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2014 National Lawyers Convention

Millennials, Equity and the Rule of Law
Start : Thursday, November 13, 2014 09:00 AM
End : Saturday, November 15, 2014 06:00 PM

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Location:
The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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The Federalist Society's 2014 National Lawyers Convention is scheduled for Thursday, November 13 through Saturday, November 15 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The topic of this year's convention is: Millennials, Equity and the Rule of Law.

 

On-line registration for the 2014 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. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Agenda:

Convention Schedule

Opening
    Justice Antonin Scalia
The Honorable Antonin Scalia,
United States Supreme Court

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Thursday, November 13, 2014
9:00 a.m.

2014 Lawyers Convention Annual Dinner
    Justice Samuel Alito
The Honorable Samuel Alito,
United States Supreme Court

Marriot Marquis Hotel
901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:00 p.m.
(ticketed event) BLACK TIE REQUESTED

 

Fourteenth Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture

Featuring:

    
Mr. John A. Allison
President and CEO,
Cato Institute

(ticketed event)
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 14, 2014
5:30 p.m.

 

Seventh Annual Rosenkranz Debate and Luncheon

Featuring:

     Michael Mukasey
Hon. Michael B. Mukasey
Partner,
Debevoise & Plimpton
and former U.S. Attorney General

and

Nadine Strossen
Prof. Nadine Strossen

Professor of Law,
New York Law School
and former President,
ACLU 1991-2008

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Saturday, November 15, 2013
12:30 p.m.

 

Addresses By

Mrs. Carly Fiorina
Fiorina Group

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 14, 2014
2:15 p.m.

           

The Honorable Orrin Hatch
United States Senator, Utah

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 14, 2014
2:45 p.m.

 

Showcase Panel Topics

  • Youth, Employment, and the Law
  • Intergenerational Equity and Social Security, Medicare, Obamacare, and Pensions
  • Higher Education:  Run for the Benefit of Students or Faculty or Administrators?
  • Roundtable: Is the Future of the American Dream Bright?


Practice Group Breakout Sessions

  • The President’s Duty to Take Care that the Law Be Faithfully Executed
  • Who Defines International Law?
  • Time to Revisit Chevron Deference?
  • Sexual Assault on Campus
  • Religious Liberty after Hobby Lobby
  • Without Standing, Are We All Sitting Ducks?
  • “The Dog Ate My E-mails!” Document Retention Policies, Litigation Holds, and Legal Ethics
  • Criminal Sentencing Reform: A Conversation among Conservatives
  • How First Amendment Procedures Protect First Amendment Substance
  • Credit to Cronies: Government’s Heavy—If Hidden—Hand
  • Copyright Revision
  • The Short-Termism Debate
  • Competition Policy in the Telecommunications Space
  • Do the EPA’s CO2 Rules Go Too Far?
  • The Minimum Wage


