Student Organizations

Federalist Society

Statement of Purpose

The Federalist Society is founded on the principles laid down by James Madison, the primary author and architect of the U.S. Constitution. Those principles are that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is the duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.

The Federalist Society at the U.S.C. School of Law seeks to promote and foster intelligent discussion of timely issues by staging debates and hosting prominent speakers.