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2011 National Lawyers Convention Schedule

The Constitution of Small Government?

2011 National Lawyers ConventionThe Federalist Society's 2011 National Lawyers Convention is scheduled for Thursday, November 10 through Saturday, November 12 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme for this year's convention is "The Constitution of Small Government?" The Annual Dinner will take place on Thursday, November 10 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Welcome and Opening Address audio video  
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Mr. Leonard A. Leo, Executive Vice President, The Federalist Society
  • Hon. Jeff Sessions, United States Senate

Showcase Panel I: Too Big to Fail  audio video
9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Mr. Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Mr. H. Rodgin Cohen, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Mr. Paul Singer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Elliott Management Corporation
  • Hon. Peter J. Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute, former General Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and former White House Counsel
  • Moderator: Hon. Diane S. Sykes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Address audio video
11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Hon. Marco Rubio, United States Senate

Civil Rights: Federal Initiatives on K-12 School Bullying Prevention  audio video
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
State Room - Overflow: Chinese & Cabinet Rooms

  • Mr. Hans Bader, Senior Attorney and Counsel for Special Projects, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Hon. Todd Gaziano, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and Senior Fellow in Legal Studies, The Heritage Foundation
  • Ms. Fatima Goss Graves, Vice President for Education and Employment, National Women's Law Center
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
  • Prof. William R. Yeomans, Fellow in Law and Government, American University Washington College of Law
  • Moderator: Mr. Stuart Taylor Jr., Contributing Editor, National Journal, and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Corporations: Deficit Reduction and the Role of the Federal Government in Regulating Business  audio video
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
East Room - Overflow: Senate Room

  • Prof. Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Dr. Martin A. Regalia, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Ms. Heather L. Slavkin, Senior Legal and Policy Adviser, Office of Investment, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • Moderator: Hon. David B. Sentelle, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

Intellectual Property: IP and Parallel Importation—Should the U.S., Through IP Laws and Other Means, Protect Businesses from “Gray Goods” Imported Without Manufacturers’ Authorization?  audio video
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom - Overflow: Chinese Room

  • Prof. F. Scott Kieff, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Prof. David S. Olson, Assistant Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
  • Mr. David Salmons, Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Mr. Sherwin Siy, Deputy Legal Director, Public Knowledge
  • Moderator: Hon. Randall R. Rader, U. S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Labor: Organized Labor and the Obama Administration  audio video

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
State Room - Overflow: Cabinet Room

  • Hon. John N. Raudabaugh, Counsel, Nixon Peabody LLP and former Member, National Labor Relations Board
  • Mr. William Samuel, Director of Government Affairs, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • Hon. Eugene Scalia, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and former Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Moderator: Hon. William H. Pryor Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Professional Responsibility: Law School Accreditation  audio video
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
East Room - Overflow: Senate Room

  • Prof. Thomas D. Morgan, Oppenheim Professor of Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Mr. Clark Neily, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
  • Prof. Ann Shalleck, Director of the Women and the Law Program, Carrington Shields Scholar, American University Washington College of Law
  • Dean David N. Yellen, Dean and Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. David R. Stras, Minnesota Supreme Court

Federalism: Meet the New Boss: Continuity in Presidential War Powers  audio video
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom - Overflow: Chinese Room

  • Prof. Martin S. Flaherty, Leitner Family Professor of International Human Rights Law, and Co-Founding Director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham Law School
  • Mr. Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review Institute
  • Prof. Michael D. Ramsey, University Professor, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Prof. John C. Yoo, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Moderator: Dr. John C. Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service; Founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence and former Dean, Chapman University School of Law

Litigation: Attorneys Fees in Class Actions  audio video
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
State Room - Overflow: East Room

  • Prof. Lester Brickman, Professor of Law, Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Prof. Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Associate Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Mr. Theodore H. Frank, Founder, Center for Class Action Fairness
  • Dean Alan B. Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest/Public Service, The George Washington University Law School
  • Mr. Jeffrey S. Jacobson, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Moderator: Hon. Brett M. Kavanaugh, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

Lawyers Convention Annual Dinner - Audio/Video Not Available
7:00 p.m.
Omni Shoreham  
2500 Calvert St., NW

"A Celebration of Service"

  • Hon. Antonin Scalia, United States Supreme Court
  • Introduction by: Hon. Edwin Meese III, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy and Chairman of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation and former U.S. Attorney General

  • Hon. Clarence Thomas, United States Supreme Court
  • Introduction by: Hon. C. Boyden Gray, Boyden Gray & Associates; former Special Envoy for European Affairs and Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy at the Mission of the U.S. to the European Union and former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union

 


 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Showcase Panel II: Political Philosophy and Classical Liberalism Roundtable  audio video
9:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Prof. Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Prof. Andrew M. Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Hon. Michael W. McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law and Director, Stanford Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School and former Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
  • Prof. John O. McGinnis, George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Prof. Paul A. Rahe, Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage and Professor of History, Hillsdale College
  • Prof. Douglas B. Rasmussen, Professor of Philosophy, St. John’s University
  • Prof. John Tomasi, Associate Professor of Political Science, Brown University
  • Moderator: Hon. Sandra Segal Ikuta, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Address  audio video
11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Hon. Michael S. Lee, United States Senate

