Federalist Society

William Baude and Tom Dupree, '97, "Supreme Court Preview"

Professor William Baude is Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches federal courts and constitutional law. His current research projects include papers on originalism, historical practice in constitutional law, federalism, the Supreme Court, and conflicts of law.

Participating faculty: 
William Baude

Anthony Sanders, "State Constitutions, Unenumerated Rights, and Economic Liberties"

With commentary by Louis Michael Seidman, Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Constitutional Law at Georgetown Law

Helen Alvaré and Mary Anne Case, "Is there a place in family law for the notion of complementarity between men and women?"

Helen Alvaré is a Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, where she teaches Family Law, Law and Religion, and Property Law. She publishes on matters concerning marriage, parenting, non-marital households, and the First Amendment religion clauses.

Robert Alt and Lavea Brachman, "Think Tanks"


Robert Alt is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions.

Federalist Society Student Symposium: Current Issues In Patent Law And Policy

Our patent system has historically been thought to be an engine of innovation, but it is much criticized today. Is a one-size-fits all model for patent duration appropriate in today's technological environment or does it simply incentivize unnecessary litigation? For instance, the rapid pace of technological change in some areas may obviate the need of lengthy patents in some areas.

Federalist Society Student Symposium: Innovation And Health Care

Given that everyone is getting older and more prone to disease, medical innovation is one of the most important measures, if not the most important measure, of a successful health policy. Technological acceleration, including advances in genomics and stem cell research, suggest that we are on the cusp of a golden age of medical innovation.

Federalist Society Student Symposium: Innovation And The Administrative State

Regulation can be a significant barrier to innovation, protecting incumbents and making it harder to bring new goods and services to market. Determining the appropriate regulation is all the more difficult when accelerating technology is creating many new opportunities as well as potential dangers. Can the administrative state itself innovate to promote beneficial innovation?

Federalist Society Student Symposium: Innovation and Health Care

This panel will look at the effect of Obamacare, and the policies of the FDA on innovation. More generally, will the current regulatory processes and reimbursement policies equipped to manage the next generation of personalized medicine and diagnostic devices?

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