Mission Statement

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 Society seeks both to promote an awareness of these principles and to further their application through its activities.

  • The Society’s chief goal is to foster balanced and open debate about the fundamental principles of individual freedom, limited government, judicial restraint, and the rule of law in protecting individual freedom and traditional values.
  • Overall, the Society's efforts are improving our present and future leaders' understanding of the principles underlying American law.
  • Each semester, our student chapter at the University of Houston Law Center organizes a wide range of activities including lectures, discussions anddebates by noted legal scholars and experts with diverse and often opposing viewpoints on a broad range of issue.
  • The Society’s ongoing programs encourage our members to involve themselves more actively in local, state-wide, and national affairs and to contribute more productively to their communities.
  • Membership is open to all who wish to join!

The Federalist Society fundmentally exists to promote the exchange and free-flow of ideas, not to promote particular policies, appointments, or politicians. We do not adopt political stances,advocate for political outcomes, or endorse nominees or candidates.

"I want to commend the [Federalist] Society for bringing together the best minds
from right, left, and center to debate the most pressing legal issues of the day."

-U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito