The Federalist Society

2012 National Lawyers Convention

The Future of U.S. Constitutional Law in the Supreme Court

Start : Thursday, November 15, 2012

End   : Saturday, November 17, 2012


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Location:
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036


2012 National Lawyers ConventionThe Federalist Society's 2012 National Lawyers Convention is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 through Saturday, November 17 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The topic of this year's convention is: The Future of U.S. Constitutional Law in the Supreme Court. The Convention will address the fact that at the present time, the U.S. Supreme Court is very closely divided on many foundational topics in constitutional law, such as federalism, separation of powers, religious liberties. The panels at this convention will focus on these three areas of case law and will conclude with a panel on what constitutes judicial activism.

 

On-line registration for the 2012 Annual National Lawyers Convention is now closed.

On-site registration will begin Thursday morning at the Mayflower Hotel and run during the hours listed below.

Registration Hours:
Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Click HERE to view the full schedule.

PDF Click HERE to download the state-by-state CLE Status chart.

Click HERE to view the convention fees.

 

 

30th Anniversary Gala Dinner


Justice Samuel Alito
The Honorable Samuel A. Alito
United States Supreme Court

(ticketed event) BLACK TIE
Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Thursday, November 15, 2012
7:00 p.m.

 

 

Twelfth Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture

Featuring:

Peter Thiel
Mr. Peter A. Thiel
Technology Entrepreneur, Investor, and Philanthropist

(ticketed event)
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 16, 2012
5:30 p.m.

 

Fifth Annual Rosenkranz Debate and Luncheon

RESOLVED: Natural Law Should Inform Constitutional Law

Featuring:

Hadley Arkes
Prof. Hadley P. Arkes
Edward N. Ney Professor
in American Institutions,
Amherst Collge

and

Alex Kozinski
The Honorable Alex Kozinski
Chief Judge,
United States Court of Appeals
Ninth Circuit

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Saturday, November 17, 2010
12:30 p.m.

 

Addresses By

Ted Cruz
The Honorable R. Edward "Ted" Cruz
United States Senator-Elect, Texas

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 16, 2012

Mike S. Lee
The Honorable Mike Lee
United States Senator, Utah

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 16, 2012

 

 

Rick Scott
The Honorable Rick Scott
Governor, State of Florida

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 16, 2012 

Antonin Scalia
The Honorable Antonin Scalia
United States Supreme Court

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Saturday, November 17, 2012

 

 

Confirmed Moderators

Carlos Bea
Hon. Carlos T. Bea
United States Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit

Frank Easterbrook
Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook
United States Court of Appeals,
Seventh Circuit

 Jennifer Walker Elrod
Hon. Jennifer W. Elrod
United States Court of Appeals,
Fifth Circuit

 Merrick Garland
Hon. Merrick B. Garland
United States Court of Appeals,
D.C. Circuit

 

 

 Neil Gorsuch
Hon. Neil M. Gorsuch
United States Court of Appeals,
Tenth Circuit

 Thomas Griffith
Hon. Thomas B. Griffith
United States Court of Appeals,
D.C. Circuit

 

 

Thomas M. Hardiman
Hon. Thomas M. Hardiman
United States Court of Appeals,
Third Circuit

Edith H. Jones
Hon. Edith H. Jones
United States Court of Appeals,
Fifth Circuit

 William Kuntz
Hon. William F. Kuntz II
United States District Court,
Eastern District of New York

John O. McGinnis
Prof. John O. McGinnis
Northwestern University School of Law

 

 

 Diarmuid O'Scannlainn
Hon. Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain
United States Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit

 William H. Pryor, Jr.
Hon. William H. Pryor Jr.
United States Court of Appeals,
Eleventh Circuit

 

 

A. Raymond Randolph
Hon. A. Raymond Randolph
United States Court of Appeals,
D.C. Circuit

Randall Rader
Hon. Randall R. Rader
United States Court of Appeals,
Federal Circuit

 

 

Jerry Smith
Hon. Jerry E. Smith
United States Court of Appeals,
Fifth Circuit

David Stras
Hon. David R. Stras
The Supreme Court of Minnesota

 

 

Diane Sykes
Hon. Diane S. Sykes
United States Court of Appeals,
Seventh Circuit

Timothy Tymkovich
Hon. Timothy M. Tymkovich
United States Court of Appeals,
Tenth Circuit

 

 

Don Willett
Hon. Don R. Willett
The Supreme Court of Texas

Stephen F. Williams
Hon. Stephen F. Williams
United States Court of Appeals,
D.C. Circuit

 

Showcase Panel Topics

  • Federalism and Federal Power
  • Separation of Powers
  • Religion Clauses
  • An Examination of Substantive Due Process and Judicial Activism


Practice Group Breakout Sessions

  • Deregulating the Markets: The JOBS Act
  • The Future of Religious Liberty
  • Undermining or Preserving Property Rights? The New Administrative Patents
  • Arizona v. U.S.: Immigration Policy & the Economy
  • Prosecutorial Misconduct
  • The Spending Clause After the Health Care Decision
  • Business Cases in the Roberts Court: Perception and Reality
  • Who Benefits from Affirmative Action and Race and Gender Consciousness?
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Dodd-Frank: Act Two and What's Next in Financial Services Laws and Regulations?
  • The Electoral College vs. The National Popular Vote Plan
  • National Security vs. International Law?
  • The Administrative State After the Health Care Cases 
  • Federalism and the Energy Revolution: Can State and Federal Regulators Adapt to Innovations?
  • Communications Law Reform

Click HERE to view the full schedule.

