Join the Wisconsin Lawyers Chapters of the Federalist Society for the Inaugural Wisconsin Chapters Conference on May 4, 2018 at the Monona Terrace.


  • $10 - Active Student Members (Must be logged in)
  • $50 - Active Members, Judges, Government Employees (Must be logged in)
  • $80 - Non-Members

This program has been approved for 2 Judicial Education Credits.

This program has been approved for 5 General WI CLE Credits.

Prices will increase on May 2, 2018.


9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Opening Remarks
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Robert Driscoll, Milwaukee Chapter President, The Federalist Society

First Amendment Controversies: Free Speech and Religious Liberty
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Rick Esenberg, Founder, President, and General Counsel for the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty
  • Jordan Lorence, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Lester Pines, Senior Partner, Pines Bach 
  • Howard Schweber, Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Misha Tseytlin, Solicitor General, State of Wisconsin (Moderator)

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

  • Hon. Brad D. Schimel, Wisconsin Attorney General

State and Federal Judicial Selection
1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Katie Ignatowski, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker
  • Ryan Owens, Professor of Political Science; Affiliated Faculty, University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Judicial Crisis Network
  • Andrew Hitt, Chairman, Governor’s Judicial Selection Advisory Committee (Moderator)

New Federalism
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Hon. Stephen Markman, Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
  • Joseph Ranney, Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School & Shareholder, DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C.
  • Hon. Jeffrey Sutton, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Hon. Brian K. Hagedorn, Wisconsin Court of Appeals (Moderator)

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM