2008 National Lawyers Convention

The People and the Judiciary

Start : Thursday, November 20, 2008 8:00 AM

End   : Saturday, November 22, 2008 6:00 PM

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


American courts, on both the state and federal level, are playing an increasingly visible role in deciding issues of enormous importance.  Using the theme of this year’s Convention, The People and the Judiciary, the Federalist Society will examine the role of the “least dangerous branch.”  How, and by whom, should the judges who populate these various courts be selected?  And for what period of time, and under what conditions, should judges be retained?  Should their decisions be subject to review, revision and even reversal by the populace, or perhaps by the peoples’ elected representatives?  And how can standards of judicial conduct be determined, monitored, and enforced, without impinging on judicial independence?  Our four plenary panel sessions and various addresses will answer these and other questions.

On-line registration for the 2008 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. You will be able to register for all events at the registration table.

Registration Hours:
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please note, however, that no seats will be sold for the Annual Dinner
after 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 20. 

Click HERE for a detailed convention schedule.

Click HERE for pricing info.

Click HERE for CLE info.

 

2008 Lawyers Convention Annual Dinner

Featuring:

Hon. Michael B. Mukasey
United States Attorney General

(ticketed event) BLACK TIE
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Thursday, November 20, 2008
6:00 p.m.


Eighth Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture

Featuring:


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

(ticketed event)
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 21, 2008
5:15 p.m.


Annual Rosenkranz Luncheon

A Discussion Between:

Michael W. McConnell
Hon. Michael McConnell
United States Court of Appeals,
Tenth Circuit

 and


Hon. Richard Posner
United States Court of Appeals,
Seventh Circuit

 

Addresses

Michael Chertoff
Hon. Michael Chertoff
Secretary, United States
Department of Homeland Security


Hon. Mitch McConnell
United States Senate

 

Antonin Scalia
Hon. Antonin Scalia
United States Supreme Court

 

 


Mr. Mark Steyn
Columnist and Author of
America Alone: The End of
the World as We Know It

 


Showcase Panels

  • Judicial Selection: Federal and State
  • Judicial Tenure: Life Tenure or Fixed Nonrenewable Terms?
  • Second Look Doctrines: Should Congress be Empowered to Override the Court? Should Voters in State Initiatives and Referenda be Able to Override State Supreme Courts?
  • Regulation of Judicial Conduct: Silencing Judges or Avoiding Improper Influence?


Practice Group Breakout Sessions

  • The Prosecution of Public Corruption 
  • Specialized Courts: Lessons from the Federal Circuit
  • The International Religious Freedom Act
  • The Policy Implications of the Reaction to Climate Change
  • The Disciplining of Federal Judges
  • The Heller Case
  • International Law & the Separation of Powers
  • The Latest in the Financial Services Crisis: Government Control v. the Free Market
  • Labor Initiatives in the New Administration
  • Civil Litigation under the Roberts Court
  • The Roberts Court and Federalism
  • Freedom of Speech vs. Anti-Discrimination Laws
  • The 25th Anniversary of Chevron
  • The SEC and the Financial Services Crisis of 2008
  • The FCC and the First Amendment


