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Ryan D.

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Review for The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Any progressive attorney or law student with an interest in improving our country's legal scholarship should join ACS. I became involved in ACS while I was a student at a law school in California, and I have continued as a member as a practicing attorney in Los Angeles. ACS brings together the sharpest legal minds from around the country, advances legal thinking, and more importantly, offers a response to conservative ideas that have taken on a greater role in the legal profession over the past few decades. All of the ACS events I have been involved with have been professionally run. The staff takes pride in their work and shares the organization's mission. I couldn't recommend getting involved more.

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

I've experienced the results of this organization in observing the nation's conversations regarding the roles judges should play in our society and how its work has emboldened legal progressives. The organization has also resulted in my own professional development through my participation in ACS events and student competitions.

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

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would help it attain a broader nationwide focus. It seems as if much of the attention of this admittedly young organization is in Washington, DC, but I live on the west coast and feel disconnected at times. Washington is the center of the legal field in this country, and therefore it is only natural for many ACS events to take place there, but there should be a greater focus on other regional or state issues as well.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

Only organization of this type doing this type of work in a nationwide capacity.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I led a student chapter, have attended multiple national conventions, and have been involved with other projects.