Federalist Society

About

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of 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 the duty of the judiciary is to say what the law is, not what it should be.

The Federalist Society 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. FedSoc 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.

Officers

President
Daniel Weldon
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Vice President
Brittany Lakhani
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Treasurer
Emily Lehman
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Secretary
James Meslener
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Events

Professor Bruce Jacob, Stetson law alumnus, and former Dean, speaks to students about his experience arguing the landmark criminal defense case Gideon v. Wainwright, which established the Office of the Public Defender. Jacob was only three years out of law school and represented the State of Florida through Wainwright, who was in charge of the Florida Department of Corrections at the time.


Professor Bruce Jacob speaks to students about his experience with Gideon v. Wainwright case.

 

Robert Levy, chair of the CATO Institute's Board of Directors and public interest attorney guru, speaks to students about his experience in arguing on behalf of Mr. Heller of DC v. Heller.

 

Robert Levy