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American Constitution Society at New England Law | Boston

Who we are:

The American Constitution Society is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit, educational organization.  Founded in 2001, ACS is comprised of law students, lawyers, scholars, judges, policymakers, activists, and other concerned individuals who are working to ensure that the fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice are in their rightful, central place in American law. ACS encourages its members to think critically about the law and the world around them and to express their views and make their voices heard.

Board Members 2013-2014:

What we do:

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) promotes the vitality of the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental values it expresses: individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, access to justice, democracy, and the rule of law. These abiding principles are reflected in the vision of the Constitution’s framers and the wisdom of forward-looking leaders who have shaped our law throughout American history. As a result of their efforts, the Constitution has retained its authority and relevance for each new generation.   

The American Constitution Society embraces the progress our nation has made toward full embodiment of the Constitution’s core values. ACS believes that law can and should be a force for improving the lives of all people. We are revitalizing and transforming legal and policy debates in classrooms, courtrooms, legislatures, and the media.
 
The student chapter here at New England Law | Boston seeks to provide opportunities for interested progressive students to connect and engage with cutting-edge ideas, with high-profile speakers, and with other students and local chapters who share overlapping interests. This past year one of our most successful events included a review of the 2009-2010 Supreme Court with New England Law | Boston professors discussing landmark cases from that term.  In addition to providing exciting programming events, we also work to emphasize the “community” aspect of our progressive legal community, setting up social events and mentorship programs. We have some great ideas this year to make these events even better, but we need and are always eager for input from new 1Ls.

Our Work:

With over 175 law school and lawyer chapters all across the country, ACS is working to:

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