The Federalist Society

2007 National Lawyers Convention

Washington, DC - November 15 - 17

Start : Thursday, November 15, 2007 9:00 AM

End   : Saturday, November 17, 2007 6:00 PM


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Location:
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 347-3000


The theme for this year's convention is "Shining City Upon a Hill: American Exceptionalism."  The convention will feature four Showcase Panels and thirteen Practice Group Breakout Sessions, each containing noted legal experts and scholars from across the political spectrum.  The convention will also feature the Seventh Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture, to be delivered by Chief Justice John Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court, followed by a reception.  The highlight of the convention will be the 25th Anniversary Gala with many more special guests, which will be held in the Main Hall of Washington, DC's Union Station.

 


On-line registration for the 2007 Annual National Lawyers Convention is now closed.

On-site registration will begin Thursday morning at the Mayflower Hotel and run during the hours listed below. You will be able to register for all events at the registration table.

Registration Hours:
Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Please note, however, that no seats will be sold for the 25th Anniversary Gala
after 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 15.

Click HERE to view the convention fees.

Click HERE for a detailed schedule.

25th Anniversary Gala


President George W. Bush
United States of America

(ticketed event) BLACK TIE
Union Station Main Hall
50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Thursday, November 15, 2007 

Additional Special Guests Include:

 Samuel Alito
Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
U.S. Supreme Court

 

 Robert Bork
Hon. Robert H. Bork
Former Judge, U.S. Court
of Appeals, DC Circuit

 Edwin Meese
Hon. Edwin Meese III
Heritage Foundation

 

 Clarence Thomas
Justice Clarence Thomas
U.S. Supreme Court

 Antonin Scalia
Justice Antonin Scalia
U.S. Supreme Court

 Theodore Olson
Hon. Theodore B. Olson
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

 

Seventh Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture


Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.
United States Supreme Court

(ticketed event)
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 16, 2007
5:45 p.m.

Click here for more information about the Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture.

Showcase Panels

  • Beacon of Freedom: Does America Have a Special Mission?
  • Is America Different than Other Major Western Democracies?
  • The Constitution & American Exceptionalism: Citation of Foreign Law
  • American Exceptionalism, the War on Terror, and the Rule of Law in the Islamic World

Addresses by:

  • Hon. C. Boyden Gray, United States Ambassador to the European Union
  • Hon. Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor, New York City
  • Mr. Manuel S. Klausner, Co-Founder, Reason Foundation
  • Hon. Edwin Meese III, Heritage Foundation

Practice Group Breakout Sessions

  • Immigration, Amnesty and the Rule of Law
  • Constitutional Amendments to Prohibit Sex Discrimination
  • Is the U.S. Legal Regime Undermining American Competitiveness?
  • The Independence of Federal Prosecutors
  • Property Rights in the United States
  • Religion, Early America and the Fourteenth Amendment
  • Borrowing in America: Home Mortgages, Foreclosures and Predatory Lending
  • Restricting Parental Speech
  • Intellectual Property: American Exceptionalism or International Harmonization?
  • International Labor Standards and American Values
  • Is Overlawyering Overtaking Democracy?
  • The Role of Religion in Public Debate
  • The Regulatory State and American Technology

Speaker Highlights:

