Federalist Society


Mission: The Federalist Society is a nationwide network of conservative, libertarian, and moderate judges, scholars, lawyers and law students dedicated to fostering balanced and open debate about the fundamental principles of freedom, federalism, and judicial restraint.

The Federalist Society is a non-partisan organization 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 Federalist Society chapter at UCLA is committed to providing a diversity of views on campus through informed debate about limited constitutional government based on the rule of law and its positive effects on law and public policy.

Schuyler Watt 2018

Schuyler Watt, President

Schuyler was born and raised in Great Falls, MT and graduated from the University of Montana with degrees in finance and economics. He has diverse work experience ranging from up-and-coming startups to U.S. senate campaigns.

Schuyler and his wife Mariah, a Pepperdine Law graduate, have been married for 2 years. When not working, they enjoy spending time together in the great outdoors.

Mike Greenberg 2018

Mike Greenberg, Vice President

Mike was born in Upstate New York but raised in South Florida.  He is a 2017 graduate of the University of Florida, where he studied Political Science and History.  A passionate First Amendment defender, Mike served as Chairman of ACCENT Speakers Bureau while at UF, the nation's largest student-run university speakers’ series.

Mike gained significant legal research and litigation experience in clerking for a prominent liberty-focused law firm in the Summer of 2018.  He enjoys hiking and good barbeque, but spends the overwhelming majority of his free time following the New York Yankees.

Cooper Ward

Cooper Ward, Outreach Director

Cooper is from Atlanta. In 2017, he graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Philosophy, and was active in both charity and debate programs.

He is a self-published author and has worked for the past several summers at a real estate law firm in Atlanta. When not studying, he can usually be found watching college football or rock climbing.

Carter Johnson

Carter Johnston, Chairman

Carter hails from Boise, Idaho.  For 10 years, he served our country as an active-duty Army officer as an Apache attack helicopter pilot and intelligence officer in both combat and peacetime operations.  Most importantly, he was entrusted as a commander to lead and care for the most important asset in our military – the soldier.

Carter has been married to his beautiful wife Kimberly for 11 years and has two daughters, Reagan and Riley. After graduation, he will join the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis.

Andrea Ludtke 2018

Andrea Ludtke, Vice Chairwoman

Raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Andrea worked in Manhattan for four years as a TV news producer for Fox Business Network and Bloomberg Television. She studied journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill and aims to carry her love of writing into litigation.

She is moving to Dallas after graduation to clerk in federal district court for Chief Judge Barbara Lynn, after which she will join the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Andrea is also active on Law Review.