Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.

The Federalist Society sponsors speakers and debates designed to promote debate and interest in current legal issues. The group is non-partisan and is traditionally made up of conservatives/libertarians but open to all political views. In fact, the best events are those where all points of view are represented by questions from the audience.

There are many different elected positions in the student chapter. Every student is invited to attend the Federalist Society National Student Symposium which is held each year during the Spring semester at a different law school throughout the country. Past locations include University of Michigan (2008) and Yale (2009).

Past Activities

Highlights from Last Semester: Jan. 30- Deroy Murdock, "3 Cheers for the Rich" Feb. 13- Christina Hoff Summers, Title 9 and College Sports Feb. 23- Alan Gura, 2nd Amendment Landscape in America Mar. 2-3- 2012 Annual Student Symposium - "Bureaucracy Unbound: Can Limited Government and the Administrative State Co-Exist?" Mar. 12- Even Stephenson, "Hot Coffee" and tort reform debate Mar. 13- Brian Fitzpatrick with Helen Norton, "The End of Affirmative Action?" Mar. 15- Naomi Rao, "Three Constitutional Concepts of Dignity" Mar. 21- Steve Teles, Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement Mar. 22- Chris Tyrrell, Kaufmann Event "Legal Lazarus" Apr. 4- Brian Morris, Live Poligraph Demonstration Apr. 5- Sean O'Hare, Kaufmann Event "Combating Regulation" Apr. 10- Patrick Garry, Establishment Clause Apr. 16- Robert Alt v. Melissa Hart, Arizona Immigration Case Apr. 19- Marijuana Legalization Panel feat. George Liebmann

Other Information

Officers Matthew Skeen, President
Tosh Grebenik, Co-President
Casey Lekahal, Treasurer
Michael Howard, Communications
Other Website http://www.Fed-Soc.org
Ntnl Affialiate Website http://www.Fed-Soc.org
TWEN Website click here for TWEN website
Website contains contacts, general information, calendars and info about particular events.
Web Contact Matthew Skeen
University of Colorado Law School
401 UCB, 211 Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309

(303) 492-8073