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2016 National Lawyers Convention

The Jurisprudence and Legacy of Justice Scalia
Start : Thursday, November 17, 2016
End : Saturday, November 19, 2016

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Location:
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
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The 2016 National Lawyers Convention is scheduled for Thursday, November 17 through Saturday, November 19 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The topic of this year's convention is: The Jurisprudence and Legacy of Justice Scalia. Registration is now open!

Convention Schedule

Convention Fees & Member Discount

Lodging Information

Online registration for the 2016 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. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Agenda:

2016 Lawyers Convention Annual Dinner

featuring:


The Honorable Clarence Thomas
United States Supreme Court

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:00 p.m.
(ticketed event) BLACK TIE OPTIONAL
Transportation will be provided between The Mayflower and
Gaylord National, before and after the Annual Dinner.

SOLD OUT


Sixteenth Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture

Featuring:

    
The Honorable Ben Sasse
United States Senate,
Nebraska

(ticketed event)
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 18, 2016
5:30 p.m.


Addresses By


The Honorable Samuel A. Alito
United States Supreme Court

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Thursday, November 17, 2016
9:00 a.m.

           


The Honorable Ted Cruz
United States Senate, Texas

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 18, 2016
12:00 noon


The Honorable Nikki Haley
Governor, South Carolina

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 18, 2016
11:15 a.m.


Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate

RESOLVED: Hostile Environment Law, On and Off Campus, Often Violates the First Amendment

Featuring:

     
Prof. Deborah L. Rhode
Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law; Director, Center on the Legal Profession; Director, Program in Law and Social Entrepreneurship, Stanford Law School

and


Prof. Eugene Volokh

Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law,
UCLA School of Law


 

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Saturday, November 19, 2016
12:30 p.m.


Showcase Sessions Discussing the Convention Theme: 
“The Jurisprudence and Legacy of Justice Scalia” 

  • Justice Scalia: Text Over Intent and the Demise of Legislative History
  • Rules Versus Standards in Constitutional and Statutory Interpretation 
  • Transforming Statutory Interpretation
  • ROUNDTABLE: Areas of Constitutional Doctrine Transformed


Practice Group Breakout Sessions

  • The Evolution of Justice Scalia's Views on Administrative Law
  • The Second Amendment: Enforcing the Heller Decision
  • Justice Scalia's Contributions to Antitrust Law
  • Justice Scalia and the Criminal Law
  • Justice Scalia's Property Rights Jurisprudence
  • Originalism and the First Amendment
  • Has the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Helped Consumers?
  • Justice Scalia on Federalism and Separation of Powers
  • The Future of Section 101 of the Patent Act
  • Justice Scalia’s Jurisprudence and National Security
  • The Battle for the Gig Economy 
  • How Justice Scalia's Writing Style Affected American Jurisprudence
  • Using Judicial Processes for Political Purposes
  • Is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) the Future of Religious Liberty?
  • Justice Scalia's Telecommunications Legacy


Speaker Highlights


Mr. Floyd Abrams
Cahill Gordon & Rendel LLP
 

Mr. John A. Allison
Cato Institute
 

Prof. Akhil Reed Amar
Yale University
 

Prof. Rachel E. Barkow
NYU Law
 

Hon. Paul D. Clement
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
 

Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook
U.S. Court of Appeals,
Seventh Circuit
 

Prof. Richard A. Epstein
NYU School of Law
 

Prof. William Eskridge Jr.
Yale Law School
 

Mr. Noel J. Francisco
Jones Day

 

Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg
U.S. Court of Appeals,
District of Columbia Circuit
 

Mr. Deepak Gupta
Gupta Wessler PLLC

 

Mr. Philip K. Howard
Covington & Burling
and Common Good
 

Hon. Sandra Segal Ikuta
U.S. Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit
 

Hon. William Francis Kuntz II
U.S. District Court,
Eastern District of New York
 

Hon. Stephen J. Markman
Michigan Supreme Court

 

