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2016 National Lawyers Convention Schedule

The Jurisprudence and Legacy of Justice Scalia

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.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Opening - Audio and Video Not Available
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Address: Hon. Samuel A. Alito, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Introduction: Mr. Leonard A. Leo, Executive Vice President, The Federalist Society

Showcase Panel I: Justice Scalia: Text Over Intent and the Demise of Legislative History - Audio/Video
9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Prof. Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Prof. Michael S. Paulsen, Distinguished University Chair and Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Prof. Saikrishna Prakash, James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Lawrence B. Solum, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Moderator: Hon. Sandra Segal Ikuta, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Litigation: How Justice Scalia's Writing Style Affected American Jurisprudence - Audio/Video
11:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.   
East & State Rooms

  • Prof. Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt Law School
  • 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
  • Mr. Kannon Shanmugam, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP
  • Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Moderator: Hon. Joan L. Larsen, Michigan Supreme Court 

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust: Justice Scalia's Contributions to Antitrust Law - Audio/Video
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
East Room

  • Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Ms. Deborah A. Garza, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Prof. C. Scott Hemphill, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Intellectual Property: Courts vs. Congress: What is a Patentable Invention? - Audio/Video
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
State Room

  • Mr. David J. Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • 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
  • Mr. Mark A. Perry, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Prof. Joshua D. Sarnoff, Professor of Law, DePaul College of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Susan G. Braden, U.S Court of Federal Claims

Labor & Employment Law: The Battle for the Gig Economy - Audio/Video
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom 

  • Hon. Mark Brnovich, Attorney General, Arizona
  • Mr. Mark Floyd, Senior Director and Global Relations Lead, Uber Technologies Inc.
  • Mr. Randel K. Johnson, Senior Vice President, Labor, Immigration and Employee Benefits, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr. Bill Samuel, Director of Government Affairs, AFL-CIO
  • Moderator: Hon. Thomas M. Hardiman, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Federalism & Separation of Powers: Justice Scalia on Federalism and Separation of Powers - Audio/Video
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Prof. John S. Baker, Jr., Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Hon. Ron DeSantis, U.S. House of Representatives, Florida 6th District
  • Mr. Roger Pilon, Vice President, Legal Affairs, Cato Institute
  • Hon. Luther Strange III, Attorney General, Alabama
  • 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
  • Moderator: Hon. William H. Pryor Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Criminal Law: Justice Scalia and the Criminal Law - Audio/Video
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
East Room

  • 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
  • Prof. Stephanos Bibas, Professor of Law and Criminology and Director, Supreme Court Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Prof. Orin S. Kerr, Fred C. Stevenson Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Mr. Paul J. Larkin, Jr., Senior Legal Research Fellow, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation
  • Hon. Stephen J. Markman, Michigan Supreme Court
  • Moderator: Hon. David R. Stras, Minnesota Supreme Court

Religious Liberties: Is the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) the Future of Religious Liberty? - Audio/Video
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
State Room

  • Dr. John C. Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service, Chapman University Fowler School of Law; Senior Fellow, The Claremont Institute
  • Prof. Richard W. Garnett, Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor, Concurrent Professor of Political Science, Notre Dame Law School
  • Prof. William P. Marshall, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Prof. Vincent Phillip Muñoz, Tocqueville Associate Professor of Religion & Public Life, University of Notre Dame
  • Moderator: Prof. Michael M. Uhlmann, Professor of Politics and Policy/SPE, Claremont Graduate University

Annual Dinner - Audio/Video
7:00 p.m.
Gaylord National
Maryland Ballroom
201 Waterfront St
National Harbor, MD 20745

  • Hon. Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court

 


 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Showcase Panel II: Rules Versus Standards in Constitutional and Statutory Interpretation - Audio/Video
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Prof. Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University
  • Hon. Frank Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Prof. John C. Harrison, James Madison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Victoria Nourse, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Moderator: Hon. William Francis Kuntz II, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York 

Address - Audio/Video
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Grand Ballroom

  • Hon. Nikki Haley, Governor, South Carolina

Address - Audio/Video
12:00 noon – 12:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Hon. Ted Cruz, U.S. Senate, Texas

Civil Rights: The Second Amendment: Enforcing the Heller Decision - Audio/Video
12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
East Room

