Publications & Symposia
The American University Washington College of Law Business Law Review is a student-run publication devoted to articles discussing the synergy between the legal profession and the business world. The Review endeavors to showcase the expertise and resources of academic and legal professionals, as well as that of the Washington College of Law, by providing its readers with interesting articles on significant current developments in business law and related fields.
Software Patents: The Case for Harmonization of European and American Law Through American Decisiveness and Leadership, by Andrew G. Haberman
Virtual Confusion: How the Lanham Act Can Protect Athletes from the Unauthorized Use of Their Likenesses in Sports Video Games, by Lindsay Coleman
Pharmaceutical Patents, Paragraph IV, and Pay-for-Delay: The Landscape of Drug Patent Litigation and the Lessons Provided for the Recently Passed Biosimilar Approval Pathway, by Brett Havranek
South Africa's Movie Piracy Challenges, by Matilda Bilstein
Settling for Less? An Analysis of the Possibility of Positive Legal Precedent on the Internet if the Google Book Search Litigation Had Not Reached a Settlement, by Brooke Ericson
Regulation of Medicine Patents by the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement to Broaden Access to Medicine, by Daniel Lee
Online Auction Sites and Inconsistencies: A Case Study of France, China, and the United States, by Won Hee Elaine Lee
The American University Labor & Employment Law Forum is one of only three American law school student-edited publications dedicated exclusively to the topics of Labor and Employment Law.
Law, Finance, and Legitimacy After Financial Reform presented legal scholars from around the country discussing the Dodd-Frank Act's living will provisions, transparency in financial regulation, loopholes in legislation, and the concept of "Too Big to Fail." Brooksley Born, a commissioner of the Federal Crisis Inquiry Commission and former chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, gave the keynote speech. The three-panel symposium was followed by a reception.
- Opening Statements/ Regulation of Finance (02:20:26)
- Lunch Keynote Speaker (00:47:21)
- Financial Regulation and Legitimacy (02:15:43)
- Financial Reform Policy Roundtable Discussion (01:19:14)
Emerging from the Recession with the Help of Increased Consumer Protection and Heightened Corporate Responsibility addressed recent reforms in connection with the Dodd-Frank Act and their potential impact on private investment companies, consumer credit, derivatives, and the mortgage industry.
- Welcome Remarks / Remote Keynote Speaker (00:36:06)
- Panel 1: "Too big to fail" (01:33:42)
- Panel 2: Private Investment Companies (00:45:51)
- Panel 3: Derivatives (00:43:26)
- Keynote Speaker (00:15:06)
- Panel 4: Mortgages (01:35:52)
- Panel 5: Consumer Credit (01:18:52)
Regulating the Unexpected: Exploring Recent Problems and Potential Solutions in Environmental, Transportation, and Financial Regulation included a panel devoted to examining the problems facing the newly established Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a product of the Dodd-Frank Act.
- Welcome Remarks / Department of Justice Perspective - Civil Division Enforcement Initiatives (00:49:23)
- Environmental Regulation Panel: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill & Lessons from Exxon Valdez (01:18:21)
- Luncheon Keynote Address (00:44:50)
Financial Regulation Panel: Challenges Facing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (01:09:42)