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2004 National Lawyers Convention - "Celebrating Brown v. Board of Education's Promise of Equality: How Well Are We Doing Fifty Years Later?"

Thursday, November 11
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, Former U.S. Solicitor General and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Grand Ballroom


Showcase Panel I: Race and the Individual

  • Prof. Anita L. Allen-Costellitto, Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Mr. Michael A. Carvin, Jones Day
  • Hon. Walter E. Dellinger, O'Melveny & Myers and Former Acting U.S. Solicitor General
  • Judge Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Mr. Stuart Taylor, Opinion Columnist, National Journal (Moderator)

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Grand Ballroom


Address: Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy

  • Mr. John Fund, Columnist, OpinionJournal.com, The Wall Street Journal

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Chinese Room


Telecommunications: Emerging Technologies and the Role of the Federal and State Regulators

  • Dr. Paul Kolodzy, Consultant
  • Hon. Kevin J. Martin, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
  • Hon. Richard E. Wiley, Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP
  • Judge David B. Sentelle, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit (Moderator)

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
State Room


Criminal Law: The PATRIOT Act: A Three-Year Retrospective

  • Hon. Viet D. Dinh, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and Former Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mr. Timothy Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute
  • Hon. Christopher A. Wray, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit (Moderator)

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
East Room

Environmental Law: Turning Private Property into Public Trusts

  • Mr. Jeffrey Clark, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mr. Shawn Gunnarson, White & Case
  • Dean James Huffman, Lewis and Clark Law School
  • Mr. Michael Rubin, Special Assistant Attorney General, Rhode Island
  • Judge Timothy Tymkovich, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit (Moderator)

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom


International Law: Use of Foreign Legal Material in American Constitutional Interpretation

  • Prof. Roger P. Alford, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Prof. John O. McGinnis, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Prof. Michael D. Ramsey, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Professor L. Michael Seidman, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Hon. John C. Yoo, Professor, University of Califonia, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Judge William H. Pryor Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (Moderator)

3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom


Showcase Panel II: Brown and Racial Preferences

  • Hon. Jennifer Cabranes Braceras, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Judge Guido Calabresi, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Prof. Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago Law School
  • Hon. Wm. Bradford Reynolds, Howrey Simon Arnold & White
  • Judge David S. Tatel, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit (Moderator)

7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Ballroom

Annual Dinner

  • Hon. William Frist, M.D., U.S. Senate Majority Leader

Friday, November 12
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

Corporations, Securities & Antitrust: Current Developments in Business and Law

  • Hon. William P. Barr, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Verizon Communications and Former U.S. Attorney General
  • Hon. Michael Cox, Attorney General, State of Michigan
  • Mr. Robert C. Dinerstein, Global General Counsel, Union Bank of Switzerland
  • Mr. James H. Donovan, Managing Director, Private Wealth Management Group, Goldman Sachs
  • Mr. W. Thomas Haynes, Executive Director, Coca-Cola Bottlers' Association
  • Mr. Peter A. Thiel, President, Clarium Capital Management
  • Mr. William B. Lytton, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Tyco International (US) Inc. (Moderator)

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Grand Ballroom


Address

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

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Grand Ballroom


Address

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

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Chinese Room


Intellectual Property: Antitrust-Intellectual Property Update

  • Mr. Thomas O. Barnett, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Mr. John T. Delacourt, Chief Antitrust Counsel, Office of Policy Planning, Federal Trade Commission
  • Prof. F. Scott Kieff, Associate Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • Mr. James Toupin, General Counsel, United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Mr. Joseph Sims, Jones Day
  • Judge Randall R. Rader, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit (Moderator)

1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Grand Ballroom


Free Speech and Election Law: First Amendment: Regulation of False Statements of Fact

  • Mr. James Bopp Jr., James Madison Center for Free Speech
  • Judge Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Prof. Edward B. Foley, Robert M. Duncan/Jones Day Designated Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University
  • Mr. Joseph McLaughlin, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Judge Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (Moderator)

1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
East Room


Litigation: Regulation through Litigation

  • Prof. Richard A. Daynard, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Dr. Robert A. Levy, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute
  • Mr. Walter K. Olson, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  • Justice Robert P. Young Jr., Michigan Supreme Court
  • Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Moderator)

1:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
State Room


Religious Liberties: Non-Discrimination and Self-Expression in the Emerging World of Gay Rights Law

