2011 National Lawyers Convention

Washington, District of Columbia
Thursday, November 10, 2011
2011 National Lawyers Convention
Thursday, November 10, 2011 9:00 AM -
Saturday, November 12, 2011 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)

The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
(202) 347-3000
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036
United States

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2011 National Lawyers ConventionThe Federalist Society's 2011 National Lawyers Convention is scheduled for Thursday, November 10 through Saturday, November 12 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The theme for this year's convention is "The Constitution of Small Government?" The Annual Dinner will take place on Thursday, November 10 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.



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2011 Lawyers Convention Annual Dinner

A Celebration of Service

Antonin Scalia
The Honorable Antonin Scalia
United States Supreme Court
25 Years of Service

Clarence Thomas
The Honorable Clarence Thomas
United States Supreme Court
20 Years of Service

(ticketed event) BLACK TIE OPTIONAL

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW
Thursday, November 10, 2011
7:00 p.m.
The Annual Dinner is now sold out. All other events are still open.

Eleventh Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture

Featuring:

Michael B. Mukasey
The Honorable Michael B. Mukasey

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
and Former U.S. Attorney General

(ticketed event)
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 11, 2011
5:30 p.m.

Fourth Annual Rosenkranz Debate and Luncheon

RESOLVED:
Congress Acted Within Its Authority in Enacting the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Featuring:

Paul Clement
Hon. Paul D. Clement
Partner,
Bancroft PLLC
and former U.S. Solicitor General

and

Laurence Tribe
Prof. Laurence H. Tribe
Carl M. Loeb University Professor,
Harvard Law School

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Saturday, November 12, 2010
12:30 p.m.

Addresses By

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

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 11, 2011

Marco Rubio
The Honorable Marco Rubio
United States Senator, Florida

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Confirmed Moderators

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

Edith Clement
Hon. Edith Brown Clement
United States Court of Appeals,
Fifth Circuit

John Eastman
Prof. John C. Eastman
Chapman University School of Law

Thomas Griffith
Hon. Thomas B. Griffith
United States Court of Appeals,
District of Columbia Circuit

Sandra Segal Ikuta
Hon. Sandra Segal Ikuta
United States Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit

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

Brett M. Kavanaugh
Hon. Brett M. Kavanaugh
United States Court of Appeals,
District of Columbia Circuit

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

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

Nathan Sales
Prof. Nathan A. Sales
George Mason University School of Law

Jerry Smith
Hon. Jerry E. Smith
United States Court of Appeals,
Fifth Circuit

David Stras
Hon. David Stras
Minnesota Supreme Court

Jeffrey Sutton
Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton
United States Court of Appeals,
Sixth Circuit

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

Showcase Panel Topics

  • Too Big to Fail
  • Political Philosophy and Classical Liberalism Roundtable
  • Term Limits, Entitlement Reform, and Random Assignment of Members of Congress to Committees
  • A Federal Sunset Law

Practice Group Breakout Sessions

  • Federal Initiatives on K-12 School Bullying Prevention
  • Deficit Reduction and the Role of the Federal Government in Regulating Business
  • IP and Parallel Importation—Should the U.S., Through IP Laws and Other Means, Protect Businesses from “Gray Goods” Imported Without Manufacturers’ Authorization?
  • Organized Labor and the Obama Administration
  • Law School Accreditation
  • Meet the New Boss: Continuity in Presidential War Powers
  • Attorneys Fees in Class Actions
  • Prisoner Releases and the Role of the Courts
  • Will Consumers and the Economy Benefit from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?
  • The Ministerial Exception Case: Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC
  • Voter Fraud and Voter ID — The Constitution and the Right to Vote
  • The War-on-Terror Government
  • Reining in Regulation or Letting Regulation Reign? Predictions and Prescriptions for Government
  • Property Rights: Moving towards the Third World?
  • The Future of Spectrum Policy

