2007 -2008

Chris Czaplak

Baylen Linnekin
Vice President

Adam Caudle

The WCL Federalist Society
Debate: "Who's Afraid of the Rule of Law?"
Monday, January 29th, 2007, from 12-1pm


Hon. Ron Cass is the President of Cass & Associates and a former Dean of the Boston University School of Law. Dean Cass is also a former Vice-Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission and a Professor of Law at Boston University. He is an active member of the ABA, serving as the chairman of multiple committees and sections as well as participation in the American Law Institute and the Federalist Society.

Jamin Raskin is a Professor of Constitutional Law at American University's Washington College of Law and Co-Director of its Program on Law and Government. A former Assistant Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and General Counsel of the National Rainbow Coalition, Professor Raskin is an active public interest lawyer, representing diverse clients, such as ACORN, Greenpeace, Ross Perot, the people of Washington, D.C., the Service Employees International Union, and United Students Against Sweatshops. 

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Studies is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to bringing conservative and libertarian ideas into law schools and the organized bar. Our student and lawyers chapters across the country sponsor debates, speeches and symposia to advance our 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.



"[T]he Federalist Society is waging the war of ideas on behalf of the ideals of our founding fathers. Your work is already having an impact. Keep it up..."

-- President Ronald Reagan


"It has been my pleasure to speak at many Federalist Society gatherings around the country, and I think one thing your organization has definitely done is to contribute to free speech, free debate, and most importantly public understanding of, awareness of, and appreciation of the Constitution. So that's a marvelous contribution, and .... in a way I must say I'm jealous of how the Federalist Society has thrived at law schools."

-- Nadine Strossen, President, American Civil Liberties Union


"[T]he convention of the Federalist Society was a show of intellectual firepower and numerical forces by conservatives who have already begun to change the terms of legal debate and to revive legal doctrines that were for decades dismissed as historical curiosities."

-- The New York Times


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