Federal Circuit Symposium

AULR is the only law review in the country to publish an issue exclusively dedicated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Law Review proudly dedicates this issue to publishing insightful and relevant articles from esteemed scholars, practitioners, legislators, and members of the judiciary that highlight and analyze critical developments in patent law, trademark law, government contract law, international trade law, and veterans’ law. In addition to the issue, since 1985, the Law Review has hosted an annual Federal Circuit Symposium to discuss these burgeoning and important topics.

AULR Volume 71 Federal Circuit Symposium

On November 5, 2021, the American University Law Review (AULR) hosted its 36th annual Federal Circuit Symposium. The Law Review's Federal Circuit Symposium is the nation’s first and only academic symposium dedicated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. For the schedule of each panel, click here.

The event featured a morning keynote conversation on veterans law with Congresswoman Jackie Speier of the United States House of Representatives. This keynote conversation was followed by a panel discussion on patent law, an Oxford-style debate on trademark law, and panel discussions on international trade law and government contract law.

In case you missed the event, provided below are links to each panel:

Volume 71 Federal Circuit Symposium Subject Area Memorandums

Want to learn more about the important legal issues that were discussed at the Federal Circuit Symposium? Check out these background memorandums.


The annual Federal Circuit issue includes area summaries surveying cases within the court’s five major areas of jurisdiction. Those surveys are linked below:

Patent Law

Government Contract Decisions

International Trade Decisions

Trademark Law Decisions

Veterans Law Decisions