  • Mr. Noel J. Francisco, Partner, Jones Day
  • Prof. Nelson Lund, University Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Prof. Michael O'Shea, Professor of Law, Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • Prof. Allan Rostron, University of Missouri - Kansas City Law School
  • Moderator: Hon. Raymond M. Kethledge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Financial Services & E-Commerce: Has the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Helped Consumers? - Audio/Video
12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
State Room

  • Mr. John A. Allison, Chairman, Executive Advisory Council, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute
  • Mr. Leonard N. Chanin, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Mr. Deepak Gupta, Founding Principal, Gupta Wessler PLLC
  • Prof. Todd J. Zywicki, Foundation Professor of Law and Executive Director, Law & Economics Center, Antonin Scalia School of Law, George Mason University
  • Moderator: Hon. Edith Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Telecommunications & Electronic Media: Justice Scalia's Telecommunications Legacy - Audio/Video
12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Chinese Room

  • Prof. Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, Director, Classical Liberal Institute, New York University School of Law
  • Mr. Henry Goldberg, Goldberg, Godles, Wiener and Wright LLP
  • Mr. Richard E. Wiley, Chairman Emeritus, Wiley Rein LLP
  • Moderator: Hon. Don Willett, Texas Supreme Court

Free Speech & Election Law: Originalism and the First Amendment - Audio/Video
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
State Room

  • Prof. David F. Forte, Garwood Visiting Professor, Princeton University
  • 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. 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. Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School; former President, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Moderator: Hon. Carlos T. Bea, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

International & National Security Law: Justice Scalia’s Jurisprudence and National Security - Audio/Video
3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom 

  • Prof. Bradford R. Clark, William Cranch Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Ms. Elizabeth Goitein, Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
  • Mr. Adam Klein, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
  • Prof. Stephen I. Vladeck, Professor of Law, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture - Audio/Video
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Lecture: Hon. Ben Sasse, U.S. Senate, Nebraska
  • Introduction: Mr. Eugene B. Meyer, President, The Federalist Society

 


 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Showcase Panel III: Transforming Statutory Interpretation - Audio/Video    
9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

  • Prof. William Eskridge, Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School
  • Prof. Abbe R. Gluck, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale Law School
  • Prof. Gary S. Lawson, Philip S. Beck Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Prof. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Moderator: Hon. Diane S. Sykes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

Administrative Law & Regulation: The Evolution of Justice Scalia's Views on Administrative Law - Audio/Video
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    
State Room

  • Hon. Ronald A. Cass, President, Cass & Associates, PC and Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law
  • Hon. Paul D. Clement, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Prof. E. Donald Elliott, Senior of Counsel at Covington & Burling, Professor (Adjunct) of Law, Yale Law School
  • Prof. Lisa Heinzerling, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Moderator: Mr. Eugene Scalia, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Environmental Law & Property Rights: Justice Scalia's Property Rights Jurisprudence - Audio/Video
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
East Room

  • Prof. John Echeverria, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
  • Prof. James W. Ely, Jr., Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law Emeritus, Professor of History Emeritus, Lecturer in Law, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Prof. Roderick M. Hills, Jr., William T. Comfort, III Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Hon. Adam P. Laxalt, Attorney General, Nevada
  • Prof. Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
  • Moderator: Hon. Allison H. Eid, Colorado Supreme Court

Professional Responsibility & Legal Education: Using Judicial Processes for Political Purposes - Audio/Video
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
Chinese Room

  • Prof. Arthur Hellman, Professor of Law, Sally Ann Semenko Endowed Chair, University of Pittsburgh School Law
  • Hon. Patrick Morrisey, Attorney General, West Virginia
  • Prof. Patrick A. Parenteau, Senior Counsel, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
  • Ms. Kimberley A. Strassel, Wall Street Journal Editorial Board Member, Author of The Intimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing Free Speech
  • Moderator: Hon. Steven M. Colloton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate - Audio/Video
RESOLVED: Hostile Environment Law, On and Off Campus, Often Violates the First Amendment

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.         
Grand Ballroom

  • 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
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Jennifer W. Elrod, U.S Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Showcase Panel IV: ROUNDTABLE: Areas of Constitutional Doctrine Transformed - Audio/Video
2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
State Room

  • Mr. Floyd Abrams, Partner, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
  • Hon. Michael W. McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law, Director of the Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institute
  • Hon. David R. Stras, Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Prof. Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School; former President, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
  • Mr. Edward Whelan, President, Ethics & Public Policy Center
  • Moderator: Hon. Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Introduction: Hon. Lee Liberman Otis, The Federalist Society