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2003 National Lawyers Convention - "International Law and American Sovereignty"

Thursday, November 13
9:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

Welcome and Opening Address 

  • Welcome: Mr. Leonard A. Leo, Executive Vice President, The Federalist Society 
  • Hon. Theodore B. Olson, U.S. Solicitor General

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Grand Ballroom


Showcase Panel I: Customary International Law: The Next Font of Judicial Activism? 

  • Prof. Curtis Bradley, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Lori Fisler Damrosch, Columbia Law School
  • Hon. Frank Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Hon. Jack L. Goldsmith, Assistant Attorney General Designee, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Prof. Matthias Kumm, New York University School of Law
  • Hon. Edwin D. Williamson, Sullivan & Cromwell, Moderator

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Grand Ballroom


Address 

  • Hon. John Bolton, Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State

1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Chinese Room


Labor & Employment Law: Arbitration and the Freedom of Contract 

  • Mr. Robert P. Davis, Partner, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw
  • Mr. Eric S. Dreiband, General Counsel, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Mr. Richard T. Seymour, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein
  • Prof. Stephen J. Ware, University of Kansas School of Law
  • Hon. E. Grady Jolly, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Moderator

1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Grand Ballroom


Religious Liberties: The Reach of the Federal Government into Religious Organizations 

  • Hon. R. Alexander Acosta, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Prof. John S. Baker, Jr., Dale E. Bennett Professor, Louisiana State University School of Law
  • Prof. Marci A. Hamilton, Director, Intellectual Property Law Program, Cardozo School of Law
  • Mr. Kevin J. Hasson, President, The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
  • Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Executive Director, Americans United for Separation of Church and State
  • Hon. Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Moderator

1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
East Room

Address 

  • Hon. Michael K. Powell, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission 

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
East Room

Telecommunications: Media Ownership Rules 

  • Dr. Mark N. Cooper, Fellow, Center for Internet and Society, Stanford University
  • Mr. Raymond L. Gifford, President, Progress & Freedom Foundation
  • Mr. David Reinhard, Associate Editor, The Oregonian
  • Hon. Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Moderator

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom


Address 

  • Hon. Paula Dobriansky, Undersecretary for Global Affairs, U.S. Department of State

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
State Room


Showcase Panel II: Unilateralism, Multilateralism and American Sovereign Interests

  • Mr. Charles Krauthammer, Columnist, The Washington Post
  • Prof. Jeremy Rabkin, Department of Government, Cornell University
  • Ambassador John Richardson, Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to the United Nations
  • Hon. William Taft IV, Legal Advisor, U. S. Department of State
  • Prof. Ruth Wedgwood, Johns Hopkins University
  • Hon. Timothy E. Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation
  • Mr. Nicholas Rostow, General Counsel, U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Moderator

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
State Room


Address 

  • Ambassador John D. Negroponte, U.S. Representative to the United Nations

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Annual Dinner 

  • Hon. Andrew Card, White House Chief of Staff

Friday, November 14
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

Plenary Session: Political Ideology and the Legal Academy 

  • Dean Ronald Cass, Boston University School of Law
  • Mr. John Leo, Contributing Editor, U.S. News & World Report
  • Prof. John O. McGinnis, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Mr. Stuart Taylor, Columnist, National Journal
  • Prof. Jonathan Turley, The George Washington University Law School
  • Prof. Mark Tushnet, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Moderator

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
State Room

Plenary Session: CEO Roundtable: Are States Friends or Foe of Business?

  • Mr. Robin P. Arkley, Chairman and CEO, Security National Holding Company
  • Mr. Edward L. Diefenthal, CEO, Southern Holdings
  • Mr. Robert Rosenkranz, Chairman and Controlling Shareholder, Delphi Financial Group
  • Mr. Adam Ross, President, Poly-America Inc.
  • Hon. David McIntosh, Mayer Brown, Rowe & Maw and Vice-Chairman and Founding Director, The Federalist Society (Discussion Leader)

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom


Address 

  • Hon. Elaine L. Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom


Address

  • Hon. Larry Thompson, Former Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice

1:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Chinese Room


Administrative Law and Regulation: Immigration and the War on Terror 

  • Mr. Timothy Edgar, Immigration and National Security Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Mr. Gregory G. Katsas, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mr. Daniel W. Sutherland, Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Hon. James W. Ziglar, George Washington University Law School and Former Commissioner, Immigration & Naturalization Service
  • Mr. David Leitch, Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy White House Counsel, Moderator

1:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
East Room


Corporations, Securities and Antitrust: Ups and Downs on Wall Street

  • Prof. Jonathan Macey, Cornell Law School
  • Hon. Eileen J. O'Connor, Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mr. Andrew Stern, President, Service Employees' International Union
  • Hon. Richard K. Willard, Legal and General Counsel, The Gillette Company
  • Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Moderator

1:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom


Free Speech and Election Law: Campaign Finance Reform in the Supreme Court

  • Prof. Daniel Ortiz, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Hon. Trevor Potter, Former Commissioner, Federal Election Commission
  • Hon. Kenneth W. Starr, Kirkland & Ellis and Former U.S. Solicitor General
  • Mr. David Thompson, Cooper & Kirk
  • Hon. Jerry Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Moderator

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
East Room


Environmental Law and Property Rights: Constitutional Limitations of Federal Environmental Protection 

  • Prof. Jonathan H. Adler, Case Western Reserve University Law School
  • Prof. John C. Eastman, Chapman University School of Law
  • Mr. John Echeverria, Director, Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Institute
  • Prof. Robert V. Percival, Director, Environmental Program, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Hon. David B. Sentelle, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Moderator

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom


Financial Services and Electronic Commerce: Is There Any Room Left for Federalism in Financial Services? 

  • Hon. Wayne Abernathy, Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Mr. Joseph P. Borg, Director, Alabama Securities Commission and Former Preseident, North American Securities Adminstrators Association
  • Ms. Deborah Dakin, Deputy Chief Counsel for Regulation and Litigation, Office of Thrift Supervision
  • Dr. Michael S. Greve, John G. Searle Scholar, Federalism Project, American Enterprise Instititute
  • Mr. Michael Roster, General Counsel, World Savings Bank
  • Mr. John Ryan, Senior Vice President for Policy, Conference of State Bank Supervisors
  • Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Moderator

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Chinese Room


Intellectual Property: NGO Influence Over the Harmonization of International Intellectual Property Policy

  • Hon. Edward J. Damich, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Mr. Jon W. Dudas, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director, United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Mr. Ralph Oman, Dechert, Price & Rhoads and Former U.S. Register of Copyrights
  • Prof. Jerome E. Reichman, Bunyan S. Womble Professor, Duke University School of Law
  • Hon. Randall R. Rader, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, Moderator

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Ronald Reagan Building Amphitheater

Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture 

  • Hon. Robert H. Bork, Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute and Co-Chairman, Federalist Society Board of Visitors
  • Mr. Eugene B. Meyer, President, The Federalist Society, Welcome and Introduction

Saturday, November 15
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

Address  

  • Hon. John Ashcroft, U.S. Attorney General

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

Special Session: Civil Liberties and the War on Terror

  • Hon. Mary Beth Buchanan, U.S. Attorney, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Ms. Alice Fisher, Latham & Watkins and Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mr. Morton Halperin, Senior Vice President, Center for American Progress
  • Mr. Robert Levy, Cato Institute and Federalist Society Board of Visitors
  • Mr. Neil Lewis, The New York Times, Moderator

9:30 a.m. - 10:55 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

Showcase Panel III: NGOs: Advancing Civil Society or Replacing Sovereign States?

  • Mr. Stephen Rickard, Director, Freedom Investment Project
  • Ms. Danielle Pletka, Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
  • Mr. Austin Ruse, President, Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute
  • Mr. Jerome J. Shestack, Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen and Former President, American Bar Association
  • Hon. William Pryor, Alabama Attorney General, Moderator

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
State Room

Civil Rights: Affirmative Action: Back to Bakke? 

  • Hon. Ralph Boyd, Alston & Bird and Former Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Prof. Gail Heriot, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Hon. Brian W. Jones, General Counsel, U. S. Department of Education
  • Mr. Jonathan Cohn, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, Moderator

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
East Room


Criminal Law and Procedure: Victims' Rights 

  • Hon. Jane Brady, Attorney General, Delaware
  • Hon. Michael O'Neill, U.S. Sentencing Commission and Professor, George Mason University School of Law
  • Mr. Roger Pilon, Cato Institute
  • Mr. Steven J. Twist, General Counsel, National Victims' Constitutional Amendment Project
  • Hon. Paul G. Cassell, United States District Court, Utah, Moderator

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Chinese Room


Professional Responsibility: Federalism and the Regulation of Attorneys 

  • Mr. Lawrence Fox, Drinker, Biddle & Reath
  • Prof. Julius L. Loeser, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Comerica Bank
  • Prof. Thomas D. Morgan, Oppenheim Professor, George Washington University Law School
  • Prof. Richard Painter, University of Illinois College of Law
  • Hon. George J. Terwilliger III, White & Case and Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General
  • Prof. Ronald D. Rotunda, George Mason University School of Law, Moderator

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


Annual Convention Luncheon and Debate: International Law and American Jurisprudence

  • Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • Hon. Patricia Wald, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Colombia Circuit (ret.)
  • Prof. Michael D. Ramsey, University of San Diego School of Law, Moderator

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
State Room


Showcase Panel IV: American Courts as the World's Policemen?: A Debate on the Alien Tort Claims Statute

  • Mr. Michael Hausfeld, Partner, Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll
  • Mr. Donald Kochan, University of Virginia School of Law, Olin Fellow
  • Mr. Kenneth Roth, Director, Human Rights Watch
  • Mr. Fred Smith, President, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Prof. John Yoo, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California Berkeley
  • Hon. A. Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Moderator