The Templeton Healthcare Debate Series

Student Division

The John Templeton Foundation has generously partnered with the Federalist Society to support debates sponsored by the Society’s student chapters on healthcare reform. Leading scholars and practitioners will discuss nearly every aspect of the legal and policy questions presented in the pending Supreme Court litigation.

The Federalist Society is pleased to provide audio and visual recordings as they become available.

Attending the Healthcare Debates

All Federalist Society events are open to the public.  Follow the links below for more information about the events. 

Ask the Speakers your Questions

If you have a particular quesiton you'd like to ask of the speakers, email  Include the name of the school hosting the event and your question. These questiosn will be given to the event hosts and asked at the time of the event. 

Cornell University 

February 20, 2013

  • Honorable Gregory G. KatsasJones Day
  • Professor Tucker Culbertson, Syracuse University

Vanderbilt University

February 27 at 12:00pm

  • Honorable Gregory G. Katsas, Jones Day
  • Professor James Blumsetin, Vanderbilt University School of Law

University of Texas at Austin

March 6, 2013

  • Honorable Gregory G. KatsasJones Day
  • Professor Calvin Johnson, University of Texas

University of Pennslvania 

January 28 at 12:00pm

  • Honorable Gregory G. Katsas, Jones Day
  • Dominic Perella, Hogan Lovells 

Yale University

December 4

  • Professor Stephen Calabresi, Northwestern Law School
  • Professor Akhil Amar, Yale Law School

Georgetown University Law Center

November 28, 2012 at 5:30pm (reception begins at 5:15)

  • Hon. Gregory G. Katsas, Partner at Jones Day
  • Catherine E. Stetson, Partner at Hogan Lovells
  • Prof. Lawrence B. Solum, Georgetown Law (Moderator)

University of Chicago Law School

November 15, 2012 at 12:00p.m.

  • Professor Eugene Kontorovich, Northwestern Law School
  • Professor David Strauss, Chicago Law School

Columbia Law School

October 11, 2012 at 12:10p.m. 

  • Mr. Gregory Baylor, Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Aram Schvey, Center for Reproductive Justice

Northwestern Law School

October 9, 2012 at 12:00p.m. 

  • Mr. Ilya Shapiro, The Cato Institute
  • Professor Andrew Koppelman, Northwestern Law

Stanford Law School

October 4, 2012 at 12:00p.m.

  • Dr. Roger Pilon, The Cato Institute
  • Professor Calvin Johnson, Texas Law

The George Washington University Law Center

April 12, 2012 at 2:00p.m. 

  • Mr. Michael Carvin, Jones Day
  • Prof. Louis Michael Seidman, Georgetown University Law Center

University of Texas School of Law

April 16, 2012, 5:30p.m.

  • Greg Katsas, Jones Day
  • David Rivkin, Baker Hostetler
  • Dr. Merrill Matthews, Institute for Policy Innovation  

Washington University School of Law (St. Louis)

March 1, 2012

  • Prof. Robert Gatter, St. Louis University School of Law
  • Prof. Eugene Kontorovich, Northwestern University School of Law

Emory University School of Law

April 4, 2012, 12:00p.m. 

  • Greg Katsas, Jones Day
  • Neil J. Kinkoph, Georgia State Univeresity College of Law

Duke University School of Law

April 9, 2012, at 12:00p.m.

  • Greg Katsas, Jones Day
  • Prof. Barak Richman, Duke University School of Law 

Audio & Video 

Berkeley, Boalt School of Law

January 10, 2012

  • Professor Michael Paulsen, St. Thomas University Law
  • Professor John Yoo, UC-Berkeley Boalt School of Law

Duke University School of Law

October 4, 2012 at 12:15p.m.

  • Mr. Ilya ShapiroThe Cato Institute
  • Professor Neil Siegel, Duke Law

Harvard Law School

April 12, 2012, at 12:00p.m.

  • Prof. Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Dean Martha Minow, Harvard Law School

Stanford Law School - 2012 Annual Student Symposium

March 3, 2012

  • Prof. Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. Pamela Karlan, Stanford Law School
  • Hon. Sandra Ikuta, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

The University of Pennsylvania Law School

February 22, 2012

  • Prof. Richard Epstein, New York University School of Law and University of Chicago Law School
  • Prof. Ted Ruger, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Hon. Anthony J. Scirica, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit


With generous support from

The John Templeton Foundation