Federalist Society

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a nationwide group of libertarian and conservative law students, law professors, and attorneys interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom and that the separation of governmental powers is central to that freedom. The Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities.

Some past activities include forums on Regulatory Takings, Due Process Requirements of the Somewhat Suspect Property Rights in Entitlements, and a major speaking event presented by Michael Horowitz, Director of the Judicial Studies Program at The Manhattan Institute in Washington, D.C.

Membership in the Federalist Society is open to all law students at NIU. The principles that unite the membership include a genuine interest in the proper role for government and its legal system as well as fostering the intellectually honest dialogue necessary to this discovery process. These uniting principles transcend the barriers of race, gender, and religion which unite many of the student organizations here.

2014-2015 Cabinet and Board

President: Sarah Walsh - sarahwalsh1205@gmail.com

Vice President: Danny Mark dmark1224@gmail.com

Secretary: Alicia Ayala - ayalaalc@aol.com 

Board Member at Large: Lucas Park - handofjericho@gmail.com 

Policy Analyst: Dan Knudsen - scratchknudsen@gmail.com 

Cabinet Advisor: Sam Perkins - perkins82182@gmail.com

Undergraduate Representative: Sammi Almasri - sammi.almasri@yahoo.com 

Faculty Advisor:
Professor J. Mitchell Pickerill
(815) 753-1011
pick@niu.edu