Widener Law Journal Hosts Groundbreaking Bankruptcy & Beyond Symposium in Harrisburg Apr 14th

PROF NOTE: As faculty advisor to the Widener Law Journal, I am honored to moderate the panel on Financing Municipalities with panelists Christine Sgarlata Chung, Associate Professor, Albany Law School, Randle B. Pollard, Assistant Professor, Indiana University Kelley School of Business and David Unkovic, McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC.

Bankruptcy and Beyond: Solving the Problem of Municipal Financial Distress

Municipal financial distress is a problem of enormous importance both nationally and in Pennsylvania. Detroit recently filed the largest municipal bankruptcy case in history, 21 cities in Pennsylvania are in Act 47, the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act program, and Harrisburg is on its way to recovery after operating in receivership for over two years.
This symposium, presented on Monday April 14, 2014 by the Widener Law Journal of Widener University School of Law’s Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Campus, will explore the causes of municipal distress and approaches to alleviating the problem. Reducing existing debt is not enough; policymakers must think creatively about municipal structure, finance, and expenditures. The invited speakers include experts in state and local government law, municipal finance and tax issues, public pensions, and Chapter 9 bankruptcy.
The symposium (which offers six CLE credits and valuable networking opportunities) will provide a unique opportunity for nationally recognized scholars in a variety of areas related to municipal financial distress to exchange ideas with professionals involved in Harrisburg’s recovery.

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Distinguished speakers and panelists

General William Lynch Former Receiver for the City of Harrisburg
Michelle Wilde Anderson University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Hon. Thomas Bennett U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Alabama
Christine Sgarlata Chung Albany Law School
Hon. Mary D. France U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
Jarad Handelman First Executive Deputy General Counsel to Governor Tom Corbett
Mark Kaufman McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
Juliet M. Moringiello Widener University School of Law
Guy S. Neal Sidley Austin LLP
Matthew Parlow Marquette University School of Law
Randle Pollard Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Scott Pryor Regent University School of Law
Frank H. Shafroth George Mason University
David A. Skeel University of Pennsylvania School of Law
David Thornburgh University of Pennsylvania Fels Institute of Government
David Unkovic McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

EVENT: Intro to IP Law for entrepreneurs hosted by Widener Law-DE 4/19

Soucre: Widener Law Public Relations

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Entrepreneurs, artists and inventors who want to learn more about protecting rights to their ideas and work are encouraged to take advantage of a seminar designed to introduce the basics of intellectual property law.

The program, presented by Widener Law with support from DuPont, is also intended to benefit attorneys with backgrounds outside intellectual property law. It presents an opportunity for the small business community to learn strategies for success that can strengthen the ability to create jobs and grow in a difficult economy. The program is additionally designed to encourage pro bono assistance from seasoned intellectual property professionals to support these innovators.

“Introduction to Intellectual Property Law” will be held Thursday, April 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom in the Main Law Building at 4601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, Del.

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EVENT: Center for Intellectual Property Symposium June 6-8th, Baltimore, MD

June 6-8, 2012
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland

The Center for Intellectual Property 2012 CIP Biennial Symposium

  • Register early and save up to $100 off the full symposium fee.
  • Register early for the full symposium and one pre-conference seminar and save up to $140!
    2012 CIP Symposium offers attendees a 3-day immersive educational symposium full of many opportunities to connect with peers and experts in the intellectual property field who share your commitment and challenges in navigating your way through the maze of copyright laws and issues.

    Register today and gain valuable information and insight from the following experts:

    Keynote speakers

  • Lawrence Lessig, director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, IP scholar and author
  • Peggy Hoon, scholarly communications librarian for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) and CIP’s IP Scholar
    Keynote Topic: The Elephant In The Room: Copyright and Digitization Projects
  • Karyn Temple Claggett, senior counsel for Policy and International Affairs, United States Copyright Office
    Keynote Topic: Emerging Issues in Copyright Law

        Pre-symposium Seminars

    • “Copyright 101”
      Speaker: Nancy Sims, JD, copyright program librarian at University of Minnesota
    • “Policy Creation and Revision”
      Speaker: Steve McDonald, JD, general counsel at Rhode Island School of Design 

    Learn more about the symposium tracks, career fair, and other events at the 2012 Symposium.  

    For information about sponsorship and career fair opportunities contact Camille Walker at camille.walker@umuc.edu or (240) 684-2964.