Federalist Society

Description:

Law schools and the legal profession are currently strongly dominated by a form of orthodox liberal ideology which advocates a centralized and uniform society. While some members of the academic community have dissented from these views, by and large they are taught simultaneously with (and indeed as if they were) the law. The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities. This entails reordering priorities within the legal system to place a premium on individual liberty, traditional values, and the rule of law. It also requires restoring the recognition of the importance of these norms among lawyers, judges, law students and professors. In working to achieve these goals, the Society has created a conservative and libertarian intellectual network that extends to all levels of the legal community.

Category: Politics and Legal Thought

Officers:
Stephen Smith, President  

Faculty Advisor: Professor Halpert

ByLaws: Federalist Society Bylaws

Outside Affiliate

Contact: ssmith3@students.law.miami.edu

Video from September 15, 2016 sponsored event: "Is The Constitution Living or Dead?The Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause as an Example

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​AskUs - Reach out with any questions, concerns, or ideas:
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Phone: 305-284-8616
When not on The Bricks or in the Student Lounge, students will find the AskUs team in A212A.

Dean of Students - Janet Stearns, Dean of Students and Lecturer in Law
E-mail: jstearns@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-4551
Location: Suite A-212 (2nd floor behind the fountain)

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FOR ASSISTANCE/QUESTIONS

​AskUs - Reach out with any questions, concerns, or ideas:
E-mailaskus@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-8616
When not on The Bricks or in the Student Lounge, students will find the AskUs team in A212A.

Dean of Students - Janet Stearns, Dean of Students and Lecturer in Law
E-mail: jstearns@law.miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-4551
Location: Suite A-212 (2nd floor behind the fountain)

STUDENT SERVICES AT MIAMI LAW
Student Services

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