Confirmed Speakers

  • Prof. Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Ms. Danielle Aguirre, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, National Music Publishers’ Association
  • Mr. Usman Ahmed, Policy Counsel, eBay Inc.
  • Hon. Paul S. Atkins, Patomak Global Partners LLC; former Commissioner, U.S Securities & Exchange
  • Mr. Paul Bailey, Senior Vice President for Federal Affairs and Policy, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
  • Dr. John S. Baker, Jr., Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; Visiting Fellow at Oriel College, the University of Oxford; Professor Emeritus of Law, Dale E. Bennett Professor of Law, Louisiana State University Law School
  • Prof. Jodi S. Balsam, Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Director of Civil Externship Programs, Brooklyn Law School
  • Prof. Randy E. Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Hon. Carlos T. Bea, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • Prof. Lucian A. Bebchuk, William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance and Director of the Program on Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School
  • Prof. Jack M. Beermann, Harry Elwood Warren Scholar Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Hon. John B. Bellinger, III, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, former Legal Adviser to the Department of State, former Senior Associate Counsel to the President, and former Legal Adviser to the National Security Council
  • Ms. Karlyn Bowman, Senior Fellow and Research Coordinator, American Enterprise Institute
  • Hon. Rachel L. Brand, Member, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board; Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chamber Litigation Center, United States Chamber of Commerce; and former Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Legal Policy United States Department of Justice
  • Ms. Jamie Brown, Global eDiscovery Counsel, UBS AG, and former Associate General Counsel, Commodities Futures Trading Commission
  • Hon. James L. Buckley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (ret.) and former U.S. Senator
  • Prof. Paul F. Campos, University of Colorado Law School
  • Prof. Aaron H. Caplan, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • Hon. Ronald A. Cass, Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law and President, Cass & Associates, PC
  • Mr. Adam G. Ciongoli, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Lincoln Financial Group; former Law Clerk for Justice Alito
  • Ms. Kim Colby, Senior Counsel, Christian Legal Society
  • Hon. Charles J. Cooper, Partner, Cooper & Kirk, PLLC, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel
  • Hon. Lanny J. Davis, Principal, Lanny J. Davis & Associates, former Special Counsel to the President, and former Member, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
  • Mr. Edward J. DeMarco, Senior Fellow-in-Residence, Milken Institute
  • Hon. Christopher C. DeMuth, Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc., and former Administrator for Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
  • Prof. Robert A. Destro, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
  • Prof. Neal E. Devins, Goodrich Professor of Law, Cabell Research Professor, Professor of Government, Director, Institute of Bill of Rights Law; and Director, Election Law Program, The College of William & Mary
  • Hon. Frank Easterbrook, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Mr. Ross Eisenbrey, Vice President, Economic Policy Institute and former Member, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
  • Mr. Bert Ely, Principal, Ely & Company, Inc.
  • Dr. John C. Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law and Community Service; Former Dean (2007 – 2010); and Director, Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, Dale E Fowler School of Law, Chapman University
  • Hon. Jennifer W. Elrod, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Mr. Daniel Epstein, Executive Director, Cause of Action
  • Prof. Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, and James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Hon. Chai Rachel Feldblum, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Ms. Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, former chief economist, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Mr. Seth Galanter, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
  • Mr. Robert R. Gasaway, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit; Professor of Law, George Mason University
  • Prof. Ryan Goodman, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Mr. Todd P. Graves, Graves Garrett LLC
  • Prof. Michael S. Greve, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Hon. Thomas B. Griffith, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • Mrs. Karen R. Harned, Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center
  • Hon. Gail Heriot, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and Professor, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Hon. Edith H. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Prof. Neal K. Katyal, Paul and Patricia Saunders Professor of National Security Law and Director, Center on National Security and the Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Partner, HoganLovells US LLP, and former Acting U.S. Solicitor General
  • Ms. Lara S. Kaufmann, Senior Counsel & Director of Education Policy for At-Risk Students, National Women's Law Center
  • Mr. Gene Kimmelman, President and CEO, Public Knowledge
  • Prof. Beth Kregor, Lecturer in Law and Director of The Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship, University of Chicago Law School
  • Hon. William F. Kuntz, II, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Dr. Paul H. Kupiec, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Prof. Amanda Cohen Leiter, Associate Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law  
  • Mr. Marc A. Levin, Director, Center for Effective Justice, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Prof. Michael W. Lewis, Ella A. and Ernest H. Fisher Professor of Law, Ohio Northern University
  • Mr. Elbert Lin, Solicitor General, State of West Virginia
  • Mr. Greg Lukianoff, President, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
  • Ms. Heather Mac Donald, Thomas W. Smith Fellow, Manhattan Institute
  • Prof. Jonathan R. Macey, Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law, Yale Law School
  • Prof. Greg Maggs, Professor of Law; Co-director, National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law Program, George Washington University Law School
  • Mr. John G. Malcolm, Director and Ed Gilbertson and Sherry Lindberg Gilbertson Senior Legal Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation
  • Prof. William P. Marshall, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Prof. John O. McGinnis, George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Hon. David M. McIntosh, Mayer Brown; Vice Chairman, The Federalist Society
  • Prof. Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia University School of Law
  • Prof. Robert T. Miller, Professor of Law and F. Arnold Daum Fellow in Corporate Law, University of Iowa College of Law 
  • Prof. Thomas D. Morgan, (retired), The George Washington University Law School
  • Prof. Alan B. Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law; Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and former U.S. Attorney General
  • Dr. Charles A. Murray, W.H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Hon. Michael O’Reilly, Federal Communications Commission
  • Hon. Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • Hon. Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Federal Trade Commission
  • Prof. David S. Olson, Associate Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
  • Mr. Patrick Oot, Partner, Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., and former Senior Special Counsel for Electronic Discovery Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Prof. William G. Otis, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Ms. Katherine A. Oyama, Senior Copyright Policy Counsel, Google, Inc.
  • Prof. Deborah Pearlstein, Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Prof. Robert Percival, Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Program, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Prof. Daniel Polsby, Dean and Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Hon. William H. Pryor, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Hon. A Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • Mrs. Victoria A. Redgrave, Managing Partner, Redgrave LLP
  • Ms. Julie Goldsmith Reiser, Partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
  • Mr. Steven A. Rosenblum, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • Prof. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. Christopher H. Schroeder, Charles S. Murphy Professor of Law and Public Policy Studies; Co-Director of the Program in Public Law, Duke Law School
  • Prof. Mark F. Schultz, Senior Scholar and Director of Academic Programs, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University School of Law; Law Professor, Southern Illinois University
  • Hon. Jerry Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Hon. David R. Stras, Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Mr. Robert M. Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates and former Senior Policy Counsel to EPA Administrator and EPA Deputy Administrator
  • Hon. Diane S. Sykes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Mr. David H. Thompson, Managing Partner, Cooper & Kirk, PLLC and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Hon. E. Norman Veasey, Former Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
  • Prof. Richard Kent Vedder, Ohio University
  • Prof. J. Hoult "Rip" Verkerke, Director, Program for Employment and Labor Law Studies, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Hon. David Weil, Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Mr. Robert N. Weiner, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Prof. David A. Weisbach, Walter J. Blum Professor of Law and Senior Fellow, The Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
  • Prof. Amy Wildermuth, Associate Vice President for Faculty, Senior Vice President Academic Affairs - Operations, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Hon. Don R. Willett, Texas Supreme Court
  • Hon. Stephen F. Williams, Senior Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • Hon.  J. Harvie Wilkinson III, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • Prof. Robin Fretwell Wilson, Roger and Stephany Joslin Professor of Law and Director, Program in Family Law and Policy, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Mr. Patrick Wyrick, Solicitor General, State of Oklahoma
  • Prof. Christopher S. Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science, and Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Prof. John Choon Yoo, Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

