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2022 National Lawyers Convention

The Current State of the Legal Profession

November 10 — 12, 2022

Registration Is Open!

The 2022 National Lawyers Convention will take place Thursday, November 10 through Saturday, November 12 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Over three days, the Convention will feature four Showcase Sessions discussing the Convention Theme of "The Current State of the Legal Profession", eighteen breakout sessions sponsored by the Practice Groups, the Fourteenth Annual Rosenkranz Debate, the Twenty-First Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture, and the 2022 Antonin Scalia Memorial Dinner. 


2022 Antonin Scalia Memorial Dinner

 Union Station
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Reception - 6:00 p.m.
Dinner - 7:00 p.m.
(ticketed event) BLACK TIE OPTIONAL
wait list available)

Twenty-First Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Friday, November 11, 2022
5:00 p.m.
(ticketed event)

Fourteenth Annual Rosenkranz Debate

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Saturday, November 12, 2022
12:30 p.m.

Annual Hon. Robert H. Bork Memorial Lecture

The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Saturday, November 12, 2022
4:30 p.m.

Showcase Sessions Discussing the Convention Theme:

"The Current State of the Legal Profession"

  • The Legal Profession and Constitutional Culture
  • The Mission of Law Schools
  • Lawyers, the Adversarial System, and Social Justice
  • The Regulatory Power of Bar Associations

Practice Group Breakout Sessions

  • Render Law Unto Congress and Execution Unto the Executive: The Supreme Court Rebalances Constitutional Power
  • Is the National Association of Attorneys General in Need of Reform?
  • Navigating Business Challenges in Red and Blue States
  • What, if Anything, is to be Done About "Woke Capitalism?
  • What Regulatory Elephants Have the DOL, EEOC, NLRB and Other Federal Agencies Impermissibly Housed in Which Statutory Mouse Holes? Does West Virginia v. EPA support their eviction?
  • Intellectual Property in the Modern Era 
  • The Major Questions Doctrine: West Virginia v. EPA
  • What Can Be Done About Violent Crime?
  • Religious Liberty and Education: Kennedy, Carson, and Parental Rights
  • Central Bank Digital Currencies: A New Tool for Government Control?
  • Rural Broadband Deployment and Funding in the Infrastructure Bill
  • Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College: Affirmative Action Goes to Court
  • The Russian Invasion of Ukraine and International Law, Order, and Security
  • Is Executive Soft Power a Threat to Free Speech?
  • Special Session on Dobbs
  • After West Virginia v. EPA: Can the Biden Administration’s “Whole of Government” Approaches Survive Judicial Review?
  • The Judge’s Role in Choosing a Successor
  • Aftermath of Bruen: What's Next at the State Level?

Confirmed Speakers to Date:

  • Prof. Mark Alexander, Arthur J. Kania Dean and Professor of Law, Villanova University, Charles Widger School of Law
  • Hon. Marshall S. Billingslea, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; Former Special Presidential Envoy, U.S. Department of State
  • Prof. Joshua Blackman, Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law
  • Ms. Lisa Blatt, Partner, Williams & Connolly
  • Mr. Chad N. Boudreaux,  Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, HII
  • Mr. Paul Carillo, Director, Giffords Center for Violence Intervention
  • Mr. Mark Chenoweth, President and General Counsel, New Civil Liberties Alliance
  • Mr. Joe Cohn, Legislative and Policy Director, The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression
  • Hon. Eric Dreiband, Partner, Jones Day
  • Maj Gen Charles J. Dunlap, Professor of the Practice of Law, Duke University School of Law;  Executive Director, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security at Duke University School of Law; Retired USAF Major General
  • Prof. Brian T. Fitzpatrick, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Free Enterprise, Vanderbit Law School
  • Mr. Daniel Fried, Weiser Family Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council 
  • Mr. Ian Gershengorn, Partner, Jenner & Block
  • Prof. Jamal Greene, Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Hon. Thomas B. Griffith, Special Counsel, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP; Former Judge, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • Mr. Brian E. Hayes, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
  • Mr. Ashley Keller, Partner, Keller Lenkner LLC
  • Prof. Joshua Kleinfeld, Professor of Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Mr. Rob Luther III, Of Counsel, Jones Day
  • Ms. Erica H. MacDonald, Partner, Faegre Drinker
  • Prof. Paul G. Mahoney, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Dayna Matthew, Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
  • Mrs. Tammy McCutchen, Senior Affiliate, Resolution Economics
  • Prof. John McGinnis, George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Prof. Tom Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Prof. Angela Onwuachi-Willis, Dean & Ryan Roth Gallo & Ernest J. Gallo Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Hon. Randy Quarles, Chairman & Co-Founder, The Cynosure Group
  • Mr. Yaakov (Jacob) M. Roth, Partner, Jones Day
  • Mr. Mark V. Scott, Associate Pastor, Azusa Christian Community
  • Mr. Kannon Shanmugam, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • Prof. Mark Smith, Visiting Fellow in Pharmaceutical Public Policy and Law in the Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford; Presidential Scholar and Senior Fellow in Law and Public Policy, The King’s College; Distinguished Scholar and Senior Fellow of Law and Public Policy, Ave Maria School of Law
  • Mr. Daniel Thies, Shareholder, Webber & Thies PC
  • Prof. Todd Zywicki, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University Antonin Scalia School of Law



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.


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/e/50351931

Cut off Date: October 17, unless rooms sell out sooner.

Inquire about the special rate of $284 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

Convention Package* 
Private Sector
Private Sector
Active Member
Active Member                                                

*The Convention Package includes all three days of sessions, CLE, and lunches and the Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture & Reception. 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. The Antonin Scalia Memorial Dinner is NOT INCLUDED in this package.

Individual Day** 
Non-Member$275 per day 
Active Member$200 per day 
Student Non-Member$75 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
Antonin Scalia Memorial Dinner
Active Member
Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture & Reception
Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture & Reception         
Active Member



Antonin Scalia Memorial Dinner Information

The Antonin Scalia Memorial Dinner is now sold out. You may add yourself to the wait list for the Antonin Scalia Memorial Dinner by selecting the Wait List ticket option on the registration page. If a spot opens up, you will be contacted and confirmed before any payment is processed.

Seating for the Antonin Scalia Memorial Dinner is assigned by table. Any individuals registered under a single registration group will automatically be seated together. If you have any additional seating requests for the Antonin Scalia Memorial Dinner, please submit them via email to scaliadinner@fedsoc.org. While we will attempt to honor all requests, we can not guarantee that we will be able to accommodate a seating request. Please note that seating requests are meant to group friends and colleagues together. Any requests to be seated with special guests or purchased tables will not be honored. Each member of your group needs to be a confirmed registrant for the Dinner in order to be grouped. We can not seat groups larger than 10 people.

If you have any dietary restrictions, please send an email to dietaryrestrictions@fedsoc.org. Please be specific about your requirements; we will honor your request as best we can and reach out with any questions.

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