Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter

Mock Convention 2016 is thrilled to welcome Ann Coulter to the campus of Washington & Lee during Convention weekend. Ms. Coulter will speak on February 12th at 8:30 p.m. in the Warner Center.

Ms. Coulter’s distinguished reputation as a political commentator, author, syndicated columnist and lawyer has led her to have quite the career. She has penned eleven books on a range of topics. Some of her most recent works include: Adios America!, Never Trust a Liberal Over Three-Especially a Republican, and Demonic: How the Liberal is Endangering America.

She has made regular appearances on a number of television shows, including several Fox News programs such as Hannity, The O’Reilly Factor, Red Eye and Fox & Friends. Ms. Coulter has also appeared on Piers Morgan, HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Dr. Drew, Entertainment Tonight, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

 On April 25, 2005, Ms. Coulter was the cover story for Time Magazine. She was also named one of the “Top 100 Public Intellectuals” by federal judge Richard Posner in 2001.

Ms. Coulter graduated with honors from Cornell University School of Arts & Sciences. She received her J.D. from University of Michigan Law School, where she worked as an editor for of The Michigan Law Review. She went on to clerk for the Honorable Pasco Bowman II of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She was also an attorney in the Department of Justice Honors Program for outstanding law school graduates.

Ms. Coulter worked as an attorney in a private practice in New York City before she went on to work for the Senate Judiciary Committee. She then became a litigator with the Center For Individual Rights in Washington, D.C., a public interest law firm dedicated to the defense of individual rights with particular emphasis on freedom of speech, civil rights, and the free exercise of religion.



 Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist

Mock Convention 2016 is excited to welcome Grover Norquist to speak at Convention Weekend. Mr. Norquist will speak in the Warner Center at 3:00 p.m. on February 12th. 

Mr. Norquist is the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), an organization that opposes tax increases at all levels of government. Mr. Norquist also serves on the boards of directors of the National Rifle Association of America, the American Conservative Union, and the Parental Rights Organization Center for the National Interest (formerly known as The Nixon Center).

Mr. Norquist is a contributing editor to The American Spectator, a conservative monthly magazine that covers news and politics, and is the  president of the American Society of Competitiveness. He is also the author of four books: Rock the HouseLeave Us Alone – Getting the Government’s Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our LivesDebacle: Obama’s War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future (with co-author John Lott) and End the IRS Before it Ends Us — How to Restore a Low Tax, High Growth, Wealthy America.

Mr. Norquist was on the campaign staff for the Republican Platform Committees in 1988, 1992, and 1996. He also served as the executive director of both the National Taxpayer’s Union and of the College Republicans. He holds an MBA and a BA in Economics from Harvard University, and currently resides in Washington, DC with his wife and two daughters. 


 Steve Moore

Steve Moore

And last but certainly not least, we would like to announce that the Distinguished Visiting Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, Steve Moore, will also be speaking to the students of Washington and Lee during Convention Weekend. Mr. Moore will be speaking in the Warner Center on February 13th at 11:15 a.m.

At The Heritage Foundation, Moore focuses on advancing public policies that increase economic growth, and also works on budget, fiscal and monetary policy.  Mr. Moore is the founder of the Club for Growth, an organization focused on encouraging a high growth economy and promoting public policies through legislative involvement, issue advocacy, research, training and educational activity.  After founding the Club for Growth, Mr. Moore founded the Free Enterprise Fund before joining The Wall Street Journal as the Senior Economics writer on the editorial board.  

He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a bachelor of arts degree and holds a masters of arts in economics from George Mason University.

Only three weeks remain until these distinguished speakers arrive on campus. The buzz around Washington and Lee is growing and the excitement continues to build, as convention weekend becomes closer and closer to being a reality!