American Constitution Society (ACS) members attend ACS Student Convention at Duke Law

Photo of five Wake Forest Law students posing at 2017 ACS Convention at Duke Law

Wake Forest Law students attend the 2017 ACS Convention at Duke Law

Members of the Wake Forest Law American Constitution Society (ACS) student chapter attended the 2017 American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Student Convention, March 31-April 1, 2017, at Duke Law. The convention was titled, “Call to Action: Solidarity in the States.”

Wake Forest Law ACS President Jasmine Burgess (JD ’19) introduced the Honorable Robin Hudson as keynote speaker on Saturday, April 1.  Justice Hudson has been a member of the North Carolina Supreme Court since 2007 and has handled a number of civil, criminal and workers’ comp cases on all levels of courts.

The convention also included workshops; receptions and addresses from Jarrett M. Adams of the Innocence Project, Sara Totonchi of the Southern Center for Human Rights, Sejal Zota of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, among others.

ACS chapters highlight constitutional issues that could have effects on the rights and liberties of individuals, both in federal and state arenas. The organization’s mission includes striving “to ensure that the legal system includes the important values of compassion and respect for the individual in all decisions, laws and regulations.”

Wake Forest Law’s chapter hosts a number of events in the effort to create dialogue on court decisions or statutes that may implicate individual rights and to educate students on how their rights are advanced or restricted by those laws.