The 2017 National Lawyers Convention is scheduled for Thursday, November 16 through Saturday, November 18 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The topic of this year's convention is: Administrative Agencies and the Regulatory State.

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2017 Lawyers Convention Annual Dinner

Featuring:

Neil Gorsuch
The Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch
United States Supreme Court

Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002
Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:00 p.m.
(ticketed event) BLACK TIE OPTIONAL
SOLD OUT


Seventeenth Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture

Featuring:

Donald McGahn
Mr. Donald McGahn
White House Counsel

(ticketed event)
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 17, 2017
5:00 p.m.


Addresses By

Tom Cotton
The Honorable Tom Cotton
United States Senate,
Arkansas

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Thursday, November 16, 2017
9:00 a.m.

         

Jeff Sessions
The Honorable Jeff Sessions
Attorney General
of the United States

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Friday, November 17, 2017
2:15 p.m.

    


Tenth Annual Rosenkranz Debate

RESOLVED: Lochner v. New York - Still Crazy After All These Years.

Featuring:

Akhil Reed Amar
Prof. Akhil Reed Amar
Sterling Professor of Law,
Yale Law School

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Randy Barnett
Prof. Randy E. Barnett

Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory, Georgetown University Law Center

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Saturday, November 18, 2017
12:30 p.m.


Showcase Sessions Discussing the Convention Theme: 
“Administrative Agencies and the Regulatory State” 

  • Administrative Agencies and the Federal Judiciary
  • Congress and the Administrative State
  • The Executive Branch and the Regulatory State
  • Administrative Agencies and the Separation of Powers

Practice Group Breakout Sessions

  • Is Everyone Now for Federalism?
  • Conservative Public-Interest Litigation in the Modern Era
  • The Future of Antitrust: Is the Consumer Welfare Standard Still Up to the Task or Is It Time for a 'Better Deal'?
  • Has the Administrative State Usurped the Role of Federal Courts in Innovation Disputes?
  • Labor Law: A View from the Top: DOL, EEOC, and NLRB
  • What Should be Done to Address Rising Crime Rates?
  • The Administrative State and Religious Freedom
  • The Regulatory State of the Internet
  • Race and Sex: Prime Movers of the Expansion of the Administrative State?
  • Financial Regulation: The Apotheosis of the Administrative State
  • The Future of Libel Law
  • Comparative Counterterrorism Surveillance and Cooperation
  • The Administrative State and Its Discontents
  • Environmental Law Without Congress: Are Alternatives to Legislation Eclipsing the Congressional Role?
  • Using the Licensing Power of the Administrative State: Model Rule 8.4(g)

Featuring

  • Hon. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary, United States Department of Labor

  • Prof. Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

  • Dr. John S. Baker, Jr., Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

  • Prof. Aditya Bamzai, Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

  • Prof. Rachel E. Barkow, Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy; Faculty Director, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, New York University School of Law

  • Hon. Amy Coney Barrett, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

  • Ms. Paulette Brown, Partner, Locke Lord LLP; Immediate Past President, American Bar Association

  • Prof. Steven G. Calabresi, Clayton J. and Henry R. Barber Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

  • Hon. Brendan Carr, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

  • Hon. Ronald A. Cass, Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law and President, Cass & Associates, PC

  • Ms. Heather Childs, Vice President & Compliance Counsel, Capital One

  • Prof. Daniel Crane, Frederick Paul Furth Sr. Professor of Law, The University of Michigan Law School

  • Prof. Gregory Dolin, Co-director of the Center for Medicine and Law, University of Baltimore School of Law

  • Prof. Susan Dudley, Director, Regulatory Studies Center & Distinguished Professor of Practice, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration, George Washington University

  • Prof. John F. Duffy, Samuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

  • Prof. John Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law and Community Service and Director, Center for Jurisprudence, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman University

  • Prof. Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law and Director, Classical Liberal Institute, New York University School of Law

  • Mr. Theodore H. Frank, Senior Attorney, Director of the Center for Class Action Fairness, Competitive Enterprise Institute

  • Mr. Nicholas C. Geale, Chief of Staff and Acting Solicitor, United States Department of Labor

  • Mr. Adam Gelb, Director, Public Safety Performance Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts

  • Dean Heather K. Gerken, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale Law School

  • Mr. Stephen Gillers, Elihu Root Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

  • Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • Prof. Abbe R. Gluck, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale Law School

