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2021 National Lawyers Convention

Public and Private Power: Preserving Freedom or Preventing Harm?

November 11 — 13, 2021
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The 2021 National Lawyers Convention will take place Thursday, November 11 through Saturday, November 13 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Over three days, the Convention will feature four Showcase Sessions discussing the Convention Theme of "Public and Private Power: Preserving Freedom or Preventing Harm?", sixteen breakout sessions sponsored by the Practice Groups, the Thirteenth Annual Rosenkranz Debate, the Twentieth Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture, and the 2021 Antonin Scalia Memorial Dinner. Registration is now open!

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2021 Antonin Scalia Memorial Dinner

 Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Reception - 6:00 p.m.
Dinner - 7:00 p.m.
(ticketed event) BLACK TIE OPTIONAL


Twentieth Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture

Featuring:


Hon. Theodore B. Olson
Partner,
Gibson Dunn

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Friday, November 12, 2021
5:00 p.m.
(ticketed event)


Thirteenth Annual Rosenkranz Debate

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Saturday, November 13, 2021
12:30 p.m.


Hon. Robert H. Bork Memorial Lecture

Featuring:


Hon. Laurence H. Silberman
United States Court of Appeals,
District of Columbia Circuit

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Saturday, November 13, 2021
4:30 p.m.


Address by


Mr. Vivek Ramaswamy
Author,
Woke Inc.: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Friday, November 12, 2021
11:15 a.m.


Showcase Sessions Discussing the Convention Theme:

"Public and Private Power: Preserving Freedom or Preventing Harm?"

  • Social Activism and Corporate Leadership
  • Private Control Over Public Discussion
  • Corporate and Academic Management Today
  • Law, Science, and Public Policy

Practice Group Breakout Sessions

  • The Separation of Powers and Political Polarization
  • Federal Consent Decrees: Good Governance, an Expansion of Federal Power, or Both?
  • Special Session: A View From In-House
  • IP Law and Culture
  • The Antitrust Revolution?
  • When HR Goes Woke
  • Criminal Justice 2021 and The Rule of Law
  • Religious Liberty after Fulton v. City of Philadelphia
  • Administrative Inquisitions? How Agencies Initiate, Conduct, and Conclude Investigations
  • Woke Classrooms, Curricula, and the Law
  • Federalism and Broadband Spending: Finding the Right Approach
  • "Cancel Culture" Comes to Financial Services
  • Is Anyone Still Committed to Free Speech?
  • China, Global Companies, and Human Rights
  • Special Session: Originalism: Perspectives from the Bench
  • ABA Law School Accreditation Standards
  • Private Power and Eminent Domain
  • Second Amendment -- Next Steps in the Unfolding Litigation Battle

Up to 20 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits available. Direct all CLE inquiries to the Federalist Society's national office - (202) 822-8138 or email cle@fedsoc.org.


Lodging

Reserve early! Washington, DC hotels are becoming booked very quickly for the fall convention season. To reserve overnight accommodations for the Convention, please contact The Mayflower directly:

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Reservations Toll Free: 877-212-5752
Reservations Local Phone: 202-347-3000

Reservation Link: https://book.passkey.com/event/50205953/owner/1261/home

Cut off Date: October 18, unless rooms sell out sooner.

Inquire about the special rate of $279 per night offered to Federalist Society Convention registrants. Specify "Federalist Society" when contacting the Mayflower.


Please note that we are subject to local and federal government restrictions, which could include capacity limitations; therefore, register early to secure your spot.

Convention Fees

All-Inclusive Package* 
Private Sector
Non-Member
$725
Private Sector
Active Member
$600
Student/Non-Profit/Government
Non-Member
$500
Student/Non-Profit/Government
Active Member                                                
$400


*The All-Inclusive Package includes all three days of sessions, CLE, and lunches and social events. CLE materials will be available electronically. A hardcopy of materials can be provided upon request after the Convention, make sure to request CLE Materials in hardcopy form on the CLE sign-in form during the Convention.

Individual Day** 
Non-Member$250 per day
Active Member$200 per day
Student Non-Member$60 per day
Student Active Member                                                $50 per day


**Individual day purchase includes that day’s sessions, CLE, and lunch.  It does not include social events. CLE materials will be available electronically. A hardcopy of materials can be provided upon request after the Convention, make sure to request CLE Materials in hardcopy form on the CLE sign-in form during the Convention.

