Earn CLE Credit in England this Summer *

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About the Conference

This five-day program held at Jesus College, Cambridge University explores the essential contemporary and historical attributes of American, English, and European law in a wide-ranging discussion among distinguished jurists, academic leaders, and practicing lawyers.

Cambridge University is the second-oldest university in both the United Kingdom and the English-speaking world. Law has been taught there for many centuries, and the present law faculty building, built in 1840, houses one of the best law libraries in Great Britain.

Although Jesus College was founded in 1496, it is unique in as much as the chapel and other buildings date from the 12th and 13th centuries and were originally the Benedictine Convent of St. Mary and St. Radegund. The College is centrally located in Cambridge and consists of some of the most spacious and beautiful grounds in Cambridge.

 *Approved in PA, VA & WV  (12 hours - including 2 Ethics hours)


Monday, August 1, 2016

  • 2:00-5:00PM: Registration/Check-In, Jesus College
  • 7:00PM: Dinner, Jesus College


Tuesday, August 2, 2016: 9:00AM-1:15PM*

(Lunch will be served for this Tuesday session)

  • Legal Ethics – 1 hour
    • Judge D. Michael Fisher, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • Current Challenges in Death Penalty Litigation – 1 hour
    • Judge Gary S. Glazer, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas
  • Ethics: Virginia’s Disciplinary Process – A Primer on Disciplinary Proceedings before a Three-Judge Panel – 2 hours
    • Judge Ann Hunter Simpson , Retired, Virginia Circuit


Wednesday, August 3, 2016: 9:00AM-12:15PM

  • Unity and Disunity in European Union Law
    • Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union Law; Co-director of CELS; Jean Monnet Chair of EU Law, University of Cambridge School of Law


Thursday, August 4, 2016: 9:00AM-12:15PM

  • American Presidents and the Constitution
    • Kenneth Gormley, Dean, Duquesne University Law School; President-elect, Duquesne University
  • 7:00PM: Dinner, Jesus College
    • Critical Contemporary Issues in English Law
      • Lord Justice Robin Auld


Friday, August 5, 2016: 9:00AM-12:15PM

  • The Proposed English Bill of Rights, The Human Rights Act, & Parliamentary Supremacy
    • Sir Anthony Holland, U.K. Financial Services Complaints Commissioner; Speakers Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
  • Reflections on English and American Jurisprudence
    • Panel Discussion: Sir Anthony Holland, Judge D. Michael Fisher, Judge Ann Hunter Simpson, Judge Gary Glazer
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