The Federalist Society is a group of conservatives and libertarians founded on a few principles, primarily that:

- the state exists to preserve freedom
- the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution
- it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.

Federalist Society

However, you don't have to agree with our ideas to join us--we welcome members of diverse and conflicting views! Our goal is to facilitate the open exchange of ideas--not to take political stances, lobby, sponsor, or endorse specific candidates. Our events are organized to encourage balanced debates about legal issues, and we will have opportunities to hear from (and meet) notable political figures and legal scholars.