Monday, November 14, 2005

This week at the ACS

Professor Dorf on the Alito nomination

Come to a brown bag, 12:30 Monday, JG 106, to hear Professor Dorf address the Alito nomination, including its ramifications for the right to choose. ACS cosponsors with Law Students for Choice and the Young Dems.

ACLU sponsors Steve Shapiro on Ali v. Rumsfeld, TOMORROW, 6 pm, JG 105

Mr. Shapiro will discuss Ali v. Rumsfeld, the first federal court lawsuit to name a top US official in the ongoing torture scandal in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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!

Next general meeting

The last general meeting of the semester will be on December 6. We’ll have a panel of 2L/3L students giving tips on studying for and writing law school exams. If you have a 2L/3L mentor, you can ask them for their tips too!

Mark your calendar for next semester!

**First general meeting of spring semester will be Tuesday, January 10, at lunch—the second day of classes.

**First event of spring semester: Peter Rubin, professor of law at Georgetown, founder of the ACS, and prominent Supreme Court advocate (Bush v. Gore, Vacco v. Quill), will be here on January 19. After he speaks at 6:00 pm, come to a pre-Bar Review happy hour—free to national ACS members, but anyone can join up at the door!

ACS 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.

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