Monday, September 12, 2005

This week at the ACS

Dear ACS Members,

Just a note to let you know what’s up at the ACS this week.


All three of our speaker events will occur on Wednesday, September 14.

At lunch, Professors Monaghan and Merrill (others TBA) will speak at a panel titled “Advise and Consent: The Nomination of Judge John Roberts.” This Social Justice Initiative event is cosponsored by the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society. Room TBA.

At 7 pm, Professor Cass Sunstein (University of Chicago) will speak on his latest book, Radicals in Robes: Why Extreme Right-Wing Courts Are Wrong for America. A reception with food and wine will follow. The event will take place in JG 104.

At the same time, across town, the NYC Lawyers’ Chapter will also host a panel on “John Roberts and the Upcoming Supreme Court Term,” featuring:
  • Charles Fried, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School and former Solicitor General under President Ronald Reagan
  • William Eskridge, Professor of Law, Yale Law School and
  • Susan Herman, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School and General Counsel of the American Civil Liberties Union
  • Moderated by Emily Bazelon of Slate Magazine.
This event runs from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm at Shearman & Sterling, 599 Lexington Ave. between 52nd St. and 53rd St. Refreshments will be provided compliments of Shearman & Sterling. RSVP to by September 13, 2005.


We are accepting applications for two 1L Board reps and one 2L Board rep. Preference given to potential webmasters, people interested in working on the blog, and people interested in helping us to run this spring’s Moot Court competition. Board rep applications are due Thursday, September 15 at 5 pm. You can download a copy of the application by going to our yahoogroups site and clicking on “files” in the left margin. Questions or problems? Email Mary Kelly at mp2331.


The Student Senate will host a BBQ on Revson Plaza this Thursday from 12-2. ACS will have a table and we’ll be handing out information and maybe even some candy. ; ) Want to help us tell the uninformed what ACS is all about? Email Mary Kelly at mp2331 or Whitney at war2102.


The information session for the ACS Moot Court program will be September 28 at lunch…mark your calendars. Remember, 1Ls can get moot court credit through this program. Questions? Email Adam at aan51.


Interested in having an upperclass mentor, but didn’t sign up the first time? Email Whitney at war2102.

See you soon! --Mary Kelly


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