The Federalist Society is a group of students interested in the current state of the legal order. The Society 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 purpose of the Federalist Society is to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through a variety of organizational sponsored activities. This entails reordering priorities within the legal system to place a premium on individual liberty, traditional values, and the rule of law. It also requires restoring the recognition of the importance of these norms among lawyers, judges, law students, and professors. In working to achieve these goals, the Federalist Society will work to create an intellectual network that extends to all levels of the legal community.