Law School lectures, addresses, conferences and workshops include those of various student organizations and events (e.g., the Black Law Student Association, the Penn Latin American Law Students Association, and the Edwin R. Keedy Cup Competition), the School’s institutes and centers (e.g., the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law, the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition, and the Toll Public Interest Center), as well as distinguished lectures (e.g., The Leon C. & June W. Holt Lecture in International Law and the Paul G. Haaga, Jr. Lecture in Law, Government, and Public Policy).

The collection also includes bibliographies, prepared by Biddle Law Library staff, for further reading on the subject matter of some of the events.

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Submissions from 2020

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Announcement of Daniel Benjamin: "Social-Science Genomics: A Primer and Progress Report" (3/5/20)

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Announcement of Owen J. Roberts Lecture in Constitutional Law: Dorothy E. Roberts: "Abolition Constitutionalism" (3/3/20)

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Announcement of Penn Black Law Student Association Sadie Alexander Conference: "The Cost of Slavery: How Reparations Correct America’s Balance Sheet" (2/29/20)

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Announcement of Center for Ethics & the Rule of Law Book Talk: James R. Clapper: "Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence" (2/27/20)

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Announcement of Future of the Profession Initiative Conference: "Law 2030: A Global Conversation about the Future of the Profession" (2/27-28/20)

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Announcement of Panel Discussion: "Medicare for All and Beyond: Expanding Coverage, Containing Costs" (2/21/20)

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Selected Bibliography for Panel Discussion: "Medicare for All and Beyond: Expanding Coverage, Containing Costs" (2/21/20)

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Announcement of Documentaries & the Law Lecture on Media and the First Amendment: Particia Roberts-Miller & Seth Kreimer: "Dialogue on Demagoguery and Free Speech" (2/20/20)

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Announcement of Eric Helland: "The Effects of Product Liability on Safety: Evidence from Pharmaceutical Litigation" (2/20/20)

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Announcement of Lunch Conversation: Charles Ramsey (2/18/20)

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Announcement of Mark P. Nevitt & Daniel Shields: "Law and DIplomacy: Conflict in the South China Sea" (2/13/20)

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Announcement of Panel Discussion: "Dual Allegiances in America: Christian, Jewish & Muslim Perspectives" (2/12/20)

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Announcement of Center for Ethics & the Rule of Law Conference: "Twenty Years of Women, Peace, and Security Initiatives: Are We Doing Better?" (2/11/20)

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Announcement of Paul G. Haaga, Jr. Lecture in Law, Government and Public Policy: Michéle Flournoy: "Driving Change through Red Tape: Policymaking in the World's Biggest Bureaucracy" (2/11/20)

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Selected Bibliography for Paul G. Haaga, Jr. Lecture in Law, Government and Public Policy: Michéle Flournoy: "Driving Change through Red Tape: Policymaking in the World's Biggest Bureaucracy" (2/11/20)

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Announcement of Penn Law South Asian Law Students Association Conference: "A Century after Thind: South Asians in the Legal Profession" (2/7/20)

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Selected Bibliography for Penn Law South Asian Law Students Association Conference: "A Century after Thind: South Asians in the Legal Profession" (2/7/20)

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Announcement of Caroline Zelaznik Gruss and Joseph S. Gruss Lecture in Talmudic Civil Law: Benjamin Porat: "The Biblical Struggle for Social Justice: New Perspectives" (2/6/20)

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Announcement of Nicholas Tabor: "Capital, Contagion, and Financial Crises: What Stops a Run from Spreading?" (2/6/20)

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Selected Bibliography for Caroline Zelaznik Gruss and Joseph S. Gruss Lecture in Talmudic Civil Law: Benjamin Porat: "The Biblical Struggle for Social Justice: New Perspectives" (2/6/20)

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Announcement of Penn Law Asian Pacific American Law Student Association Conference: "Fighting for Visibility: Asian Americans in Law and Politics" (2/1/20)

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Announcement of Michael Brennan: "The Anti-Federalists: Then and Now" (1/30/20)

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Announcement of Center for Ethics & the Rule of Law and Penn Program on Regulation Book Talk: Michael Kearns and Aaron Roth: "The Ethical Algorithm: The Science of Socially Aware Algorithm Design" (1/29/20)

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Announcement of Nicholas Rosenkranz: "The Subjects of the Constitution" (1/29/20)

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Announcement of Panel Discussion: "Conversations about Justice: 0.5 Degrees: The Green New Deal and the Climate Crisis" (1/29/20)

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Announcement of 2020 Edwin R. Keedy Cup

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Announcement of Yesha Yadav: "Debt Buybacks and the Myth of Creditor Power" (1/23/20)

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Announcement of Alicia Hilton: "Double Jeopardy Post-Gamble" (1/22/20)

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Announcement of Center for Ethics & the Rule of Law Film Screening and Panel Discussion: "The Report"