  • Prof. John S. Baker Jr., Dale E. Bennett Professor, Louisiana State University Law Center State Room
  • Prof. George W. Dent Jr., Schott-van den Eynden Professor, Case Western Reserve School of Law
  • Mrs. Maggie Gallagher, President, Institute for Marriage & Public Policy
  • Mr. Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Prof. Jonathan Turley, The George Washington University Law School
  • Prof. Douglas W. Kmiec, Caruso Family Chair, Pepperdine University School of Law (Moderator)

3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
East Room


Federalism and Separation of Powers: Gay Marriage and Amending the Constitution

  • Prof. Randy E. Barnett, Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Prof. Gerard V. Bradley, Notre Dame Law School
  • Prof. John C. Eastman, Chapman University School of Law
  • Prof. Jesse H. Choper, Earl Warren Professor of Public Law, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Mr. Anthony Picarello, President and General Counsel, The Becket Fund
  • Judge Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (Moderator)

3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
East Room


Financial Services and Electronic Commerce Practice Group: The Community Reinvestment Act: Time for Repeal?

  • Mr. Bert Ely, Ely & Company, Inc.
  • Mr. John L. Douglas, Alston & Bird, LLP
  • Mr. Robert Gnaizda, General Counsel, The Greenlining Institute
  • Mr. Matthew Lee, Executive Director, Inner City Press
  • Prof. Geoffrey Miller, William T. and Stuyvesant P. Comfort Professor of Law, New York University Law School
  • Mr. James M. Rockett, Bingham McCutchen LLP (Moderator)

3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Chinese Room


Labor: Globalization: Labor Challenges for the 21st Century

  • Mr. Daryl R. Buffenstein, Paul Hastings Janofski & Walker LLP
  • Mrs. Marti Dinerstein, President, Immigration Matters and Fellow, Center for Immigration Studies
  • Mr. Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics
  • Hon. Steven J. Law, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Hon. Bruce P. Mehlman, Mehlman & Vogel, Inc. and Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Technology Policy
  • Mr. Grover G. Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform
  • Ms. Elizabeth K. Dorminey, Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Nelson & Schneider, PC (Moderator)

5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Grand Ballroom

Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture

  • Justice Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court

Saturday, November 13
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Grand Ballroom

Showcase Panel III: Brown and Originalism

  • Prof. Steven G. Calabresi, Northwestern University School of Law and Chairman, The Federalist Society
  • Prof. Michael J. Klarman, James Monroe Distinguished Professor, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Earl M. Maltz, Rutgers School of Law--Camden
  • Judge Michael W. McConnell, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit (Moderator)

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

Administrative Law: Griggs v. Duke Power

  • Prof. Albert Blumrosen, Thomas Cowan Professor of Law Emeritus, Rutgers School of Law, Newark
  • Mr. Michael A. Carvin, Jones Day
  • Mr. Roger Clegg, Vice President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity
  • Prof. Theodore Eisenberg, Henry Allen Mark Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
  • Hon. Brian W. Jones, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Education
  • Judge Carlos T. Bea, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (Moderator)

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


Civil Rights: The Emergence of a New Civil Rights Agenda

  • Hon. R. Alexander Acosta, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Prof. Rachel F. Moran, Robert D. and Leslie-Kay Raven Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Prof. Margaret D. Stock, Assistant Professor of Law, United States Military Academy, West Point
  • Dr. Abigail Thernstrom, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Judge Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (Moderator)

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


Professional Responsibility: Congressional Evaluation of Judicial Nominees

  • Prof. Lillian R. BeVier, John S. Shannon Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Ms. Esther F. Lardent, President, Pro Bono Institute, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Mr. Thomas R. Meites, Meites, Mulder, Burger & Mollica
  • Mr. Mark W. Smith, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman
  • Mr. Michael B. Wallace, Phelps Dunbar
  • Ms. Margaret A. Little, Director, Federalist Society Pro Bono Center (Moderator)

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


Annual Convention Luncheon

  • Hon. Kenneth Starr, Dean, Pepperdine University School of Law

2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
State Room


Showcase Panel IV: Brown and School Choice

  • Mr. Clint Bolick, President and General Counsel, Alliance for School Choice
  • Prof. William Marshall, University of North Carolina Law School
  • Mr. John Payton, Wilmer Cutler & Pickering
  • Dr. Abigail Thernstrom, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  • Judge A. Raymond Randolph, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C Circuit (Moderator)