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The Federalist Society National Student Symposium

UVA Law Federalist Society

Friday, February 25, 2011 at 3:30 PM - Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 9:30 PM (EST)

Charlottesville, VA

The Federalist Society National Student Symposium

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Student, Full Package (Symposium + Banquet OVERFLOW Room)
NOTE: This ticket is for a banquet overflow room. You will be able to see the keynote speech via live video feed, but not in person.
Ended $40.00 $0.00
Student, Banquet OVERFLOW Room Only
NOTE: This ticket is for a banquet overflow room. You will be able to see the keynote speech via live video feed, but not in person.
Ended $35.00 $0.00
Student, Symposium Only Ended $5.00 $0.00
Non-Student, Full Package (Symposium + Banquet OVERFLOW Room)
NOTE: This ticket is for a banquet overflow room. You will be able to see the keynote speech via live video feed, but not in person.
Ended $120.00 $0.00
Non-Student, Banquet OVERFLOW Room Only
NOTE: This ticket is for a banquet overflow room. You will be able to see the keynote speech via live video feed, but not in person.
Ended $65.00 $0.00
Non-student, Symposium Only Ended $55.00 $0.00
Student, Banquet Only SOLD OUT Ended $45.00 $0.00
Non-student, Full Package (Symposium + Banquet) SOLD OUT Ended $130.00 $0.00
Student, Full Package (Symposium + Banquet) SOLD OUT Ended $50.00 $0.00
Non-student, Banquet Only SOLD OUT Ended $75.00 $0.00

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Event Details

ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO REGISTER ON-SITE ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

 

Registration Categories

Symposium only - Access to all panels and debates on Friday and Saturday. Includes cocktail reception Friday night, as well as continental breakfast and lunch Saturday. *Does NOT include a spot at the Saturday night banquet*

Banquet OVERFLOW ROOM only- Access to Saturday banquet overflow room, featuring live audio/video feed of  Justice Clarence Thomas's keynote speech (dinner included) *Does NOT include access to the panels/debates, Friday cocktail reception, or Saturday lunch/breakfast*

  • Tickets for the main banquet room are SOLD OUT. The only tickets available are for an overflow room. You will only get to see Justice Thomas's keynote speech via live audio/video feed and NOT in-person.
  • If spots in the main banquet room open up, they will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis to those who have purchased overflow tickets.

Full Package - Includes both Banquet (OVERFLOW ROOM) and Symposium

Spouses are welcome to attend the Symposium and banquet at the same rate as the registrant.

Cancellation/Refund Policy - All cancellations must be made by February 18th for a full refund.

Tentative Schedule

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
3:30 p.m. REGISTRATION (Caplin Auditorium Lobby)
6:15 p.m. WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS (Caplin Auditorium)
6:30 p.m.

DEBATE: Economic Freedoms and the Constitution (Caplin Auditorium)

  • Randy Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Jeffrey Rosen, George Washington University Law School
  • Moderator: Hon. Debra Livingston, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
8:00 p.m.

PANEL I: Economic Theory, Civic Virtue, and the Meaning of the Constitution (Caplin Auditorium)

  • Dr. James Ely, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Prof. Renee Lettow Lerner, George Washington University Law School
  • Prof. Nelson Lund, George Mason University School of Law
  • Prof. G. Edward White, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
9:45 p.m.

COCKTAIL RECEPTION (Caplin Pavilion)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011
8 a.m. CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Withers-Brown Hall)
9 a.m.

PANEL II: Federalism and Interstate Competition (Caplin Auditorium)

  • Prof. Jonathan Adler, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Prof. Clayton Gillette, New York University School of Law
  • Prof. John McGinnis, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Prof. Louis Michael Seidman, Georgetown University Law School
  • Moderator: Hon. William H. Pryor, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
11:00 a.m.

SPEECH: The U.S. Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences (Caplin Auditorium)

  • Mr. John Allison, Former Chairman and CEO, BB&T Corporation
12:30 p.m. LUNCH (Withers-Brown Hall)
2 p.m.

PANEL III: The Welfare State and American Exceptionalism (Caplin Auditorium)

  • Prof. William P. Marshall, University of North Carolina School of Law
  • Prof. Jeremy Rabkin, George Mason University School of Law
  • Prof. Neomi Rao, George Mason University School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
4:00 p.m.

PANEL IV: Economic Uncertainty and the Role of the Courts (Caplin Auditorium)

  • Dean Paul Mahoney, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Paul Stephan, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Prof. Todd Zywicki, George Mason University School of Law
  • Moderator: Hon. Diane Sykes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
6:00 p.m. COCKTAIL RECEPTION (Boar's Head Inn)
7:00 p.m.

