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The UK College of Law chapter of the Federalist Society hosted its inaugural spring banquet at Jefferson Davis Inn on April 1. Nearly thirty members of the chapter and other law students attended to hear U.S. Representative Andy Barr (a former University of Kentucky College of Law Federalist Society chapter president) speak on his time at the University of Kentucky and how federalism principles influence his votes in Congress.

"This year, the Federalist Society executive board dedicated itself to both bringing in high caliber speakers and becoming a more social and philanthropic organization,” UK Federalist Society President Aubrey Vaughan explained. “Having our inaugural banquet with Congressman Barr was the capstone of that hard work. We were able to discuss with him the impact of our conservative and classically liberal legal philosophies on the legislative process, and we hope that this event can become an annual tradition for our organization!"

The officers presented Ms. Vaughan with the book award for her service in the organization. As an organization dedicated to advancing the ideas of liberty and the Constitution in the law school, the community, and the entire legal profession, this event was a great way to discuss these concepts in a casual atmosphere.

The Federalist Society has had a successful year with notable national exposure.  Members of the organization attended the National Student Symposium at the University of Chicago Law School in February.  The UK College of Law chapter was nominated for the Chapter of the Year and Membership Growth awards.