The Columbia Law School Federalist Society's Student Chapter will host the 36th National Student Symposium on March 3-4, 2017. The topic of the Symposium is "The First Amendment in Contemporary Society".

Keynote Address by:


Professor Richard A. Epstein
Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law,
New York University School of Law

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017

Panel 1: Privacy and Freedom of the Press - Audio/Video
6:30 p.m. -8:00 p.m.
Jerome Greene Hall 104

  • Prof. Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
  • Prof. Irina Manta, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
  • Mr. Jameel Jaffer, Director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University
  • Prof. Steve Coll, Dean & Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism, Columbia Journalism School; Staff Writer, The New Yorker
  • Moderator: Hon. Reena Raggi, Circuit Judge, US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Cocktail & Networking Reception
8:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m.
Low Library 

SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017

Panel 2: Campaign Finance and Free Speech - Audio/Video
9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Jerome Greene Hall 104

  • Prof. Brad Smith, Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Professor of Law, Capital University Law School; Former FEC Commissioner
  • Prof. Richard Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University School of Law
  • Prof. John O. McGinnis, George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Prof. Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice; Associate Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Richard J. Sullivan, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York 

Debate: ABA Model Rule 8.4 - Audio/Video
11:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Jerome Greene Hall 104

  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
  • Mr. Robert N. Weiner, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
  • Moderator: Hon. Lavenski Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

Lunch
12:30 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
Lenfest Cafe

Lunch Discussion: Becoming an Academic
12:45 p.m. -1:45 p.m.
Jerome Greene Hall 104

  • Prof. William Baude, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
  • Prof. Thomas Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Hon. Lee Liberman Otis, Senior Vice President & Director, Faculty Division, The Federalist Society
  • Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Debra Livingston, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Lunch Discussion: The Lawyers Division
12:45 p.m. -1:45 p.m.
Jerome Green Hall 103

Panel 3: Religious Liberty after the USCCR Report - Audio/Video
2:00 p.m. -3:45 p.m.
Jerome Greene Hall 104

  • Prof. Bill Marshall, Kenan Professor of Law, University of North Carolina
  • Prof. Michael Paulsen, Distinguished University Chair and Professor, University of St. Thomas
  • Prof. Marci Hamilton, Fox Family Pavilion Distinguished Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
  • Prof. Douglas Laycock, Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law; University of Virginia Law School; Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia
  • Moderator: Hon. William H. Pryor, Jr. U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Panel 4: Universities and the First Amendment - Auido/Video
4:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Jerome Greene Hall 104

  • Prof. Robert Post, Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law, Yale Law School
  • Prof. Phillip Hamburger, Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Prof. Suzanne Goldberg, Executive Vice President for University Life, Columbia University; Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
  • Prof. Michael McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law; Director, Constitutional Law Center; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Moderator: Hon. Thomas Hardiman, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Cocktail Reception 
6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.  
Lerner Hall, North Lobby 

Banquet Dinner - Audio/Video
7:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. 
Lerner Hall, Roone Arledge Auditorium

  • Keynote: Prof. Richard Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University School of Law