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Yale Law Federalist Society




Founded in 1982 as the flagship chapter of The Federalist Society, Yale FedSoc is a group of conservative, libertarian, and moderate law students. FedSoc's members are ideologically diverse, and the Society is proud of its commitment to full and forthright debate on issues in law and public policy. FedSoc has no litmus tests, and all are welcome. We were founded to provide a forum for students, scholars, and practitioners who share a commitment to the American constitutional system: that the governments are instituted to protect unalienable rights; that the concentration of powers in one branch of government is a dangerous thing; and that it is the province of the judiciary to say what the law is, while the elected branches determine what the law should be. Over 30 years after its founding, the Yale Federalist Society is still one of the nation’s strongest Federalist Society Student Chapters, as well as one of the most active student groups at Yale Law School. For the 2013-2014  academic year, the Yale Chapter was selected as the national organization's Chapter of the Year. 

The Yale Law School Federalist Society is, above all, committed to encouraging open and honest debate on the fundamental legal issues of our day; to that end, we seek to bring preëminent expositors of conservative, libertarian, and moderate views (often underpresented at Yale) to the law school to speak and debate important legal questions. Welcome to the Yale Law School Federalist Society.

Officers for 2013-14: 

Ben Field 

Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs
Brian Lipshutz
Kian Hudson

Vice Presidents for Events
Janie Ostrager
Emmanuel Hampton

Vice Presidents for Membership
Patricia Radkowski 
Ben Wallace

Vice President of Alumni Relations, Fundraising, and Law Firm Relations
Charlie Dameron

Professional Development Chairs
Natalie Hausknecht
Clark Hildabrand

Symposium Chair
Nick Makarov

Fellowship Chair
Jordan Hirsch

Brian Richman

Public Relations Chair
Paul Jeffrey

Media Relations Chair
Alex Kazam

Internal Events Chairs
Emmy Rush
Peter Tucci