BANQUET and KEYNOTE SPEECH (Boar's Head Inn)

  • Hon. Clarence Thomas, U.S. Supreme Court



SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS

Justice Clarence Thomas

Banquet Speaker
Hon. Clarence Thomas
U.S. Supreme Court

Judge William H. Pryor, Jr.

Hon. William H. Pryor, Jr.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh

Hon. Brett M. Kavanaugh
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson

Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

John Allison

John Allison
Former Chairman and CEO
BB&T Corporation


Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson

Hon. Debra Livingston
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

We have contracted with a number of area hotels to provide group rates. These hotels are not within walking distance of the law school, but there will be a shuttle to/from the law school and parking is free at each hotel. To make reservations, please use the following contact information:

Omni Charlottesville Hotel
235 West Main Street (Downtown Mall area)
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 971-5500
$145 per night – Call and ask for “UVA Law School – Federalist Society” rate
http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/Charlottesville.aspx 
2.5 miles to the School of Law

Hampton Inn
900 W. Main Street (Corner area)
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 923-8600
Discount rate deadline has passed.
1.8 miles to the School of Law

Courtyard by Marriott
1201 West Main Street (Corner area)
Charlottesville, VA‎ 22903
(434) 977-1700 
Discount rate deadline has passed.
1.8 miles to the School of Law

Red Roof Inn
1309 West Main Street (Corner area)
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 295-4333
Discount rate deadline has passed.
1.7 miles to the School of Law

Please note that the shuttle to and from the law school will only stop at the Corner area hotels and NOT the Omni. However, those staying at the Omni can reach the shuttle pick up location via free trolley or taxi.

DIRECTIONS

The University of Virginia School of Law is located at 580 Massie Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22903 on the University’s North Grounds. With the exception of the banquet, all symposium events will be held at the law school. The banquet will be at the Boar’s Head Inn, located at 200 Ednam Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

Because it is difficult to fly into Charlottesville and the law school is not within walking distance from the symposium hotels, we encourage all participants to drive to the symposium.

You can reach Charlottesville by car, train, bus or air. 

By Car
From the NortheastFrom the Beltway around Washington, D.C., take I-66 West to the second Rt. 29 exit (at Gainesville). Go south on Rt. 29 until you reach Charlottesville. Go under the 250 Bypass, pass the Barracks Road Shopping Center on your right and turn right at the traffic light at Arlington Blvd. The Law School is at the end of Arlington Blvd. For parking, turn right on Massie Rd., take the first left, and turn into the parking lot on the right.

From the SouthFrom I-95 in Richmond, take I-64 West, and take exit 118B for Rt. 29 North, or come up by Rt. 29 North from Greensboro, N.C. Either way, take Rt. 29 North to the Leonard Sandridge Rd. exit. Turn left at the traffic light (onto Massie Rd.). You will pass Darden, the business school, on the left, and then the front of the law school on the right; take the next left and make an immediate right into the parking lot.

From the West: Take I-64 East, or take the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-81 South and I-64 East. To get to the law school, take Rt. 29 North. See directions under "From the South" above.

By Train
Amtrak serves Charlottesville with arrivals from a number of major cities on the east coast at an affordable price. Amtrak just added additional rail service from Charlottesville to Washington, D.C., making Charlottesville easily reachable from the Amtrak northeast corridor. The Charlottesville Amtrak station is located at 810 West Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22903 and is only two miles from the law school and a few blocks from the symposium hotels. 

By Bus
Greyhound serves Charlottesville with arrivals from a number of major cities. The Charlottesville Greyhound station is located at 310 West Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22901 and is only two miles from the law school and a few blocks from the symposium hotels. Additionally, the Starlight Express provides nonstop bus service to and from Charlottesville from New York City. The bus runs once per day for $179 round trip or $99 each way. More information can be found at www.nycshuttle.com.  

By Air
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO), located approximately nine miles from the law school, provides direct flights to select cities, including Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia, Charlotte, New York, and Washington-Dulles. The law school and symposium hotels are accessible from CHO via taxi, car rental, or hotel shuttle. Additionally, Richmond International Airport (RIC) is just over an hour from Charlottesville and features direct flights to many more major cities. Charlottesville is accessible from RIC via car rental or other ground transportation.


STUDENT TRAVEL REIMBURSEMANT

The national office will provide travel scholarships to registered members of the Federalist Society’s national organization. This travel scholarship will cover 50% of air, bus, train, gas, and rental car travel expenses. If students choose to drive and carpool with at least two other students, the national organization will cover as close to 100% of travel expenses as their budget permits. Solo drivers will be reimbursed 50% of their gas expenses. Please note, this travel scholarship is applicable for travel only, and not for hotel accommodations. 

