On behalf of the University of Virginia School of Law, it is my great pleasure to welcome all of you to the 1994 Federalist Society Symposium. This year's conference, the 13th Annual Student Symposium, focuses on Feminism, Sexual Distinctions, and the Law. This conference continues the admirable tradition of the Federalist Society, a tradition which emphasizes the unique role of law students in fostering a robust marketplace of ideas about law, and in maintaining the interdisciplinary focus of the modem university law school.
The coincidence of the Federalist Society Annual Conference's being held in Charlottesville leads inevitably to reflections on the unique friendship and fifty-year collaboration between James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. Indeed, one of Madison's and Jefferson's most successful and least recognized collaborative efforts led directly to the establishment of the School of Law at the University of Virginia in 1825.
Robert E. Scott,
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and the Role of Interdisciplinary Studies,
Harv. J. L. & Pub. Pol'y
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/faculty_scholarship/741