Chicago-Kent Federalist Society

Chicago-Kent Federalist Society Limited government. Enumerated powers. Textualism. Strict Constructionism. Debate. The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order.

It is founded on 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. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities. This entails reordering priorities within the legal system to place a premium on individual liberty, traditional values, and the rule of law. It also requires restoring the recognition of the importance of these norms among lawyers, judges, law students and professors. In working to achieve these goals, the Society has created a conservative and libertarian intellectual network that extends to all levels of the legal community. At Chicago-Kent, we are committed to pursuing the goals of the national community of Federalist Society Chapters. By inviting speakers on a variety of topics to our campus, we can help foster political discussion amongst our students and faculty. Please check out our calendar for upcoming events: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=chikentfedsoc%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Chicago

Operating as usual

09/17/2019

Today was a great success! A huge thanks goes out to everyone who showed up today. In addition, we want to humbly thank Mr. Cannon and Professor Rosen for their insightful dialog and dedication to the pressing issues of the day. Finally, thanks to our delightful eboard.

Our next even is on October 15th regarding freedom of speech, the First Amendment, and today's culture. Stay tuned!

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Chicago-Kent Federalist Society Executive Board.
05/02/2019

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Chicago-Kent Federalist Society Executive Board.

03/06/2019

Can originalism get with the times? View our debate with Professors Lee Strang of the University of Toledo College of Law and Anthony Kreis of Chicago-Kent.

The debate is set. Professors Anthony Kreis and Lee Strang will square off on originalism. Not to miss!
03/01/2019

The debate is set. Professors Anthony Kreis and Lee Strang will square off on originalism. Not to miss!

10/30/2018

Promoting Peace and Prosperity with China with Doug Bandow of The Cato Institute and George Wu representing the China Law Society.

On October 9, we hosted Professors Josh Blackman and Mark Rosen to discuss the constitutional merits of using the First ...
10/16/2018
Event Recap: 3D-Printed Guns and the 1st & 2nd Amendments - CK Now

On October 9, we hosted Professors Josh Blackman and Mark Rosen to discuss the constitutional merits of using the First and Second Amendments to address 3D-printed guns. Check out the full recap and video below.

At this Chicago-Kent Federalist Society event, Professor Josh Blackman and Professor Mark Rosen discussed constitutional issues with 3D-printed guns.

10/09/2018

Discussion on 3D printed guns with Professors Josh Blackman and Mark Rosen.

09/25/2018

Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready for a cabinet meeting?

We sure are.

Today, 1:15pm, Room 580. FREE CHIPOTLE.

Excited to announce the 2018-2019 Chicago-Kent Federalist Society Executive Board.
04/16/2018
Announcing the 2018-2019 Executive Board - Federalist Society

Excited to announce the 2018-2019 Chicago-Kent Federalist Society Executive Board.

Please welcome the 2018-2019 Chicago-Kent Federalist Society Executive Board. We are very excited to have such passionate and qualified students to lead the Federalist Society for another great year of learning, discussion, and debate. Michael Mungovan – President Daniel Zlojutro – Vice Presiden...

03/27/2018
Sanctuary Cities

Debate on Sanctuary Cities between Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation and Dean Harold Krent of Chicago-Kent.

03/06/2018

Livestream of our discussion on NIFLA v. Becerra.

A Constitutional Right to Work? We brought in Jacob Huebert of the Liberty Justice Center and Prof. Cesar Rosado to disc...
02/13/2018

A Constitutional Right to Work? We brought in Jacob Huebert of the Liberty Justice Center and Prof. Cesar Rosado to discuss the merits of the upcoming SCOTUS case, Janus v. AFSCME.

Thanks so much to Professors Josh Blackman and Steve Schwinn for braving the weather to speak to us on judicial confirma...
02/06/2018

Thanks so much to Professors Josh Blackman and Steve Schwinn for braving the weather to speak to us on judicial confirmations.

02/05/2018
01/30/2018
Can a public sector worker be forced to pay union dues under the First Amendment?Don't miss Jacob Huebert of the Liberty...
01/25/2018

Can a public sector worker be forced to pay union dues under the First Amendment?

Don't miss Jacob Huebert of the Liberty Justice Center and Prof. César Rosado Marzán debating the merits of the upcoming SCOTUS case Janus v. AFSCME.

Fantastic event on gun control for our last of the year. The panel included famed Second Amendment litigator Stephen Hal...
12/26/2017

Fantastic event on gun control for our last of the year. The panel included famed Second Amendment litigator Stephen Halbrook, Chicago-Kent College of Law's Cody Jacobs, City of Chicago's Brandon Niemic.

Co-sponsored with the The Round Table at Chicago-Kent and American Constitution Society Chicago-Kent College of Law Student Chapter.

Great event last night with Stephen Halbrook on gun control. Thanks for the coverage Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
11/15/2017
Gun debate plays out at Kent panel

Great event last night with Stephen Halbrook on gun control. Thanks for the coverage Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Mass shooting events in recent months, including one that happened in northern California on Tuesday, served as the backdrop for a conversation about gun violence and the Second Amendment at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Gear up for our next event. Gun control is on the agenda. Famed 2nd Amendment litigator Stephen Halbrook will be coming ...
11/07/2017

Gear up for our next event. Gun control is on the agenda. Famed 2nd Amendment litigator Stephen Halbrook will be coming in.

Packed house for the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission debate. Greatly appreciate Prof. Heyman an...
11/03/2017

Packed house for the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission debate. Greatly appreciate Prof. Heyman and Jordan Lorence of Alliance Defending Freedom for presenting.

Co-sponsored with the American Constitution Society Chicago-Kent College of Law Student Chapter.

10/31/2017
Great time all-around at our Overcriminalization event. Special thanks to Clark Neily of the Cato Institute and Judge Er...
10/27/2017

Great time all-around at our Overcriminalization event. Special thanks to Clark Neily of the Cato Institute and Judge Erickson for presenting.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Overcriminalization event. Very passionate discussion on both sides, and much was...
10/11/2017

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Overcriminalization event. Very passionate discussion on both sides, and much was learned.

Too many people in jail? Clark Neily thinks so. Join us next we as we hear from the vice president of criminal justice a...
10/05/2017

Too many people in jail? Clark Neily thinks so. Join us next we as we hear from the vice president of criminal justice at The Cato Institute as well as from Kent's very own Judge Erickson on the issue of overcriminalization.

Join us next week for a fascinating event on Carpenter v. United States with a distinguished panel of Kent professors.
09/18/2017

Join us next week for a fascinating event on Carpenter v. United States with a distinguished panel of Kent professors.

Excited to announce the 2017-2018 1L Committee 📯📯📯
09/14/2017
Announcing the 2017-2018 1L Committee Members - Federalist Society

Excited to announce the 2017-2018 1L Committee 📯📯📯

We are very excited to announce the Chicago-Kent Federalist Society 1L Committee Members for the 2017-2018 school year. Michael Mungovan, Sect. A Mitchell Bild, Sect. A Mary Israel, Sect. B Alec Kraus, Sect. B Hubert Zanczak, Sect. C Dan Zlojutro, Sect. C Mauricio Guevara, Evening Div.

We've got what is necessary and proper for a legal education #FedSoc
09/08/2017

We've got what is necessary and proper for a legal education #FedSoc

Sweetness galore. Thanks to all who came out to the Donut Dunk/First General Meeting. Should be a fantastic year.
09/06/2017

Sweetness galore. Thanks to all who came out to the Donut Dunk/First General Meeting. Should be a fantastic year.

Stop by Room 370 for a free donut and a Constitution at 2:30.  There will be a short presentation about what we have pla...
09/06/2017

Stop by Room 370 for a free donut and a Constitution at 2:30. There will be a short presentation about what we have planned for the upcoming year. Don't miss out!

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