Sunday, November 06, 2005

This week at the ACS

Hello friends--please read up on our upcoming events and programs below. Don't forget to send questions, comments, and suggestions to us at acs@law.columbia.edu. We're always looking for new ideas and input! Take care and see you soon, Mary Kelly and the Columbia ACS Board.

Road trip to Harvard this weekend

A group of us are headed up to Cambridge this weekend for the Harvard ACS student leadership conference. We’re leaving Friday and coming back Sunday. The conference is free for ACS National members! For more information, email Jon at js2842.

Roe v. Wade brown bag with Prof. Dorf on Monday 14th

Law Students for Choice, ACS, and the Young Dems are cosponsoring a lunchtime discussion with Professor Dorf on Monday November 14th. For more information, email Mary Kelly at mp2331.

Writing competition

OVERVIEW: The University of Pennsylvania Law School Chapter of the American Constitution Society will serve as host to the second annual legal writing competition for law students nationwide. This year’s theme is Addressing Inequality: Moving Toward a More Just Society. Papers will be judged on their effective use, analysis, and/or expansion of progressive legal scholarship. This year’s judging committee will include federal court judges and leading academics. The student authors of the top three papers will receive special recognition at the ACS National Convention and a cash prize for their work. The top paper will receive an offer of publication in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. The deadline is Friday, February 3, 2006.

For more information, you can access the writing competition website from http://www.acslaw.org/chapters/students/. Questions? Email Mary Kelly, mp2331.

Jeff Berman on Samuel Alito, November 7

Jeff Berman, Western Regional Director of People for the American Way and former Chief Counsel to Senator Chuck Schumer, will speak on the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court TOMORROW, Monday November 7, starting at noon in JG 106. Berman has extensive Judicial Committee experience and will speak in depth about the Judge’s record. Lunch provided. For more information, email Thomas at tch2105 or Mary Kelly at mp2331.

Blog This!

Get blogging! Andy’s done redesigning the ACS blog. Check it out at http://columbiaacs.blogspot.com/, and watch your email inbox for opportunities for YOUR blog entry to get published!

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