Events

Discussion Over Division
Discussion Over Division, a project of the Liberty & Law Center, matches Scalia Law students with another student (or small group of students) of a differing ideology, and provides a meal over which the students can have a conversation about their beliefs, issues of importance, or other substantive topics.

1L Essay Contest
The Liberty & Law Center and the Federalist Society invite you to write an up to 2000-word essay on the topic: How to promote a culture of open debate and tolerance for ideological diversity at universities in general, or at law schools specifically. The first-place prize is $2000; There will also be $500 prizes for two runners-up.

Liberty & Law Reading Group
The Liberty & Law Center hosts a reading group each semester. For Fall 2018 we are reading F. A. Hayek’s Law, Legislation, and Liberty. We will post the Spring 2019 book once it has been finalized. All members of the Scalia Law community are welcome to participate.

Past Events:

A Conversation with Judge Katsas
On November 29, 2018, the Liberty & Law Center is partnering with the Scalia Law School’s Federalist Society to host Judge Katsas, of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, for a conversation and lunch with law students.

Liberty & Libations: Is Public Interest Litigation for You?
On November 19, 2018, the Liberty & Law Center, in collaboration with the American Freedom Network and Goldwater Institute, will host Jon Riches and Clark Neily to speak about their experiences in public interest litigation and how public interest litigation might fit into your career. In addition, Mr. Neily will talk about Scalia Law’s new Public Interest Litigation and Advocacy Training Program. A cocktail reception will follow the event. Please RSVP here.

Emerging Issues in Free Speech: A Conversation with Nadine Strossen and Eugene Volokh
On November 14, 2018, the Liberty and Law Center will host a conversation with two leading First Amendment experts – Eugene Volokh, of the Volokh Conspiracy Blog, and Nadine Strossen, former president of the ACLU – on emerging and unresolved issues in free speech. The conversation will be facilitated by Bradley A. Smith, former Chairman of the FEC and Founder and Chairman of the Institute for Free Speech. A reception will follow. This event is open to the public. Please RSVP here.

The Fourteenth Amendment at 150: “America’s Second Founding”
The Institute for Justice and the Liberty & Law Center will host a symposium on September 21, 2018, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Research Roundtable: The Fourteenth Amendment: “America’s Second Founding”
On June 28-29, 2018, the Liberty & Law Center held a roundtable discussion analyzing and providing feedback on six law review articles on the Fourteenth Amendment.
 
The Irony of Libertarianism: Book Review and Critique
The Liberty & Law Center brought together a range of scholars and policy analysts for a pre-publication review and critique of Andrew Koppelman’s new book, The Corruption of Libertarianism.