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 four principles: federalism, the role of the state is to preserve freedom, the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and the duty of the judiciary is 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 all political views. 

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), Yale (2009), University of Virginia (2011), Stanford (2012), and University of Texas (2013).

Past Activities:

  • Oct. 16, 2014 - Hobby Lobby: War on Women or Protecting the Pious? - Michael Francisco & Prof. Melissa Hart
  • Nov. 3, 2014 - Election Law - Judge Timothy Tymkovich
  • Nov. 20, 2014 - Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces - Radley Balko
  • Feb. 17, 2015 - Polygraphs in the Justice System - Brian Morris & Prof. Fred Bloom
  • Mar. 12, 2015 - Declaring War and Confronting Terror: The ISIS threat and beyond - Richard Epstein
  • Mar. 19, 2015 - Same-Sex Marriage Debate - Ryan Anderson & Prof. Melissa Hart
  • Mar. 30, 2015 - Ferguson, Role of Police - Jim Davis, Sheriff Pelle
  • Apr. 22, 2015 - Gender Wage Gap - Romina Boccia


Other resources:

  • Click here to visit our national affiliate website
  • Click here to find us on TWEN
  • Click here to join us on Facebook (Federalist Society - University of Colorado Law School Chapter)