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Mason Faculty Participate in Federalist Society's Convention

Dean Daniel Polsby, Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, and Professor Michael S. Greve participated in the Federalist Society’s 2014 National Lawyers Convention, which was held in Washington, D.C. from November 13 to November 15. The topic of the convention was “Millennials, Equity and the Rule of Law.”

On Thursday, November 13, Judge Ginsburg moderated a discussion on “Intellectual Property: Copyright Revision.” He was joined by Danielle Aguirre from National Music Publishers’ Association, Usman Ahmed from eBay Inc., Professor David S. Olson from Boston College Law School, Katherine A. Oyama from Google, Inc., and Professor Mark F. Schultz from Southern Illinois University. Shultz is also Senior Scholar and Director of Academic Programs for the law school’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property.

On Saturday, November 15, Dean Polsby spoke in a showcase panel on “Higher Education: Run for the Benefit of Students or Faculty or Administrators?” He was joined by Professors Paul F. Campos from the University of Colorado Law School, Richard Kent Vedder from Ohio University, and moderator Thomas D. Morgan from George Washington University Law School.

Later in the day, Professor Greve participated in the closing discussion on “Saving Congress from Itself: Emancipating the States & Empowering Their People.” The discussion also featured Judge James L. Buckley from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Dr. John C. Eastman from Chapman University, and was moderated by Robert R. Gasaway from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.