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October 7, 2013

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1 previous review
July 6, 2011

ACS is a tremendous force for good in the legal community. They provide a much-needed alternative to the conservative, activist model of Constitutional interpretation promulgated by the Federalist So... more

October 7, 2013

ACS is doing the most important work in our nation right now by countering the ever-present shrill, hateful bombast insisting the Constitution supports an extremist, retrograde agenda. Staffed by the best and brightest lawyers in the country, ACS posits a thoughtful and balanced view of our nation's charter and acts as a a powerful counterweight to the "originalist" agenda which is nothing but a shorthand for institutionalized Christian fundamentalism and economic corporatism.

As a civil rights attorney I am deeply grateful for ACS and the work they do. If they didn't exist, they would have to be invented.

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July 6, 2011

ACS is a tremendous force for good in the legal community. They provide a much-needed alternative to the conservative, activist model of Constitutional interpretation promulgated by the Federalist Society.

The ACS staff and Board are high-level professionals and their educational programs
are of the highest quality. For all of these reasons, ACS is growing fast and has quickly become one of ht most influential legal groups in the country.

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upstate New York and DC

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give it more resources for its work

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1 previous review
January 10, 2011

I first learned about ACS during my first year of law school at the University of Georgia, and I became progressively more involved: I was the 2L co-president as well as the 3L co-president. As a prog... more

October 7, 2013

I last wrote a review about ACS almost three years ago, and the organization has continued to flourish. Even as the organization and its membership has increased in size, I find that the relationships I have built within ACS still make it feel like a family -- a family full of awesomely active folks all over the country working to make this country a better place for all. I can't say enough good things about ACS. I currently work in Miami in my dream job, and the fact that I'm here is in no small part thanks to ACS. The networks are wonderful, the publications and the convention (and other panels throughout the year, like the Supreme Court reviews) are extremely insightful, and the people of ACS itself are simply wonderful.

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put an ACS Lawyer chapter in every metropolitan area of the country!

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January 10, 2011

I first learned about ACS during my first year of law school at the University of Georgia, and I became progressively more involved: I was the 2L co-president as well as the 3L co-president. As a progressive law student interested in public interest work, ACS was an incredible resource for me. It gave me a forum not only to meet other progressive students but to gain a much deeper understanding of the law and policy issues I cared about. The national organization was incredibly supportive of us -- if we had big ideas for an event, ACS gave us the money and the professional contacts to make it happen. We were essentially only limited by our creativity (and, of course, our law-student workload).

Since finishing law school, I served on the board of the DC Lawyer Chapter while I was clerking in DC. In that role, I was vice-chair for the Constitution in the Classroom program, where I helped organize and train other lawyers to teach lessons on constitutional law to public school students around DC (from elementary school through high school). We reached hundreds and hundreds of students, and it was a blast!

Now I'm in Atlanta for a couple of years and am starting to get involved with the Georgia Lawyer Chapter. Wherever you are, I would highly recommend getting involved with your local ACS chapter. Not only will you stay informed on the stuff you care about (through the great weekly newsletter, the diverse issue briefs, and the amazing annual conference), but you'll meet a lot of interesting people. And you'll have fun doing it!

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the friends I've made, the professional contacts I've developed, and the insights into law and policy I've gained.

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get more people reading ACS publications.

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October 7, 2013

ACS does vital work to ensure that progressive visions of the law are represented in law schools and in the judiciary. I joined ACS as a 1L, was president of our student chapter at UVA, and am proud to continue my involvement now that I am in practice. The Federalist Society has had well-documented success in creating a network and a pipeline that develops young conservatives from law students to coveted political appointments. ACS is restoring balance to the federal bench by establishing a progressive network that rivals the FedSoc, and that frankly has more fun in the process. Their events are a good mix of practical advice, networking opportunities, and high-minded legal debate and discussion.

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work harder to get progressive views of the judiciary into popular consciousness.

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October 7, 2013

I have been involved with ACS since law school, and find that it fulfills both my desire both for camaraderie in the progressive legal community and my nerdy-wonky needs. They have a very active board that hosts events in everything from tech privacy to criminal justice reform, and we are always looking for new people and topic areas to help us with our mission. It's also a GREAT place to network.

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October 7, 2013

I became a member of ACS last year, in preparation for attending the ACS Convention. I had attended events put on by my local chapter, and wanted to get more involved, because I felt that the mission of the group aligned well with my personal and professional focus on justice and progressive legal practice. Now, I am a member of my local chapter's Executive Committee, and attending the convention made me even more excited about my new role. The ACS Convention was inspiring, thought-provoking, and an excellent networking opportunity. I constantly find myself telling stories about people I heard and things I learned there, because so much of it was timely and applicable to my work. It also gave me and my fellow Executive Committee members great ideas for programming for our local chapter. I am really thankful that ACS exists in this time of political impasse and judicial retrenchment, and I look forward to continuing to work with the national organization.

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October 5, 2013

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1 previous review
July 22, 2011

ACS has been at the forefront of issues of law and policy involving the U.S. Constitution for many years . ACS provides educational programs to professional and the general public through lectures and... more

October 5, 2013

The ACS helps the public , politician,students and academics understand the complex Constitutional issues confronting us today.

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July 22, 2011

ACS has been at the forefront of issues of law and policy involving the U.S. Constitution for many years . ACS provides educational programs to professional and the general public through lectures and publications many of which I have attended or read.

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Meeting others interested in these issues at meetings and learning a great deal from experts in a variety of fields.

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wouldn't change anything.

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October 4, 2013

As an incoming law student, ACS has been exactly what I was looking for in an organization devoted to fostering thoughtful debate on our Constitution. Having been involved in nationally-affiliated student organizations before, I say without reservation that the support the national organization provides to its chapters is top notch.

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June 26, 2013

When it comes to Constitutional organizations, ACS is the best of the best.

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April 12, 2013

ACS represents the very best in what a public-policy nonprofit should be. ACS staff are absolutely dedicated to their mission to promoting a progressive view of the Constitution and are careful with their money as they do so.

I've been involved with ACS in one way or another since I was
in law school. I greatly admire what they aim to do, and what they manage to do on a relatively tight budget.

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2012

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November 13, 2012

ACS is a great organization that I joined after entering law school last year. I am currently the event coordinator at my school and am so proud of all the events that we have had because they were both informative and inclusive of all viewpoints on issues like immigration and healthcare. The national organization also offers great advice and support to the student organizations and advise us on the hot topics of the year so we can plan events that showcase the issues that currently affect our nation and the living constitution of the United States. This is a great organization and I am happy to be a part of it and will continue to participate once I am a lawyer.

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