Friday, February 6, 2009

Federalist Society National Student Symposium Feb. 27-28

Yale Law School will host the 2009 Federalist Society National Student Symposium on Friday, February 27, and Saturday, February 28. The topic of the symposium is “Separation of Powers in American Constitutionalism.” Many of the nation’s leading academics, practitioners, and judges with expertise on the topic are expected to attend, along with more than 600 Federalist Society students from law schools across the country.

Panel discussions during the two days will consider Is the Separation of Powers Principle Exportable?; Confirmation Battles and Presidential Nominations; The Administrative State and the Constitution; and War Powers and the Executive. On Saturday morning, The Hon. R. Edward Cruz, former Solicitor General of Texas, will debate Medellin v. Texas with Yale Law Dean Harold Hongju Koh. And The Honorable Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will deliver the keynote address at the banquet on Saturday evening.

For further questions, please contact The Federalist Society at (202) 822-8138 or symposium director Becky Perry at