Young Legal Scholars Panel

2022 National Student Symposium

Event Video

Before the National Student Symposium begins, the Federalist Society's Faculty Division will host a panel of young legal scholars, presenting prize winning papers with comments from more senior scholars in Brown 102 at the University of Virginia School of Law. All early arrivals are welcome to sit in and hear some of the exciting scholarship these young legal scholars are working on before the National Student Symposium. 


Moderator: Prof. Michael W. McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor and Director of the Constitutional Law Center Stanford Law School

The Irrepressible Myth of Jacobson v. Massachusetts

  • Prof. Josh Blackman, Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law Houston
  • Commenter Prof. Julia D. Mahoney, John S. Battle Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Election Emergencies: Voting in Times of Pandemic

  • Prof. Michael T. Morley, Sheila M. McDevitt Professor, Florida State University College of Law
  • Commenter Prof. Bertrall Ross, Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law (virtual)

Of Statutes and Spirits: Interpretation on the English High Courts, c. 1800-2020

  • Jonathan Green, Law Clerk to Judge Neomi Rao, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • Commenter Prof. Bernadette Meyler, Carl and Sheila Spaeth Professor of Law, Stanford Law School (virtual)  

 Reconstructing Reconstruction Era Rights

  • Prof. Ilan Wurman, Associate Professor, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
  • Commenter Prof. Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University


As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.