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Announcement of Kathryn Ciano Mauler: "Big Tech and the Regulatory State" (1/16/20)

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Announcement of Haleh Esfandiari: "A 30-Minute Fireside Chat on Iran" (1/14/20)

Submissions from 2019

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Announcement of Center for Ethics & the Rule of Law Conference: "Hybrid Threats in the Grey Zone: Mapping the Terrain" (12/6-7/19)

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Announcement of Center for Ethics & the Rule of Law Book Talk: Mitchell A. Orenstein: "The Lands in Between: Russia vs the West and the New Politics of Hybrid War" (12/5/19)

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Announcement of Center for Ethics & the Rule of Law Conference: "Autocrats' Tech Assault and Democracy's Response" (11/21-22/19)

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Announcement of Constitutional Law Speaker: Mila Versteeg (11/21/19)

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Announcement of Michael Gerhardt: "Impeachment: Procedure & Precedent" (11/20/19)

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Announcement of Tax Law & Policy Seminar: Kerk Phillips and Jaeger Nelson: "Overlapping Generations Models: Comparisons from a Stylized Social Security Experiment" (11/20/19)

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Announcement of Penn Intellectual Property Group Lecture: Robert Frederickson: "Generics vs. Brands: The Hatch-Waxman Act and Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation" (11/19/19)

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Selected Bibliography for: The 2019-2020 Holt Lecture: The Impact of Women’s Leadership on the Global Economy (11/13/19)

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Announcement of Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition Panel DIscussion: "Seismic Shifts in Privacy: California and Beyond" (11/18/19)

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Announcement of Frank Deale: "Disrupting Civ Pro: Unmasking the Politics of Procedure" (11/14/19)

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Announcement of Institute for Law & Economics Distinguished Jurist Lecture: Jay Clayton: "Modernizing our Regulatory Framework: Focus on Authority, Expertise & Long-Term Investor Interests" (11/14/19)

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Announcement of Panel Discussion: "The Future of Title VII and LGBTQ+ Discrimination" (11/14/19)

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Selected Bibliography for: Institute for Law & Economics Distinguished Jurist Lecture: Jay Clayton: "Modernizing our Regulatory Framework: Focus on Authority, Expertise & Long-Term Investor Interests" (11/14/19)

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Announcement of Kurt Lash: "The Forgotten 9th Amendment" (11/13/19)

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Announcement of Tax Law & Policy Seminar: Leslie Robinson: "Negotiated Tax Havens" (11/13/19)

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Announcement of Arlin M. Adams Lecture in Law, Religion and the First Amendment: Christopher Eisgruber: "Contested Civility: Free Speech and Inclusivity on Campus" (11/12/19)

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Selected Bibliography for: Hon. Arlin M. Adams Lecture in Law Religion and The First Amendment: Contested Civility: Free Speech & Inclusivity on Campus (11/12/19)

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Announcement of 6th Innovation in Prosecution Summit (11/7-8/19)

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Announcement of Richard Corddray and Colin Diver: "The Supreme Court and the Future of Agency Independence: Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau" (11/7/19)

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Announcement of Tax Law & Policy Seminar: Rebecca Kysar: "Unraveling the Tax Treaty" (11/6/19)

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Announcement of A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Memorial Lecture: Brittany K. Barnett: "Pursuing Freedom: Unlocking People and Potential" (11/5/19) (

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Announcement of Panel Discussion: "Conversations About Justice: ReImagining Community Inclusion for Imprisoned Youth" (11/5/19)

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Announcement of Panel Discussion: "The Pay-to-Play Debate: Legal and Legislative Challenges to the College Sports Model" (11/5/19)

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Selected Bibliography for: "Conversations about Justice: Re-Imagining Community Inclusion for Imprisoned Youth" November 5, 2019

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Selected Bibliography for: Entertainment and Sports Law Society: "The Pay-to-Play Debate: Legal and Legislative Challenges to the College Sports Model" November 5, 2019

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ANnouncement of Richard Corddray: "Why Regulation is Good for Business" (11/4/19)

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Announcement of Trademark Hot Topics Discussion: Katie McCarthy (11/4/2019)

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Announcement of lchsan Zikry: "Human Rights and Civil Liberties: Strengthening check and balances mechanism in pre-trial stage as a measure to prevent human rights abuse. Case Study - Indonesia" (10/31/19)

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Announcement of Sarah Harris: "PROMESA and the Appointments Clause" (10/30/19)

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Announcement of Tax Law & Policy Seminar: Andy Grewal: "The President’s Tax Returns" (10/30/19)

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Announcement of sujatha baliga and David Rudovsky: "Generations of Impact: Mentorship, Criminal Justice and the Future of Accountability" (10/29/19)

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Announcement of Tara Ramchandani: "Disrupting Torts" (10/29/19)

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Announcement of Public Interest Week: Dorothy Roberts and Kimberlé Crenshaw: "Intersectionality and the Law" (10/24/19)