Speakers

  • Mr. Hans Bader, Senior Attorney and Counsel for Special Projects, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Hon. Stewart A. Baker, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP and former Assistant U.S. Secretary for Policy U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Mr. David Berenbaum, Chief Program Officer, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
  • Dr. Richard A. Berk, Professor of Criminology and Statistics, University of Pennsylvania
  • Prof. Lester Brickman, Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Hon. Guido Calabresi, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Mr. H. Rodgin Cohen, Partner, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • Prof. Steven G. Calabresi, George C. Dix Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law and Chairman, The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy
  • Prof. Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Hon. Deborah J. Daniels, Partner, Krieg DeVault LLP
  • Dr. Veronique de Rugy, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University
  • Mr. Hernando de Soto, President, Institute for Liberty and Democracy
  • Hon. Walter E. Dellinger, III, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP; Douglas Blount Maggs Professor of Law Emeritus, Duke University School of Law; Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard University Law School and former Acting United States Solicitor General
  • Hon. Christopher C. DeMuth, D.C. Searle Senior Fellow, The American Enterprise Institute
  • Prof. Steven J. Eagle, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Prof. John D. Echeverria, Professor of Law and Acting Director Environmental Law Center, Vermont Law School
  • Prof. Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Prof. William N. Eskridge, Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School
  • Prof. Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Prof. Martin S. Flaherty, Leitner Family Professor of International Human Rights Law, and Co-Founding Director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham Law School
  • Prof. Richard Frank, Professor of Environmental Practice and Director, California Environmental Law & Policy Center, UC Davis School of Law
  • Mr. Theodore H. Frank, Founder, Center for Class Action Fairness
  • Mr. John Fund, Former columnist, The Wall Street Journal Opinionjournal.com
  • Mr. Todd Gaziano, Director, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation
  • Ms. Fatima Goss Graves, Vice President for Education and Employment, National Women's Law Center
  • Hon. C. Boyden Gray, Boyden Gray & Associates; former Special Envoy for European Affairs and Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy at the Mission of the U.S. to the European Union and former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union
  • Hon. Sarah V. Hart, Chief Performance Officer, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office
  • Mr. Gene Healy, Vice President, The Cato Institute
  • Mr. Philip K. Howard, Founder and Chairman, Common Good Coalition
  • Mr. Jeffrey S. Jacobson, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Prof. F. Scott Kieff, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Prof. Donald J. Kochan, Professor of Law, Chapman University School of Law
  • Prof. Andrew M. Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Mr. William Kristol, Editor, The Weekly Standard
  • Prof. Douglas Laycock, Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law, Horace W. Goldsmith Research Professor of Law, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Mr. Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review Institute
  • Hon. Michael W. McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law, Stanford Constitutional Law Center Stanford Law School and former Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
  • Prof. John O. McGinnis, Stanford Clinton Sr. and Zylpha Kilbride Clinton Research Professor, Northwestern
    University School of Law
  • Hon. Edwin Meese III, Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy and Chairman of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation and former U.S. Attorney General
  • Prof. Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia University School of Law
  • Prof. Thomas D. Morgan, Oppenheim Professor of Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Prof. Alan B. Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest/Public Service, The George Washington University Law School
  • Hon. Timothy J. Muris, Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Mr. Clark Neily, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice
  • Prof. Jide O. Nzelibe, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Prof. Spencer A. Overton, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Prof. David S. Olson, Assitant Professor of Law, Boston College Law
  • Mr. Alex J. Pollock, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • Prof. Michael D. Ramsey, University Professor, University of San Diego School of Law
  • Prof. Douglas B. Rasmussen, Department of Philosophy, St. John’s University
  • Hon. John N. Raudabaugh, Counsel, Nixon Peabody LLP and former Member, National Labor Relations Board
  • Prof. Paul A. Rahe, Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage and Professor of History, 2007, Hillsdale College
  • Dr. Martin A. Regalia, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Mr. David Salmons, Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Mr. William Samuel, Director, Department of Government Affairs, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • Hon. Eugene Scalia, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP and former Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Prof. Ann Shalleck, Director of the Women and the Law Program, Carrington Shields Scholar, American University Washington College of Law
  • Mr. Paul Singer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Elliott Management Corporation
  • Mr. Sherwin Siy, Deputy Legal Director, Public Knowledge
  • Ms. Heather L. Slavkin, Senior Legal and Policy Adviser, Office of Investment, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • Mr. Donald Specter, Executive Director, Prison Law Office
  • Prof. Daniel P. Tokaji, Professor of Law, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law and and Senior Fellow of Election Law @ Moritz
  • Prof. John Tomasi, Department of Political Science, Brown University
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, Univeristy of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Mr. Hans von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow and Manager, Civil Justice Reform Initiative, The Heritage Foundation
  • Hon. Peter J. Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute, former General Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and former White House Counsel
  • Mr. Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow and Research Director in Public Law, The Brookings Institution
  • Dean David N. Yellen, Dean and Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Prof. William R. Yeomans, Fellow in Law and Government, American University Washington College of Law
  • Prof. John C. Yoo, Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Prof. Todd J. Zywicki, Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law



Up to 20 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits have been requested, including ethics credits.

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Lodging

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:

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 347-3000

Inquire about the special rate of $253 per night offered to Federalist Society Convention registrants. Registrants must secure hotel rooms no later than October 19 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.

 

Contact Information

  • Phone: 202-822-8138
    Email: LawyersConvention@fed-soc.org

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    2011 National Lawyers Convention
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    Suite 425
    Washington, DC 20036
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