The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) is one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations. Founded in 2001, ACS is a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals. Our mission is to ensure that fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice enjoy their rightful, central place in American law. ACS aims to revitalize and transform the legal and policy debates occurring in law school classrooms, federal and state courtrooms, legislative hearing rooms and the media. Through student and lawyer chapters all across the country, and programs and projects at both the national and local level, ACS: promotes a progressive vision of the Constitution, law and public policy; educates lawyers, law students, decision-makers and the public about the historic basis and vitality of such a vision and its importance for the lives of real people; strengthens the intellectual underpinnings for progressive law and policy in the United States; and continues to build a diverse and dynamic national network. The University of Miami School of Law Chapter, founded in 2004, represents the politically progressive voice on campus. We contribute to the society's goals by encouraging discourse amongst the law school community through guest speakers and co-sponsored events. For more information visit the American Constitution Society's national
Category: Politics and Legal Thought
Officers: David Petrantoni, President
Faculty Advisor: Professor Corbin
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Constitution: American Constitution Society Constitution
Video from September 15, 2016 sponsored event: "Is The Constitution Living or Dead?The Cruel and Unusual Punishments Clause as an Example"