2013 National Lawyers Convention

Washington, District of Columbia
Thursday, November 14, 2013
2013 National Lawyers Convention
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - Saturday, November 16, 2013

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

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2013 National Lawyers Convention

The Federalist Society's 2013 National Lawyers Convention is scheduled for Thursday, November 14 through Saturday, November 16 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The topic of this year's convention is: Textualism and the Role of Judges.

 


 
  
 

2013 Lawyers Convention Annual Dinner

Featuring:

An Interview of Justice Clarence Thomas by Judge Diane Sykes

Clarence Thomas
The Honorable Clarence Thomas
United States Supreme Court

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

(ticketed event) BLACK TIE OPTIONAL
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street, NW
Thursday, November 14, 2013
7:00 p.m.

 

Thirteenth Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture

Featuring:

Neil Gorsuch
The Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch
United States Court of Appeals,
Tenth Circuit

(ticketed event)
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 15, 2013
5:30 p.m.

Sixth Annual Rosenkranz Debate and Luncheon

Featuring:

Barnett
Professor Randy E. Barnett
Carmack Waterhouse Professor of
Legal Theory,
Georgetown University Law Center

and

J. Harvie Wilkinson
The Honorable J. Harvie Wilkinson
United States Court of Appeals,
Fourth Circuit

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Saturday, November 16, 2013
12:30 p.m.

Addresses By

Ted CruzThe Honorable Ted Cruz
United States Senator, Texas

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Thursday, November 14, 2013
11:30 a.m. 

            

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

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Thursday, November 14, 2013
9:00 a.m. 

Scott WalkerThe Honorable Scott Walker
Governor, Wisconsin

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 15, 2013
11:15 a.m.


Confirmed Moderators

Paul S. Atkins
Hon. Paul S. Atkins
Patomak Global Partners LLC
and former Commissioner,
Securities and Exchange Commission

 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

Jennifer Walker Elrod
Hon. Jennifer W. Elrod
United States Court of Appeals,
Fifth Circuit

 

 

Douglas Ginsburg
Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg
United States Court of Appeals,
District of Columbia Circuit

Thomas M. Hardiman
Hon. Thomas M. Hardiman
United States Court of Appeals,
Third Circuit

 

 

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

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

 

 

 Raymond Kethledge
Hon. Raymond M. Kethledge
United States Court of Appeals,
Sixth Circuit

 Eileen O'Connor
Hon. Eileen J. O'Connor
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
and former Assistant Attorney General,
Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice

 

 

 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

 

 

 A. Raymond Randolph
Hon. A. Raymond Randolph
United States Court of Appeals,
District of Columbia Circuit

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

 

 

 David Stras
Hon. David R. Stras
Minnesota Supreme Court

 Timothy Tymkovich
Hon. Timothy M. Tymkovich
United States Court of Appeals,
Tenth Circuit

 

 

 Vincent Vitkowsky
Mr. Vincent J. Vitkowsky
International & National Security Law Practice Group

 

Showcase Panel Topics

  • Textualism and the Bill of Rights
  • Textualism and Constitutional Interpretation
  • Formalism and Deference in Administrative Law
  • Textualism and Statutory Interpretation

Practice Group Breakout Sessions

  • Competitive versus Cooperative Federalism
  • Religious Liberty & Conflicting Moral Visions
  • Recess Appointments: Implications of Noel Canning
  • Executive Branch Gone Wild? 21st Century Checks and Balances
  • Too Big To Fail - What Now?
  • New Directions in Takings Law
  • Criminal Law Enforcement versus the Free Press
  • Intellectual Property, Free Markets and Competition Policy
  • Cybersecurity – The Policy and Politics of a Leading National Security Threat
  • 'New' Antitrust Enforcement Authority under the FTC Act: Defensible Statutory Interpretation or Plumbing the Penumbras?
  • Use of Disparate Impact Analysis
  • The New Age of Litigation Financing
  • The FCC vs. the First Amendment
  • The First Amendment and Government Benefits
  • Regulation of the Legal Profession in the 21st Century: Should Professional Regulation Favor Social Policy over Client Protection?