Hon. Michael W. McConnell
Stanford Law School
and Hoover Institute
 

Hon. William H. Pryor Jr.
U.S. Court of Appeals,
Eleventh Circuit
 

Ms. Kimberley A. Strassel
The Wall Street Journal
and Author of The Intimidation Game
 

Prof. Nadine Strossen
New York Law School

 

Hon. Diane S. Sykes
U.S. Court of Appeals,
Seventh Circuit
 

Confirmed Speakers

  • Mr. Floyd Abrams, Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
  • Mr. John A. Allison, Chairman, Executive Advisory Council, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute
  • Prof. Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law, Yale University
  • Prof. John S. Baker, Jr., Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. Rachel E. Barkow, Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy and Faculty Director, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, New York University School of Law
  • Hon. Carlos T. Bea, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Prof. Stephanos Bibas, Professor of Law and Criminology and Director, Supreme Court Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Hon. Susan G. Braden, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Hon. Mark Brnovich, Attorney General, Arizona
  • Hon. Ronald A. Cass, Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law and President, Cass & Associates, PC
  • Mr. Leonard N. Chanin, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Prof. Bradford R. Clark, William Cranch Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Hon. Paul D. Clement, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Hon. Steven M. Colloton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • Hon. Ron DeSantis, U.S. House of Representatives, Florida 6th District
  • Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Dr. John C. Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service, Chapman University Fowler School of Law; Senior Fellow, The Claremont Institute
  • Hon. Allison H. Eid, Colorado Supreme Court
  • Prof. E. Donald Elliott, Senior of Counsel at Covington & Burling, Professor (Adjunct) of Law, Yale Law School
  • Hon. Jennifer W. Elrod, U.S Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Prof. James W. Ely, Jr., Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law Emeritus, Professor of History Emeritus, Lecturer in Law, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Prof. Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, Director, Classical Liberal Institute, New York University School of Law 
  • Prof. William Eskridge, Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School
  • Prof. Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Mr. Mark Floyd, Senior Director and Global Relations Lead, Uber Technologies Inc.
  • Mr. Noel J. Francisco, Partner, Jones Day
  • Prof. David F. Forte, Garwood Visiting Professor, Princeton University
  • Prof. Richard W. Garnett, Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor, Concurrent Professor of Political Science, The Notre Dame Law School 
  • Ms. Deborah A. Garza, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP 
  • Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • Prof. Abbe R. Gluck, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale Law School
  • Ms. Elizabeth Goitein, Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
  • Mr. Henry Goldberg, Goldberg, Godles, Wiener and Wright LLP
  • Hon. Phil Gramm, Senior Advisor, US Policy Metrics and Former U.S. Senator
  • Mr. Deepak Gupta, Founding Principal, Gupta Wessler PLLC
  • Hon. Thomas M. Hardiman, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • Prof. John C. Harrison, James Madison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Lisa Heinzerling, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. C. Scott Hemphill, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Mr. Seth D. Harris, Counsel, Dentons US LLP
  • Prof. Arthur Hellman, Professor of Law, Sally Ann Semenko Endowed Chair, University of Pittsburgh School Law
  • Prof. Roderick M. Hills, Jr., William T. Comfort, III Professor of Law, New York University School of Law 
  • Hon. Sandra Segal Ikuta, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Mr. Randel K. Johnson, Senior Vice President, Labor, Immigration and Employees Benefits, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Hon. Edith Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Mr. David J. Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Prof. Orin S. Kerr, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Hon. Raymond M. Kethledge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Mr. Adam Klein, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
  • Hon. William Francis Kuntz II, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • Mr. Paul J. Larkin, Jr., Senior Legal Research Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation
  • Hon. Joan L. Larsen, Michigan Supreme Court
  • Prof. Gary S. Lawson, Philip S. Beck Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Hon. Adam P. Laxalt, Attorney General, Nevada
  • Prof. Nelson Lund, University Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Hon. Stephen J. Markman, Michigan Supreme Court
  • Prof. William P. Marshall, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Prof. Toni M. Massaro, Regents' Professor, Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law and Dean Emerita, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
  • Hon. Michael W. McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law, Director of the Constitutional Law Center; Stanford Law School; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institute
  • Prof. Tom Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Hon. Patrick Morrisey, Attorney General, West Virginia
  • Prof. Adam Mossoff, Professor of Law and Co-Director of Academic Programs, Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Prof. Vincent Phillip Muñoz, Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion & Public Life, University of Notre Dame
  • Prof. Victoria Nourse, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Hon. Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Prof. Michael O'Shea, Professor of Law, Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • Prof. Patrick A. Parenteau, Senior Counsel, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
  • Prof. Michael S. Paulsen, Distinguished University Chair and Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Mr. Mark A. Perry, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Mr. Roger Pilon, Vice President, Legal Affairs, Cato Institute
  • Prof. Saikrishna Prakash, James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Hon. William H. Pryor Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Prof. David M. Rabban, Dahr Jamail, Randall Hage Jamail and Robert Lee Jamail Regents Chair; University Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  • Prof. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. Allan Rostron, University of Missouri - Kansas City Law School
  • Mr. Bill Samuel, Director of Government Affairs, AFL-CIO
  • Prof. Joshua D. Sarnoff, Professor of Law, DePaul College of Law
  • Mr. Eugene Scalia, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
  • Mr. Kannon Shanmugam, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP
  • Hon. Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Prof. Lawrence B. Solum, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Georgetown Law
  • Prof. Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Hon. Luther Strange III, Attorney General, Alabama
  • Hon. David R. Stras, Minnesota Supreme Court 
  • Ms. Kimberley A. Strassel, Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Member, Author of The Intimidation Game
  • Prof. Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School; former President, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Hon. Diane S. Sykes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Prof. Jonathan Turley, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law; Director of the Environmental Law Advocacy Center; Executive Director, Project for Older Prisoners, The George Washington University Law School
  • Dr. Michael M. Uhlmann, Professor of Politics and Policy/SPE, Claremont Graduate University
  • Prof. Stephen I. Vladeck, Professor, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law 
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
  • Mr. Ed Whelan, President, Ethics & Public Policy Center
  • Mr. Richard E. Wiley, Chairman Emeritus, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Hon. Don Willett, Texas Supreme Court
  • Prof. Todd J. Zywicki, Foundation Professor of Law and Executive Director, Law & Economics Center, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

