Upcoming Events


Ensuring Democratic Accountability in the Administrative State

Date: February 09, 2023
Location: Washington, DC
Time: All Day, beginning 9:00 a.m. EST

Pacific Legal Foundation’s Center for the Separation of Powers and Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy seek papers for a symposium on “Ensuring Democratic Accountability in the Administrative State,” to be held in February 2023, in Washington, DC. Proposal Submission Detail Please submit a brief proposal that describes your thesis and how …


In the Face of Giants: PLF's 50th Anniversary Gala

Date: March 23, 2023
Location: National Portrait Gallery, 8th and G Streets NW Washington, DC 20001
Time: 6:00 PM EDT - 10:30 PM EDT

For 50 years, Pacific Legal Foundation has stood shoulder-to-shoulder with ordinary Americans pitted against fearsome Goliaths—unjust government agencies with the power to destroy lives. We’ve stood with homeowners fighting to get their property back, entrepreneurs fighting for their livelihood, and parents fighting for their children’s future. N …


Certificate of Need Research Conference

Date: June 03, 2023
Location: John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University
Time: All Day, beginning 9:00 a.m. EST

We are pleased to formally invite paper submissions for a Certificate of Need Research Conference, co-sponsored by the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) and Pacific Legal Fou…

Past Events


[Past Event] - What’s At Stake: Wilkins v. USA

Date: November 18, 2022
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST – 3:00 p.m. EST

Larry “Wil” Wilkins just wants to enjoy the serenity of his woodsy property in rural Montana. The self-described “mountain man” is a military veteran with PTSD who passes the time fishing, bla…


[Past Event] - The Future of Private Property Regulation in America

Date: November 10, 2022
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Time: 3:00 p.m. EST – 4:00 p.m. EST

Owning property in America should bring you security, stability, and a sense of pride. It shouldn’t lock you into a yearslong legal battle with your own government. But all too often, that’s what happens.    Join Pacific Legal Foundation on Thursday, November 10 to discuss the precarious future of property rights. We’ll focus on two PLF …


[Past Event] - Research Roundtable: Due Process Deficits in Regulatory Enforcement and Adjudication

Date: October 28, 2022
Location: Arlington, VA
Time: All Day, beginning 9:00 a.m. EDT

Pacific Legal Foundation’s Center for the Separation of Powers, The Center for Growth and Opportunity, and George Mason University’s Law & Economics Center seek papers for a research roundtabl…


[Past Event] - Pulling Back the Curtain: Public Interest Litigation & Policy

Date: October 25, 2022
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Time: 2:00 p.m. EDT – 3:00 p.m. EDT

Laws spell out how governments operate; litigation induces courts to decide if laws are constitutional; and legislation can clarify or strengthen court decisions.  So, how can policy professionals cultivate the most effective interplay between public policy and the courts?  Join us for Public Interest Litigation & Policy, the fourth and final …