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2014 National Lawyers Convention Schedule

Millennials, Equity and the Rule of Law

The Federalist Society's 2014 National Lawyers Convention was held on Thursday, November 13 through Saturday, November 15 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The topic of the convention was: Millennials, Equity and the Rule of Law.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Opening - Video
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Hon. Antonin Scalia, United States Supreme Court

Showcase Panel I: Youth, Employment, and the Law - Video
9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

This panel will examine intergenerational equity issues raised by employment discrimination laws, including those protecting the elderly from discrimination.  Those laws, minimum wage laws, laws favoring unionization, and laws countering arbitrary dismissal have obvious appeal.  But many of those very laws greatly raise the costs to business of entry-level hiring.  One consequence may be that many young people are only able to enter the work force as interns or fellows.  This may be especially true for minorities.  Are these costs worth the benefits?  Is there some middle ground?

  • 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
  • Hon. Gail Heriot, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and Professor, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Prof. J. Hoult "Rip" Verkerke, Director, Program for Employment and Labor Law Studies, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Jennifer W. Elrod, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Corporations: The Short-Termism Debate - Video
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
East Room

  • 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. Jonathan R. Macey, Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Securities Law, Yale Law School
  • Prof. Robert T. Miller, Professor of Law and F. Arnold Daum Fellow in Corporate Law, University of Iowa College of Law
  • Mr. Steven A. Rosenblum, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
  • Moderator: Hon. E. Norman Veasey, Former Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court

Religious Liberties: Religious Liberty after Hobby Lobby - Video
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
State Room

  • Ms. Kim Colby, Senior Counsel, Christian Legal Society
  • Prof. William P. Marshall, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • 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
  • Moderator: Hon. Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Roundtable: Teaching Law: Tenure-track, Adjunct, and Clinical Pathways - No Video Available
Sponsored by the Faculty Division

11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Pennsylvania Room

  • 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
  • Prof. Beth Kregor, Lecturer in Law and Director of The Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship, University of Chicago 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. David H. Thompson, Managing Partner, Cooper & Kirk, PLLC and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Moderator: Hon. Lee Otis, Senior Vice President & Faculty Division Director, The Federalist Society

Intellectual Property: Copyright Revision - Video
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
State Room

  • Ms. Danielle Aguirre, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, National Music Publishers’ Association
  • Mr. Usman Ahmed, Policy Counsel, eBay Inc.
  • Prof. David S. Olson, Associate Professor of Law, Boston College Law School
  • Ms. Katherine A. Oyama, Senior Copyright Policy Counsel, Google, Inc.   
  • 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
  • Moderator: Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit; Professor of Law, George Mason University

Labor & Employment: The Minimum Wage - Video
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Mr. Ross Eisenbrey, Vice President, Economic Policy Institute and former Member, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
  • Ms. 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 Small Business Legal Foundation
  • Hon. David Weil, Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Moderator: Hon. William F. Kuntz, II, United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

Federalism: The President's Duty to Take Care that the Law Be Faithfully Executed - Video
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Dr. John S. Baker, Jr. Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; Professor Emeritus of Law, Dale E. Bennett Professor of Law, Louisiana State University Law School
  • Hon. Ronald A. Cass, Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law and President, Cass & Associates, PC
  • 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
  • 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
  • Moderator: Hon. Thomas B. Griffith, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit 

Litigation: Time to Revisit Chevron Deference? - Video
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
State Room

  • Prof. Jack M. Beermann, Harry Elwood Warren Scholar Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Hon. Charles J. Cooper, Partner, Cooper & Kirk, PLLC, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel
  • Prof. Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia University School of Law
  • Prof. Amy Wildermuth, Associate Vice President for Faculty, Senior Vice President Academic Affairs - Operations, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Don R. Willett, Texas Supreme Court

Telecommunications: Competition Policy in the Telecommunications Space - Video
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
East Room

