Monday, January 16, 2006

This week at the ACS

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to all!

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND DISCUSSION OF ALITO NOMINATION, TUESDAY

**Tomorrow**, Tuesday, we will meet in JG 101 at 12:20. We'll be talking about upcoming events, including the Rubin visit, an NSA surveillance panel, the membership party, and opportunities for involvement in the national ACS Moot Court competition.

After that, we'll be watching streaming video of commentary on the Alito nomination and talking about what Judge Alito's confirmation would mean to the Court and to the nation.

Lunch provided for meeting-goers.

ACS FOUNDER PETER RUBIN VISITS CLS ON THURSDAY: mark your calendar!

Supreme Court advocate and privacy-law specialist Peter Rubin, who founded the national American Constitution Society in 2001, will speak at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday in JG 106. A wine and cheese reception will follow. Stay tuned for more details, and be sure not to miss this exciting opportunity! (1Ls participating in the CLS moot court program will have plenty of time to get to the Foundation Moot Court meeting at 7:30.)

ELIMINATION ROUNDS FOR CLS ACS MOOT COURT TEAM THIS WEEK!

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the 18 CLS ACS moot court teams will compete against each other to determine which five teams will be selected to participate in the national competition to be held here at Columbia in March. The teams have worked incredibly hard to learn some very difficult legal issues, and this is their chance to put their skills to the test. Best of luck to everyone!

BLOG THIS!!!

Remember to keep your eye out for new Blog This! topics. If you love to blog, we're looking for you! Topic ideas can always be sent to Andy Bradley at ajb2135.

As always, please send your comments and suggestions to the chapter leadership at acs@law.columbia.edu or to me at mp2331.

See you soon!
Mary Kelly for the ACS leadership team

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