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  • 2012 National Lawyers Convention The Federalist Society's 2012 National Lawyers Convention occurred  Thursday, November 15 through Saturday, November 17 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The topic of this year's convention was: The Future of U.S. Constitutional Law in the Supreme Court. The Convention addressed 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 focused on these three areas of case law and concluded with a panel on what constitutes judicial activism.A University of Michigan FedSoc alumni breakfast rounded out the convention.   The University of Michigan Federalist Society was represented at ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2012, 10:39 PM by Max Clarke
  • Chad Readler: Office Politics: Corporate Law, Legal Ethics and Personal Beliefs Please join the Federalist Society in welcoming Chad Readler speak on office politics and corporate law. Chad is a partner in the Columbus, OH office of Jones Day. He handles complex civil and criminal matters with an emphasis on appellate litigation. Before the United States Supreme Court, Chad assisted in successful representations involving preemption, the First Amendment, and the death penalty. In the Ohio Supreme Court, he recently prevailed on behalf of the Cleveland Clinic and, separately, successfully defended the constitutionality of Ohio's public charter schools. Chad's lower court victories include vacating a $250 million punitive damages award against Prudential Securities and vacating a $44 million damages award against First American Title Insurance Company in an unfair competition ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2012, 10:39 PM by Max Clarke
  • Supreme Court Preview Please join the American Constitutional Society and the Federalist Society for a timely discussion about SCOTUS's historic term! We are excited to welcome Professors Katz and Gross, who will be joining us to give an overview and their take on Florida v. Jardines and Shelby County v. Holder, two of the cases to watch during this term. Event Title: Supreme Court Preview Date: November 13, 2012
    Posted Nov 20, 2012, 3:36 PM by Max Clarke
  • John Nagle: Free Market Environmentalism Please join the Federalist Society in welcoming John Nagle give a fresh perspective on environmental policy through the lens of Free Market Environmentalism. Professor Nagle is the John N. Matthews Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame. Professor Nagle's writings have explored topics such as the relationship between environmental pollution, cultural pollution, and other kinds of “pollution;” the role of religion in environmental law; Chinese environmental law; the scope of congressional power to protect endangered species; alternative approaches to campaign finance reform; and the competing roles of Congress and the courts in correcting statutory mistakes. Event Title: Free Market Environmentalism Date: November 13, 2012
    Posted Nov 20, 2012, 3:30 PM by Max Clarke
  • Jordan Lorence: First Amendment, State Power, and Gay Rights Please join the Federalist Society in welcoming Jordan Lorence, senior counsel and senior vice-president of the Office of Strategic Initiatives for Alliance Defending Freedom, speak on the First Amendment, State Power, and Gay Rights. Jordan has litigated religious liberty, free speech, and marriage cases across the nation, and will be joined by Michigan's own Professors Herzog and Mortenson. Event title: The First Amendment, State Power, and Gay Rights Date: October 18, 2012
    Posted Nov 20, 2012, 3:19 PM by Max Clarke
  • Karin Agness: Feminism + Conservatism Please join the Federalist Society in welcoming Karin Agness, founder and President of the Network of enlightened Women (NeW), for a discussion on "Feminism + Conservatism." Event title: Feminism + Conservatism Date: October 11, 2012
    Posted Nov 20, 2012, 3:20 PM by Max Clarke
  • General Body Meeting Michigan FedSoc greeted new members at it's fall semester General Body Meeting, which took place October 4, 2012. The meeting was kicked off by three special guests-- Professors Larsen, Pritchard, and Crane -- who delivered brief remarks on the meaning of federalism is the legal academy. The board  members were then introduced, and we began sales of 2012-2013 t-shirts (Pics below!). Please contact any board member if you haven't gotten yours yet! T-Shirt Design:
    Posted Nov 20, 2012, 3:20 PM by Max Clarke
  • Politics and Policy Bar Night! Celebrate the 21st Amendment and discuss other more timely topics in politics and policy with: American Civil Liberties Union American Constitution Society Criminal Law Society Education Law and Policy Society Federalist Society Frank Murphy Society Law School Democrats Law Students for Reproductive Justice Legal Advocates for Children Youth Michigan Election Law Project Michigan Immigration and Labor Law Association National Security Law Society Poverty Law Society Prisoners’ Rights Organization of Students Public Benefits Advocacy Project  When: Tuesday, October 2nd, 8pm- midnight  Where: Blue Leprechaun 
    Posted Nov 20, 2012, 3:20 PM by Max Clarke
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Recent Photos

  • Jordan Lorence Jordan Lorence engaging Professor Herzog and Mortenson in debate. 
    Posted Nov 2, 2012, 2:49 PM by Max Clarke
  • Alex Kozinski A photo of Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit holding court.
    Posted Nov 2, 2012, 2:43 PM by Max Clarke
  • David Bernstein, Rehabilitationg Lochner (Feb 18, 2009) A talk by Professor David BernsteinLochner v. New York is one of the most reviled Supreme Court cases of all time. The Court stands accused of imposing a vicious Social Darwinist ideology on the American people via the Fourteenth Amendment. But what if everything you thought you knew about Lochner turned out to be wrong? Join us for a spirited discussion led by Professor David Bernstein of George Mason University's School of Law. Q&A to follow.Wednesday, February 18 at 12:20 PM Room 218    
    Posted Aug 27, 2012, 1:47 PM by Max Clarke
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