Upcoming Events

Speed Networking with Business & Commercial Law Attorneys

April 4, 2024
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. PST
In-person at the Chief Justice Mary Fairhust Bench-Bar Room, Gonzaga Law School
Hosted by the CLEC & CPDEx

Clarke Prize in Legal Ethics CLE
Professional Responsibility & DEIA: The Legal Ethics of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

April 11, 2024
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. PST
In-person at the Barbieri Court Room, Gonzaga Law School

Expo '74: 50 years of Environmental Justice in the Inland Northwest

April 12, 2024
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. PST
In-person at the Barbieri Court Room, Gonzaga Law School Or via Zoom
Hosted by Gonzaga Law School's Center for Law, Ethics, and Commerce
And Gonzaga Institute for Climate, Water, and the Environment, United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Washington, Washington State Attorney General's Office



Past Events

In-House Privacy Jobs Panel

October 20, 2021
12:00pm via Zoom
d by the CLEC & CPDEx

Downtown Meet n Greet

September 30, 2021
In-person at Brick West Brewing Co. 
Hosted by The Center for Law, Ethics, and Commerce

The Future of College Sports: Examining Legal Issues Today for the Leadership of College Sports Tomorrow

May 25-26, 2021
Online & Virtual via Zoom
Hosted by Gonzaga University & University of Washington

Colleges and universities have long struggled with the financial demands necessary to operate their athletic programs at a high level. Institutions have also wrestled with the tensions between these economic realities and their educational values. Today, legal issues are at the forefront of these economic and educational tensions in college sports.

Learn more

Big Tech and the First Amendment

Monday, March 29, 2021
12:00 - 1:00pm PT

This is a Spokane County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education program co-sponsored by Gonzaga Law’s Center for Law, Ethics and Commerce. Panelists include Judge Laurel Siddoway, Court of Appeals, Div. III, Dean Agnieszka McPeak, Gonzaga University School of Law, David D. DeWolf, Albrecht Law, and Ryan Mrazik, Perkins Coie. Dean Jacob Rooksby will serve as moderator. This event is free for Gonzaga students, faculty, and staff.

Financial Regulation in the Age of Social Networking

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
12:00 - 1:00pm PT

This session will address the impact social media and emerging financial technologies are having on the market, trading, and regulation, including the Reddit users’ influence on stocks like Gamestop and the rise of apps like Robinhood that purport to democratize trading. This event is free and open to the public. Please pre-register using this link.


Juan C. Echeverri - Securities & Exchange Commission

Juan C. Echeverri is the head of the Office of Financial Intermediaries at the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Assessment. The Office of Financial Intermediaries is tasked with drafting economic analyses that support SEC rulemaking for broker-dealers, central clearinghouses and credit rating agencies.

Hilary J. Allen - American University Washington College of Law

Hilary Allen is an Associate Professor of Law who teaches courses in Banking Law, Securities Regulation, Financial Regulation, Corporate Finance and Business Associations. Her research concentrates on domestic and international financial stability regulation, with a particular focus on the impact of fintech innovation.

Who Speaks for the Trees? The Movement for the Rights of Nature

Friday, January 29, 2021
12:00 - 1:00pm

Is our system working to protect the natural environment? Isn’t it time to find one that does?

Host Thomas Linzey, an environmental lawyer with the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights, for a presentation and discussion around a new movement for environmental protection: one that recognizes enforceable legal rights for nature and ecosystems. 

Co-sponsored by:
Environmental Studies Department
Gonzaga Center for Law, Ethics & Commerce

Regulating Addictive Technology: A Conversation with Kyle Langvardt

Monday, November 16, 2020
12:00 - 1:00pm

Tech developers often focus on designing habit-forming products that maximize users’ time on a device or app. But addictive technology often has negative health effect on users. Is there a role regulation can play to help counteract the negative effects of addictive technology, and how do we balance regulation against First Amendment concerns?

CLEC's final lecture in the fall Brown Bag Lecture Series featured Kyle Langvardt, professor and First Amendment scholar.

Health & Technology Policy 2020 Symposium

Friday, October 9, 2020
10:00am - 2:30pm

This virtual symposium celebrated the launch of the Health & Technology Policy Project.

The event included two academic panels:

  • Health, AI, and the Internet of Things
  • The Technological Response to COVID-19

The symposium featured keynote speaker Frank Pasquale, Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School and author of New Laws of Robotics: Defending Human Expertise in the Age of AI.

Pasquale also wrote The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms that Control Money and Information.


  • Nicholson Price (University of Michigan Law School)
  • Charlotte Tschider (Loyola University Chicago School of Law)
  • Colin Walsh (Vanderbilt University Medical Center)
  • Sara Gerke (Harvard Law School)

Moderator: Mason Marks (Gonzaga University School of Law) 


  • Ana Santos Rutschman (Saint Louis University School of Law)
  • Doron Dorfman (Syracuse University College of Law)
  • Patricia Zettler (The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law)
  • Nathan Cortez (Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law)

Moderator: Claudia Haupt (Northeastern University School of Law)

Taming TikTok: The Proposed TikTok "Ban"

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
12:00-1:00pm PST

This Fall, CLEC offered a Virtual Brown-Bag Series on Why Tech Policy Matters. The first lecture in this series was Taming TikTok: The Proposed TikTok "Ban" and Its Impact on Free Speech. Our speaker was Ashkhen Kazaryan, Director of civil liberties for TechFreedom.

A World Without Intimate Privacy

Thursday, October 29, 2020
12:00-1:00pm PST

CLEC and the Center for Civil and Human Rights co-sponsored an event with featured speaker Danielle Citron of BU Law, whose lecture was entitled A World Without Intimate Privacy.