The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles 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 Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities.
We are the second of only two undergraduate Federalist Societies in the nation. As an undergraduate chapter our activities focus on preparing students for law school and public policy graduate studies. The Society sponsors speakers and debates throughout the year on various contemporary legal issues confronting our nation. In addition, the Society publishes the Hillsdale Undergraduate Law and Public Policy Review to provide students an opportunity to produce clear and persuasive writing on occasionally complex and controversial issues. The Society conducts an Educational Speaker Series for members to become better acquainted with the various different legal career paths available. Pre-Law students are encouraged to participate in weekly LSAT preparation classes sponsored by the Society. Members of the Society will be given access to alumni mentors to help in the application process to top ten law schools and others.