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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The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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.






Convention Schedule

    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

Address By

The Honorable Mike Lee
United States Senator, Utah

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Thursday, November 13, 2014
11:30 a.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 Human Rights Law?
  • Time to Revisit Chevron Deference?
  • Civil Rights on College Campuses
  • Religious Liberty after Hobby Lobby and Town of Greece
  • Who Has Standing to Sue?
  • “The Dog Ate My E-mails!” Document Retention Policies, Litigation Holds, and Legal Ethics
  • Criminal Sentencing Reform: A Conversation among Conservatives
  • First Amendment Due Process
  • Credit to Cronies: Government’s Heavy—If Hidden—Hand
  • Copyright Review
  • The Short-Termism Debate
  • Competition Policy in the Telecomm 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
  • Mr. Michael D. Barone, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Mr. John B. Bellinger, III, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Hon. Rachel L. Brand, Chief Counsel for Regulatory Litigation, National Chamber Litigation Center, United States Chamber of Commerce, Member, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Prof. Paul F. Campos, University of Colorado Law School
  • 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 Deputy Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency
  • Hon. Christopher C. DeMuth, Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc., and former Administrator for Information and Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
  • Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Mr. Bert Ely, Principal, Ely & Company, Inc.
  • 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
  • Mrs. Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, former chief economist, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Mrs. Karen R. Harned, Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Business Legal Foundation
  • Hon. Gail Heriot, United States Commission on Civil Rights, and Professor, University of San Diego School of Law
  • 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
  • Hon. Brett M. Kavanaugh, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • Prof. Randall L. Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard University Law School
  • Mr. Gene Kimmelman, President and CEO, Public Knowledge
  • Mr. Marc A. Levin, Director, Center for Effective Justice, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Ms. Heather Mac Donald, Thomas W. Smith Fellow, Manhattan Institute
  • 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. John Oldham McGinnis, George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Prof. Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia University School of Law
  • Prof. Thomas D. Morgan, (retired), The George Washington University Law School
  • Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and former United States Attorney General
  • Hon. Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Federal Trade Commission
  • Prof. David S. Olson, Associate Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
  • Prof. William G. Otis, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. Daniel Polsby, Dean and Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Hon. William H. Pryor, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Mr. David B. Rivkin, Jr., Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Prof. Mark F. Schultz, Associate Professor & Director Faculty Development, Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • 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. 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
  • Hon. David Weil, Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Prof. Amy Wildermuth, Associate Vice President for Faculty, Senior Vice President Academic Affairs - Operations, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Hon. Stephen F. Williams, Senior Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

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

Convention Schedule


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:



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 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
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

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