Help us go to the National Lawyers Convention!

Help us attend the Federalist Society Student Symposium at UVA!

The Federalist Society

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies 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 UConn chapter seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities.

Our student members hope to attend the National Lawyers Convention (November 12-14) in Washington, DC. We are excited to hear the many panels, debates and keynotes and from the legal luminaries (like Akhil Reed Amar, Eugene Volokh and the Hon. Frank Easterbrook) who are scheduled to participate.

For more details on the conference, check out the full schedule: http://www.fed-soc.org/events/page/2015-national-l...

In order to bring as many students as possible (about 15 students), each of us has found a couch to crash on for the weekend and is volunteering to work the Convention (in exchange for having the registration fee waived). We NEED your help to pay for transportation to DC.

We also hope to send students to the Federalist Society Student Symposium on the law & poverty (hosted by UVA in February: http://www.fed-soc.org/events/detail/2016-national-student-symposium-poverty-inequality-and-the-law). In order to make this trip possible, we NEED your help to cover transportation and accommodation.

Any funds we raise in excess of what we need to cover the costs of the conferences, we will put toward hosting great on campus events. This semester alone, we have already put on some of the best events on campus (scroll down to learn more) and are committed to fostering intellectual diversity by continuing to do so.

We hosted a Supreme Court Preview and brought two Constitutional law scholars (and former Supreme Court clerks) to talk about the October term:


We put on an event on the impact of government regulation on innovation and the economy:


Our last event of the semester was a discussion of the future of religious free exercise after Obergefell v. Hodges. The ACLU sent their legal director and he and Ryan Anderson spoke and answered our questions.

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

Supported by 30 Donations:

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  • Nancy F.
    Darren Bruno. One member who will rise up to do great things!
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    dolla dolla bills 4 Heidi $chneider
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  • Brie H.
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  • Brittany A.
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    Have a great time!
  • Patricia H S.
    I Gave $100
    We MUST have young conservatives!!!
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $10
    Go FedSoc UConn! So proud that you guys are willing to stand for vital principles in a world of expedience. Rule of Law rules!
  • I-Wen C.
    I Gave $20
    Hope this helps, Heidi!
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  • Karen C.
    I Gave $25
    GO HEIDI SCHNEIDER AND THE TEAM!!!
  • Annette N.
    Good luck.