Leonard Leo '87 JD '89, Executive Vice President of the Federalist Society
A Moral & Ethical Imperative for the Structural Constitution
What is the most important freedom or liberty in our constitutional system? If you asked most Americans that question they would say the First Amendment or some other part of the Bill of Rights. In his talk, Leonard Leo will focus on the genius of the structure of our system of government and its role in preserving human dignity.
Leonard is Executive Vice President of the Federalist Society, joining the organization over 25 years ago. Since that time he has been instrumental in helping the organization top 70,000, focusing on the growth of lawyers membership, operations and activities advancing limited, constitutional government. In addition to his work at the Society, Leonard has advised President Trump on judicial selection, assisted with the Gorsuch and Kavanaugh Supreme Court selection and confirmation process, and served as a member of the transition team. He also organized the outside coalition efforts in support of the Roberts and Alito U.S. Supreme Court confirmations. Leonard was appointed by President George W. Bush to three terms to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom as chairman. He was also a U.S. Delegate to the UN Council and UN Commission on Human Rights during the Bush Administration. Leonard was the recipient of the 2009 Bradley Prize, along with the other founders and directors of the Federalist Society, for his work in advancing freedom and the rule of law. He is the coeditor of Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House, as well as the author of opinion editorials in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Leonard holds degrees from Cornell University and Cornell Law School. He presently resides in Northern Virginia, where he and his wife Sally have raised their seven children.
6:00pm reception; 6:30pm lecture, gratis.
Members and one guest per member are invited to dine at The Club with Leonard Leo following the lecture. We have updated our registration system. Registration for the post-program dinner is on a separate event page. Please click here to access the post program dinner page.