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

Rating: 5 stars  

While there are several progressive think tanks and policy groups, only ACS is anchored in hundreds of law-student and lawyer chapters around the country, with the mission of growing the next generation of progressive lawyers and policy-makers by exposure to ideas and with links made to one another. It is a unique role within the progressive community.

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

I teach in a law school and I see the enthusiasm that students bring to the ACS chapter, which exposes students to interesting outside speakers and provides networking opportunities.

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

Find more resources for the chapters to provide enhanced programming and leadership. The Federalist Society is much better funded, serving restaurant-quality meals at its events -- and we all know that a student body marches on its stomach. Seriously, the American Constitution Society's potential is limited only by its resources.

Role:  Board Member & At the June 2011 annual convention, I served on a well-attended panel on the future of reproductive rights. .