[PAST EVENT] The Free Speech Clause and the Defense of Religious Liberty  | Kristen Waggoner

November 12, 2018
12:50pm - 1:50pm
Law School, Room 119
613 S Henry St
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Access & Features
  • Free food
  • Open to the public
  • Registration/RSVP

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Institute of Bill of Rights Law (IBRL) Student Division, the Christian Law Society, and the Federalist Society. Lunch will be provided.

Kristen Waggoner attended law school at Regent University Law School. After which, she clerked with Washington Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Sanders and interning with U.S. Rep. Linda Smith, Waggoner joined Ellis, Li & McKinstry, a Seattle law firm, where she became a partner in 2004. Now, she is the Senior Vice President of Legal Services and Senior Counsel at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a legal organization that advocates for people?s right to live out their faith through efforts in strategy, training, funding, and litigation. Since she assumed this role, ADF has prevailed as lead counsel in eight U.S. Supreme Court victories, including Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which she argued at the Supreme Court and won. She continues as lead counsel in Arlene?s Flowers v. State of Washington, which the Supreme Court remanded to the lower courts. 

A related event featuring Paul M. Smith, Vice President of the Campaign Legal Center and former chair of Lambda Legal?s National Board of Directors is scheduled for January 8.