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National Lawyers Convention Program Includes Five Mason Law Professors

The Federalist Society's 2009 National Lawyers Convention includes five Mason Law professors in its line up of speakers for the three-day event.

The convention, whose theme is "The Federal Government's Economic Role in our Constitutional System," opens on Thursday, November 12, and concludes on Saturday, November 14. Among the events to be held at its Mayflower Hotel venue in Washington are an annual dinner featuring U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Jr.; a lecture by The Honorable Douglas H. Ginsberg, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; and a debate between The Honorable Guido Calabresi, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, and The Honorable Frank Easterbrook, United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

On Thursday, November 12, at 3:45 p.m., Professor Ilya Somin will speak in a panel discussion entitled, Federalism and the Economic Crisis.

Friday, November 13, Professors Todd Zywicki and Jeremy Rabkin will each participate in a panel discussion at noon. Zywicki will speak on the topic Wall Street, Labor Unions, and the Obama Administration: A New Paradigm for Capital and Labor?, while Rabkin will discuss International Law: Agreements Between Sovereigns or World Government? 

Later that day at 3:15, Professor Thomas Hazlett will contribute to a panel discussion entitled, Free Speech: The Fairness Doctrine.

On the final day of the convention, Professor J.W. Verret will consider Breakdown of the Public—Private Distinction: Implications for the Administrative State during a 10:45 a.m. panel discussion. 

More information about the convention and a complete schedule of events is available here .