  • Mr. Gene Kimmelman, President and CEO, Public Knowledge
  • Hon. Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Federal Trade Commission
  • Hon. Michael O’Rielly, Federal Communications Commission
  • 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
  • Moderator: Hon. Stephen F. Williams, Senior Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

Lawyers Convention Annual Dinner - No Video Available
7:00 p.m.
Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

  • Hon. Samuel A. Alito, Jr., United States Supreme Court
  • Mr. Adam G. Ciongoli, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Lincoln Financial Group; former Law Clerk for Justice Alito
  • Hon. David M. McIntosh, Mayer Brown; Vice Chairman, The Federalist Society
  • Mr. Eugene B. Meyer, President, The Federalist Society

 


 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Panel Discussion: Diversity Jurisdiction from Strawbridge to CAFA - Video
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Hon. Charles J. Cooper, Partner, Cooper & Kirk, PLLC, and former Assistant U.S. Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel
  • Hon. Edith H. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Hon.  J. Harvie Wilkinson III, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Showcase Panel II: Intergenerational Equity and Social Security, Medicare, Obamacare, and Pensions - Video
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Grand Ballroom

Several major federal programs directly tax the young to provide benefits to the elderly.  This is a main feature of the Affordable Care Act, the Social Security System as it currently works, and of the laws guaranteeing pensions.  In addition, the national debt raises intergenerational equity issues.  What obligations do these debts impose on the young?  Are they all of a piece or are the answers different in each case?  Is it true that this generation is likely to be poorer than the previous one?  What role does our legal system play in this?  How will the law address pensions that contribute to bankrupting cities or states?  What is the nature of the Social Security contract?

  • 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. John O. McGinnis, George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • 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
  • Moderator: Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Civil Rights: Sexual Assault on Campus - Video
12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
East Room

  • Ms. Heather Mac Donald, Thomas W. Smith Fellow, Manhattan Institute
  • Mr. Seth Galanter, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
  • Ms. Lara S. Kaufmann, Senior Counsel & Director of Education Policy for At-Risk Students, National Women's Law Center
  • Mr. Greg Lukianoff, President, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
  • Moderator: Hon. Diane S. Sykes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Criminal Law: Criminal Sentencing Reform: A Conversation Among Conservatives - Video
12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
State Room

  • Mr. Marc A. Levin, Director, Center for Effective Justice, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • 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
  • Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and former U.S. Attorney General
  • Prof. William G. Otis, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Moderator: Hon. William H. Pryor, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Financial Services: Credit to Cronies: Government's Heavy—If Hidden—Hand - Video
12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Chinese Room

  • Mr. Edward J. DeMarco, Senior Fellow-in-Residence, Milken Institute
  • Mr. Bert Ely, Principal, Ely & Company, Inc.
  • Dr. Paul H. Kupiec, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Moderator: Hon. Paul S. Atkins, Patomak Global Partners LLC; former Commissioner, U.S Securities & Exchange

Address - Video
2:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Mrs. Carly Fiorina, Fiorina Group

Address - Video
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Hon. Orrin Hatch, U.S. Senate

Free Speech: How First Amendment Procedures Protect First Amendment Substance - Video
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
State Room

  • Prof. Aaron H. Caplan, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • Prof. Robert A. Destro, The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
  • Mr. Todd P. Graves, Graves Garrett LLC
  • 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
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. David R. Stras, Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court

International: Who Defines International Law? - Video
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • 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
  • Prof. Ryan Goodman, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law, New York University School of Law 
  • Prof. Michael W. Lewis, Ella A. and Ernest H. Fisher Professor of Law, Ohio Northern University
  • Prof. Deborah Pearlstein, Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Prof. John Choon Yoo, Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Carlos T. Bea, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit

Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture - Video
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Mr. John A. Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute; former Chairman and CEO, BB&T Corporation

 



SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Showcase Panel III: Higher Education: Run for the Benefit of Students or Faculty or Administrators? - Video
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

Success in today’s global economy virtually requires a college or post graduate degree, but colleges and law schools have raised tuition enormously.  The government subsidizes students to take huge loans to pay for college and law schools, loans which inflict an increasing burden on students, including law students in a troubled economy.  Do these loans pay as much for faculty research and administrators as for direct student education?  Are faculties producing research that justifies these costs?  Are students getting a good deal now?  Could or will on line education provide students with similar education at a fraction of the cost?  Is it time to ask some hard questions about higher education?  Does education policy benefit average and below average students or does it merely benefit the top of the class?  This panel will focus to a significant degree on law schools.

  • Prof. Paul F. Campos, University of Colorado Law School
  • Prof. Daniel Polsby, Dean and Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Prof. Richard Kent Vedder, Ohio University
  • Moderator: Prof. Thomas D. Morgan, (retired), The George Washington University Law School

Administrative Law: Without Standing, Are We All Sitting Ducks? - Video
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
State Room

  • Prof. Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Prof. Amanda Cohen Leiter, Associate Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law   
  • Mr. Robert N. Weiner, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Mr. Patrick Wyrick, Solicitor General, State of Oklahoma
  • Moderator: Hon. A Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Environmental Law: Do the EPA's CO2 Rules Go Too Far? - Video
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
East Room

  • Mr. Paul Bailey, Senior Vice President for Federal Affairs and Policy, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
  • Mr. Elbert Lin, Solicitor General, State of West Virginia
  • Prof. Robert Percival, Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Program, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
  • Mr. Robert M. Sussman, Principal, Sussman & Associates and former Senior Policy Counsel to EPA Administrator and EPA Deputy Administrator
  • Moderator: Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Professional Responsibility: "The Dog Ate My Emails!": Document Retention Policies, Litigation Holds, and Legal Ethics - Video
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Chinese Room

  • Ms. Jamie Brown, Global eDiscovery Counsel, UBS AG, and former Associate General Counsel, Commodities Futures Trading Commission
  • Mr. Daniel Epstein, Executive Director, Cause of Action
  • 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
  • Mrs. Victoria A. Redgrave, Managing Partner, Redgrave LLP
  • Ms. Julie Goldsmith Reiser, Partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
  • Moderator: Hon. Jerry Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Seventh Annual Rosenkranz Debate and Luncheon - Video
RESOLVED: Indiscriminate collection of American phone records violates the Fourth Amendment
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and former U.S. Attorney General
  • Prof. Nadine Strossen, Professor of Law, New York Law School, and former President, American Civil Liberties Union, 1991 - 2008
  • Moderator: Prof. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Georgetown University Law Center

Showcase Panel IV: ROUNDTABLE: Is the Future of the American Dream Bright? - Video
2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
State Room

America has always been a forward-looking country.  What is the future for our young – for the best and brightest – and for everyone else?  Does the American Dream still apply?  Does our current legal and regulatory system offer the young prospects for a more just and better society, or for an overregulated society that stifles enterprise and compromises individual liberty?  How do we balance these competing concerns and what role can and should our legal system play?  Finally, there has been much discussion recently about income inequality.  Are efforts to address that through law or taxes beneficial or harmful to the young and their vision of a better society?

  • 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
  • Hon. Lanny J. Davis, Principal, Lanny J. Davis & Associates, former Special Counsel to the President, and former Member, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
  • 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
  • Dr. Charles A. Murray, W.H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Moderator: Ms. Karlyn Bowman, Senior Fellow and Research Coordinator, American Enterprise Institute

Closing Discussion: Saving Congress from Itself: Emancipating the States & Empowering Their People - Video
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
State Room

  • Hon. James L. Buckley, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (ret.) and former U.S. Senator
  • 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
  • Prof. Michael S. Greve, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Moderator: Mr. Robert R. Gasaway, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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