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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!

February 1, 2011

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February 1, 2011

I'm a third-year law student, and I'm very grateful for the American Constitution Society's efforts in law schools. Through the high-quality speakers ACS has brought to my campus, and through the opportunities that ACS has provided for me to attend national conferences, I've greatly expanded my knowledge of the Constitution and the important legal issues our country currently faces. ACS has greatly enriched my education.

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My understanding of the Constitution and it's application to modern issues has been greatly enhanced by ACS. I've also had the opportunity to meet and discuss issues with some of the brightest legal minds on our country because of ACS' campus programs.

Ways to make it better...

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

Expand it's reach into other campuses and other lawyer chapters.

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

I'm a third-year law student, and I'm very grateful for the American Constitution Society's efforts in law schools. Through the high-quality speakers ACS has brought to my campus, and through the opportunities that ACS has provided for me to attend national conferences, I've greatly expanded my knowledge of the Constitution and the important legal issues our country currently faces. ACS has greatly enriched my education.

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My understanding of the Constitution and it's application to modern issues has been greatly enhanced by ACS. I've also had the opportunity to meet and discuss issues with some of the brightest legal minds on our country because of ACS' campus programs.

Ways to make it better...

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

Expand it's reach into other campuses and other lawyer chapters.

January 9, 2011

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January 9, 2011

I became involved with ACS at Penn Law School in my first year, going on to be the Speaker's Chair and President of our ACS chapter. In the law school community, ACS has quickly become the premier progressive legal policy and advocacy organization. Our chapter puts on dozens of unique events each year that bring students together to discuss and learn more about many of the important issues facing our country. ACS members immediately become part of a larger community of individuals with similar interests and goals, making it a great networking opportunity and a place for professional development.

ACS helps shape public legal debates by publishing timely articles, blog posts, issue briefs and other literature on important areas of the law. ACS also provides areas for students and professionals to hone and publish their work, through their national moot court competition and writing competitions.

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Worked with the national organization to put on many quality events over the years, including our annual Supreme Court Review and Preview and Federal Judges Panels. A full list of our events can be found at http://www.law.upenn.edu/groups/acs/events.html. I also went to the Constitution in 2020 symposium at Yale Law School, the National Student Symposium at Penn Law School, and the National Convention in Washington, DC, where I expanded my network and made many valuable professional connections.

Ways to make it better...

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

Give it more money, so it can more fully fund student activities across the country.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

January 8, 2011

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January 8, 2011

I'm the President of the University of Miami School of Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society, and I have been incredibly impressed with the national management of the organization from the start. Without their support, our local chapter would not have been able to achieve some of the success that we had this year.

At the University of Miami, this fall, some of our highlighted events included a professor panel on Don't Ask Don't Tell considerations, and we hosted a Voter Rights Panel with ACLU Voting Rights Director Laughlin McDonald.

I've been part of several organizations in the past, but I can tell you that the national chapter has been incredibly fast and efficient in their support of our local chapter. They maintain a great balance of encouraging our creativity, while making sure that no money goes to waste.

I would honestly encourage other nonprofits and associations to model their structure off of ACS because it works incredibly well. It's one of the best non-profits that I've ever worked with.

This organization is an incredibly worthwhile donation.

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coordination between the national chapter and our local organization. As I noted in the review, the national chapter is great in encouraging creativity, while still maintaining standards and a legitimate organization.

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I can't think of any changes to make off the bat, quite frankly. I'm part of several organizations, and quite frankly, I've never seen a national non-profit run so effectively.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

January 6, 2011

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January 6, 2011

I joined ACS as a student, and later became a student chapter leader. I've remained involved as a professional. As I've continued my participation, I've reaped immeasurable benefits. ACS's programs never fail to be interesting and informative. I've also had the opportunity to meet and become acquainted with leaders and visionaries of today and tomorrow.

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professional development, networking

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

none!

January 6, 2011

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January 6, 2011

I'm Co-President of the Yale Law Chapter of ACS this year, and it's been a great experience. We organize over 100 events/year at Yale Law and are now the largest student group there. The national ACS organization has helped us all along the way, and it runs a first-rate convention each summer in DC--there must have been close to a thousand attendees last year.

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At Yale Law School

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Not much

January 6, 2011

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January 6, 2011

I may be the sole law student who twice participated in the ACS sponsored Constance Baker Motley Moot Court. Participation greatly enhanced my law school experience. The education that accrued through participation is difficult to overstate. I'm deeply great to ACS staff for their careful guidance through my moot court adventures.

Also, I benefited in ways too numerous to enumerate including mentoring and ACS convention attendance.

Thanks ACS!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Increasing my skills as an Appellate Attorney

Ways to make it better...

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

Make me an employee of ACS

January 6, 2011

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January 6, 2011

I've been involved in ACS both as a law student, and now as a young lawyer. In law school, ACS helped to create a strong community of progressive lawyers and (with support from ACS National) our student chapter hosted regular events to discuss and explore pressing legal issues. Many of our events were co-sponsored with the Federalist Society chapter, creating lively and informative debates. Additionally, as a student I enjoyed attending ACS events - such as the National Convention - which provided opportunities to meet and network with more senior attorneys with similar ideals. Now, as a young lawyer, I continue to benefit from ACS' amazing events and networking opportunities. I moved to a new city following law school, and immediately connected with the local ACS lawyer chapter. Doing so has been a great way to meet people and get connected to the legal community here.

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meeting people and getting connected to the progressive legal community in my new city.

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

expand its prominence and influence.

January 6, 2011

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January 6, 2011

The American Constitution Society (ACS) is a great community of people committed to better understanding and improving the American legal system. Many of my good friends and colleagues from law school are members. ACS has helped us network with more established members of the legal community who are mentoring us and helping us become better lawyers. ACS has provided us with a unique forum for discussing important legal issues and learning from some of the most respected legal scholars and practitioners in the country. It also provides engaging literature on pressing legal issues. And the ACS blog keeps me up to date with important cases that impact my community and our Constitution. It truly is one of the great organizations of our time.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

educating the community about a number of important legal issues.

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

have it form an affiliated legal fund that brought lawsuits in line with its legal philosophy.

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