Federalist Society - Michigan State University College of Law

* The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a non-partisan organization that dedicates itself to furthering the following principles:

(1) The state exists to preserve freedom;

(2) The separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution; and

(3) 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. This entails reordering priorities within the legal system to place a premium on the traditional values of individual liberty and the rule of law. It also requires restoring the recognition of the importance of these norms among lawyers, judges, and law professors.

In working to achieve these goals, the Federalist Society seeks to educate the legal community, through its programs and publications, about how limited constitutional government based on the rule of law can have a positive effect on law and public policy.