Speakers

  • Mr. John A. Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute
  • Prof. Helen M. Alvaré, George Mason University School of Law
  • Prof. Akhil Reed Amar, Yale Law School
  • Prof. Kenneth Anderson, American University Washington College of Law
  • Ms. Ana Avendaño, Assistant to the President and Director of Immigration and Community Action, AFL-CIO
  • Prof. John S. Baker, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University Law School
  • Prof. Jonathan B. Baker, American University Washington College of Law
  • Prof. Randy E. Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. Michael S. Barr, University of Michigan Law School
  • Prof. David Barron, Harvard Law School
  • Mr. H. Christopher Bartolomucci, Partner, Bancroft PLLC
  • Prof. Corey L. Brettschneider, Brown University
  • Hon. Lanny A. Breuer, Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Prof. Rosa Brooks, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Mr. Joel R. Burcat, Saul Ewing LLP
  • Prof. Steven G. Calabresi, Northwestern University School of Law and Chairman, The Federalist Society
  • Dr. Stanley W. Carlson-Thies, President, Institutional Religous Freedom Alliance and former Director, White House Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives
  • Mr. Lee A. Casey, Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Hon. Ronald A. Cass, President, Cass & Associates, PC
  • Hon. Martin “Marty” Castro, President and CEO, Castro Synergies, LLC, and Castro Rioja Enterprises, LLC; Chairman, Illinois Human Rights Commission and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; Co-Founder, New Futuro, LLC
  • Hon. Paul D. Clement, Partner, Bancroft PLLC and former U.S. Solicitor General
  • Prof. Jorge L. Contreras, American University Washington College of Law
  • Prof. Daniel Crane, University of Michigan Law School
  • Hon. Walter E. Dellinger III, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Duke University School of Law and former Acting U.S. Solicitor General
  • Hon. Christopher C. DeMuth, Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Mr. James C. Dunlop, Jones Day
  • Dr. John C. Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service, Chapman University School of Law
  • Prof. Richard A. Epstein, New York University School of Law
  • Hon. Daniel M. Gallagher, Commissioner, U.S. Securites and Exchange Commission
  • Mr. Robert R. Gasaway, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Prof. Heather Gerken, Yale Law School
  • Hon. Phil Gramm, Former U.S. Senator, Texas
  • Hon. C. Boyden Gray, Boyden Gray & Associates, former White House Counsel and former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union
  • Prof. Philip Andrew Hamburger, Columbia Law School
  • Mr. William S. Haraf, Managing Director, Promontory Financial Group, LLC
  • Hon. Gail Heriot, University of San Diego School of Law, and Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Mr. Jason B. Hutt, Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
  • Mr. Jeffrey S. Jacobson, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Prof. Timothy S. Jost, Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Prof. Neal K. Katyal, Director, Center on National Security and the Law, Georgetown University Law Center and former Acting U.S. Solicitor General
  • Mr. Joseph H. Kaufman, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Hon. Brett M. Kavanaugh, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • Dr. John R. Koza, Chairman, National Popular Vote
  • Prof. Julian Ku, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of International Programs, Hofstra University School of Law
  • Prof. Nelson R. Lund, George Mason University School of Law
  • Prof. William P. Marshall, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Prof. James R. May, Environmental Law Center, Widener University School of Law
  • Hon. Michael W. McConnell, Stanford Constitutional Law Center, and former Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
  • Hon. Robert M. McDowell, Federal Communications Commission
  • Prof. John O. McGinnis, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Prof. Gregory S. McNeal, Associate Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Ms. Joanne T. Medero, Managing Director, BlackRock
  • Mr. William H. “Chip” Mellor, President and General Counsel, Institute for Justice
  • Mr. Mark F. Mendelsohn, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Prof. Robert T. Miller, University of Iowa College of Law
  • Prof. Alan B. Morrison, The George Washington University Law School
  • Prof. Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law
  • Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton and Former U.S. Attorney General
  • Prof. Robert G. Natelson, Senior Fellow, Constitutional Jurisprudence Independence Institute
  • Mr. Martin J. Newhouse, President, New England Legal Foundation
  • Prof. Victoria Nourse, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Hon. Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Federal Trade Commission
  • Hon. Ajit V. Pai, Federal Communications Commission
  • Mr. Mark A. Perry, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Ms. Sidney K. Powell, Sidney Powell, PC
  • Prof. Melissa Rogers, Director, Center for Religion and Public Affairs, Wake Forest University School of Divinity and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution
  • Mrs. Tara Ross, Author, Enlightened Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College
  • Prof. Ronald D. Rotunda, Chapman University School of Law
  • Prof. Edward L. Rubin, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Mr. Craig Segall, Associate Attorney, Sierra Club Environmental Law Program
  • Prof. Theodore M.“Ted” Shaw, Columbia Law School
  • Prof. Margaret D. Stock, Counsel, Lane Powell PC and Adjunct Instructor, University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • Prof. Nadine Strossen, New York Law School and former President, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Hon. George J. Terwilliger III, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Prof. Robert B. Thompson, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Ms. Ryan Triplette, Franklin Square Group
  • Prof. Mark V. Tushnet, Harvard Law School
  • Dr. Michael M. Uhlmann, Claremont Graduate University
  • Mr. John Vail, Vice President and Senior Counsel for Constitutional Litigation, Center for Constitutional Litigation, PC
  • Hon. Kenneth L. Wainstein, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and former U.S. Homeland Security Advisor
  • Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson III, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit


Agenda:

Up to 20 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits have been requested, including ethics credits. Direct all inquiries to the Federalist Society’s national office – (202) 822-8138 or email info@fed-soc.org.

Click HERE to view the full schedule.

PDF Click HERE to download the state-by-state CLE Status chart.

Click HERE to view the convention fees.

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Registration details:

Lodging

Lodging deadline extended to November 2nd!

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 347-3000
Reserve your room online!

Reserve early! Washington, D.C. hotels are becoming booked very quickly for the fall convention season. To reserve overnight accommodations for the Convention, please contact The Mayflower directly or reserve your room online.

Inquire about the special rate of $255 per night offered to Federalist Society Convention registrants. Registrants must secure hotel rooms no later than October 24 November 2 in order to receive the discounted rate. Specify “Federalist Society” when contacting the Mayflower. If the Mayflower is booked and you cannot secure a room, contact the Society at (202) 822-8138 for assistance.

Reserve your room online!

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