Lee Liberman Otis

Hon. Lee Liberman Otis

Senior Vice President & Director, Faculty Division, The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies

B.A., Yale; J.D., University of Chicago. Lee Liberman Otis is the Senior Vice President and Faculty Division Director of the Federalist Society. She also serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, a member of the American Law Institute (ALI), a senior fellow of the Administrative Conference (ACUS), and as the co-chair of the National Constitution Center's Coalition of Freedom Advisory Board. She previously was a special assistant and an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, General Counsel of the Department of Energy, an associate in the appellate section of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, an associate counsel to President George H.W. Bush, and a law clerk to Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. She also served as an assistant professor of law at George Mason, where she taught legislation, federal jurisdiction, constitutional law, civil procedure, and appellate advocacy. Ms. Otis has been an important member of the Federalist Society team since the organization’s beginnings 25 years ago. Together with David McIntosh, she led the effort to start what became the Chicago chapter of the Society. She also helped organize the Society’s first conference at Yale, its second conference at Chicago, and its first Lawyers Division chapter in Washington DC, as well as the effort to incorporate the Society, recruit its permanent staff, and obtain its early funding. She was a Founding Director of the Federalist Society.

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Luncheon and Address by John Norton Moore [Archive Collection]

Foreign Affairs and the Constitution

On November 6-7, 1987, The Federalist Society held a symposium at the Grand Hyatt Hotel...

Luncheon and Address by John Norton Moore [Archive Collection]

Foreign Affairs and the Constitution

On November 6-7, 1987, The Federalist Society held a symposium at the Grand Hyatt Hotel...