  • Prof. Akhil Reed Amar, Yale Law School
  • Prof. Robert Audi, University of Notre Dame
  • Prof. John S. Baker Jr., Louisiana State University Law Center
  • Prof. Randy E. Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Mr. Michael Barone, U.S. News and World Report
  • Hon. Bob Barr, President & CEO, Liberty Strategies LLC, and former member U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia
  • Hon. Carlos T. Bea, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Mr. François-Henri Briard, Delaporte, Briard & Trichet and President, The Federalist Society, Paris Chapter
  • Hon. Janice Rogers Brown, U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
  • Mr. James S. Burling, Pacific Legal Foundation
  • Prof. Steven G. Calabresi, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Mr. Lawrence W. Casey, Associate Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Hon. Ronald A. Cass, President, Cass & Associates, PC and Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law
  • Prof. Martha F. Davis, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Prof. James G. Dwyer, College of William & Mary School of Law
  • Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Dean John C. Eastman, Chapman University School of Law
  • Prof. Theodore Eisenberg, Cornell Law School
  • Prof. Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago Law School
  • Prof. Samuel Estreicher, New York University School of Law
  • Prof. Charles Fried, Harvard Law School
  • Hon. Merrick B. Garland, U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
  • Prof. Shubha Ghosh, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • Prof. Jack L. Goldsmith, Harvard Law School
  • Hon. Jamie Gorelick, Wilmer Hale and former U.S. Deputy Attorney General
  • Prof. R. Kent Greenawalt, Columbia University School of Law
  • Mr. Adam B. Greene, U.S. Council for International Business
  • Ms. Deborah Greenfield, Associate General Counsel, AFL-CIO
  • Amb. David A. Gross, U.S. Department of State
  • Prof. Philip A. Hamburger, Columbia University School of Law
  • Prof. Marci A. Hamilton, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Prof. Gail Heriot, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Prof. Vicki C. Jackson, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Hon. Edith H. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Prof. Neal K. Katyal, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. F. Scott Kieff, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • Prof. Kris W. Kobach, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • Hon. Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Prof. James Lindgren, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Mr. Andrew C. McCarthy, The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
  • Hon. Michael W. McConnell, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • Hon. Robert M. McDowell, U.S. Federal Communications Commission
  • Prof. Adam Mossoff, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Prof. Gerald L. Neuman, Harvard Law School
  • Mr. Walter K. Olson, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
  • Prof. Michael S. Paulsen, University of Saint Thomas School of Law
  • Mr. Alex J. Pollock, Resident Fellow, The American Enterprise Institute
  • Hon. William H. Pryor Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • Hon. Randall R. Rader, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • Hon. Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Prof. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Mr. David B. Rivkin Jr., Partner, Baker & Hostetler
  • Dean Mark A. Sargent, Villanova University School of Law and Board of Directors of New York Stock Exchange Regulation, Inc.
  • Dean David M. Schizer, Columbia University School of Law
  • Mrs. Phyllis M. Schlafly, Eagle Forum
  • Mr. Victor E. Schwartz, Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  • Dr. Jay Alan Sekulow, American Center for Law & Justice
  • Hon. David B. Sentelle, U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
  • Dr. James W. Skillen, Center for Public Justice
  • Hon. Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Mr. Bruce Stokes, National Journal
  • Prof. Nadine Strossen, New York Law School
  • Hon. Diane S. Sykes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Mr. John Taylor, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
  • Prof. Steven M. Tepp, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Hon. George J. Terwilliger III, White and Case, LLP
  • Prof. David C. Vladeck, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Hon. James Harvie Wilkinson III, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • Hon. Stephen F. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
  • Prof. Graham K. Wilson, Boston University
  • Prof. Gordon S. Wood, Brown University
  • Prof. John C. Yoo, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law

Registration details:

On-line registration for the 2007 Annual National Lawyers Convention is now closed.

On-site registration will begin Thursday morning at the Mayflower Hotel and run during the hours listed below. You will be able to register for all events at the registration table.

Registration Hours:
Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Please note, however, that no seats will be sold for the 25th Anniversary Gala
after 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 15.


Click HERE to view the convention fees.

Agenda:

Click HERE for a detailed schedule.  Please be advised that this schedule is not complete and will be frequently updated until the start of the convention.

Lodging:

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 347-3000

Limited availability at the Mayflower Hotel--call promptly to secure a room.  Inquire about the special rate of $207 offered to Federalist Society Convention registrants.  Registrants must secure hotel rooms no later than October 23 in order to receive the discounted rate.  Specify "Federalist Society" when contacting the Mayflower.



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