Law Student Conference Sample Agenda

LAW STUDENT CONFERENCE
SAMPLE AGENDA

July 26-28, 2013 at George Washington University

Friday, July 26, 2013

3:00-5:00 p.m

 

Attendee Arrival & Check In at GWU Dorm

6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

Welcome Reception & Opening Remarks
Chip Mellor, IJ President & General Counsel

 
 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

8:00 -8:30 a.m.

 

Continental Breakfast 

8:30 - 9:30

 

IJ Litigation Strategies for Effective Public Interest Law 
Scott Bullock, IJ Senior Attorneys

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

IJ's Litigation Mission & Pillars 
School Choice & Economic Liberty, IJ Senior Attorney Michael Bindas
First Amendment & Property Rights, IJ Senior Attorney Paul Sherman 

10:45 - 11:15 a.m.

Break--Group Picture

 11:15 - 12:15 p.m.

Public Choice in the Law 
Professor Todd Zywicki, Professor of Law & Senior Fellow of the James Buchanan Center, George Mason University School of Law 

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

IJ’s Center for Judicial Engagement: Getting Judges Back in the Business of Enforcing the Whole Constitution
Clark Neily, IJ Senior Attorney 

2:00 - 2:45 p.m.

 

Media Relations: Arguing Cases in the Court of Public Opinion 
John Kramer, IJ Vice President for Communications & Mark Meranta, IJ Social Media Manager

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

 

Break

 

3:15 - 4:15 p.m. 

 

Popular Sovereignty and the Judicial Duty to Examine the Rationality of Statutes
Professor Randy Barnett, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory, Georgetown University Law Center 

 

4:15 - 4:45 p.m.

 

IJ Question & Answer
Chip Mellor, IJ President & General Counsel 

 

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

 

Reception, Dinner & Keynote Address
Chief Judge Frank Shepherd, Florida 3rd District Court of Appeal

Sunday, July 28, 2013

 

8:30 -9:00 a.m.

 

Continental Breakfast 

 

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

 

Constitutional Theory & History in a Nutshell
Dr. Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affiars & Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute

 

10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

 

Strategic Research: Bringing Facts into the Law
Lisa Knepper, IJ Director of Strategic Research

 

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.

 

Break  

 

10:45 - 11:30 a.m.

 

Entrepreneurial
Jeff Rowes, IJ Senior Attorney

 

11:30 -12:00 p.m. 

 

Food, Forfeiture, and Legislating for Liberty: Small Group Discussions About New Fronts in the Battle for Freedom
IJ Attorneys

 

12:30 -1:00 p.m.

 

Lunch

 

1:00 -2:00 p.m.

 

Public Interest Law in Action Attorney Panel
Scott Bullock and Clark Neily, IJ Senior Attorneys Wesley Hottot, IJ Attorney

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

 

IJ Client Roundtable: Resilient
Jeff Rowes, IJ Senior Attorney IJ Clients Abbot Justin Brown, Russ Caswell and Andrea Weck-Robertson

 

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 

 

Closing Reception


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