A Celebration of Constitution Day


The OC Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society and the Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence present

The Claremont Institute and Orange Federalist Society invite you to join us to celebrate Constitution Day with Dr. John C. Eastman and the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence.

We will commemorate the 232nd anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with panel discussions addressing some of the most pressing threats to our constitutional system.

Our program will also feature a discussion with the recipient of this year’s Ronald Reagan Jurisprudence Award, Judge David Sentelle, Chief Judge of the of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, during a private luncheon.


10:00am: Registration Opens
10:30am–10:45am: Opening Remarks
10:45am–12:15pm: Panel 1 – Discrimination Unbound: Harvard’s Perverse Affirmative Action and Multiculturalism
  • Ryan Williams President, Claremont Institute; Publisher, Claremont Review of Books 
  • Amy Wax Robert Mundheim Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School 
  • Additional Panelists/Moderators TBD 
12:30pm–1:45pm: Luncheon featuring Claremont’s 2019 Ronald Reagan Jurisprudence Award recipient, Judge David Sentelle
2:00pm–3:00pm: Panel 2 – Abortion and the Courts: The Existence of a Right to Life

  • Teresa Collett Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas (MN) 
  • David Forte Professor of Law, Cleveland State University 
  • Anthony T. Caso Director of the Constitutional Jurisprudence Clinic, Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law (Moderator) 
  • Additional Panelists TBD 

3:15pm–4:15pm: Panel 3 The Supreme Court: Term Review and a Look to the Horizon
  • John Eastman Founding Director, Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence; Henry Salvatori Professor of Law and Community Service, Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law 
  • Michael M. Uhlmann Senior Fellow, Claremont Institute; Professor of Politics and Government, Claremont Graduate University 
  • Keith Carlson Founding Partner, Carlson & Jayakumar LLP; Member of the Board of Directors, Claremont Institute (Moderator) 
  • Additional Panelists TBD 
4:15pm–4:30pm: Closing Remarks
4:30pm–5:30pm: Cocktail Reception

When: Saturday, September 14, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Where: Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, California 92866, Tel. (714) 628-2500.

Cost: $50, members/nonmembers, $10, students, for lunch and 4 hours of MCLE credit (the Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE).

RSVP and Pay: To RSVP and pay by credit card, navigate to www.claremont.org/cday. Please do not reply to this email to RSVP - please use the Claremont link.  Thanks!

We welcome all interested attorneys and non-attorneys to our events.

Dead or Alive: The Second Amendment in the Post-Trump Courts

Alan Gura

Please join us for a special presentation by Mr. Alan Gura as he addresses recent cases and controversies involving the Second Amendment, including New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, Inc. v. City of New York, NY, a case currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging restrictions on handgun licenses issued by the City of New York that prevents licensees from transporting their weapons outside the City of New York.

In 2013, the National Law Journal named Mr. Gura one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America. Mr. Gura, an expert on Second Amendment issues, has argued two landmark Second Amendment precedents before the Supreme Court, District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), and McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010). He also teaches strategic litigation as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Prior to founding his firm, Gura PLLC, he served as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of California, as Counsel to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee and as a litigation associate for the Washington offices of Sidley Austin. Mr. Gura began his career clerking for U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle, in the Eastern District of North Carolina. He is a graduate of Cornell University (B.A.) and of Georgetown Law School (J.D.).

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 11:30 a.m. (registration), 12:00 pm (lunch)

Where: First Floor Conference Center, 2040 Main Street, 1st Floor, Irvine, CA 92614. Parking in the structure; please bring your parking ticket for validation by the lobby ambassador before or after the lunch.

Cost: $30 member/ $35 nonmember/ $20 students/judges for lunch and 1 hour of MCLE credit. (The Federalist Society is a California State Bar approved provider of MCLE).

RSVP and Pay: To RSVP and pay by credit card, click the Buy Now button on the right. To pay by credit card, cash, or check at the door, please send an RSVP to Carol Matheis, at OCFederalist@cox.net by no later than May 13th, and make checks payable to "The Federalist Society." 

We welcome all interested attorneys and non-attorneys to our events.

Photos from our Mark Hathaway event

Our last event featured Mark Hathaway speaking about due process on college campuses.