TAB- Student Group: FedSoc

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:

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


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)