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Diversity Jurisdiction: Where Should Court Battles Be Fought?

Sponsored by the Federalist Society's Practice Groups and the Georgetown Center for the Constitution March 03, 02:30 PMHart Auditorium
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

In a recent article, constitutional lawyer Charles Cooper argued that federal courts have erred by too narrowly construing their statutory grants of diversity jurisdiction. Mr. Cooper urges the courts to recognize much broader federal jurisdiction based on diversity of citizenship as a matter of both statutory and constitutional interpretation. Judge Diane Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in a 2009 address transcribed and published in the Temple Law Review, has also weighed in.. Still others have called on Congress to consider legislation that would expand federal courts' diversity jurisdiction to include all cases in which any two parties come from different states. Our panel will discuss whether (and if so, how) federal court jurisdiction should be expanded. Register now!

Featuring:

  • Robert R. Gasaway, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Hon. Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Prof. Michael S. Greve, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law

Treaties and National Sovereignty Conference

Hosted by The George Washington National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations Law Program and Sponsored by The Federalist Society's Faculty Division and the George Washington Student Chapter March 27, 08:30 AMThe George Washington University Law School
Washington, DC 20052

Ever since the Founding, the power of the United States to enter into treaties has been viewed as central to the then-newly-created nation's ability to exercise sovereign power. But treaties confer both mutual rights and mutual obligations on their signatories. Therefore when nations, including the United States, enter into treaties, they arguably both advance and limit their ability to pursue their own objectives. This conference will address important questions regarding treaties and national sovereignty. Register now!

2015 James Kent Summer Academy

2015 Faculty Division Summer Conference for Students Interested in Academia August 03, 04:00 PMThe Westin Annapolis
100 Westgate Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
Annapolis Maryland Main Street

The Federalist Society’s James Kent Summer Academy is a new program for students and recent graduates who demonstrate strong potential for being leaders among a future generation of legal scholars.  Participants will have an opportunity to engage in academic discourse, to learn about an academic career track, to deepen their understanding of key ideas about the law, the founding period, originalism, religious liberty, and markets and the law, and to receive some personalized career planning and publishing guidance.  Confirmed faculty include Randy Barnett, Nelson Lund, Mark Rienzi and Orin Kerr.

The Academy will take place in early August in Annapolis, MD.  This all-expenses-paid conference will include seminar-style sessions guided by a group of leading faculty, informational sessions and workshops for professional development, and the opportunity to connect to a community of talented students and scholars.  Participants will also receive invitations to ongoing events and academic and professional development resources throughout the year.  

The program is intended for students and recent graduates (three years or less out of law school), including prospective or current clerks, with a serious interest in an academic career, who would contribute to the intellectual diversity of the legal academy, and who are beginning to develop their legal scholarship.  Applicants should possess strong academic qualifications.

2015 Separation of Powers CLE Course

Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group August 20, 12:00 AMThe Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
0130 Daybreak Ridge
Avon, CO 81620

2013 Separation of Powers CLE CourseU.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and Professor John Baker of Georgetown Law will teach a ten-hour CLE course on the courts, standing, the non-delegation doctrine, and appointments and removal, as they relate to the separation of powers. This course is offered exclusively to Federalist Society members. [Register now!]

2015 National Lawyers Convention

Save the Date! November 12, 12:00 AMThe Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

The Federalist Society's 2015 National Lawyers Convention is scheduled for Thursday, November 12 through Saturday, November 14 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Check back in late summer 2015 for more information.

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