CILE Upcoming Events

CLE regularly hosts events, talks and symposia covering international law and student enrichment. For more information about upcoming or past CILE events, contact CILE.

The Jurisprudence and Legacy of the Honorable Joseph F. Weis Jr. 

Friday, March 17, 2023 | 9-5 p.m.

The Honorable Joseph F. Weis Jr. was a judge on the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1973, and on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1973 until his death in 2014. His forty years of jurisprudence had a wide-ranging impact on American law, and his stewardship of the 1990 Federal Courts Study Committee had a major impact on the institutional structure of the federal judiciary. This one-day conference, held at Judge Weis’s law school alma mater, will feature four panels of nationally renowned legal scholars addressing substantive topics where his impact has been most lasting. An intersession will provide students drawn from area high schools, universities, and law schools with an opportunity to engage and interact with panelists and the audience on topics that include the panels’ focus. 

  • PANEL 1: FEDERAL JURISDICTION AND THE LEGACY OF THE 1990 FEDERAL COURTS STUDY COMMITTEE
  • PANEL 2: EXTRATERRITORIALITY AND INTERNATIONAL COMITY ABSTENTION AFTER MANNINGTON MILLS
  • PANEL 3: IRREPRESSIBLE CIVILITY, PROFESSIONALISM, AND ETHICS IN DEFINING THE LAWYERING CAREER
  • PANEL 4: EFFECTIVE APPELLATE ADVOCACY: THE WEIS-GUY AND WEIS-GAL PERSPECTIVE

Past Events

Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 1-5 p.m.

Environmental, Social, and Governance factors increasingly drive corporate decision-making and foreign investment. This has become especially true this past year, with the onset of geopolitical crises in Ukraine, Afghanistan, and Myanmar. Foreign investment decisions are not only driven by the binary distinction of profit on the one hand or sanctions on the other. Ethical concerns and the reputational risk of investing in specific jurisdictions and industry sectors are readjusting global business priorities. The complexity and interaction of these considerations with other areas of stakeholder engagement are one of the main challenges to multinational corporations and their inside and outside counsel. This conference will provide a forum for discussing these considerations, especially as they relate to the complex legal and operational issues raised by conflict situations.

This event, co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Center for International Legal Education (CILE) and the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, is scheduled to coincide with the 2022 Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the ministerial for Mission Innovation (MI), both of which will be held in Pittsburgh. The CEM and MI bring together 31 countries to rapidly accelerate clean energy innovation and deployment to achieve net zero by 2050, avoid the worst effects of climate change, and provide new economic opportunities for workers at home and abroad.