12:00 pm - April 17, 2019 - Gittis 213
On Wednesday, April 17, at noon, in Gittis 213, please join the Penn Law Federalist Society and the Office of International Affairs in welcoming Judge Jane Roth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Karen Agness Lipps, the Founder and President of the Network of enlightened Women (NeW), and Mary Lou Doyle, the Field Director of a PA Superior Court campaign. Moderated by Rangita de Silva de Alwis, the panel will be discussing women in the conservative movement, highlighting different viewpoints within conservatism on women’s issues. Lunch from Wishbone, with a Kosher/vegetarian option, will be served.
12:00 pm - April 11, 2019 - Gittis 213
On Thursday, April 11, at noon in Gittis 213, please join the Penn Law Federalist Society in welcoming Judge Thomas Griffith of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law, Judge Griffith served as Legal Counsel to the United States Senate, providing nonpartisan legal advice during President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial. He briefly returned to private practice before becoming General Counsel of Brigham Young University, his alma mater. Judge Griffith will be discussing the relationship between civic charity and the Constitution. Lunch from Chick-fil-A will be served and a Kosher/vegetarian option will be available.
12:00 pm - April 10, 2019 - Gittis 213
On Wednesday, April 10, at noon, in Gittis 213, please join the Penn Law Federalist Society in welcoming Judge James Ho of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Judge Stephanos Bibas of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, for a conversation on transitioning into a federal judicial role. A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Judge Ho clerked for Judge Jerry Smith (5th Cir.) and Justice Clarence Thomas. He also served in the Justice Department and as Chief Counsel to Sen. John Cornyn on the Judiciary Committee before his tenure as the Texas Solicitor General. Lunch from Primo’s Hoagies, and a Kosher/vegetarian option, will be served.
12:00 pm - April 03, 2019 - Gittis 213
On Wednesday, April 3, at noon, please join the Penn Law Federalist Society in welcoming Kristin Shapiro, the Assistant General Counsel for the United States House of Representatives, for a discussion of the role of litigating on behalf of the House of Representatives. After graduating from Northwestern Law School, Ms. Shapiro clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Cir.) before joining private practice at Williams & Connolly. Joining Ms. Shapiro for this conversation will be Ryan Doerfler, an Assistant Professor of Law here at Penn. The event will take place in Gittis 213 and food from Wishbone will be served. A Kosher/vegetarian option will be available.
12:00 pm - April 02, 2019 - Gittis 2
On Tuesday, April 2, at noon, join the Federalist Society in welcoming Deputy Solicitor General Jeff Wall for a conversation on the role of the Solicitor General, and a discussion of some of the biggest cases from the current Supreme Court term. A graduate of U. Chicago Law, Mr. Wall clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas before entering private practice at Sullivan & Cromwell. Mr. Wall has argued before the Supreme Court 16 times. Mr. Wall represented the United States before the Ninth Circuit in Hawaii v. Trump, the recent “travel ban” decision. The event will take place in Gittis 2 and lunch from Chick-fil-A will be served. A Kosher/vegetarian option will be available.
12:00 pm - March 27 - Gittis 213
On Wednesday, March 27, at noon, please join the Penn Law Federalist Society in welcoming Professor Jennifer Mascott for a conversation on the future of Administrative Law Judges in the wake of the recent Lucia decision. Professor Mascott, a graduate of George Washington Law School, clerked for then-judge Brett Kavanaugh and Justice Clarence Thomas before entering academia. Her legal scholarship focuses on administrative law and federal courts. Joining Professor Mascott for this discussion will be David Zaring, an Associate Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics at Wharton. The event will take place in Gittis 213. Chick-fil-A, as well as a Kosher/vegetarian option, will be served.
Thursday - March 14 - 12:00 pm - Co-sponsored by Penn Law Women's Association
On Thursday, March 14, at noon, please join the Penn Law Federalist Society and the Penn Law Women’s Association in welcoming Professor Julia Mahoney of the University of Virginia Law School for a conversation on feminism and the free market. A Yale Law graduate, Professor Mahoney practiced in the New York office of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, before entering academia. Professor Mahoney focuses her teaching on feminism, corporations, and property. Joining Professor Mahoney for this discussion will be Serena Mayeri, a Penn Law Professor of Law and History. The event will take place in Gittis 213 and food from Wishbone will be served. A Kosher/vegetarian option will be available.
Wednesday - March 13 - 12:00 pm
On Wednesday, March 13, at noon, please join the Penn Law Federalist Society in welcoming Ms. Cleta Mitchell for a discussion of the Supreme Court’s landmark campaign finance and free speech decision in Citizens United. Ms. Mitchell is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Foley & Lardner. After receiving both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Oklahoma, Ms. Mitchell served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives for 8 years before entering private practice. She has served as legal counsel to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, the National Rifle Association, and a number of U.S. Senators. Joining Ms. Mitchell for this discussion will be David Skeel, the Penn Law Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law. The event will take place in Gittis 213 and food from Mama’s Vegetarian will be served.
with Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Monday - February 25 - 12:00 pm
On Monday, February 25, at noon, Dean Ted Ruger and the University of Pennsylvania Federalist Society are proud to welcome Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She will be speaking on Originalism: Why We Should Live With Our Dead Constitution. Judge Stephanos Bibas will introduce and moderate the event.
A catered brownbag lunch will be available to all who attend the talk. Please let us know of any allergies or dietary issues. You must RSVP to attend the event. Seats will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis, so RSVP as soon as possible.
After graduating from Notre Dame Law School, Judge Barrett clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia and Judge Laurence Silberman on the D.C. Circuit. After a stint in private practice, Judge Barrett was a law professor at Notre Dame from 2002 to 2017. She was nominated by President Donald Trump, and confirmed by the Senate, as a judge on the Seventh Circuit in 2017. Judge Barrett was also a finalist to be appointed to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Kennedy in 2018, and she is widely considered to be a potential appointee to the Supreme Court in the future.
with Judge Stephen F. Williams of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
Tuesday - February 19 - 12:00 pm
February 19, at noon, in Gittis 2, please join the Penn Law Federalist Society in welcoming Judge Stephen Williams of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Judge Williams served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and taught at the University of Colorado School of Law. Judge Williams will be discussing the relationship between an increasingly powerful and centralized government and an increasingly polarized electorate. Professor Kermit Roosevelt will moderate the event. Lunch from Primo’s Hoagies will be served, and a Kosher/vegetarian option will be available.