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The Federalist Society A Project of Law Ignite 2016

The Federalist Society is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It 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 Society seeks to promote an awareness to these principles and to further their application through its activities. The Federalist Society furthermore, seeks to promote a healthy political dialogue with people all over the political spectrum. To do this, events of contemporary concern are held on campus to facilitate this discussion. Donations of all sums are welcome to continue promoting this cause.

The Federalist Society at UConn Law will hold events this year focused on the state of the Supreme Court, the Second Amendment, Foreign Affairs, and concerns about the Imperial Executive, just to name a few. We also will attend the National Lawyer's Convention (NLC) in Washington D.C. this November, where the many of the nation's foremost academics, attorneys, politicians, and judges attend to discuss a variety of legal issues -- this year centered around the legacy of the late Justice Scalia. Our 35+ chapter members will have unparalleled networking and academic opportunities at the NLC, and a one-of-a-kind law school experience.

There is also a student symposium to be held at Columbia Law School in the spring, and our chapter intends to hold a modest colloquium on our campus next semester. Funding will go to these efforts and many others.

If we raise more than our goal or do not reach our goal, the money will still be used to fund the expenses of bringing lectures and debates to campus, and to assist with the cost of attending various trips and conventions. The more funding we receive, the more we can do, and the stronger our voice is on campus and in the legal community. Our chapter consisted of roughly 5 people two years ago and has since increased seven-fold. Strong funding and support is a critical element in what has permitted such large growth.

Please help us to continue growing both in size and influence, and make much needed changes to the legal order.

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