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FEDERALIST SOCIETY

STANFORD LAW SCHOOL

STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Spring Quarter 2013

·       April 16, 2013 * Michael Shaw, President of Freedom Advocates
 on
“Sustainable Development vs. The American Vision”

·       April 11, 2013 * Dr. Tara Smith
 on
“What They Don't Teach You in Law School: Practical Need for Legal Ideals”

·       April 10, 2013 * The Honorable Thomas Griffith
 on
“The Separation of Powers from Watergate”

·       April 9, 2013 * The Honorable Timothy Tymkovich
 on
“Federalism on the Docket - The Supreme Court Weighs in on Voting, Marriage, and Higher Education”

·       April 4, 2013 * Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform?"
 on
“Right on Crime”

·       April 2, 2013 * Ryan Anderson, co-author of "What is Marriage?"
 on
“What is Marriage?”

Winter Quarter 2013

·       March 14, 2013 * Todd Zywicki, with commentary from Professor Marcus Cole,
 on
“The Financial Crisis and Consumers”

·       March 5, 2013 * Christina Hoff Sommers,
 on
“The Case for Conservative Feminism: How the Once Noble Cause of Feminism Lost Its Way and Why It May Take Conservative Women to Put It Back on Track”

·       February 27, 2013 * Greg Lukianoff, President of FIRE,
 on
“Unlearning Liberty: Free Speech at America's Colleges and Universities”

·       February 26, 2013 * The Honorable Jennifer W. Elrod,
 on
“Don't Mess with Texas: In Praise of the State Judiciary”

·       February 19, 2013 * Institute for Justice Senior Attorney Bert Gall,
 on
“Food Trucks and Economic Liberty”

Winter Semester 2009

·       April 16, 2009 * DEBATE: Eric Rassbach, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, vs. Michael Newdow,
 on
“Pledge Litigation: Religion & The Law”

·       April 14, 2009 * Ambassador John R. Bolton, American Enterprise Institute,
 on
“The Coming War on Sovereignty”

·       April 2, 2009 * DEBATE: Steffen Johnson, Winston & Strawn, v. Jeremy Rosen, Horvitz & Levy,
 on
“The Episcopalian Schism, the First Amendment, and Church Property Rights”

·       March 16, 2009 * Stephen Cox, Wilmer Hale.
 on
“Immigration Law and Indefinite Detention”

·       March 11, 2009 * Jay Nordlinger, National Review,
 on
“Question Authority: New Applications for an Old Bumper Sticker”

·       March 5, 2009 * Professor Michael Munger, Duke University
 on
“Public Choice and the Law”

·       February 18, 2009 * Professor Eugene Volokh, UCLA Law School,
 on
“Mechanisms of the Slippery Slope”

·       February 9, 2009 * Ilya Shapiro, Cato Institute,
 on
“What Role Should Foreign Law Play in U.S. Constitutional Interpretation?”

·       February 2, 2009 * DEBATE: Professor Scott Gerber vs. SLS Dean Larry Kramer,
 on
“Popular Constitutionalism”

·       January 28, 2009 * Nikolas Nikas, Bioethics Defense Fund, and Professor William Hurlbut,
 on
“The Ethical Dimensions of Human Cloning”

·       January 22, 2009 * Gene Healy, the Cato Institute,
 on
 “The Cult of the Presidency and Executive Power

Fall Semester 2008

·       November 19, 2008 * Greg Lukianoff, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education,
 on
“Free Speech on College Campuses”

·       November 5, 2008 * Paul Beard, Pacific Legal Foundation,
 on
“Environmental Regulations and Property Rights”

·       October 27, 2008 * Clark Neily, Institute For Justice,
 on
“Heller and the Second Amendment”

·       October 22, 2008 * Judge Clifford Wallace, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals,
 on
“Splitting the Ninth Circuit”

·       October 14, 2008 * Stanford Faculty Panel: Michael Boskin, Darrell Duffie, and Joseph Grundfest
 on
“The Economic Crisis: What Caused It, and Will the Bailout Work?”

·       October 13, 2008 * Professor Karol Boudreaux, George Mason University,
 on
“The Role of Property Rights in Economic Development and Ending Poverty”

·       October 7, 2008 * Professor Todd Zywicki, George Mason Law School,
 on
“The Bailout and the Subprime Mortgage Meltdown”

·       October 1, 2008 * Judge Thomas Griffith, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals,
 on
“Was Judge Bork Right? Can Judges Be Neutrals?”

·       September 15, 2008 * Clint Bolick, Goldwater Institute,
 on
“School Choice and Civil Rights”

·       September 9, 2008 * DEBATE: Roger Pilon, Cato Institute, vs. SLS Dean Larry Kramer,
 on
“Should Judges Secure Unenumerated Rights? From Lochner to Lawrence

Winter Semester 2008

·       April 18, 2008 * 3:00 * Drell House
Law Review Workshop

·       April 17, 2008 * 6:30 * Room 300
"Taking on the Government: Litigating on Behalf of the Duke Lacrosse Team in Durham, the Second Amendment in D.C., and Students Disfavored by Racial Preferences in Michigan"
Membership Dinner with Charles Cooper
Former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel
Partner, Cooper & Kirk PLLC

·       April 11, 2008 * 4:00 * Law Lounge
Super-Sized TGIF
Co-sponsored with American Constitution Society and Stanford Law & Policy Review

·       April 8, 2008 * 4:30 * Dean's Conference Room
Judicial Clerkship Workshop

·       March 31, 2008 * 12:45 * Room 190
"A Discussion on Same-Sex Marriage"
Professor Amy Wax, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Professor Pamela Karlan, Stanford Law School
Co-sponsored with American Constitution Society and OutLaw

·       March 13, 2008 * 12:45 * Room 180
"Of Verboten Jokes, 'Free Speech Gazebos,' and Terroristic Collages: The Threats to Free Speech on Campus"
Greg Lukianoff (SLS '00)
President, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
Co-sponsored with Levin Center for Public Interest Law

·       March 11, 2008 * 6:30 * Cypress North, Tresidder Union
"The Future of Conservatism"
Ramesh Ponnuru
Senior Editor, National Review

Co-sponsored with Stanford Review, Stanford College Republicans, and Stanford Conservative Society

·       March 11, 2008 * 12:45 * Room 280B
"Constitution Revolution at the Supreme Court: How the Supreme Court is Rewriting the Constitution"
William H. Mellor
President and General Counsel, Institute for Justice
Co-sponsored with Levin Center for Public Interest Law

·       March 7-8, 2008 * University of Michigan Law School
Federalist Society Student Symposium

·       March 4, 2008 * 12:45 * Room 280A
"Lochner Was Right: Economic Liberty and the Courts"
Timothy Sandefur
Pacific Legal Foundation
Co-sponsored with Levin Center for Public Interest Law

·       February 26, 2008 * 6:30 * Faculty Club
Membership Dinner with Peter Thiel (SLS '92)
Clarium Capital Management

·       February 23, 2008 * 10:30 * Reagan Presidential Library
Second Annual Western Conference

·       February 21, 2008 * 12:45 * Room 271
"Presidential Politics: Constitutional and Otherwise"
Steven Lenzner
Salvatori Fellow, Claremont McKenna College

·       February 19, 2008 * 7:00 * Palo Alto
Membership Dinner with Judge Michael McConnell
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

·       February 14, 2008 * 12:45 * Room 180
Debate: "Is the D.C. Gun Ban Unconstitutional?"
Alan Gura, Counsel for Respondent, District of Columbia v. Heller
Jack Rakove, Amicus Curiae Supporting Petitioner, D.C. v. Heller

·       February 6, 2008 * 5:30 * San Francisco
Federalist Society Happy Hour with San Francisco Lawyers Chapter

·       February 4, 2008 * 12:45 * Room 95
"Article II: The Roots of an Imperial Presidency"
Gary Schmitt
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

·       January 29, 2008 * 1:00 * Room 290
"The Curious Role of the D.C. Circuit"
Judge Thomas B. Griffith
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Co-sponsored with J. Reuben Clark Law Society

·       January 28, 2008 * 12:45 * Room 90
"How to Become an AUSA"
Assistant United States Attorney Theodore Cooperstein (SLS '87)
Southern District of Florida

·       January 17, 2008 * 4:00 * Room 185
"The Doctrine of Judicial Restraint: The Need for Judicial Humility"
Judge J. Clifford Wallace (SLS '49)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Co-sponsored with J. Reuben Clark Law Society

·       January 16, 2008 * 12:45 * Room 280B
"Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal"
Professor Randall Kennedy
Harvard Law School
Co-sponsored with Black Law Students Association

Fall Semester 2007

·       November 26, 2007 * 12:45 * Room 190
"Two Decades of Constitutional Doctrine"
The Honorable Edwin Meese
Attorney General of the United States, 1985-88

·       November 15-17, 2007 * Washington, DC
Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention

·       November 8, 2007 * 12:30 * Old Union
Federalist Guide to Law School

·       November 2, 2007 * 12:45 * Room 180
"We Can Fight Terrorism Without Sacrificing Civil Liberties"
Former Congressman Bob Barr (R-GA)
Liberty Strategies LLC