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

Convention Schedule

Lodging:

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
Reservations Toll Free: 877-212-5752
Reservations Local Phone: (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 20 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!

Registration details:

 

On-line registration for the 2014 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. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

 

Member Discount:

Federalist Society members who are current in their dues and have an "Active" membership status may take advantage of a member discount for this year's National Lawyers Convention. When registering, you will need to enter the Instant Discount Code for the discount to apply. To obtain the Instant Discount Code, do one of the following:

  1. If you are logged into the website and are a member in good standing, you will see the Instant Discount Code at the bottom of this page. If you are still not sure that you are a member in good standing, please login to your My FedSoc profile and check the Status and History page.
  2. Or you may call our Membership Department at 202-822-8138 or email membership@fed-soc.org in order to confirm your membership status and to obtain the Instant Discount Code.  We will also be more than happy to apply the discount after you register and refund the difference as long as you contact us before November 4.

Convention Fees:

Agenda        Non-Member
Rate
      Member
Rate
All-Inclusive Rate - Private Sector   $590   $550
All-Inclusive Rate- Non-Profit/Government/Faculty/Student   $440   $400
Individual Day Rate - Non-Students   $225 per day   $200
Individual Day Rate - Students   $60 per day   $50
Annual Dinner Rate   $200   $175
Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture & Reception Rate   $125   $100

 

Media inquiries should go to Peter Robbio at probbio@crcpublicrelations.com

Related Materials:
2014 National Lawyers Convention Schedule
Convention Mobile App on Guidebook