About

The Federalist Society’s Lawyers Division was founded in 1986 to bring together attorneys, business and policy leaders, judges and others interested in examining and improving the state of the law. The Lawyers Division reaches the legal community through over 80 Lawyers Chapters located in virtually every major city in the United States. Over 65,000 are involved in the activities of these groups. Every year, the chapters organize over 300 programs and meetings, drawing a combined audience of over 25,000. Each chapter is run by local volunteer leadership. The chapters host speeches, panel discussions and debates on current topics at the local and national level, and help members find opportunities to become actively involved in the policy and public interest worlds. In addition to the city chapters, the Federalist Society’s Capitol Hill Chapter hosts discussions to examine legal and policy issues that are particularly appealing to congressional staffers.

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Click to play: South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. [SCOTUSbrief]

South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. [SCOTUSbrief]

Short video featuring Allyson Ho

The world of retail changed forever in 1994 when the first online retailers entered the...

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation · Financial Services · Telecommunications & Electronic Media

Artis v. District of Columbia - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

Artis v. District of Columbia - Post-Decision SCOTUScast

SCOTUScast featuring Misha Tseytlin

On January 22, 2018, the Supreme Court decided Artis v. District of Columbia, a case...

Topics: Civil Rights · Federal Courts · Labor & Employment Law · State Courts · Supreme Court

Click to play: Environmental Law without Congress

Environmental Law without Congress

Short video featuring Donald Kochan

Prof. Donald Kochan of Chapman Law explains how Congress' vague legislative tendencies have allowed federal...

Topics: Article I Initiative · Environmental & Energy Law

Click to play: Is Everyone Now for Federalism?

Is Everyone Now for Federalism?

Short video featuring John McGinnis

What is the purpose of federalism? Prof. John McGinnis of Northwestern Law explains how two...

Topics: Federalism · Separation of Powers