The Federalist Society is excited to announce that the 38th National Student Symposium will be hosted by the Arizona State University chapter at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in Phoenix, AZ. The theme for the Symposium will be “The Resurgence of Economic Liberty.”

The Symposium’s panels will focus on the legal and philosophical roots of economic liberty and explore how those roots should inform jurisprudence and political thought in addressing contemporary issues.  The panels will delve deeply into first principles underlying our constitutional scheme as well as explore their application to cutting-edge technologies, regulatory schemes, and business models. Attendees will be challenged to deepen their understanding of the relationship between economic liberty and legal rights, and to test personal economic beliefs against commitments to originalism and the rule of law.

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The Keynote will be a “fireside” chat moderated by Senator Jon Kyl (AZ)—former member of the U.S. House of Representatives (AZ) (1987–1995), Senate Minority Whip (2007–2013), Chairman of the Republican Policy Committee (2003–2007) and Republican Conference (2007).  The speaker will be announced in the next Symposium announcement.


Rather than reserve a block of rooms at a predetermined hotel, ASU Law has embraced the symposium theme of economic liberty and provided Symposium attendees with a link through which you can access all ASU-wide hotel special hotel rates in the Phoenix area.  This optimizes consumer choice, and hopefully will lead to more efficient outcomes.  That said, Phoenix hotels book very quickly during March with great weather and lots of Baseball Spring Training going on in the area.  Make sure to book your hotel rooms early!

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The hotel where most non-panel events will be held is the Sheraton Grand Phoenix Hotel, located directly across the street from ASU Law at: 340 N 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004.