2012 National Lawyers Convention

Date

Start: Thursday, November 15, 2012 @ 9:00 AM (EST)

Address
The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington , DC 20036
Organizer's Website

http://www.regonline.com/2012lawcon

About This Activity

2012 National Lawyers ConventionThe Federalist Society's 2012 National Lawyers Convention is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 through Saturday, November 17 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The topic of this year's convention is: The Future of U.S. Constitutional Law in the Supreme Court. The Convention will address the fact that at the present time, the U.S. Supreme Court is very closely divided on many foundational topics in constitutional law, such as federalism, separation of powers, religious liberties. The panels at this convention will focus on these three areas of case law and will conclude with a panel on what constitutes judicial activism.

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30th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Justice Samuel Alito
The Honorable Samuel A. Alito
United States Supreme Court

(ticketed event) BLACK TIE
Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Thursday, November 15, 2011
7:00 p.m.

Twelfth Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture

Featuring:

Peter Thiel
Mr. Peter A. Thiel
Technology Entrepreneur, Investor, and Philanthropist

(ticketed event)
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 16, 2012
5:30 p.m.

Addresses By

Mike S. Lee
The Honorable Mike Lee
United States Senator, Utah

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 16, 2012

Antonin Scalia
The Honorable Antonin Scalia
United States Supreme Court

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Thursday, November 17, 2012

Confirmed Moderators

Carlos Bea
Hon. Carlos T. Bea
United States Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit

Frank Easterbrook
Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook
United States Court of Appeals,
Seventh Circuit

Edith H. Jones
Hon. Edith H. Jones
United States Court of Appeals,
Fifth Circuit

William Kuntz
Hon. William F. Kuntz II
United States District Court,
Eastern District of New York

Diarmuid O';Scannlainn
Hon. Diarmuid F. O'Scannlain
United States Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit

William H. Pryor, Jr.
Hon. William H. Pryor Jr.
United States Court of Appeals,
Eleventh Circuit

Randall Rader
Hon. Randall R. Rader
United States Court of Appeals,
Federal Circuit

