Each year the Journal hosts two symposia and one lecture. One symposium is held each semester, and the Law Journal Lecture generally occurs in October or early November. Each symposium typically features between ten and fifteen presenters, most of whom will produce an article related to the symposium topic for publication in the Journal. Similarly, the keynote speaker invited to give the annual Law Journal Lecture will write an article for publication.

FALL 2014

Christian Kirchner Memorial Symposium

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Schulze Hall Auditorium

The Christian Kirchner Memorial Symposium brings together leading law and economics scholars from around the world to honor Kirchner's life and work. 

Professor Dr. jur. Dr. rer. pol . Dr. h. c. Christian Kirchner, LL.M., was an internationally renowned professor and scholar. He was most recognized for his work at the intersection of law and economics and especially New Institutional Economics, antitrust law, and company Law.  The author of over 270 articles and books, Kirchner was highly sought after as a visiting professor and taught in Switzerland, the United States, Mexico, Israel, Japan and China. Kirchner also served as a board member of the Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics, where his work on management remuneration in the banking sector resulted in substantive regulatory commitments by the five leading German banks. Christian Kirchner passed away on Jan. 17, 2014.

Global Business Ethics Symposium

Symposium on Global Business Ethics

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. | Schulze Grand Atrium

The Symposium on Global Business Ethics at the University of St. Thomas School of Law brings together leading scholars on legal and business ethics from Europe and the United States. Initiated by the late Christian Kirchner (1944-2014) with substantive involvement of the Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics, the symposium enables cross-cultural and transatlantic scholarly dialogue in the context of global business ethics across different scholarly traditions. The symposium is intended to build consensus on important ethics issues, foster dialogue, and enable future cooperation.

This event is co-sponsored by the German American Chamber of Commerce, Goethe Institute, Consulate General of Germany in Chicago and Honorary Consul Ms. Christa Tiefenbacher-Hudson, Minnesota International Center, and Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions.