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11/01/2020

Federalist Society 2020 National Lawyers Convention November 9-13 Will Be Free of Charge
Michael Ramsey

The following is announcement from the Federalist Society:

The Federalist Society’s 2020 National Lawyers Convention will be hosted as a virtual conference from November 9 – 13. All events are online, open to the public, and free of charge (there is a nominal fee for a substantial amount of CLE). The theme of the Convention is “The Rule of Law and the Current Crisis.” 

Please review the schedule of events on the Federalist Society's website and register HERE for any panel you would like to attend – each panel has a unique registration link so please register accordingly. Or you can simply access the live stream on the date and time of the most interesting events via the FedSoc website, YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter. The only difference is that you will be unable to participate in the live Q&A portion of the panels if not a registered attendee.

Some anticipated highlights of the Convention include addresses by Judge Janice Rogers Brown, whose speech is titled “Love Letter to the Late, Great American Republic”, and Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia.

The Convention also includes an important discussion between Professors Robert George and Cornel West on “Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Thought, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and the Cancel Culture.” Showcase panels will cover: “Law, Justice, Wokeness and the Protests: Where Do We Go From Here?” and “The Presidency and the Rule of Law.”

The Convention will also feature a breakout panel from each of our fifteen Practice Groups, including:

  • Religious Liberty and the New Court
  • EPA Turns 50: A Debate on Environmental Progress and Regulatory Overreach
  • Prosecutorial Discretion, Partisanship, and the Rule of Law
  • Regulatory Practice and Oversight in 2021 and Beyond
  • Rule of Law, or Just Making it Up? First Amendment Tiered Scrutiny
  • Freedom of Association in the Legal Profession
  • Regulating Social Media
  • Are MDL Judges Too Powerful?
  • The Law, China, and the Possible New Cold War
  • Agency Leaders on Labor Policy
  • Intellectual Property Rights and the Rule of Law
  • Modern Quandaries of Law Enforcement
  • The Future of the Second Amendment’s Right to Keep and Bear Arms:  From the Supreme Court to Social Unrest in the Streets
  • Agency Leaders on Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and the Evolution of a Central Bank Digital Currency
  • Emergency Powers and the Rule of Law

To repeat, the entire Convention is free to attend and is open to the public. Through balanced and spirited debate, we aim to make thoughtful, diverse discussions of pressing legal and policy matters engaging and accessible to all. We hope you will join us for this week of profound and timely discussion. Please forward this notice as widely as possible.

Click to register for the National Lawyers Convention.