Program, Johns Hopkins University
  • Alice Kaswan, Professor of Law, University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Jim Rossi, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Holly Stout, Senior Counsel, California Air Resources Board
  • Moderator: Joshua T. Bledsoe, Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP

Watch the Panel One webcast

PANEL TWO: Towards Low-Carbon Electricity and Transportation

  • Joel B. Eisen, Professor of Law and Austin Owen Research Fellow, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Melissa Powers, Associate Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Harrison Clay, President, Clean Energy Renewable Fuels
  • Andrew Ulmer, Director, Federal Regulatory Affairs, California Independent System Operator
  • Moderator: Warren Diven, Partner, Best Best & Krieger LLP

Watch the Panel Two webcast

PANEL THREE: Constitutional Challenges to State Leadership

  • David A. Dana, Stanford Clinton Sr. and Zylpha Kilbride Clinton Research Professor of Law, Northwestern Law School
  • Steven Ferrey, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School
  • Alexandra B. Klass, Professor of Law, University of Minnesota School of Law
  • David Zonana, Deputy Attorney General, Environment Section
  • Moderator: : Tim Duane, Professor, University of California Santa Cruz and Visiting Professor, University of San Diego School of Law

Watch the Panel Three webcast


Ken Alex photoCongressman Scott Peters, 52nd Congressional District

Watch the symposium keynote address

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Joan E. Bowes-James Madison Distinguished Speaker Series

"Inventing Freedom: How the English-Speaking Peoples Made the Modern World." Speaker: Daniel Hannan.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

29th Nathaniel L. Nathanson Memorial Lecture 

The Claims of Conscience and the Rule of Law: Can They Coexist?

Since the rise of revealed religion, the relation between civil and religious authority has been a central question. In modernity, religious authority has often been seen in individual terms, as the conscience of the believer. In a constitutional democracy such as ours, how can we deal with the conflict between the aims of public law and the demands of individual conscience, which may require non-compliance or resistance? Galston will explore some of the ways in which this conflict plays out in jurisprudence and public policy.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Richard Crawford Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy Presents Stephen E. Shay

Friday, February 15, 2013 – Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation 
Originalism Works-in-Progress Conference

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego

2013 Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation Originalism Works-in-Progress ConferenceSponsored by the Center for the Study of Constitutional Originalism, the conference will involve the presentation of a variety of new works concerning originalism. All scholars who are interested in originalism are invited to attend. This conference is made possible through support from the Hugh & Hazel Darling Foundation.

Conference Introductory Remarks

USD School of Law Professor Michael Rappaport opens the conference.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Constitutionalism, Originalism and Libertarianism:
Lunchtime Lecture with Richard Epstein

Thursday, January 17, 2013 – Friday, January 18, 2013

Third Annual USD Patent Law Conference: The Future of Patent Law Remedies

"The Future of Patent Law Remedies" addressed landmark changes in patent law remedies taking place at the Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, and globally.

PANEL ONE: Patent Law Judges

Judge Jimmie V. Reyna, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
Judge Marilyn L. Huff, United States District Judge, Southern District of California
Judge Janis L. Sammartino, United States District Judge, Southern District of California

PANEL TWO: Patent Law Attorneys

Fred Berretta, Knobbe Martens
James Isbester, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend
David Kleinfeld, Partner, Goodwin Procter
Michael M. Rosen, Fish & Richardson
Chris Longman, Qualcomm
Moderator: John F. Duffy, University of Virginia

PANEL THREE: Patent Law Ethics

Professor David McGowan, University of San Diego School of Law
Erin Gibson, Partner, DLA Piper, and Adjunct Professor, University of San Diego School of Law

PANEL FOUR: Patent Law Professors

Professor Thomas Cotter, University of Minnesota School of Law
Professor Ted Sichelman, University of San Diego School of Law


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