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.


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 $262 per night offered to Federalist Society Convention registrants. Registrants must secure hotel rooms no later than October 24 (unless rooms sellout sooner) 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:

Online registration for the 2016 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. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Convention Fees:
Please note that the November 17 Annual Dinner is now sold out. The fees have been adjusted for the packages below.

  All-Inclusive*
Non-Member
Private Sector
$625
Active Member
Private Sector
$500
Non-Member
Non-Profit/Government/Faculty/Student
$400
Active Member
Non-Profit/Government/Faculty/Student                   
                 $300


*All inclusive package plan: includes all sessions, CLE, lunches and social events. Click here to view the CLE status of your state.

  Individual Day**
Non-Member $250 per day
Active Member $200 per day
Student Non-Member $60 per day
Student Active Member                                                 $50 per day


**Individual day purchase includes that day’s sessions, CLE and lunch.  It does not include social events. Click here to view the CLE status of your state.

Social Events  
Annual Dinner
Non-Member
        SOLD OUT
Annual Dinner
Active Member
SOLD OUT
Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture & Reception
Non-Member
$150
Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture & Reception         
Active Member
$100

$100 CANCELLATION FEE AFTER MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14

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 7.

 


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


Related Materials:
2016 National Lawyers Convention Schedule
2016 CLE Status Chart