ACS has been a constant force for enrichment and engagement through law school and my professional years. I enjoy the high-quality programming and opportunity to engage with diverse thought leaders. I satisfy my intellectual side through ACS. As a bonus, I even met some dear friends through ACS involvement.
ACS does an amazing job informing the broader public about important legal issues, helping to ensure an informed and motivated citizenry.
As a young law student, I am so pleased that ACS is out there promoting a positive, progressive vision of the law. Having already attended the 2017 Annual Convention and numerous chapter events, I am excited to keep working with this group.
ACS is a great organization. They put on intelligent events with thoughtful speakers and bring together people from across the country who care about this world and the direction in which it is heading.
ACS was the best thing about my law school experience. Law students with progessive ideals should absolutely check it out and grow their network. They offer great programming and amazing networking experiences.
ACS has been a real anchor for me, helping me in my career, opening doors and making connections. Staff is wonderful, smart and effective. Law students and lawyers, policymakers and judges -- this is an organization that is making a difference in helping shape law and policy, respecting the Constitution while advancing progressive principles.
ACS has really helped me to see how lawyers can make a difference in our society and in my community. The presentations and the speakers that ACS has hosted at my school have shown me how the law affects individuals and changes broad social issues. It has also helped me connect with professionals and form stronger connections with my professors, which I believe will help me in my career, as well as enhancing my education and my commitment to service.
ACS is a wonderful organization that provides ample opportunities for networking and thoughtful discourse on the leading issues of our time. Every ACS event I've attended has been welcoming and informative. I always enjoy what the organization has to offer.
ACS provides a powerful opportunity to network with individuals committed to the vitality of the U.S. Constitution and it's expressed fundamental values: individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, access to justice, democracy and the rule of law. I had the good fortune to recently attend my first ACS National Convention and was so impressed with the plethora of fabulous speakers. The speakers did an outstanding job discussing and explaining important legal topics of the day. The convention was remarkable. The speakers and events really did help foster progressive discussion and opportunities for real-world change, as another reviewer aptly stated. Members of local chapters volunteer their time and work hard to provide meaningful presentations and serve their local communities. ACS also does a stellar job producing meaningful publications, many of which are available for free on their website.
I also attended an ACS conference in DC and it could not have been better. The speakers and events all help to foster an open, progressive discussion that encourages real-world change.
More than the recent conference, however, ACS allows its chapters to pursue thought-provoking events interesting to local communities. These events attract legal professionals in many types of roles, helping to encourage connections that would likely not exist otherwise. ACS excels at bringing together people of similar values to maximize its impact civic and legal discourse both locally and nationally.
Its yearly conference was a great example of these strengths, and my volunteer work at ACS is valuable because it helps contribute to such a great organization.
I recently attended and volunteered at an ACS conference in Washington D.C. and I had a wonderful experience. The issues this group works on are relevant and important to all of us, the speakers and panels were great, and the conference was well organized. -Chris P., Portland, ME.
ACS is a wonderful organization. The helpful staff at the national headquarters are incredibly supportive and highly knowledgeable.
I have been a member of ACS for over six years. I first became a member of ACS in law school, where is provided me with an opportunity to connect with progressive law students at my school and across the country. It also provided a forum to discuss important legal and policy issues, as well as hear from leading practitioners and professors in the field.
Since graduating from law school, ACS has continued to provide opportunities to interact with other young lawyers, as well as keep abreast of cutting-edge issues across a range of legal areas.
The American Constitution Society (ACS) provides an opportunity for progressive law students and attorneys to interact, exchange ideas and learn from one another. Through events, issue briefs, student and lawyer chapters, publications, and a host of other activities, ACS creates a forum for the discussion and implementation of progressive legal ideas. By fostering a strong progressive legal community, ACS encourages and equips lawyers to advance the cause of social justice in their professional lives. The interactions between practitioners in the field, the best legal minds in the country, and the next generation of social justice-minded lawyers creates an exciting and inspiring atmosphere, one that serves as a reminder of all the wonderful things that lawyers are doing, and can be doing, to make the world a better place.
I joined the American Constitution Society as a law student to help foster my understanding of constitutional law and how it affects policy issues. Years later, as a practicing attorney, I stay involved to push myself to keep thinking about the issues and to continue the conversation with other attorneys and policymakers, especially in my local community. The strong relationships and connections I've built through ACS in DC have been wonderful, but the greatest value is the opportunity to share and spread ideas with people who live and practice law in other parts of the country.
I first learned of ACS during my first year of law school. Attending the convention allowed me to make friends with similar passion for constitutional policy and interpretation, and these friends have become like family to me. The relationships I've forged through ACS have been some of the most supportive and intellectually stimulating of contacts made in my legal career. The programming offered nationally and locally is first-rate, bringing a balanced voice in an often shrill political climate.
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.
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!