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

2017-18 Board Members

Jace Yarbrough

Executive Vice President:
Martin Salvucci

Stephen Wu

Co-Chair of Membership & Alumni Outreach:
Nicole Bronnimann
Ben Gibson

Chair for Intellectual Life:
Lloyd Marshall

Co-Chairs of Events:
Pranav Bethala
Jeff Hetzel

1L Representatives:
A.J. Jeffries
Jared Heslop