Monday, October 10, 2005

This week at the ACS

Hi ACS members and friends! Here's the upcoming lineup. As always, send ideas and comments to acs@law.columbia.edu or mp2331.

Community Gardening

Interested in learning about gardening? Hanging out with some ACS folks? Just getting your hands dirty? ACS and the National Lawyers’ Guild are cosponsoring a trip to to a community garden in the Bronx on Saturday, October 15. Meet in the JGH lobby at 10 am. There will be a talk on the legal issues surrounding community gardens, work, then a meal. For more information, email Suehiko at sdo7 or Liz at eaa2101.

Road Trip! to the Leadership Conference at Harvard

Yeehaw. The American Constitution Society is saddling up for Boston and the first-ever ACS Student Leadership Conference at Harvard on Saturday November 12. Take the weekend to meet student activists from around the region, get to know your fellow Columbia Law students, and discuss the future of ACS and projects like the Constitution in the 21st Century Project with National staff. Please e-mail Jon Sherman at js2842 if you're interested in joining us.

Membership party

Pre-bar review party October 20! Watch your email for more details or email Whitney, war2102, or Jon, js2842.

Next general meeting

Our next general meeting will be at lunch on Tuesday, November 1. Watch your email for the location. Lunch provided as always, and remember to bring a friend!

Walter Dellinger to speak on the Rehnquist Court

On November 2, Columbia ACS is sponsoring a talk by Walter Dellinger on “The Rehnquist Court in Retrospect.” Dellinger is the Douglas B. Maggs Professor of Law at Duke University. He served as acting Solicitor General for the 1996-97 Term of the Supreme Court. Dellinger argued nine cases before the Court, including cases dealing with physician assisted suicide, the line item veto, the cable television act, the Brady Act, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the constitutionality of remedial services for parochial school children. Mark your calendar!

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