Monday, October 13, 2008

This Week @ ACS

This Week @ ACS:
1. Lunch debate: Labor and the Economy: The Employee Free Choice Act
2. Presidential Debate-Watching Party!
3. ACS Membership Party!
4. Tabling in the law school Monday through Wednesday this week
5. Volunteer to Protect Voting Rights on Election Day

1. Labor and the Economy: The Employee Free Choice Act

Tuesday, October 14, 12:10 - 1:00 PM, JG 103

The American Constitution Society and The Federalist Society present a
lunch debate featuring:

Richard Epstein
Richard Epstein is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service
Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, where he has taught
since 1972. He served as Interim Dean from February to June, 2001.
He has also been the Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow at the
Hoover Institution since 2000.
Mitchell Rubenstein
Mitchell Rubenstein is Senior Counsel for New York State United
Teachers. He also teaches courses on Labor Relations and Employment
law as an adjunct professor at New York Law School.

Non-pizza lunch will be served!

2. Presidential Debate-Watching Party!

Wednesday, October 15, 8:30 p.m., Lenfest Cafe

Join ACS and other CLS political groups to watch the third and final
Presidential debate! Beer and pizza will be served.

3. ACS Membership Party!

Thursday, October 16, 9 p.m., at 526 West 112th Apt. 51.

Come meet others involved in ACS, make bad law school jokes about your
favorite justice, and pre-game for bar review.

The party is free for ACS National members--one of the many perks of
ACS membership. You can join by paying the $10 membership dues at the
ACS table this week on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday from 11-2, or at
the party.

4. Membership Drive Tabling!

ACS will be tabling on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday in the law school
hallway from 11-2 p.m.

Stop by this week to sign up to be a member of ACS National if you
haven't done so already, or just to chat if you have. We could use the
company. Send your friends by, too! Membership is only $10 for the
year for students and allows you to attend the National Convention,
our member parties and other exciting and exclusive ACS events that we
will come up with shortly.

5. Volunteer to Protect Voting Rights on Election Day

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law ("Lawyers'
Committee") and its coalition partners seek volunteer New York City
attorneys, paralegals and law students to assist in Election
Protection on Tuesday, November 4, 2008. Election Protection is the
country's largest non-partisan voter protection program and is
supported by a national coalition that works throughout the year to
break down barriers to the ballot box for traditionally
disenfranchised voters.

To that end, the Lawyers' Committee and its partners are seeking legal
volunteers in the New York City area to staff the 1-866-OUR-VOTE
hotline and provide live assistance to voters who have questions or
need to report problems with voting. While the voter hotline serves
all voters across the country, it targets traditionally
disenfranchised communities, including African Americans, Asian
Pacific Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and other racially and
ethnically diverse communities, seniors, young people, low-income
voters and individuals with disabilities.

In addition, volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students are
needed to serve as Mobile Legal Volunteers ("MLVs"). MLVs work in
teams of two, monitoring zones of 4-10 polling places, responding to
incidents reported through the hotline and assisting voters at the
polling place.

Potential problems include dissemination of misinformation by poll
workers, problems associated with voting machines (including new
electronic ones) and potential intimidation of voters.

To volunteer, please sign-up directly at


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