  • Hon. C. Boyden Gray, Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates

  • Prof. Michael S. Greve, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

  • Prof. Philip Hamburger, Maurice & Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

  • Mr. Robert Hannigan, Former Director, Government Communications Headquarters, United Kingdom

  • Dr. August Hanning, Former State Secretary, The Federal Interior Ministry, Federal Republic of Germany

  • Prof. John Harrison, James Madison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

  • Prof. Lisa Heinzerling, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Professor of Law, Georgetown University

  • Prof. Gail Heriot, Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

  • Prof. Linda D. Jellum, Ellison C. Palmer Professor of Tax Law, Mercer University School of Law

  • Mr. Jonathan S. Kanter, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • Mr. Peter Kirsanow, Partner, Benesch Attorneys at Law

  • Prof. Donald J. Kochan, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, Chapman University School of Law

  • Prof. Gary Lawson, Philip S. Beck Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

  • Dr. Roslyn Layton, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

  • Mr. Paul Alan Levy, Attorney, Public Citizen Litigation Group

  • Hon. Victoria A. Lipnic, Commissioner and Acting Chair, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

  • Ms. Libby Locke, Partner, Clare Locke LLC

  • Mr. Barry C. Lynn, Executive Director, Open Markets Institute

  • Prof. William P. Marshall, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law

  • Prof. Jennifer L. Mascott, Assistant Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

  • Prof. Michael McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law, Director of the Constitutional Law Center; Stanford Law School and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institute

  • Prof. John O. McGinnis, George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

  • Prof. R. Shep Melnick, O'Neill Professor, Boston College, Department of Political Science

  • Prof. Gillian Metzger, Stanley H. Fuld Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

  • Hon. Philip A. Miscimarra, Chairman, National Labor Relations Board

  • Hon. Michael Mukasey, Of Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton and former United States Attorney General

  • Hon. Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Acting Chairman, Federal Trade Commission

  • Hon. Ken Paxton, State Attorney General, Texas

  • Prof. Robert V. Percival, Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law Program, University of Maryland School of Law

  • Prof. Arti K. Rai, Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

  • Ms. Neomi Rao, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, The Office of Management and Budget

  • Prof. Ronald D. Rotunda, Professor, Doy and Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman University

  • Hon. Nathan A. Sales, Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator for Counterterrorism, United States Department of State

  • Mr. Jonathan B. Sallet, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP

  • Mr. Christopher J. Scalia, Editor, Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived

  • Prof. Hal S. Scott, Nomura Professor of International Financial Systems and Director, Program on International Financial Systems, Harvard Law School

  • Mr. Roger Severino, Director, Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Health and Human Services

  • Prof. Ted Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law & Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina School of Law

  • Mr. Mark W. Smith, Founding Partner, Smith Valliere PLLC

  • Prof. Rodney A. Smolla, Dean and Professor of Law, Widener University Delaware School of Law

  • Prof. Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

  • Mr. Jonathan Spalter, President & CEO, USTelecom

  • Prof. Kevin M. Stack, Lee S. and Charles A. Speir Chair in Law, Vanderbilt Law School

  • Mr. Robert Greene Sterne, Director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC

  • Prof. Peter Strauss, Betts Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

  • Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

  • Mr. Stuart S. Taylor Jr., Contributing Editor, National Journal

  • Mr. George J. Terwilliger III, Partner, McGuireWoods LLP

  • Mrs. Kate Comerford Todd, Former Senior Vice President & Chief Counsel, United States Chamber Litigation Center

  • Prof. Jonathan Turley, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law; Director of the Environmental Law Advocacy Center; Executive Director, Project for Older Prisoners, The George Washington University Law School

  • Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, Fellow, Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation, The Brookings Institution

  • Prof. Michael Uhlmann, Professor of Government, Claremont Graduate University

  • Prof. Michael P. Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair of Law and Director, Climate Change Research Network Co-director, Energy, Environment and Land Use Program, Vanderbilt Law School

  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California Los Angeles School of Law

  • Prof. Chris Walker, Associate Professor of Law, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law

  • Mr. Peter J. Wallison, Senior Fellow, Arthur F. Burns Fellow in Financial Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

  • Mr. M. Edward Whelan III, President, Ethics and Public Policy Center and Editor, Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived

  • Prof. Keith Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton University

  • Prof. Arthur E. Wilmarth, Jr., Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

 

Up to 17 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits available. Click here to view an updated CLE status chart. Direct all CLE inquiries to the Federalist Society’s national office – (202) 822-8138 or email cle@fed-soc.org.



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