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February 7, 2011

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February 7, 2011

Prior to entering law school, I attended part of one of the first national conferences. At that point, I knew that the organization was poised to take a leadership role in this space and the progressive vision of the organization was vital. When I entered law school in 2004, there was no student chapter and I then decided to found the school's chapter. Since then, I have attended nearly all subsequent national conferences and still stay involved in my city's Lawyer Chapter by serving on the Steering Committee. It is a FANTASTIC organization that I appreciate for it's intellectual leadership, great organization, supportive networks and national reach.

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By participating in national conferences, I've expanded my knowledge base in areas of interest. Based upon my student and lawyer chapter experiences, I've also learned significant leadership skills that I have transferred to other areas of my career.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it more accessible to non-lawyers.

February 7, 2011

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February 7, 2011

I was introduced to ACS in law school. Our school chapter hosted great speeches and debates. Since graduating in 2009, I have become even more involved in my local lawyer chapter. The local chapter offers great volunteer opportunities and hosts networking events, where I can meet like-minded public interest attorneys. I was fortunate enough to receive a fellowship for the ACS National Convention last summer, and I was blown away by the exciting program. The convention featured interesting panels and fascinating speakers, like Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Senator Al Franken. ACS does a great job of keeping lawyers engaged in broader social and political issues.

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I've helped with volunteer events, such as Constitution in the Classroom, which teaches schoolchildren about the U.S. Constitution. I was fortunate enough to receive a fellowship for the ACS National Convention last summer, and I was blown away by the exciting program. The convention featured interesting panels and fascinating speakers, like Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Senator Al Franken.

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Keep up the good work!

February 5, 2011

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February 5, 2011

As a former attorney who now heads a philanthropy, I find ACS invaluable in keeping me informed about emerging issues. Its weekly Book Talk often summarizes cutting edge thinking. Its blog offers a well-read forum for law professors, practicing attorneys, best-selling authors, and other to debate the issues of the day. Its overview of the crisis in the federal judiciary is exceptional. Its conferences compress more wisdom into a couple of days than some law schools deliver over three years. Finally, ACS is a powerful force on behalf of a strong Constitution, evolving to meet the changing challenges of a dynamic society. It is a voice of reason and accuracy in an era where the Constitution is routinely abused by zealots who know little jurisprudence and less history. ACS rocks!

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The wealth of information and analysis it provides to challenge, or buttress, my own views.

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I would not change anything!

February 5, 2011

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February 5, 2011

I have been involved with ACS since my first year of law school. It's such a terrific organization! ACS significantly enhanced my law school experience, showing me the importance of learning about and remaining involved in constitutional issues. It added much-needed depth and realism to my academic experience! I have also met some terrific and inspiring people through ACS, and have learned about issues I never previously thought about. It's a great organization to remain active in even after law school.

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ACS became a tremendous force at Howard University School of Law and really got the students thinking about constitutional issues

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make them more vigilant about getting members to renew their dues. ACS is so enthusiastic about getting people interested and involved (which is great), that it tends to neglect some of the more mundane things, like sending out reminders to members to get them to pay their dues

February 4, 2011

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February 4, 2011

ACS is a wonderful organization! They have so many fantastic informational events and they facilitate lawyers volunteering in the community.

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my interaction with CITC.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make it more widely available -- it's awfully DC-centric.

February 4, 2011

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February 4, 2011

As a retired lawyer who likes to keep up with important advances in the law and legal controversies, I find the ACS journal and website to be valuable resources. They spot and cover issues largely ignored by mass media, and are leaders in the effort to preserve our living constitution.

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Reading thoughtful law journal articles.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None to suggest.

February 2, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 2, 2011

Great speakers, events, members, and conferences. I'm greatful for their advocacy now more than ever.

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Events and conferences.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make it louder!

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

They've done a great job making sure that the true meaning, and the way to interpret the constitution, is known. Their student organizations help to frame the debates on campus, and their social events for attorneys engage the whole community

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working as a student organizer on campus

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Create more cross-campus communication, and create more connections between professionals; and between professionals and students

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

I'm a first-year law student, and I've found ACS to be enormously helpful and informative. I've learned a lot from the different speakers brought in to talk about very relevant, current issues in today's legal sphere, and it's been great to meet other progressive students.

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I even obtained an internship offer from a recent ACS happy hour with local attorneys.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change anything.

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

I am second year law student and co-president of my law school's chapter of ACS and I can't even begin to describe how much support - both financially and programitcally - I receive from the ACS national office. Besides the obvious plus of helping to fund our on campus events ACS' staff is always there to help students find speakers for their programs and connect students with lawyers in their area.
Having such a strong commitment to bringing as many law students as possible to the annual convention in DC is just one testament to ACS commitment to mentoring the next generation of lawyers.

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California

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nothing!

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