Speaker Highlights

  • Prof. Jonathan Adler, Case Western Reserve University School of Law 
  • Hon. Paul S. Atkins, former Commissioner, United States Securities & Exchange Commission
  • Dr. John S. Baker Jr., Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • Prof. Stephen Bainbridge, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Hon. Carlos T. Bea, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Prof. David Bernstein, George Mason University School of Law
  • Prof. Lillian R. BeVier, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Mr. François-Henri Briard, Delaporte, Briard & Trichet and President, The Federalist Society, Paris Chapter
  • Prof. Stephen B. Burbank, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Hon. Ronald A. Cass, Cass & Associates, PC and Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law
  • Prof. Meryl J. Chertoff, Sandra Day O’Connor Project on the State of the Judiciary, Georgetown University
  • Hon. Paul D. Clement, Former United State Solicitor General
  • Hon. Charles J. Cooper, Cooper & Kirk, PLLC
  • Hon. Walter E. Dellinger III, Duke University School of Law and Former Acting United States Solicitor General
  • Prof. John C. Dernbach, Widener University Law School
  • Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Dean John C. Eastman, Chapman University School of Law
  • Mr. Bert Ely, President, Ely & Company, Inc.
  • Prof. Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago Law School
  • Prof. William N. Eskridge, Jr., Yale Law School
  • Mr. Miguel A. Estrada, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and Former Assistant to the United States Solicitior General
  • Prof. Thomas F. Farr, Georgetown University
  • Ms. Holly Fechner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Hon. Alice Fisher, Latham & Watkins, and Former Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice
  • Hon. Merrick Garland, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • Prof. Richard W. Garnett, IV, Notre Dame Law School
  • Hon. Gregory G. Garre, United States Solicitor General
  • Prof. Charles Gardner Geyh, Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington
  • Hon. Douglas Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit
  • Dr. T. Jeremy Gunn, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Mr. Steven F. Hayward, American Enterprise Institute
  • Prof. Arthur D. Hellman, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Prof. Kristin E. Hickman, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Hon. Dennis G. Jacobs, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Hon. Gregory G. Katsas, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice
  • Prof. Neal K. Katyal, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Hon. Brett M. Kavanaugh, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • Prof. William K. Kelley, Notre Dame Law School
  • Prof. F. Scott Kieff, Washington University School of Law
  • Hon. William J. Kilberg, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Former Solicitor, United States Department of Labor
  • Prof. Edmund Kitch, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Andrew Koppelman, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Prof. James Lindgren, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Prof. Nelson R. Lund, George Mason University School of Law
  • Prof. Jonathan R. Macey, Yale Law School
  • Prof. Kenneth I. Marcus, Baruch College/CUNY School of Public Affairs
  • Prof. William P. Marshall, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Mr. Don Martens, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
  • Hon. Kevin J. Martin, Federal Communications Commission
  • Prof. John O. McGinnis, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Prof. Thomas W. Merrill, Yale Law School
  • Mr. Randy Moss, WillmerHale
  • Mr. Clark Neily, Institute for Justice
  • Hon. Eileen J. O’Connor, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, and Former Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, United States Department of Justice
  • Hon. Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Mr. James A. Paretti, United States House of Representatives Committee on Education & Labor
  • Mr. Robert S. Peck, Center for Constitutional Litigation
  • Mr. Carter G. Phillips, Sidley Austin
  • Dr. Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, B. Kenneth Simon Chair for Constitutional Studies, and Director of the Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute
  • Mr. Scott M. Polakoff, Office of Thrift Supervision, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Mr. Alex J. Pollock, American Enterprise Institute
  • Prof. Lucas A. Powe, Jr., University of Texas School of Law
  • Hon. William H., Pryor Jr., United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Prof. Jeremy A. Rabkin, George Mason University School of Law
  • Hon. Randall R. Rader, United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • Prof. Arti K. Rai, Duke University School of Law
  • Hon. A. Raymond Randolph, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • Mr. Andrew Redleaf, Whitebox Advisors, LLC
  • Mr. Daniel E. Reidy, Jones Day
  • Mr. David Reinhard, The Oregonian
  • Mr. David R. Rivkin, Jr., Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Prof. Jeffrey Rosen, George Washington University Law School
  • Prof. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Georgetown University School of Law
  • Mr. William Samuel, AFL-CIO
  • Mr. William L. Saunders, Family Research Council
  • Mr. Robert F. Schiff, Subcommittee on the Judiciary, United States Senata
  • Hon. Harold F. See, Jr., Supreme Court of Alabama
  • Hon. David B. Sentelle, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • Hon. Jerry E. Smith, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Hon. Kenneth W. Starr, Dean, Pepperdine University School of Law and former United States Solicitor General
  • Prof. David R. Stras, University of Minnesota School of Law
  • Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Hon. Diane S. Sykes, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Mr. John Taylor, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
  • Hon. George J. Terwilliger III, White & Case LLP, Former United States Deputy Attorney General
  • Mr. Adam D. Thierer, The Progress and Freedom Foundation
  • Hon. Larry D. Thompson, Pepsico, Inc., and Former Deputy United States Attorney General
  • Mr. Robert Trout, Trout Cacheris, PLLC
  • Hon. Timothy M. Tymkovich, United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Hon. Peter J. Wallison, American Enterprise Institute
  • Mr. H. Thomas Wells Jr., American Bar Association, and Maynard, Cooper & Gale, P.C.
  • Mr. M. Edward Whelan III, Ethics and Public Policy Center
  • Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson III, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • Prof. Adam Winkler, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Prof. John C. Yoo, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Prof. Todd J. Zywicki, George Mason University School of Law
  • more to come...


Agenda:

Click HERE for a detailed convention schedule.

Click HERE for pricing info.

Click HERE for CLE info.

Registration details:

On-line registration for the 2008 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. You will be able to register for all events at the registration table.

Registration Hours:
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please note, however, that no seats will be sold for the Annual Dinner
after 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 20. 

Lodging

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 347-3000

Limited availability at the Mayflower Hotel--call promptly to secure a room.  Inquire about the special rate of $219 offered to Federalist Society Convention registrants.  Registrants must secure hotel rooms no later than October 29 in order to receive the discounted rate.  Specity "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.