Diane Sykes
Hon. Diane S. Sykes
United States Court of Appeals,
Seventh Circuit

Don Willett
Hon. Don R. Willett
The Supreme Court of Texas


Showcase Panel Topics

  • Federalism and Federal Power
  • Separation of Powers
  • Religion Clauses
  • An Examination of Substantive Due Process and Judicial Activism
Practice Group Breakout Sessions
  • Deregulating the Markets: The JOBS Act
  • The Future of Religious Liberty
  • The New Administrative Patents
  • Arizona v. U.S.: Immigration Policy & the Economy
  • Prosecutorial Misconduct
  • The Spending Clause After the Health Care Decision
  • Business Cases in the Roberts Court: Perception and Reality
  • Who Benefits from Affirmative Action?
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Dodd-Frank: Act Two and What's Next in Financial Services Laws and Regulations?
  • The Electoral College vs. The National Popular Vote Plan
  • National Security vs. International Law?
  • The Administrative State After the Health Care Cases
  • Federalism and the Energy Revolution: Can State and Federal Regulators Adapt to Innovations?
  • Communications Law Reform
Speakers
  • Mr. John A. Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute
  • Prof. Helen M. Alvaré, George Mason University School of Law
  • Prof. Akhil Reed Amar, Yale Law School
  • Prof. Kenneth Anderson, American University Washington College of Law
  • Ms. Ana Avendaño, Assistant to the President and Director of Immigration and Community Action, AFL-CIO
  • Prof. John S. Baker, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University Law School
  • Prof. Jonathan B. Baker, American University Washington College of Law
  • Prof. Randy E. Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. Michael S. Barr, University of Michigan Law School
  • Prof. David Barron, Harvard Law School
  • Prof. Corey L. Brettschneider, Brown University
  • Hon. Lanny A. Breuer, Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Prof. Rosa Brooks, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Mr. Martin “Marty” Castro, President and CEO, Castro Synergies, LLC and Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Hon. Paul D. Clement, Partner, Bancroft PLLC and former U.S. Solicitor General
  • Prof. Daniel Crane, University of Michigan Law School
  • Hon. Walter E. Dellinger III, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Duke University School of Law and former Acting U.S. Solicitor General
  • Hon. Christopher C. DeMuth, Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute
  • Prof. John C. Eastman, Chapman University School of Law
  • Prof. Richard A. Epstein, New York University School of Law
  • Mr. Miguel A. Estrada, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
  • Prof. Heather Gerken, Yale Law School
  • Hon. Phil Gramm, Former U.S. Senator, Texas
  • Hon. C. Boyden Gray, Boyden Gray & Associates, former White House Counsel and former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union
  • Prof. Philip Andrew Hamburger, Columbia Law School
  • Mr. William S. Haraf, Managing Director, Promontory Financial Group, LLC
  • Hon. Gail Heriot, University of San Diego School of Law, and Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
  • Mr. Jason B. Hutt, Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
  • Mr. Jeffrey S. Jacobson, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Prof. Timothy S. Jost, Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Prof. Neal K. Katyal, Director, Center on National Security and the Law, Georgetown University Law Center and former Acting U.S. Solicitor General
  • Mr. Joseph H. Kaufman, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Hon. Brett M. Kavanaugh, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • Prof. Julian Ku, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of International Programs, Hofstra University School of Law
  • Prof. Nelson R. Lund, George Mason University School of Law
  • Hon. Michael W. McConnell, Stanford Constitutional Law Center, and former Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
  • Hon. Robert M. McDowell, Federal Communications Commission
  • Prof. John O. McGinnis, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Ms. Joanne T. Medero, Managing Director, BlackRock
  • Mr. William H. “Chip” Mellor, President and General Counsel, Institute for Justice
  • Mr. Mark F. Mendelsohn, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Prof. Robert T. Miller, University of Iowa College of Law
  • Prof. Alan B. Morrison, The George Washington University Law School
  • Prof. Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law
  • Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton and Former U.S. Attorney General
  • Prof. Robert G. Natelson, Senior Fellow, Constitutional Jurisprudence Independence Institute
  • Mr. Martin J. Newhouse, President, New England Legal Foundation
  • Prof. Victoria Nourse, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Hon. Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Federal Trade Commission
  • Hon. Ajit V. Pai, Federal Communications Commission
  • Ms. Sidney K. Powell, Sidney Powell, PC
  • Prof. Mark L. Rienzi, The Catholic University of America
  • Mr. David B. Rivkin Jr., Partner, Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • Dean Daniel B. Rodríguez, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Prof. Ronald D. Rotunda, Chapman University School of Law
  • Mr. Craig Segall, Associate Attorney, Sierra Club Environmental Law Program
  • Prof. Theodore M.“Ted” Shaw, Columbia Law School
  • Prof. Nadine Strossen, New York Law School and former President, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Hon. George J. Terwilliger III, Partner, White & Case
  • Prof. Robert B. Thompson, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Ms. Ryan Triplette, Franklin Square Group
  • Prof. Mark V. Tushnet, Harvard Law School
  • Mr. John Vail, Vice President and Senior Counsel for Constitutional Litigation, Center for Constitutional Litigation, PC
  • Hon. Kenneth L. Wainstein, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and former U.S. Homeland Security Advisor
  • Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson III, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Up to 20 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits have been requested, including ethics credits. Direct all inquiries to the Federalist Society’s national office – (202) 822-8138 or email info@fed-soc.org.

Click HERE to view the full schedule.

Lodging

The Mayflower Hotel 1127 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 347-3000
Reserve your room online!

Reserve early! Washington, D.C. hotels are becoming booked very quickly for the fall convention season. To reserve overnight accommodations for the Convention, please contact The Mayflower directly or reserve your room online.

Inquire about the special rate of $255 per night offered to Federalist Society Convention registrants. Registrants must secure hotel rooms no later than October 24 in order to receive the discounted rate. Specify “Federalist Society” when contacting the Mayflower. If the Mayflower is booked and you cannot secure a room, contact the Society at (202) 822-8138 for assistance.

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