Three faculty members from the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law were featured at a November conference headlined by Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch.

John Eastman, Ph.D., Henry Salvatori professor of law and community service, Donald Kochan, associate dean for research and faculty development and Parker S. Kennedy professor in law, and Ronald D. Rotunda, Doy and Dee Henley chair and distinguished professor of jurisprudence, appeared at the Federalist Society’s national lawyers convention in Washington.

John Eastman

The theme of the prominent conservative and libertarian organization’s 2017 conference was “Administrative Agencies and the Regulatory State.”

Eastman presented on the topic “Is Everyone Now for Federalism?” and discussed shifting political stances on the role of the federal government and rights reserved for the states.

Donald Kochan, Fowler School of Law, Federalist Society

Donald Kochan (Photo/Matt Wood: The Federalist Society)

Chapman’s Kochan spoke on a panel titled “Environmental Law Without Congress: Are Alternatives to Legislation Eclipsing the Congressional Role?” and addressed issues including the Antiquities Act.

Rotunda’s subject was “Using the Licensing Power of the Administrative State: Model Rule 8.4(g),” examining a new American Bar Association ethics rule.

Fowler School of Law, Ron Rotunda

Ronald D. Rotunda

Other prominent legal figures who served as panelists or moderators at the convention included Yale Law School Dean Heather K. Gerken, Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S.  Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, Judge Amul Thapar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Barry Anderson and Paulette Brown, former president of the ABA.

Display image at top/Supreme Court Justice Neil M. Gorsuch was the keynote speaker at the Federalist Society convention in November. (Photo/Matt Wood: The Federalist Society)