·       October 29, 2007 * 6:00 * Room 190
"Appellate Fact-Finding: A Method to Acquire Power to Obtain the Desired Result"
Judge Carlos Bea (SLS '58)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

·       October 24, 2007 * 5:00 * Moot Court Room
"A Discussion on the Current Supreme Court Docket"
Judges Alex Kozinski & Stephen Reinhardt
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Introduction by Dean Larry Kramer, Stanford Law School
Moderated by Professor Jeffrey Fisher, Stanford Law School
Co-sponsored with American Constitution Society

·       October 23, 2007 * 10:00 * Law Lounge
Live Broadcast of Chief Justice John Roberts's
Lecture at Brigham Young University
Co-sponsored with J. Reuben Clark Law Society and American Constitution Society

·       October 21, 2007 * 2:00-6:00
Reception for Bay Area Law School Federalists

·       October 16, 2007 * 12:45 * Room 180
"Affirmative Action: Beyond a Tenth of the 'Talented Tenth'?"
Douglas Besharov
American Enterprise Institute

·       October 10, 2007 * 9:00 * Antonio's Nuthouse
Federalist Society Pub Night

·       October 4, 2007 * 12:45 * Room 280A
"The Supreme Court and Judicial Restraint"
Edward Whelan
President, Ethics and Public Policy Center
Contributor, Bench Memos on National Review Online

·       September 27, 2007 * 12:45 * Room 185
"The War on Free Speech: Campaign Finance Reform and the First Amendment"
Bradley Smith
Former Chairman, Federal Election Commission
Professor, Capital University Law School

·       September 13, 2007 * 12:30 * Room 180
"Political Transparency in Supreme Court Appointments"
Professor John Harrison
University of Virginia School of Law & Stanford Law School

·       September 12, 2007 * 6:30 * Law Lounge
"Constitutional Conversations: Supreme Discomfort"
Kevin Merida & Michael Fletcher
The Washington Post

Co-sponsored with Stanford Constitutional Law Center and American Constitution Society

·       September 7, 2007 * 6:00 * Crothers Courtyard
Federalist Society Welcome Back Barbecue

·       September 6, 2007 * 5:30 * Kresge Auditorium
"Mandatory Minimums and the Crack/Powder Sentencing Disparity"
Judge Paul Cassell (SLS '84), U.S. District Court for the District of Utah
Judge William Sessions, U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont
Co-sponsored with Stanford Criminal Justice Center, Stanford Black Law Students Association, Stanford Criminal Law Society

Spring Semester 2007

·       April 18, 2007 * 12:30 * Room 180
"Not-So-Serious Threats to Judicial Independence"
Judge William H. Pryor
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

·       April 11, 2007 * 3:45 * Room 180
"Alberto Gonzales and Executive Privilege"
Professor Douglas Kmiec
Pepperdine University School of Law

·       April 6-7, 2007 * Room 290
"A Conference on Elections and Democracy"
Co-sponsored with Stanford Constitutional Center, Stanford Law & Policy Review, and American Constitution Society

·       March 20, 2007 * 12:30 * Room 180
Debate: "Should there be an exception to McCain-Feingold for grassroots lobbying?"
James Bopp,
Counsel, Wisconsin Right to Life
Professor Alan Morrison, Co-Counsel, John McCain et al.
Co-sponsored with Stanford Law & Policy Review and American Constitution Society

·       February 23-24, 2007 * Northwestern University Law School
Federalist Society Student Symposium

·       February 21, 2007 * 12:30 * Room 190
"Overcriminalization: Washington's New Annual Pastime"
Professor Richard Epstein
University of Chicago & Hoover Institution

·       February 15, 2007 * 12:30
"A Pragmatic Defense of Originalism"
Professor John O. McGinnis
Northwestern University Law School

·       February 13, 2007 * 12:30 * Room 180
"The Professors and Rumsfeld v. Fair
"
Professor Peter Berkowitz
George Mason University Law School & Hoover Institution

·       February 8, 2007 * 6:00 * Room 190
"The New Federalism Cases"
Judge Michael McConnell, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Professor Pamela Karlan, Stanford Law School
Co-sponsored with American Constitution Society

·       February 5, 2007 * 12:15 * Room 190
"The Death Penalty: Reflections of an Advocate"
Dean Kenneth W. Starr
Pepperdine University School of Law
Introduced by Professor Kathleen M. Sullivan, Stanford Law School

·       January 26, 2007 * 12:30 * Room 271
"Is the Supreme Court Disappearing?: Reflections on the First Year of the Roberts Court"
Professor Orin S. Kerr
George Washington University School of Law

·       January 24, 2007 * 12:30 * Room 185
"The Treaty of the Democratic Peace"
Tod Lindberg
Hoover Institution & Policy Review
Co-sponsored with International Law Society and Stanford National Security and the Law Society

