Federalist Society Georgetown Law Student Chapter

Federalist Society Georgetown Law Student Chapter An intellectual network of conservative and libertarian legal professionals committed to individual freedom, separation of powers, and the rule of law.

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On Wednesday, Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle joined us for a fascinating talk about the Supreme Court’s approach to stare...
11/12/2021

On Wednesday, Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle joined us for a fascinating talk about the Supreme Court’s approach to stare decisis. Thank you to Judge Mizelle and everyone who came out for this great event!

On Wednesday, Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle joined us for a fascinating talk about the Supreme Court’s approach to stare decisis. Thank you to Judge Mizelle and everyone who came out for this great event!

We enjoyed hosting Judge Leon of the DC District Court earlier this week as he shared his "ten commandments" for buildin...
11/05/2021

We enjoyed hosting Judge Leon of the DC District Court earlier this week as he shared his "ten commandments" for building a successful and satisfying legal career. Thank you to Judge Leon and all who came out to this great event!

We enjoyed hosting Judge Leon of the DC District Court earlier this week as he shared his "ten commandments" for building a successful and satisfying legal career. Thank you to Judge Leon and all who came out to this great event!

Amazing turnout yesterday for our book launch event featuring Prof. Barnett’s latest work, “The Original Meaning of the ...
11/03/2021

Amazing turnout yesterday for our book launch event featuring Prof. Barnett’s latest work, “The Original Meaning of the 14th Amendment: Its Letter and Spirit”!

Thank you to Prof. Caroline Frederickson and Roger Pilon for yesterday’s enlightening debate on DC statehood!
10/27/2021

Thank you to Prof. Caroline Frederickson and Roger Pilon for yesterday’s enlightening debate on DC statehood!

Thank you to Prof. Caroline Frederickson and Roger Pilon for yesterday’s enlightening debate on DC statehood!

It was great hearing from GULC alums Erin Murphy and Judge Thomas Hardiman last night about the Supreme Court's upcoming...
10/21/2021

It was great hearing from GULC alums Erin Murphy and Judge Thomas Hardiman last night about the Supreme Court's upcoming 2nd Amendment case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen!

Join us TOMORROW for a preview of the Supreme Court's upcoming 2nd Amendment case, featuring GULC alums Erin Murphy (Sec...
10/19/2021

Join us TOMORROW for a preview of the Supreme Court's upcoming 2nd Amendment case, featuring GULC alums Erin Murphy (Second Chair for the case) and Judge Thomas Hardiman!

Join us TOMORROW for a preview of the Supreme Court's upcoming 2nd Amendment case, featuring GULC alums Erin Murphy (Second Chair for the case) and Judge Thomas Hardiman!

A big “thank you” to our wonderful speakers and to everyone who came out for our event on Critical Race Theory in K-12 s...
10/16/2021

A big “thank you” to our wonderful speakers and to everyone who came out for our event on Critical Race Theory in K-12 schools! These respectful, thoughtful, and substantive conversations about pressing issues are what the Federalist Society is all about.

Enjoyed hosting Judge McFadden of the D.C. District Court today for a great discussion on topics ranging from how judges...
10/05/2021

Enjoyed hosting Judge McFadden of the D.C. District Court today for a great discussion on topics ranging from how judges handle precedent to the Supreme Court’s “shadow docket”!

It was standing room only today for our "After the Fall of Kabul" event, featuring a fascinating discussion with Fmr. Am...
09/29/2021

It was standing room only today for our "After the Fall of Kabul" event, featuring a fascinating discussion with Fmr. Ambassador Nathan Sales and Prof. Todd Huntley!

Last night’s Mentorship Kick-off was a great chance to connect with our new 1L members and enjoy a beautiful Fall night ...
09/27/2021

Last night’s Mentorship Kick-off was a great chance to connect with our new 1L members and enjoy a beautiful Fall night in DC!

Enjoyed hosting Prof. Ilan Wurman and Prof. Brad Snyder today for a spirited discussion about the original meaning of th...
09/22/2021

Enjoyed hosting Prof. Ilan Wurman and Prof. Brad Snyder today for a spirited discussion about the original meaning of the 14th Amendment!

09/22/2021

Looking for ways to get involved? Become a 1L class rep! Just email a resume and one-paragraph statement about why you're interested in the role to [email protected].

It's Constitution Day! One of the three key principles of the Federalist Society is that the separation of governmental ...
09/17/2021

It's Constitution Day! One of the three key principles of the Federalist Society is that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution.

It's Constitution Day! One of the three key principles of the Federalist Society is that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution.

TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT!
09/15/2021

TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT!

TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT!

Thanks to Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute for joining us for our first speaker event of the semester - and our first ...
09/14/2021

Thanks to Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute for joining us for our first speaker event of the semester - and our first in-person speaker event since COVID!

Thanks to Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute for joining us for our first speaker event of the semester - and our first in-person speaker event since COVID!

Join us on Monday for "Supreme Disorder," an event with Ilya Shapiro discussing judicial nominations, Supreme Court poli...
09/09/2021

Join us on Monday for "Supreme Disorder," an event with Ilya Shapiro discussing judicial nominations, Supreme Court politics, and the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court!

Join us on Monday for "Supreme Disorder," an event with Ilya Shapiro discussing judicial nominations, Supreme Court politics, and the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court!

Join us this Wednesday for a discussion with Nathan Sales (Fmr. Ambassador at Large for Counterterrorism) and Todd Huntl...
09/06/2021

Join us this Wednesday for a discussion with Nathan Sales (Fmr. Ambassador at Large for Counterterrorism) and Todd Huntley (Director, GULC National Security Law Program) on counterterrorism in Afghanistan as we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 12:15-1:15pm. Room number will be announced in the coming days.
Event link: https://fb.me/e/15hlWFA3z

Join us this Wednesday for a discussion with Nathan Sales (Fmr. Ambassador at Large for Counterterrorism) and Todd Huntley (Director, GULC National Security Law Program) on counterterrorism in Afghanistan as we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 12:15-1:15pm. Room number will be announced in the coming days.
Event link: https://fb.me/e/15hlWFA3z

Come celebrate being back on campus with two free drink tickets at our Back to School Happy Hour! Wednesday, September 1...
08/27/2021

Come celebrate being back on campus with two free drink tickets at our Back to School Happy Hour! Wednesday, September 1 at Kelly's Irish Times.

Come celebrate being back on campus with two free drink tickets at our Back to School Happy Hour! Wednesday, September 1 at Kelly's Irish Times.

Looking to get involved with the Federalist Society this school year? Join us in just two easy steps!    1. Email gulcfe...
08/04/2021

Looking to get involved with the Federalist Society this school year? Join us in just two easy steps!

1. Email [email protected] to join our email list.
2. Join the national organization at fedsoc.org/join.

Looking to get involved with the Federalist Society this school year? Join us in just two easy steps!

1. Email [email protected] to join our email list.
2. Join the national organization at fedsoc.org/join.

Be sure to join us TONIGHT for an alumni panel on how to best navigate the OCI process! http://bit.ly/3gNnFlK
06/29/2021

Be sure to join us TONIGHT for an alumni panel on how to best navigate the OCI process! http://bit.ly/3gNnFlK

Be sure to join us TONIGHT for an alumni panel on how to best navigate the OCI process! http://bit.ly/3gNnFlK

Join us tomorrow, 4/23 at 1pm Eastern for our final panel of the semester: a discussion about career pathways to the ben...
04/22/2021

Join us tomorrow, 4/23 at 1pm Eastern for our final panel of the semester: a discussion about career pathways to the bench with Judge Singhal (S.D. Fla), Judge Kelly (D.D.C.), and Judge Hardiman (Third Circuit).

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XPOEaUE9RUOXryLkU71ZXA

Join us tomorrow, 4/23 at 1pm Eastern for our final panel of the semester: a discussion about career pathways to the bench with Judge Singhal (S.D. Fla), Judge Kelly (D.D.C.), and Judge Hardiman (Third Circuit).

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XPOEaUE9RUOXryLkU71ZXA

03/09/2021
New Frontiers in Criminal Justice Reform

On March 9, we hosted Somil Trivedi (ACLU), John Malcolm (The Heritage Foundation) and Anya Bidwell (Institute for Justice) for a conversation about the future of criminal justice reform, moderated by Prof. Shon Hopwood (Georgetown Law)

Need some more cheer in your holiday season? Curious about Prof. Richard Epstein's (numerous) legal grievances? Check ou...
12/19/2020
Feddie Night Festivus: Epstein v. The Rest of Us [LIVE]

Need some more cheer in your holiday season? Curious about Prof. Richard Epstein's (numerous) legal grievances?

Check out our event from last night, Feddie Night Festivus: Epstein vs. the Rest of Us--we promise you won't be disappointed!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URrp1WsTwYM

The Federalist Society's Student Division and the Georgetown Student Chapter present "Epstein v. Everybody!" a Feddie Night Festivus event featuring Feats of...

Our kickoff event is tomorrow at 3pm Eastern! Listen to Professor Barnett and Josh Hammer debate about the future of ori...
09/11/2020

Our kickoff event is tomorrow at 3pm Eastern! Listen to Professor Barnett and Josh Hammer debate about the future of originalism.

Should scholars and judges continue looking to the original meaning of a constitutional provision in order to interpret and construe it? Or is it time for a change toward a "common good originalism," which may rest more deeply in natural law principles?

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_miuyN5kuRc6zIBsqj7Kdlw

08/31/2020
What is FedSoc?

Happy first day of classes!

We want to give a particularly warm welcome to any 1L/E and transfer students who are new to Georgetown. Shoot us an email ([email protected]) or message us here if you want us to add you to our email list. That will be be best way to stay up to date about our events.

Not quite sure what Fed Soc is, or if you want to be a part of it? Here's a quick video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6py6FpmCTE&feature=emb_imp_woyt

What is the Federalist Society? Students, lawyers, and faculty describe how their ideas about the law and their careers have been shaped by being a part of t...

Join us as we host Jarrett Dieterle, Matt Wood, and Justin Cox on Wednesday for a screening of the short film American C...
04/22/2019

Join us as we host Jarrett Dieterle, Matt Wood, and Justin Cox on Wednesday for a screening of the short film American Craft: What Beer Can Teach Us about Well-Crafted Laws. There will be beer! 🍻📽

‪TOMORROW: Judge Katsas regales us with stories from his experiences with all three branches of government. Reception to...
04/16/2019

‪TOMORROW: Judge Katsas regales us with stories from his experiences with all three branches of government. Reception to follow! #fedsoc #fedsocevents #GULCFedSoc #warstories #judges‬

Originalist Hamilton TODAY @ 3:30 in Hotung 2000. Free pizza will be served! #fedsoc #fedsocevents #GULCFedSoc #original...
04/10/2019

Originalist Hamilton TODAY @ 3:30 in Hotung 2000. Free pizza will be served! #fedsoc #fedsocevents #GULCFedSoc #originalism #hamilton #pizza

Happening this afternoon! #fedsoc #fedsocevents #GULCFedSoc #EighthAmendment #originalism
04/08/2019

Happening this afternoon! #fedsoc #fedsocevents #GULCFedSoc #EighthAmendment #originalism

‪Join us tomorrow for some free Chick-fil-A and some First Amendment (freedom of speech) mythbusting! #fedsoc #fedsoceve...
03/26/2019

‪Join us tomorrow for some free Chick-fil-A and some First Amendment (freedom of speech) mythbusting! #fedsoc #fedsocevents #GULCFedSoc #firstamendment #freespeech #freechickfila #mythbusters‬

‪Fresh off a fantastic event featuring two top federal prosecutors, our next event will consider the criminal justice sy...
03/20/2019

‪Fresh off a fantastic event featuring two top federal prosecutors, our next event will consider the criminal justice system from a different perspective! Join us tomorrow at noon for some free pizza and free legal advice. #fedsoc #fedsocevents #GULCFedSoc #police #freeslices‬

Join us on Tuesday for some free lunch (Chick-fil-A!) and a fantastic event with two U.S. Attorneys:  Jessie Liu (D.C.) ...
03/16/2019

Join us on Tuesday for some free lunch (Chick-fil-A!) and a fantastic event with two U.S. Attorneys: Jessie Liu (D.C.) and Bill McSwain (E.D. Pa.). Professor Hopwood will moderate! #fedsoc #fedsocevents #GULCFedSoc #federalprosecution

Join us on Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 in Gewirz 12 as we welcome Judge Kent Jordan (L'84) to campus for a discussion on the ...
03/04/2019

Join us on Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 in Gewirz 12 as we welcome Judge Kent Jordan (L'84) to campus for a discussion on the value of debate and viewpoint diversity. Food and drink will be served during the event! #fedsoc #fedsocevents #debate

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On Wednesday, Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle joined us for a fascinating talk about the Supreme Court’s approach to stare decisis. Thank you to Judge Mizelle and everyone who came out for this great event!
We enjoyed hosting Judge Leon of the DC District Court earlier this week as he shared his "ten commandments" for building a successful and satisfying legal career. Thank you to Judge Leon and all who came out to this great event!
Amazing turnout yesterday for our book launch event featuring Prof. Barnett’s latest work, “The Original Meaning of the 14th Amendment: Its Letter and Spirit”!
Thank you to Prof. Caroline Frederickson and Roger Pilon for yesterday’s enlightening debate on DC statehood!
It was great hearing from GULC alums Erin Murphy and Judge Thomas Hardiman last night about the Supreme Court's upcoming 2nd Amendment case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen!
Join us TOMORROW for a preview of the Supreme Court's upcoming 2nd Amendment case, featuring GULC alums Erin Murphy (Second Chair for the case) and Judge Thomas Hardiman!
A big “thank you” to our wonderful speakers and to everyone who came out for our event on Critical Race Theory in K-12 schools! These respectful, thoughtful, and substantive conversations about pressing issues are what the Federalist Society is all about.
Enjoyed hosting Judge McFadden of the D.C. District Court today for a great discussion on topics ranging from how judges handle precedent to the Supreme Court’s “shadow docket”!
It was standing room only today for our "After the Fall of Kabul" event, featuring a fascinating discussion with Fmr. Ambassador Nathan Sales and Prof. Todd Huntley!
Last night’s Mentorship Kick-off was a great chance to connect with our new 1L members and enjoy a beautiful Fall night in DC!
Enjoyed hosting Prof. Ilan Wurman and Prof. Brad Snyder today for a spirited discussion about the original meaning of the 14th Amendment!
Looking for ways to get involved? Become a 1L class rep! Just email a resume and one-paragraph statement about why you're interested in the role to [email protected].