We are pleased to bring you the spring issue of The Federalist Paper. Inside, as always, we review the many programs and publications the Federalist Society has sponsored through its various divisions and special projects over the past months.
In February, scholars, students, and practitioners gathered in Charlottesville for the Federalist Society's 30th Annual Student Symposium, hosted by the University of Virginia School of Law. This year's Symposium topic was "Capitalism, Markets, and the Constitution." We have included in this issue a survey of each of the panels, speeches, and other events of the Symposium by Clifford Chad Henson of the University of Illinois College of Law Student Chapter.
The Federalist Society's Lawyers Chapters were particularly active at the beginning of this year, hosting events on such topics as the war on terrorism, judicial elections, and the constitutionality of the health care law. The Faculty Division continued its successful Law & Liberty colloquia series, co-hosted with the Liberty Fund. It held events in California, Minnesota, and Virginia over the recent months.
The Society's new Law School Alumni Chapters have also been generating interest. They have been hosting a number of events aimed at helping Federalist Society alumni reconnect and organize for future meetings.
As always, we invite and encourage friends and members to send in comments and suggestions - and look forward to hearing from you!