BUSINESS ACCOUNTABILITY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Fall 2020 – Spring 2022
The Compliance, Investigations & Corporate Responsibility Program at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law held the virtual program, Business Accountability for Human Rights: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. This program was the first of five which will culminate in a conference on Business Accountability for Human Rights at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in Spring 2022.
- April 7 and 8, 2022
Business Accountability for Human Rights: Addressing Human Rights Issues in Global Supply Chains
The conference will bring together government officials, business people, lawyers, scholars, and representatives of faith traditions to explore human rights issues in global supply chains at the Columbus School of Law. Experts from the public and private sectors will discuss overarching challenges, cross-sector commitments to eliminating human rights violations, the effectiveness of transnational regulation, ESG strategies, and financial issues. Specific topics will include subjects such as supply chain management, leading technologies, public/private partnerships, and emerging standards of human rights compliance.
- October 22, 2020 - Sarah H. Duggin, John Durkalski, Mark Holden, and Kevin Hyland; "Business Accountability for Human Rights: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic"
- January 27, 2021 - Social Responsibility and Small Business with Sarah H. Duggin, Dr. Shawn MacDonald, Chris Pilkerton, and Daniel Kane
- March 25, 2021 - What Companies Are Doing to Address Human Rights Violations
CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES IN AMERICAN & GLOBAL LAW
October 2020 – June 2021
A series of 16 one-hour free webinars were hosted twice-a-month by the American Law Program and LL.M. Program of the Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University in Kraków and The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, Washington, D.C.
- October 21 – Wirecard, Europe’s Enron? – Auditor Liability to Investors in Corporate Fraud
- October 28 – Why Compliance Matters – The Increasing Significance of the Compliance and Ethics Function in Global Corporations
- November 19 – Nonprofits in Crisis: Changes to Giving Rules and Politicization
- November 24 – The Cloud – A New Legal Frontier
- December 2 – Data Privacy in the US: Where We Stand Today and Predictions for the Future
- December 9 – Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property
- January 13, 2021 – Will Covid-19 be a Force Majeure Event in Commercial Contracts? A Civil and Common Law Analysis
- January 27, 2021 – International Law and the New Biden Administration
- February 10, 2021 – European Union and United States Budget-Making: Process, Politics, and Policy in a COVID-Challenged World
- February 24, 2021 – How Well Did the Post-2008 Financial Crisis Regime Prepare the World for the COVID-19 Pandemic?
- March 2, 2021 - The War on Kids: Progress and the Path forward on Juvenile Justice
- March 24, 2021 - Sustainable Investment - The New Heart of EU Financial Market Regulation
- April 14, 2021 - Combating Gender-Based Violence: The Council of Europe Istanbul Convention Approach and the U.S. Experience
- April 27, 2021 - #MeToo and #Black Lives Matter: Conflicting Objectives or Opportunities for Advancement of Shared Priorities?
- May 12, 2021 - Examining United States Retirement Savings Policy through the Lens of International Human Rights Principles
- June 2, 2021 - European Perspectives on Investment Fund Regulation
JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP OPINION WRITING CONFERENCE
February 26 – 27, 2021
The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America welcomes applications to its first annual Judicial Clerkship Opinion Writing Conference, to be held February 26-27, 2021. The conference is open to individuals who have accepted a 2021-2022 federal or state appellate court clerkship. In our initial year, all scheduled events will take place virtually. Conference details may be found here.
Over the course of the conference, attendees will receive opinion writing instruction from some of our country's most distinguished members of the judiciary. They will also be guided through writing an appellate court opinion and will receive individual review and commentary on their work by our faculty, all judges or former judicial clerks themselves. Finally, each attendee will be eligible for the CSL Prize in Judicial Clerkship Opinion Writing.