Reimbursement forms will be provided at the conference and should be submitted to the national organization after the symposium.

Information on becoming a member is available here.


VISITING CHARLOTTESVILLE

Charlottesville is a relaxed college town located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, two hours southwest of Washington, D.C. A picturesque and thriving metropolitan area of more than 135,000, Charlottesville has kept its small-town feeling. Visitors will discover a community in which they can relax, find plentiful entertainment, and appreciate abundant natural beauty, all within the confines of a traditional college town. The Charlottesville area also offers a number of historical sites including Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Madison’s Montpelier.

Dining
With more than 200 restaurants, Charlottesville claims among the most restaurants per capita of any city in America and offers myriad options for any budget and cuisine preference.  Area restaurants are featured in publications such as Gourmet magazine and The New York Times, and an impressive array of well over 20 local wineries offer award-winning vintages. 

Culture and Entertainment
Cultural opportunities abound. Theater, opera, and music are community fixtures. The Charlottesville area was the home of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Monticello, Jefferson's plantation manor, is located just a few miles from downtown. The home of James Monroe, Ash Lawn-Highland, is down the road from Monticello. About 25 miles northeast of Charlottesville is Montpelier, the home of James and Dolley Madison.

Monticello 
No place is Jefferson’s legacy more real than at Monticello, his mountain-top home and America’s only site listed on the World Register of Historic Places. A visit to Monticello remains a touchstone of American culture, a rite of passage for all who seek to understand American history, and an immersion into the greatest of American minds. Monticello is located just a few miles from UVA. Find more information at www.monticello.org.

Montpelier
Montpelier, the home of James and Dolley Madison, is roughly 25 miles from Charlottesville. Madison was raised at Montpelier, lived there after his marriage to Dolley, returned there after his presidency, and died there in his study surrounded by the books and papers that marked so much of his life's work. It was at Montpelier where Madison researched past democracies and conceived of the system of government that became our republic. The Montpelier estate features the Madison mansion, historic buildings, exhibits, archaeological sites, gardens, forests, hands-on activities, a new Visitor Center, and a freedman's cabin and farm. Find more information at www.monteplier.org.

The Downtown Mall 
Charlottesville's downtown is home to the Downtown Mall, one of the longest outdoor pedestrian malls in the nation, with stores, restaurants, art galleries, cafes, and an indoor ice-skating rink. The renovated Paramount Theater hosts various events, including Broadway shows and concerts. Other attractions on the Downtown Mall are the Virginia Discovery Museum and a 3,500 seat outdoor amphitheater, the Charlottesville Pavilion.

The Corner 
A collection of student shops, bookstores, cafes, and night spots, "the Corner" on University Avenue is the center of student life at the University. Always bustling, the Corner is the hub of UVA nightlife. There are also a number of great tasting and inexpensive restaurants on the Corner. It is a popular place for students to get lunch or dinner.

Wineries 
Virginia, the home of North American wine, is fifth among the states in terms of number of wineries, and Charlottesville, part of the Monticello American Viticultural Area, has many wineries located within a 30–45 minute drive.  Barboursville Vineyards, King Family Vineyards, and Veritas Vineyard and Winery are local favorites within the law school community.  Most vineyards offer tastings for a small fee, and if you are coming in early or staying late, we would invite you to take an afternoon to enjoy local Virginia wine-making.  Find more information at www.monticellowinetrail.com.

Surrounding Area
Numerous Civil War sites and historical markers detailing more than two hundred years of history are located in the surrounding area. The nearby Shenandoah National Park offers recreational activities and beautiful scenery, with rolling mountains and many hiking trails. Skyline Drive is a well-known scenic drive that runs the length of the park, alternately winding through thick forest and emerging upon sweeping scenic overlooks. The Blue Ridge Parkway, a similar scenic drive that extends 469 miles south to Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, terminates at the southern entrance of Shenandoah, where it turns into Skyline Drive. This junction of the two scenic drives is only 22 miles west of downtown Charlottesville.

More information on the history, activities, and entertainment in Charlottesville can be found here

CONTACT US

If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to 2011FedSocSymposium@gmail.com

Have questions about The Federalist Society National Student Symposium? Contact UVA Law Federalist Society

When & Where


University of Virginia School of Law
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Friday, February 25, 2011 at 3:30 PM - Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 9:30 PM (EST)


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UVA Law Federalist Society

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies seeks to promote an awareness and application of the following principles: that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is the duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.

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