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, and judicial restraint.
- We work to promote awareness of these principles at UHLC and beyond. Each semester, we organize a wide range of activities such as speeches and debates by noted legal scholars and political figures, along with social events and other gatherings.
- Our members hold diverse and often conflicting views on a broad range of issues.
Membership is open to anyone who wants to join.
We exist solely to promote the exchange of ideas, not to promote particular policies, appointments, or politicians. We do not adopt political stances or advocate for political outcomes. We do not lobby for legislation. We do not sponsor nor do we endorse nominees or candidates.