Social Events 
Antonin Scalia Memorial Dinner
Non-Member
$250
Antonin Scalia Memorial Dinner
Active Member
    $200
Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture & Reception
Non-Member
    $150
Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture & Reception         
Active Member
    $100

 

CANCELLATION FEE OF $100 AFTER MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8.


Media inquiries can be submitted here: https://fedsoc.org/press-inquiry.

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9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Opening

2021 National Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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9:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Showcase Panel I: Social Activism and Corporate Leadership

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Corporations, Securities & Antitrust • Culture • Politics
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Federal Consent Decrees: Good Governance, an Expansion of Federal Power, or Both?

2021 National Lawyers Convention

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

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11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Thursday General Luncheon

2021 National Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Separation of Powers and Political Polarization

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Culture • Politics • Separation of Powers
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
A View From In-House

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Corporations, Securities & Antitrust
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
IP Law and Culture

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Culture • Intellectual Property
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
The Antitrust Revolution?

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Corporations, Securities & Antitrust
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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1:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
When HR Goes Woke

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Culture • Labor & Employment Law
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Administrative Inquisitions? How Agencies Initiate, Conduct, and Conclude Investigations

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Criminal Justice 2021 and The Rule of Law

2021 National Lawyers Convention

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

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3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Religious Liberty after Fulton v. City of Philadelphia

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Religious Liberty
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Lawyers Convention Reception

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

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(Ticketed event) Black Tie Optional

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Madison Club Reception

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

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(Invitation only) BLACK TIE OPTIONAL

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Antonin Scalia Memorial Dinner

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

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(Ticketed event) Black Tie Optional

10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Closing Reception

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The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Co-Sponsored by the Harvard Student Chapter

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9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Showcase Panel II: Private Control Over Public Discussion

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Corporations, Securities & Antitrust • Free Speech & Election Law
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Address by Vivek Ramaswamy

2021 National Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Featuring:

  • Mr. Vivek Ramaswamy, Author, Woke Inc.: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam

Speakers

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
"Cancel Culture" Comes to Financial Services

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Culture • Financial Services
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Woke Classrooms, Curricula, and the Law

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Civil Rights • Culture • Education Policy
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Federalism and Broadband Spending: Finding the Right Approach

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Federalism • Telecommunications & Electronic Media
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday General Luncheon

2021 National Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Address

2021 National Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Originalism: Perspectives from the Bench

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Federal Courts
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Is Anyone Still Committed to Free Speech?

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Culture • First Amendment • Free Speech & Election Law
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
China, Global Companies, and Human Rights

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Civil Rights • Corporations, Securities & Antitrust • International Law & Trade • International & National Security Law
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
20th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture

2021 National Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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On September 11, 2001, at the age of 45 and at the height of her professional and personal life, Barbara K. Olson was murdered in the terrorist attacks against the United States as a passenger on the hijacked American Airlines flight that was flown into the Pentagon. The Federalist Society believes that it is most fitting to dedicate an annual lecture on limited government and the spirit of freedom to the memory of Barbara Olson. She had a deep commitment to the rule of law and understood well the relationship between respecting limits on government power and the preservation of freedom. And, significantly, Barbara Olson was an individual who never took freedom for granted in her own life, even in her final terrifying moments-her inspiring and energetic human spirit is a testament to what one can achieve in a world that places a premium on human freedom. Solicitor General Theodore B. Olson delivered the first lecture in November 2001. The lecture series continued in following years with other notable individuals.

Featuring:

  • Hon. Theodore B. Olson, Partner, Gibson Dunn

Speakers

5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Barbara K. Olson Memorial Reception

2021 National Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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(Ticketed event)

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9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Showcase Panel III: Corporate and Academic Management Today

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Corporations, Securities & Antitrust • Culture • Education Policy
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Private Power and Eminent Domain

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Environmental & Energy Law • Fourth Amendment • Property Law
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
ABA Law School Accreditation Standards

2021 National Lawyers Convention

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

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11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Second Amendment: Next Steps in the Unfolding Litigation Battle

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Constitution • Second Amendment
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
13th Annual Rosenkranz Debate & Luncheon

2021 National Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Showcase Panel IV: Law, Science, and Public Policy

2021 National Lawyers Convention

Topics: Politics
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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

2021 National Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Featuring:

  • Hon. Laurence H. Silberman, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Speakers

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Closing Reception

2021 National Lawyers Convention

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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All registrants are welcome to attend the Closing Reception.

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