Federalist Society

The Stanford Federalist Society (Fed Soc) is an organization of conservative and libertarian students that seeks to promote open discussion of pressing legal and public policy issues. Throughout the year, we pursue this goal by: hosting debates and lectures featuring academics, legal practitioners, and public policy experts; gathering for topical reading groups; and providing social networking opportunities and professional guidance for our members. Fed Soc is a chapter of The Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies, which exists “[t]o promote the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.” See Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137, 177 (1803). We welcome all members of the Law School to participate in our events.

Food For Thought

[M]an is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.

Ronald Reagan (Jan. 11, 1989)

Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library--Presidential Hangar

2017 Western Chapters Conference

Members of our chapter will be attending the annual Western Chapters Conference on January 28, 2017 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Panelists will be discussing whether state courts and legal practitioners have heeded Justice William Brennan’s call for the development of state constitutions. See William J. Brennan, Jr., State Constitutions and the Protection of Individual Rights, 90 Harv. L. Rev. 489 (1977).

Register here
2017 National Student Symposium, Columbia Law School, March 2-4 2017, "The First Amendment in Contemporary Society" fedsoc.org/symposium

2017 National Student Symposium

Columbia Law School’s student chapter will host the 36th National Student Symposium on March 3-4, 2017 in New York, NY. The topic is “The First Amendment in Contemporary Society.”

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Who We Are

Trevor Ezell
Christina Neitzey

Executive Vice President:
Kenneth Daines

Co-Vice Presidents for Events:
Camille Peeples
Chuck Roberts

Vice President of Alumni Outreach:
James Mahan

Co-Vice Presidents of Membership:
Michael Hoosier
Jillian Katterhagen

Caleb Griscom

Chair for Intellectual Life:
Jace Yarbrough