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2017 James Kent Summer Academy

2017 Faculty Division Summer Conference for Students Interested in Academia Wednesday, August 02, 12:00 AMAnnapolis, MD
Annapolis Maryland Main Street

The Federalist Society’s James Kent Summer Academy is a program for law 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 personalized career planning and publishing guidance.

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. Confirmed speakers include Randy Barnett (Georgetown Law Center), Robin Fretwell Wilson (University of Illinois College of Law), Dan Kelly (Notre Dame Law School), Julia Mahoney (University of Virginia School of Law), and G. Marcus Cole (Stanford Law School). 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.

Applications are due no later than March 31, 2017.

Applications should be submitted online here. If you have any questions about this event, please email anthony.deardurff@fed-soc.org.

Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2017?

Co-Sponsored by the Faculty Division and the Practice Groups Wednesday, September 27, 12:00 PMThe Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue
Palm Court Room
Washington, DC 20036

This event is being live-streamed.

October 2nd will mark the first day of oral arguments for the 2017 Supreme Court term. The Court's docket already includes major cases involving Federal Courts, redistricting, the First Amendment, election law, business law, class actions, international and immigration issues, alien tort statutes, and the Fourth Amendment.

The full list of cases granted thus far for the upcoming term can be viewed on SCOTUSblog here. The panelists will also discuss the current composition and the future of the Court.

Featuring:

  • Prof. Samuel Estreicher, New York University School of Law
  • Prof. Orin Kerr, George Washington University Law School
  • Kyle Duncan, Schaerr Duncan, LLP
  • Moderator: Ms. Jan Crawford, CBS News
  • More panelists TBA

2017 National Lawyers Convention

Thursday, November 16, 12:00 AMThe Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

The 2017 National Lawyers Convention is scheduled for Thursday, November 16 through Saturday, November 18 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. More information will be posted later this summer.

2018 National Lawyers Convention

Thursday, November 15, 12:00 AMThe Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

The 2018 National Lawyers Convention is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 through Saturday, November 17 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. More information will be posted in summer 2018.

2019 National Lawyers Convention

Thursday, November 14, 12:00 AMThe Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

The 2019 National Lawyers Convention is scheduled for Thursday, November 14 through Saturday, November 16 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. More information will be posted in summer 2019.

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