Originalism 101

Withers Brown 128

Join us to hear UVA Law Professor Larry Solum and GULC Professor Randy Barnett speak about the ins and outs of originalism, an important method of constitutional interpretation.


Caplin Pavilion

Join the Federalist Society at UVA Law for our annual "Round Up" of the previous Supreme Court term. UVA Professors John Jeffries and Dan Ortiz will join GianCarlo Canaparo of the Heritage Foundation to discuss some of the key decisions and ongoings that happened at the Court in their October 2020 Term. Lunch will be provided […]

Four Types of Religious Liberty Cases

Purcell Reading Room 580 Massie Rd, Charlottesville, VA

Join religious liberty experts Jordan Lorence and UVA Law Professor Douglas Laycock discuss the various types of religious liberty cases and how they operate in the courts. Lunch will be served after the event.

The Second Founding: Originalism and the Fourteenth Amendment

Purcell Reading Room 580 Massie Rd, Charlottesville, VA

Join Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law Professor Ilan Wurman discuss the nature and impact of the 14th Amendment and how orginalists should interpret its meaning. UVA Professor John C. Harrison will offer commentary with lunch served after.

Examining the Future of Independent Agencies

Purcell Reading Room 580 Massie Rd, Charlottesville, VA

Join Professors Chris Walker and Sai Prakash for a discussion on the workings of independent agencies including the extent of the president's removal power and potential checks on this power.

Military Justice in America

Caplin Pavilion

Join Senior Judge Margaret Ryan of the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and UVA Law Professor Thomas Nachbar for a conversation regarding Judge Ryan's military service, her time on the US CAAF, and her thoughts on military justice. This speaker event is co-hosted with Virginia Law Veterans.

Redistricting for the 2020s

Caplin Pavilion

Our speakers series continues with "Redistricting for the 2020s," where Cato Senior Fellow Walter Olson and UVA Law Professor Michael Gilbert will discuss the redrawing of electoral districts after the most recent census. Join us at noon in Caplin Pavilion. To-go lunches will be served.