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1991 National Lawyers Convention

Individual Responsibility and the Law

September 13 — 14, 1991

On September 13-14, 1991, the Federalist Society hosted its Fifth Annual National Lawyers Convention at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

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1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Opening Remarks and Keynote Address by Senator Orrin Hatch [Archive Collection]

1991 Annual Lawyers Convention

Topics: Constitution • Federalist Society • Philosophy • Supreme Court
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

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On September 13-14, 1991, the Federalist Society held its Fifth Annual National Lawyers Convention on "Individual Responsibility and the Law" at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The convention opened with a keynote address by Senator Orrin Hatch, who spoke on the importance of individual responsibility for the American government.

Featuring:

  • Hon. Orrin Hatch, United States Senator, Utah
  • Introduction: Spencer Abraham, The Federalist Society

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no particular legal or public policy positions. All opinions expressed are those of the speakers.

 

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2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Entitlements, Empowerment, and Victimization

1991 Annual Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

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4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Family Law and Individual Responsibility [Archive Collection]

1991 Annual Lawyers Convention

Topics: Civil Rights • Family Law • Religious Liberty
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

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On September 13-14, 1991, the Federalist Society hosted its fifth annual National Lawyers Convention at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference was titled "Individual Responsibility and the Law." The second panel discussed "Family Law and Individual Responsibility."

Featuring:

  • Prof. Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Department of Women's Studies, Emory University
  • Prof. Jane E. Larson, Northwestern Law School
  • Mrs. Phyllis Schlafly, President, Eagle Forum
  • Mr. Karl Zinsmeister, Adjunct Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Moderator: William Kristol, Chief of Staff to Vice President Dan Quayle

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Reception

1991 Annual Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

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7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Banquet Address by William J. Bennett [Archive Collection]

1991 Annual Lawyers Convention

Topics: Culture • Philosophy • Professional Responsibility & Legal Education
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

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On September 13-14, 1991, the Federalist Society hosted its fifth annual National Lawyers Convention at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference was titled "Individual Responsibility and the Law." The first day of the conference concluded with a banquet address by William J. Bennett. 

Featuring: 

  • William J. Bennett, Hudson Institute
  • Introduction: David McIntosh, National Co-Chairman, The Federalist Society
  • Opening Remarks: Peter Keisler, Director, The Federalist Society

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

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9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
The Death of Contract and the Rise of Tort [Archive Collection]

1991 Annual Lawyers Convention

Topics: Contracts • Litigation
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

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On September 13, 1991, the Federalist Society hosted its annual National Lawyers Convention at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The convention included a panel on "The Death of Contract and the Rise of Tort."

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

Featuring:

  • Walter Olson, Manhattan Institute
  • Hon. Joseph R. Grodin, University of California Hastings College of Law and former Associate Justice, California Supreme Court
  • Prof. Randy E. Barnett, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Prof. E. Allan Farnsworth, Columbia Law School
  • Moderator: Hon. Robert Bork, American Enterprise Institute and former Supreme Court nominee

Speakers

11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Personal Responsibility in Criminal Law [Archive Collection]

1991 Annual Lawyers Convention

Topics: Criminal Law & Procedure
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

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On September 13-14, 1991, the Federalist Society hosted its fifth annual National Lawyers Convention at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference was titled "Individual Responsibility and the Law." The second day of the conference included a panel on "Personal Responsibility in Criminal Law."

Featuring:

  • Prof. Joseph D. Grano, Wayne State University School of Law
  • Prof. Norval Morris, University of Chicago Law School
  • Adam Walinsky, Kronish, Lieb, Weiner and Hellman
  • Moderator: Lois Haight Herrington, former Assistant Attorney General, Department of Justice

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

Speakers

12:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Luncheon Address by Dr. Peter Huber [Archive Collection]

1991 Annual Lawyers Convention

Topics: Litigation • Professional Responsibility & Legal Education
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

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On September 13-14, 1991, the Federalist Society hosted its fifth annual National Lawyers Convention at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference was titled "Individual Responsibility and the Law." The second day of the convention featured a luncheon address by Dr. Peter Huber.

Featuring:

  • Dr. Peter Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
  • Introduction: John P. McConnell, Speechwriter, Vice President Dan Quayle

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

Speakers

2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Socialization of Risk: Bankruptcy Law & Financial Institutions [Archive Collection]

1991 Annual Lawyers Convention

Topics: Financial Services • Financial Services & E-Commerce
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

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On September 13-14, 1991, the Federalist Society held its Fifth Annual National Lawyers Convention on "Individual Responsibility and the Law." This panel titled "Socialization of Risk: Bankruptcy Law and Financial Institutions" discussed the role of bankruptcy law and policy in a free and responsible society and whether financial markets warrant or require a different set of rules. 

Featuring: 

  • Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • Hon. Edith H. Jones, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Prof. Elizabeth Warren, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Hon. Harris Weinstein, Chief Counsel, Office of Thrift Supervision
  • Moderator: Hon. C. Boyden Gray, White House Counsel

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no particular legal or public policy positions. All opinions expressed are those of the speakers.

Speakers

4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Mandatory Pro Bono: Collective Discharge of Duty or Compelled Free Service? [Archive Collection]

1991 Annual Lawyers Convention

Topics: Professional Responsibility & Legal Education
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

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On September 13-14, 1991, the Federalist Society hosted its fifth annual National Lawyers Convention at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference was titled "Individual Responsibility and the Law." The conference concluded with a panel discussing "Mandatory Pro Bono: Collective Discharge of Duty or Compelled Free Service?".

Featuring:

  • Alexander Forger, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
  • Prof. Jonathan Macey, Cornell Law School
  • Moderator: Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, United States Court of Appeals, DC Circuit

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speakers.

Speakers

5:45 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Closing Reception

1991 Annual Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

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