One of the nation's most influential legal organizations, the Federalist Society is an organization of conservatives and libertarians seeking reform of the current American legal system in accordance with a textualist or originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. The organization is founded on the 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. The Willamette University College of Law chapter of the Federalist Society seeks to both promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application.
|President||Jessica Watkins||Email Jessica|
|Vice President||Cole Parkinson||Email Cole|
|Secretary||Jodi Maynard||Email Jodi|
|Treasurer||Olivia Loftin||Email Olivia|
|Content Editor||Henry Harder||Email Henry|
|Faculty Advisor||Laura Appleman||Email Prof. Appleman|
Federalist Society Event
Our organization's mission is to promote the free and open discourse of important legal and political topics. We are planning to invite a number of speakers to give talks on a number of issues, including free speech, qualified immunity, and cybersecurity. We also have hosted helpful sessions on outlining and exam preparation for 1Ls, which we know are huge sources of anxiety during your first semester.