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Announcement of Public Interest Week: Panel Discussion: "No Place to Call Home: Gentrification and Family Law in Philadelphia" (10/24/19)

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Selected Bibliography for: Penn Program on Documentaries & the Law: Public Interest Week - Screening of “Cooked: Survival by Zip Code” October 24, 2019

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Announcement of Tax Law & Policy Seminar: John Vella: " Residual Profit Allocation by Income" (10/23/19)

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Announcement of Public Interest Week: Panel Discussion: "Violence Against Women and the U.S. Military" (10/22/19)

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Announcement of Public Interest Week: Provost's Lecture on Diversity: Michael Jones-Correa: "What Borders Do" (10/21/19)

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Selected Bibliography for "The 12th Annual Public Interest Week: Connected: Reimagining Community in the Pursuit of Justice" October 21 – 25, 2019

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Announcement of Aliaksandra Tyhrytskaya: "Human Rights and Economic Rights: Global review of legal barriers and discriminatory norms against women in employment law" (10/17/19)

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Announcement of Michael Stokes Paulsen: "Does the Constitution Prescribe Rules for its Interpretation?" (10/17/19)

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Announcement of Kim Lane Scheppele: "Brexit: The Legal Anatomy of a Disaster" (10/16/19)

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Announcement of Sisi Virginia Khmapepe: "25 Years After Apartheid: Looking to the Past, Looking to the Future: Lessons Learned on Nation-Building, Democracy, and Reconciliation" (10/16/19)

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Announcement of Tax Law & Policy Seminar: Mitchell Kane: "Collecting the Rent: The Global Battle to Capture MNE Profits" (10/16/19)

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Announcement of Carol Tracy: "Justice for Survivors" (10/15/19)

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Announcement of Center for Ethics & the Rule of Law Book Talk: Julie Salomon: "An Innocent Bystander: The Killing of Leon Klinghoffer" (10/10/19)

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Announcement of Legal History Workshop: Daniel LaChance: "Ms. Miller's Constitution: Civil Liberties and the Radical Right in Cold War America" (10/10/19)

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Announcement of Sanjukta Paul: "Disrupting Contracts" (10/10/19)

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Announcement of Women, Law, & Leadership Lab: Salomé Cisnal (10/8/19)

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Announcement of Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition Panel Discussion: "Current Issues in Law and Technology" (10/2/19)

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Selected Bibliography for Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition Panel Discussion: "Current Issues in Law and Technology" (10/2/19)

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Announcement of Women, Law, & Leadership Lab: Maria-Pia Hope and Rachel Vogelstein (10/1/19)

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Announcement of Center for Ethics & the Rule of Law Conference: "Ethical Challenges in the Development of New Weaponry" (9/26/19)

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Announcement of Steven S. Goldberg & Jolley Bruce Christman Lecture in Education Law: Nikole Hannah-Jones: "Why Integration Matters: The Ongoing Segregation of Schools in the 21st Century" (9/25/19)

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Announcement of Rick Garnett: "Religious Freedom and the Establishment Clause Post-American Legion" (9/18/19)

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Announcement of Center for Ethics & the Rule of Law Book Talk: David McCraw: "Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts" (9/17/19)

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Announcement of Women, Law, & Leadership Lab: Natalie Jabangwe & Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan (9/17/19)

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Announcement of Women, Law, & Leadership Lab: Wilma Wallace & Marissa Wesely (9/10/19)

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Announcement of Women, Law, & Leadership Lab: Linda Addision (9/3/19)

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Announcement of One Child, Many Hands Conference (6/5-7/19)

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Announcement of Quattrone Center Book Event: Emily Bazelon: "Charged: The New Movement to Transform American Prosecution and End Mass Incarceration" (4/19/19)

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Announcement of Clinical Legal Studies Workshop: Anna Carpenter and Colleen Shanahan: "Studying the 'New' Civil Judges" (4/18/19)

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Announcement of Elyn Saks: "The Center Cannot Hold: My Life as a Patient and Legal Professional" (4/18/19)

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Announcement of Chancery Court Program: "Controllers as Sellers: Just What Are the Conflicts and How Well Has the Law Addressed Them?" (4/16/19)

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Announcement of Law and Economics Seminar: Amanda Agan: "Salary Disclosure and Hiring: Field Experimental Evidence from a Two-Sided Audit Study" (4/16/19)

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Announcement of Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law Book Talk: Kathleen Hall Jamieson: "Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President--What We Don't, Can't, and Do Know" (4/11/19)

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Announcement of Law and Entrepreneurship Lecture: John Schultz: "China Inc.--What It Means for American Innovation and Entrepreneurship" (4/10/19)

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Announcement of Panel Discussion: "The Opioid Epidemic and the Criminalization of Pregnancy" (4/10/19)

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Selected Bibliography for Law and Entrepreneurship Lecture: John Schultz: "China Inc.--What It Means for American Innovation and Entrepreneurship" (4/10/19)