The Federalist Society’s staff and volunteer leaders are busy getting ready for the annual National Lawyers Convention in Washington, DC. We’ve done this every year for decades, but this year is especially exciting after last year’s virtual convention. While the panels and speakers were as good as ever, we are looking forward to connecting with each of you personally at the Mayflower Hotel in November. This year’s convention theme is Public and Private Power: Preserving Freedom or Preventing Harm? Showcase Panels and many breakout sessions will address that theme from various angles, including panels on Social Activism and Corporate Leadership, Private Control Over Public Discussion, When HR Goes Woke, and many more. This is also the 20th anniversary of the Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture, which you won’t want to miss. Please visit for more information and to register now!

All of our divisions have been busy hosting live events and maintaining online programming. Student Chapters have worked hard to put on great events and bring intellectual diversity to their campuses—often in the face of tough COVID-19 restrictions. The Faculty Division and Practice Groups jointly hosted the annual Supreme Court Preview, featuring an all-star panel discussing cases on the Supreme Court’s OT 2021 docket. Lawyers Chapters around the country have been putting on events large and small, from intimate get-togethers hosted by the DC Young Lawyers Chapter to the annual Texas Chapters Conference. Practice Groups have addressed current and timeless issues in live events, including antitrust and whom corporations should serve. Our Digital team continues to make great videos on a wide range of legal topics. External Relations coordinated a Constitution Day teach-in, pairing FedSoc leaders with teachers across the country who wanted legal experts to teach their classes about the Constitution.

Please visit or our YouTube page to watch events you’ve missed, view FedSoc Films videos, listen to podcasts, and read FedSoc Review articles and FedSoc Blog posts. We hope you enjoy this issue of the Federalist Paper. Please send any comments to us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you, and we’ll see you at the NLC! 

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