Events

 

Past Events:

Manuscript Review & Critique: Judge Napolitano’s Natural Law Constitutionalism: History and Theory.
Date: August 8, 2019
Location: Scalia Law School
The Liberty & Law Center was delighted to host a book critique and review for Judge Andrew Napolitano’s new book: Natural Law Constitutionalism: History and Theory. Participants in the event provided analysis and feedback of the manuscript prior to publication.

The Moral Ground of Property Rights
Friday, May 10, 2019
Location: The Mercatus Center
The Liberty & Law Center co-hosted a day-long seminar-styled Conference with the James Wilson Institute.  The conference was an invitation-only event that brought together experts in the areas of natural rights and property law for a deep-dive into the findings of papers written by Eric Claeys and Robert T. Miller for the conference.

Cops & Cocktails: Know Your Rights When the Cops Approach
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The Federalist Society, Consovoy McCarthy Park, the Liberty & Law Center, and the National Security Institute co-hosted Cops & Cocktails: an entertaining lecture on what do when approached by the police. Former police officer turned Army Officer turned federal prosecutor, Arthur Rizer (Adjunct Professor and NSI Fellow) discussed his real life experiences in order to give attendees the run down on how to resist the police and protect their civil liberties while being supportive of the police mission. He also addressed the rising police militarization in America. This lecture was followed by a reception in the atrium featuring wine donated by Cabana Winery along with beer and heavy hors d’oeuvres. All Students, Faculty, Alumni, local professionals, and members of the community were welcome!

A Conversation With Judge Leon
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
The Federalist Society, Liberty & Law Center, and the Law & Economics Center hosted a conversation featuring Judge Richard Leon of the D.C. District Court and Dean Butler. Judge Leon has served on the D.C. District Court since 2002 and recently presided over the case involving the proposed merger of AT&T and Time Warner.

Corey DeAngelis on Police Vouchers
March 27th, 2019
The Liberty and Law Center co-hosted a talk by Corey DeAngelis on the subject of police vouchers. Police vouchers represent a private alternative to modern law enforcement and Corey, a policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, will discuss this unique approach to policing.

Discussion Over Division
March 20th, 25th & 26th, 2019
Discussion Over Division, a project of the Liberty & Law Center, matched Scalia Law students with another student (or small group of students) of a differing ideology, and provided them a meal over which the students had a conversation about their beliefs, issues of importance, or other substantive topics. Additional sessions are planned for Fall of 2019.

1L Essay Contest
Ended February 18, 2019
The Liberty & Law Center and the Federalist Society invited students 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 was $2000; There were also $500 prizes for two runners-up.

Discussion Over Division: Launch Event
February 6, 2019
The Liberty & Law Center hosted a launch event to announce the creation of its exciting new program designed to ameliorate partisan divisiveness by fostering one-on-one conversations between students with differing ideologies. For more information click here.

A Conversation with Judge Katsas
November 29, 2018
The Liberty & Law Center partnered 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?
November 19, 2018
The Liberty & Law Center, in collaboration with the American Freedom Network and Goldwater Institute, hosted Jon Riches and Clark Neily to speak about their experiences in public interest litigation and how public interest litigation might fit into the students’ careers. In addition, Mr. Neily talked about Scalia Law’s new Public Interest Litigation and Advocacy Training Program. A cocktail reception followed the event.

Emerging Issues in Free Speech: A Conversation with Nadine Strossen and Eugene Volokh
November 14, 2018
The Liberty and Law Center hosted 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 was facilitated by Bradley A. Smith, former Chairman of the FEC and Founder and Chairman of the Institute for Free Speech. A reception followed.

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

Research Roundtable: The Fourteenth Amendment: “America’s Second Founding”
June 28-29, 2018
The Liberty & Law Center held a round-table discussion analyzing and providing feedback on six law review articles on the Fourteenth Amendment.

The Irony of Libertarianism: Book Review and Critique
March 9, 2018
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.