The 2016 Federalist Society National Lawyers Convention takes place later this week in Washington, DC. The conference theme this year centers on the jurisprudence and legacy of Justice Scalia. In light of the presidential election surprise last week, the theme will no doubt be more prospective — and not just retrospective — than originally planned. You can check out the full schedule and register here.
Perhaps not surprisingly there is also a lot of terrific programming around administrative law and regulation. The signature administrative law panel is on Saturday, November 19th:
Administrative Law & Regulation: The Evolution of Justice Scalia’s Views on Administrative Law
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Hon. Ronald A. Cass, President, Cass & Associates, PC and Dean Emeritus, Boston University School of Law
- Hon. Paul D. Clement, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
- Prof. Lisa Heinzerling, Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
- Moderator: Mr. Eugene Scalia, Partner, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
But there are a number of other panels and debates on regulation more broadly. Here’s a sample of some that stood out to me:
On Thursday, November 17th:
Showcase Panel I: Justice Scalia: Text Over Intent and the Demise of Legislative History
9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
- Prof. Thomas W. Merrill, Charles Evans Hughes Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
- Prof. Michael S. Paulsen, Distinguished University Chair and Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law
- Prof. Saikrishna Prakash, James Monroe Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
- Prof. Lawrence B. Solum, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
- Moderator: Hon. Sandra Segal Ikuta, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Corporations, Securities & Antitrust: Justice Scalia’s Contributions to Antitrust Law
1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
- Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
- Ms. Deborah A. Garza, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
- Prof. C. Scott Hemphill, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
- Moderator: Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
Federalism & Separation of Powers: Justice Scalia on Federalism and Separation of Powers
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Prof. John S. Baker, Jr., Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
- Hon. Ron DeSantis, U.S. House of Representatives, Florida 6th District
- Mr. Roger Pilon, Vice President, Legal Affairs, Cato Institute
- Hon. Luther Strange III, Attorney General, Alabama
- Prof. Jonathan Turley, J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law; Director of the Environmental Law Advocacy Center; Executive Director, Project for Older Prisoners, The George Washington University Law School
- Moderator: Hon. William H. Pryor Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
On Friday, November 18th:
Showcase Panel II: Rules Versus Standards in Constitutional and Statutory Interpretation
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- Prof. Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale University
- Hon. Frank Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
- Prof. John C. Harrison, James Madison Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
- Prof. Victoria Nourse, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
- Moderator: Hon. William Francis Kuntz II, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
Financial Services & E-Commerce: Has the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Helped Consumers?
12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
- Mr. John A. Allison, Chairman, Executive Advisory Council, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute
- Mr. Leonard N. Chanin, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP
- Mr. Deepak Gupta, Founding Principal, Gupta Wessler PLLC
- Prof. Todd J. Zywicki, Foundation Professor of Law and Executive Director, Law & Economics Center, Antonin Scalia School of Law, George Mason University
- Moderator: Hon. Edith Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Telecommunications & Electronic Media: Justice Scalia’s Telecommunications Legacy
12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
- Prof. Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, Director, Classical Liberal Institute, New York University School of Law
- Mr. Henry Goldberg, Goldberg, Godles, Wiener and Wright LLP
- Mr. Richard E. Wiley, Chairman Emeritus, Wiley Rein LLP
- Moderator: Hon. Don Willett, Texas Supreme Court
International & National Security Law: Justice Scalia’s Jurisprudence and National Security
3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Prof. Bradford R. Clark, William Cranch Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School
- Ms. Elizabeth Goitein, Co-Director, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice
- Mr. Adam Klein, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
- Prof. Stephen I. Vladeck, Professor of Law, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
- Moderator: Hon. Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
On Saturday, November 19th:
Showcase Panel III: Transforming Statutory Interpretation
9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
- Prof. William Eskridge, Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence, Yale Law School
- Prof. Abbe R. Gluck, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, The Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy, Yale Law School
- Prof. Gary S. Lawson, Philip S. Beck Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
- Prof. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
- Moderator: Hon. Diane S. Sykes, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Environmental Law & Property Rights: Justice Scalia’s Property Rights Jurisprudence
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Prof. John Echeverria, Professor of Law, Vermont Law School
- Prof. James W. Ely, Jr., Milton R. Underwood Professor of Law Emeritus, Professor of History Emeritus, Lecturer in Law, Vanderbilt Law School
- Prof. Roderick M. Hills, Jr., William T. Comfort, III Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
- Hon. Adam P. Laxalt, Attorney General, Nevada
- Prof. Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
- Moderator: Hon. Allison H. Eid, Colorado Supreme Court
Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate & Luncheon
RESOLVED: Hostile Environment Law, On and Off Campus, Often Violates the First Amendment
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Prof. Deborah L. Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law; Director, Center on the Legal Profession; Director, Program in Law and Social Entrepreneurship, Stanford Law School
- Prof. Eugene Volokh, Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
- Moderator: Hon. Jennifer W. Elrod, U.S Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit