Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Compliance Symposium

The Journal of Regulatory Compliance hosts compliance symposia designed to bring together academics, government regulators, and industry leaders to discuss the quickly evolving nature of compliance programs and strategies for managing increased regulations.

Announcing the Second Annual Compliance Symposium

“What is the Role of a Regulation if it is Not Enforced?”

February 16, 2018
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom
25 E. Pearson Street
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Symposium Brochure (PDF)

Program Materials

The Center for Compliance Studies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and The Loyola Journal of Regulatory Compliance will host the Second Annual Compliance Studies Symposium: “What is the Role of a Regulation if it is Not Enforced?”  The Symposium will take place at Loyola University Chicago School of Law on Friday, February 16, 2018.

The Symposium will explore questions of theory and practice related to an administrative state that has such a largesse of regulations (and quasi-regulations in the form of interpretative guidance) that administrative agencies cannot possibly audit or enforce all of their expectations for regulated actors. The size and decentralized control of the administrative state poses questions of legal theory on the role of regulations in society if the state has no intention or lacks resources for enforcing them and practical questions for the regulated actors in how or when to comply with the regulations.  But it also sets up a minefield for the regulated actor if enforcement agencies can play “gotcha” on technical strict liability rules which may be buried amid manuals or have been previously enforced. 

Although focusing on law, the Symposium is intended to be multi-disciplinary and seeks to bring together scholars from law, ethics, political science, business, economics, and philosophy.

Registration & Agenda 

Registration for this event is now open. Please follow this link to register and access the conference agenda.