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 WattSchuyler Watt, President

Schuyler was born and raised in Great Falls, MT and graduated from the University of Montana in 2014 with degrees in finance and economics.

He spent the intervening years before law school working a myriad of jobs including political consultant, legislative aide, construction laborer, and outdoor television cameraman. He has a passion for archery and big game hunting.

Schuyler has been married to his lovely wife Mariah for 1 year. He resides in the Santa Monica area.

Carter JohnsonCarter Johnston, Vice President

Carter hails from Boise, Idaho and is a 2006 graduate of the University of Hawaii with a degree in Marketing.

For 10 years, Carter 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 10 years and has two daughters, Reagan and Riley. He currently resides in the Santa Monica area.

Andrea LudtkeAndrea Ludtke, Secretary

Andrea is a South Florida native. Prior to law school, she worked for four years as a news producer for business and financial networks in New York City. A journalism major at UNC-Chapel Hill with a passion for writing, she aims to take her talent for telling great stories from the newsroom to the courtroom.

In her spare time, you can find her living on the edge watching Golden Girls reruns, baking experimental 'healthy' desserts that her friends are always too full to eat, and serenading her neighbors with ringside seats to unrequested singing performances.

Oh, and to put the inevitable burning question to rest, it's pronounced 'LOOT-kuh.' She resides in Beverly Hills.

Sean MckaveneySean McKaveney, Outreach Director

Sean grew up in San Diego. He is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College (CMC), having studied Government and American Politics. While at CMC, Sean was active in government and leadership programs.

Additionally, he served as the Team Captain and Quarterback of the school's football team, and continues to work as a football analyst for various organizations. Sean has gained practical experience in legal practice, working for a prominent San Diego civil litigation firm, specializing in insurance and high-risk defense.

Sean resides in Westwood.