Federalist Society



The Federalist Society is a group of students, lawyers, and scholars committed to the principles that:

  • the state exists to preserve freedom
  • the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution
  • the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be

The Federalist Society is an organization of 60,000 lawyers, law students, scholars, and other individuals who believe and trust that individual citizens can make the best choices for themselves and society. It was founded in 1982 by a group of law students interested in making sure that the principles of limited government embodied in our Constitution receive a fair hearing.

The Society’s main purpose is to sponsor fair, serious, and open debate about the need to enhance individual freedom and the role of the courts in saying what the law is rather than what they wish it to be. We believe debate is the best way to ensure that legal principles that have not been the subject of sufficient attention for the past several decades receive a fair hearing.

For more information go to www.fedsoc.org.

How to Join?

Contact any board member.
Membership dues are to be paid to the Federalist Society national office here.

Dues are $5.


Mikaela Cook


Chris Melling

Vice President/Director of Membership

Spencer Crawford

Director of Speakers

John Lee

Director of Speakers

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Alexis Zwhalen

Director of Logistics

Sean Peterson

Director of Logistics

Wyatt Allred

Director of Communications

Jackson Skinner

Director of Finance

Kade Allred

Director of Events

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Prof. Aaron Nielson

Faculty Advisor

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