The Columbia Law School Federalist Society is a group of conservative, libertarian, and moderate students interested in the current state of the legal order.
The organization holds a variety of views and ideologies, but members share a common belief that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is—not what it should be.
The Columbia Law School Federalist Society seeks to promote an awareness of these principles by sponsoring debates and lectures on all topics of the law. It has also created a conservative and libertarian intellectual network that extends to all levels of the legal community. The group welcomes all who are interested in these ideas to participate.