The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
July 12, 2012
I served as a volunteer at the 2012 ACS National Convention last month. It was a very valuable experience! The convention included panel discussions, plenaries, networking events and an opportunity to be assigned a mentor. All of these events were centered around discussing how we as lawyers, students, and professors can and SHOULD impact social justice in our local communities and country. While at the convention I met my assigned mentor who works as an attorney for the White House. I told him I am interested in law and policy work and he suggested a few places to which I should apply for a clerkship. He then suggested I also contact his office and inquire about clerkship opportunities. The next week, I received a call from his office requesting an interview. The next day, after the interview, I received an offer. This Fall I will be a WHITE HOUSE LAW CLERK!!! How cool is that?! Well, I owe it all to the ACS National Convention!
Would you volunteer for this group again?
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Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
Volunteering for the ACS Annual Convention allowed me to be partnered with a mentor and just a couple of weeks later a job offer at my mentor's place of business, THE WHITE HOUSE!!!
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
The volunteer experience was quite awesome as it allowed me to gain valuable networking experience. Also, I was able to be in a room with some of my heroes and and others that have dedicated their lives to advocating and fighting for social justice.
Volunteer & I was a volunteer at the 2012 ACS National Convention and am a current member of my school's student chapter of ACS.