Confirmed Speakers

  • Prof. Jonathan H. Adler, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Prof. Marvin Ammori, New America Foundation
  • Mr. Martin N. Bailey, Bernard L. Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Development, Brookings Institution
  • Dr. John S.  Baker, Jr., Georgetown University Law Center
  • Mr. David Balto, Law Offices of David Balto
  • Prof. Rachel E. Barkow, New York University School of Law
  • Prof. Randy E. Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Mr. Thomas O. Barnett,  Covington & Burling LLP
  • Mr.  Paul Beard, II, Pacific Legal Foundation
  • Mr. John H. Beisner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
  • Prof. Mitchell N. Berman, The University of Texas, Austin
  • Prof. Lillian BeVier, Unversity of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Stephanos Bibas, Pennsylvania University Law School
  • Mr. Steven G. Bradbury, Dechert LLP and former head, Office of Legal Counsel, United States Department of Justice
  • Mr. Joel F. Brenner, former Inspector General and Senior Counsel, National Security Agency
  • Mr. Timothy P. Carney, American Enterprise Institute and Washington Examiner
  • Mr. Roger Clegg, Center for Equal Opportunity
  • Prof. David D. Cole, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. John F. Duffy, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Dr. John C. Eastman, Chapman University School of Law
  • Mr. John Elwood, Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Prof. Richard A. Epstein, New York University School of Law
  • Prof. William N. Eskridge, Jr., Yale Law School
  • Mr. Miguel A. Estrada, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
  • Prof. Dr Jörg Fedtke, Tulane University School of Law
  • Mr. Noel J. Francisco, Jones Day
  • Prof. Eric M. Freedman, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University
  • Prof. William A. Galston, The Brookings Institution
  • Prof. Robert P. George, Princeton University
  • Prof. Abbe R. Gluck, Yale Law School
  • Mr. Randall D. Guynn, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Prof. Philip A. Hamburger, Columbia University School of Law
  • Prof. Kristin Hickman, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Prof. James Huffman, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Mr. Scott Johnson, Co-Founder and Contributor, Power Line Blog
  • Mr. Ashley C. Keller, Gerchen Keller Capital, LLC
  • Hon. F. Scott Kieff, Commissioner, U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Prof. Andrew M. Koppelman, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Prof. Martin S. Lederman, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Mr. Adam Liptak, The New York Times
  • Mr. Robert E. Litan, Director of Research, Bloomberg Government, Bloomberg News
  • Mrs. Margaret A. Little, Partner, Little and Little and Director, Pro Bono Center, The Federalist Society
  • Prof. John O. McGinnis, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Ms. Jane Mago, National Association of Broadcasters
  • Hon. Kenneth L. Marcus, The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law
  • Prof. Thomas Merrill, Columbia Law School
  • Prof. Robert Mikos, Vanderbilt Law School
  • Prof. Jonathan T. Molot, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Hon. Patrick Morrisey, Attorney General, West Virginia
  • Prof. Alan B. Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest/Public Service, The George Washington University Law School
  • Hon. Michael Mukasey, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and former United State Attorney General
  • Prof. Burt Neuborne, New York University Law School
  • Prof. Victoria F. Nourse, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Prof. Jide O. Nzelibe, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Hon. Maureen Ohlhausen, Federal Trade Commission
  • Mr. Walter K. Olson, Cato Institute
  • Hon. Ajit V. Pai, Federal Communications Commission
  • Prof. Richard Primus, The University of Michigan Law School
  • Prof. Jeremy A. Rabkin, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law
  • Prof. John N. Raudabaugh, Ave Maria School of Law
  • Ms. Michelle Richardson, American Civil Liberties Union
  • Hon. Thomas Rosch, Latham and Watkins LLP
  • Prof. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Mr. Paul Rosenzweig, Red Branch Law and Consulting
  • Prof. Erin Ryan, Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Prof. Joshua D. Sarnoff, DePaul University college of Law
  • Prof. David Schoenbrod, New York Law School
  • Prof. Hal S. Scott, Harvard Law School
  • Prof. Reva Siegel, Yale Law School
  • Mr. Stewart Sterk, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • Prof. Nadine Strossen, New York Law School
  • Prof. Jonathan Turley, The George Washington University Law School
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Hon. Joshua D. Wright, Federal Trade Commission and George Mason University School of Law
  • Ms. Elizabeth B. Wydra, Constitutional Accountablity Center
  • Prof. William R. Yeomans, American University Washington College of Law
  • Prof. John C. Yoo, University of California, Berkeley School of Law 

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

Guidebook

Lodging

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Ave., NW
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.

Member Discount:

Federalist Society members who are current in their dues and have an "Active" membership status may take advantage of a member discount for this year's National Lawyers Convention. When registering, you will need to enter the Instant Discount Code for the discount to apply. To obtain the Instant Discount Code, do one of the following:

  1. If you are logged into the website and are a member in good standing, you will see the Instant Discount Code at the bottom of this page. If you are still not sure that you are a member in good standing, please login to your My FedSoc profile and check the Status and History page.
  2. Or you may call our Membership Department at 202-822-8138 or email membership@fed-soc.org in order to confirm your membership status and to obtain the Instant Discount Code.  We will also be more than happy to apply the discount after you register and refund the difference as long as you contact us before November 4.

Convention Fees:

Agenda      Non-Member
Rate
    Member
Rate
All-Inclusive Rate - Private Sector $590 $550
All-Inclusive Rate- Non-Profit/Government/Faculty/Student $440 $400
Individual Day Rate - Non-Students $225 per day $200
Individual Day Rate - Students $60 per day $50
Annual Dinner Rate $200 $175
Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture & Reception Rate $125 $100
 

Contact Information

  • Phone: 202-822-8138
    Email: 2013NLC@fed-soc.org

Payment Instructions

  • We are currently accepting payment by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, check, and PayPal.  If you wish to pay with American Express, you may do so through the PayPal option.

    Make checks out to "The Federalist Society" and send to the following address along with a copy of your invoice:

    2013 National Lawyers Convention
    The Federalist Society
    1015 18th Street, NW
    Suite 425
    Washington, DC 20036
The Federalist Society - 1015 18th Street, NW - Suite 425 - Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 822-8138 - Fax: (202) 296-8061 - 2014NLC@fed-soc.org
2014 National Lawyers Convention