Everything You Need to Know About the 2023 National Lawyers Convention 

The 2023 National Lawyers Convention kicks off this week on Thursday, November 9th - Saturday, November 11th. Whether you’re joining in-person or online, here’s everything you need to know about the event.

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New Venue: Directions to the Antonin Scalia Memorial Dinner

There are several transportation options for travel to the Washington Hilton Hotel for the dinner and receptions Thursday evening:

  • Shuttle bus
  • Taxi / rideshare
  • Metro
  • Driving and self-parking (NOTE: There will be no valet parking available. Parking space is limited.)
  • Walking (23 minutes from Mayflower)

Registration tables for the Antonin Scalia Memorial Dinner and receptions will be located in the Terrace Lobby and the Main Lobby of the Washington Hilton hotel.


By Rideshare / Taxi

If taking a rideshare or taxi, use this address: 

1901 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 

You will be dropped off at the Terrace Level Entrance. This entrance will take you directly into the main registration area. 

If you type in Washington Hilton to rideshare or taxi, it will take you to the Lobby Level Entrance. 

If you enter on the Lobby Level, head straight and to the right. Continue past the restaurants on your left and the elevators on the right. Registration tables will be located near the escalators. Volunteers will be stationed to assist with directions.

By Metro

The closest metro stop to the Washington Hilton is the DuPont Circle metro station on the Red Line. 

Exit at the north end of the station to Q Street and walk four blocks north on Connecticut Avenue. The Hotel will be located on the right side of Connecticut Avenue. 

You will enter through the front entrance to the Lobby. 

Once you arrive, walk through the lobby and turn right, continue past the restaurants on your left and the elevators on the right. Registration tables will be located near the escalators. Volunteers will be stationed to assist with directions.

By Car

There is limited event self-parking at the Washington Hilton. Use the following address for the parking garage: 

1998 19th Street, NW Washington, 

D.C. Parking Garage Details: 

  • Ceiling height 6’4”  
  • Rate: $26 plus tax 
  • Valid 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 
  • Entrance located on 19th Street ONLY 

After parking in the Washington Hilton parking garage, follow signs directing you to the hotel entrance. 

Take the elevators up to the lobby (press L). Follow signs and staff directions to registration near the escalators.

This is a ticketed event. Black tie optional. 

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Day 1: Thursday, November 9 

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. ET:  Welcome Remarks

9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. ET:  Showcase Panel I: Roundtable: Originalism on the Ground

12:00  p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET: Do States Enjoy a Special Solicitude?

12:00  p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET: Hyperextension? Federal Financial Agencies & Cryptocurrency Regulation

12:00  p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET: The Future of DEI in Business

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET: A Creature of Statute: American Antitrust Law

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET: Defend the Constitution, Save the Planet

1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET: Originalist Perspectives on Ethics and the Supreme Court

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET: After Dobbs and Samia: The Potential Implications of Applying a Dobbs Lens to the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Criminal Jurisprudence

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET: The Judiciary's Federalist Revival

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET: Religious Liberty in the Work-and-Market-place

Day 2: Friday, November 10 

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET: Showcase Panel II: Whither Precedent?

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ET: Fireside Chat with FTC Chair Lina Khan

12:10 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET: The Administrative State, Its Supporters and Its Discontents

12:10 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET: SFFA and Beyond

12:10 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. ET: Originalism and the Communications Act of 1934 

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET: Insurrection and the 14th Amendment 

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET: Fair Elections in an Era of Partisanship

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET: FISA Section 702 Revisited: Originalist Interpretations and Constitutional Constraints

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET: Mere Natural Law

5:00 pm. - 5:45 p.m. ET: Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture

Day 3: Saturday, November 11

9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. ET: Showcase Panel III: Panel: Originalism on the Ground 

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET: The Injunction Function: Is IP Law Promoting Markets for Innovators and Creators?

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET: Nightmare on Half Street: Free Speech and the NLRB

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET: Second Amendment: Will the Supreme Court Adhere to Bruen in Rahimi and Beyond?

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET: Annual Rosenkranz Debate 

2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET: Showcase Panel IV: How Originalist is the Supreme Court?

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. ET: Annual Hon. Robert H. Bork Memorial Lecture

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