·       January 17, 2007 * 8:00 * 750 Pub
Federalist Society Pub Night

·       January 14, 2007 * 2:00-5:00
Reception for Bay Area Law School Federalists

Fall Semester 2006

·       November 8, 2006 * 4:30 * San Francisco
Visit to Chambers of Judge Carlos Bea
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

·       November 3, 2006 * 5:00-7:00 * Law Lounge
A Pre-Election Day TGIF
Co-sponsored with American Constitution Society, Stanford Law & Policy Review, and Public Interest Law Students Association

·       October 31, 2006 * 12:45 * Room 280B
"Did It Really Work?: Welfare Reform Ten Years Later"
Ron Haskins
Brookings Institution
Co-sponsored with Stanford Law & Policy Society

·       October 23, 2006 * 12:45 * Room 280B
"Executive Power at War and Peace"
Ronald A. Cass
Cass & Associates & Boston University School of Law
Co-sponsored with Stanford National Security and the Law Society

·       October 4, 2006 * 12:45 * Room 185
"Justice Scalia's Original Meaning Jurisprudence: Text and Tradition"
Professor Ralph A. Rossum
Claremont McKenna College

·       September 22, 2006 * 12:45 * Room 95
"The Future of Roe
"
Ramesh Ponnuru
National Review

Spring Semester 2006

·       March 8, 2006 * 12:30 * Room 290
"Guantanamo Bay Detainee Policy, Processes & Operations Brief: A Panel Discussion with Department of Defense Experts"
Rear Adm. James M. McGarrah, Director, Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants;
Brig. Gen. Thomas Hemingway, Department of Defense Legal Advisor, Military Commissions and War Crimes Prosecution;
Col. Barry Coble, Chief of Detainee Affairs for the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Co-sponsored with Dean's Office, Business Executives for National Security, and Stanford National Security and the Law Society

·       February 16, 2006 * 12:00 * Room 271
"Broken Borders: An Insider's View on Immigration Reform"
C. Stewart Verdery, Jr.
Mehlman, Vogel, Castagnetti, Inc.
Former Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security

·       February 2, 2006 * 4:00 * Room 285
"The Crisis Today in Constitutional Legitimacy"
Roger Pilon
Cato Institute

·       January 31, 2006 * 12:30 * Room 180
"The Mysterious Unitary Executive"
Professor Richard Epstein
University of Chicago & Hoover Institution

·       January 26, 2006 * 4:00 * Room 190
Paul D. Clement
Solicitor General of the United States

Fall Semester 2005

·       December 1, 2005 * 12:20 * Room 271
"Is Originalism Still the Least Bad Theory?"
Michael S. Greve
American Enterprise Institute

·       November 14, 2005 * 4:15 * Room 190
"Supreme Court Preview"
John Elwood
Deputy Assistant Attorney General
United States Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel

·       November 7, 2005 * 12:30 * Room 280A
"School Choice: Fulfilling the Promise of Brown v. Board of Education"
Clint Bolick
Alliance for School Choice

·       October 31, 2005 * 12:30 * Room 272
"Sex, Lies, and Feminism in Legal Academia"
Christina Hoff Sommers
American Enterprise Institute
Commentary by Deborah Rhode, Stanford Law School

·       October 27, 2005 * 12:00 * Room 180
"In Defense of the Solomon Amendment"
Gerald Walpin
Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman

·       October 12, 2005 * 5:00 * Room 190
Debate: "Guantanamo Bay Detainees"
Professor John Yoo, Boalt Hall
Professor David Cole, Georgetown University Law Center
Co-sponsored with American Constitution Society

·       September 20, 2005 * 12:30 * Room 180
"The Ten Commandments Cases"
Jeffrey Ventrella
Alliance Defense Fund

Past Events (Click on title to hear audio)

·       March 11, 2004
"Restoring the Lost Constitution: The Presumption of Liberty"
Professor Randy Barnett
Boston University School of Law

·       February 13, 2004
"Can We Still Say 'Under God'?: A Debate on the Pledge of Allegiance"
Professor Douglas Kmiec, Pepperdine University School of Law
Michael Newdow, Respondent in the Pledge of Allegiance Case
Moderated by Tobias Wolff, Visiting Professor, Stanford Law School

·       February 2, 2004
"Freedom of Speech vs. Workplace Harassment Laws-A Growing Conflict"
Professor Eugene Volokh, UCLA Law School
Comments by Tobias Wolff, Visiting Professor, Stanford Law School

·       October 30, 2003
"Ashcroft Is Not Darth Vader: The Patriot Act: Myth and Reality"
Paul Rosenzweig
Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Heritage Foundation

 
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