James Madison Award Dinner
James Madison Award Dinner The New York City Lawyers Chapter

The Federalist Society's Lawyers Division was founded in 1986 to bring together attorneys, business and policy leaders, judges and others interested in examining and improving the state of the law. The Lawyers Division reaches the legal community thr READ MORE
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast

Professor Tom W. Bell, Chapman University, Fowler School of Law, participated in a Teleforum conference call on the topic, "Copyright Originalism." Professor Bell's new book, Intellectual Privilege: Copyright, Common Law, and the Common Good, argues that copyright in the United States has mutated into something the Founders would have hardly recognized, much less approved of. He so admires their version of copyright that he convinced the Mercatus Center to publish Intellectual Privilege under what he calls the "Founders' Copyright," allowing the public to enjoy his book under terms that replicate the effect of the original Copyright Act, passed in 1790. Christopher Newman, Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law, joined to offer his comments and questions.

  • Prof. Tom W. Bell, Professor of Law, Chapman University School of Law
  • Prof. Christopher Newman, Associate Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
San Francisco Lawyers Chapter


  • John Yoo, Professor, Berkeley Law School
  • Jesse Choper, Professor, Berkeley Law School
  • Hon. Carlos T. Bea (Moderator), U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

The San Francisco Federalist Society and Gibson Dunn invite you to join two of California's leading scholars of constitutional law for a lively discussion of the past and forthcoming terms at the U.S. Supreme Court.