Criminal Law: Prisoner Releases and the Role of the Courts  audio video
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Chinese Room - Overflow: Cabinet Room

  • Dr. Richard A. Berk, Professor of Criminology and Statistics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Hon. Deborah J. Daniels, Partner, Krieg DeVault LLP
  • Hon. Sarah V. Hart, Chief Performance Officer, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office
  • Mr. Donald Specter, Executive Director, Prison Law Office
  • Hon. Luther Strange, Attorney General of Alabama
  • Moderator: Hon. Edith Brown Clement, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Financial Services: Will Consumers and the Economy Benefit from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?  audio video
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
State Room

  • Mr. David Berenbaum, Chief Program Officer, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
  • Mr. Leonard J. Kennedy, General Counsel, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Mr. Alex J. Pollock, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • Prof. Todd J. Zywicki, Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Timothy M. Tymkovich, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Religious Liberties: The Ministerial Exception Case: Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC   audio video
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
East Room - Overflow: Senate Room

  • Hon. Walter E. Dellinger, III, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Douglas Blount Maggs Professor of Law Emeritus, Duke University School of Law; Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard University Law School and former Acting United States Solicitor General
  • Prof. Douglas Laycock, Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law, Horace W. Goldsmith Research Professor of Law, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Hon. Michael W. McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law, Stanford Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School and former Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • Moderator: Hon. Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Free Speech: Voter Fraud and Voter ID — The Constitution and the Right to Vote  audio video
3:15 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
State Room - Overflow: Senate Room

  • Mr. John Fund, Former Columnist, The Wall Street Journal and Opinionjournal.com
  • Prof. Spencer A. Overton, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Prof. Daniel P. Tokaji, Professor of Law, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law and and Senior Fellow of Election Law @ Moritz
  • Mr. Hans von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow and Manager, Civil Justice Reform Initiative, The Heritage
    Foundation
  • Moderator: Hon. Thomas B. Griffith, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

International: The War-on-Terror Government  audio video
3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom - Overflow: Chinese Room

  • Hon. Stewart A. Baker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP and former Assistant U.S. Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Dr. Veronique de Rugy, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
  • Mr. Julian Sánchez, Research Fellow, The Cato Institute
  • Mr. Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution
  • Moderator: Prof. Nathan A. Sales, Assistant Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture  audio video
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Former U.S. Attorney General
  • Introduction: Mr. Eugene B. Meyer, President, The Federalist Society

 


 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Showcase Panel III: Term Limits, Entitlement Reform, and Random Assignment of Members of Congress to Committees  audio video
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Prof. Steven G. Calabresi, Class of 1940, Northwestern University School of Law and Chairman, The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy
  • Prof. William N. Eskridge, Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School
  • Mr. William Kristol, Editor, The Weekly Standard
  • Prof. Jide O. Nzelibe, Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Edith H. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Administrative Law: Reining in Regulation or Letting Regulation Reign? Predictions and Prescriptions for Government  audio video
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
East Room

  • Hon. Ronald A. Cass, President, Cass & Associates, PC
  • Prof. Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Hon. Christopher C. DeMuth, D.C. Searle Senior Fellow, The American Enterprise Institute
  • Moderator: Hon. Carlos T. Bea, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Environmental Law: Property Rights: The Forgotten Spark of the Arab Spring  audio video
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
State Room - Overflow: Senate Room

  • Mr. Hernando de Soto, President, Institute for Liberty and Democracy
  • Prof. Steven J. Eagle, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Prof. John D. Echeverria, Professor of Law and Acting Director Environmental Law Center, Vermont Law School
  • Prof. Donald J. Kochan, Professor of Law, Chapman University School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Telecommunications: The Future of Spectrum Policy   audio video
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Chinese Room - Overflow: Cabinet Room

  • Mr. Brian F. Fontes, CEO, National Emergency Number Association
  • Hon. Janice Obuchowski, President, Freedom Technologies, Inc.
  • Mr. Thomas C. Power, Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Telecommunications, Office of Science & Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
  • Moderator: Hon. Jennifer Walker Elrod, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Fourth Annual Rosenkranz Debate and Luncheon  audio video
RESOLVED: Congress Acted Within Its Authority in Enacting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Hon. Paul D. Clement, Partner, Bancroft PLLC and former U.S. Solicitor General
  • Prof. Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Harvard Law School
  • Moderator: Prof. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Georgetown University Law Center

Showcase Panel IV: A Federal Sunset Law  audio video
2:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
State Room - Overflow: Chinese Room

  • Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Prof. William N. Eskridge Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School
  • Mr. Philip K. Howard, Founder and Chairman, Common Good Coalition
  • Prof. Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Moderator: Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Address  audio video
4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
State Room - Overflow: Chinese Room

  • Mr. Richard Brookhiser, Senior Editor, National Review and author of James Madison

Closing Address: Recognition of Executive Vice President Leonard A. Leo's 20 Years with the Federalist Society
4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
State Room - Overflow: Chinese Room

 

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