2024 Good Counselor Project Fellows

Steven Schaefer

Steve is the director of the Regulatory Transparency Project, which is the Federalist Society’s initiative dedicated to examining the administrative state, and looking at actions that promote innovation, opportunity, and liberty. Steve’s team collaborates with over 180 experts to produce webinars, podcasts, live events, and mini-documentaries. Prior to working at the Federalist Society, Steve worked for over 3 years at the Conscience & Religious Freedom Division at the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department for Health & Human Services. In that role, Steve worked to protect the civil rights of health care workers through investigation and enforcement of the Federal Health Care Conscience Protections.  

Before moving out to Washington, DC, Steve was a commercial litigator in Michigan, and was a member of the Oakland County Bar Association’s Inns of Court. Before becoming an attorney, Steve was a secondary social studies teacher and coach. He went to Wayne State University Law School at night, while teaching full-time, and was an associate editor on the Wayne Law Review. In 2022, Steve was part of the inaugural class of graduates from the Van Andel School of Government at Hillsdale College in Washington, DC, where he earned a Master of Arts in Government. He is a graduate of Michigan State University for his Bachelor of Arts in History, and his Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching. He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia.