Jasmine Burgess (JD ‘18) selected by American Constitution Society (ACS) as Next Generation Leader

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Jasmine Burgess (JD '18)

Wake Forest School of Law’s Jasmine Burgess (JD ‘18) has been selected as an American Constitution Society (ACS) Next Generation Leader based on her active involvement and leadership at the law school.

“We are delighted to recognize and celebrate Jasmine’s leadership as she joins the ACS Next Generation Leader program,” wrote Meghan J. Paulas, the director of Student Chapters for the ACS, in an e-mail.

Students who demonstrate commitment to ACS engagement and strong leadership qualities are selected through a competitive application process.

Burgess’ involvement at the law school made her the ideal candidate for the ACS Next Generation Leader Program, according to Paulas. Already a leader in the law school community, Burgess is a criminal justice fellow and research assistant. She has contributed to the Pro Bono Project’s Lawyer on the Line and Teen Court programs. She is also an active member in Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and a Trial Bar Competitor. Burgess further impressed the ACS team with her application and compelling recommendation from Professor Wilson Parker, Paulas added.

Paulas writes the ACS selects a small group of students from nearly 200 chapters to be part of the Next Generation Leader program each year. The ACS brings together many of the country’s best legal minds to articulate a progressive vision of the Constitution and laws. Next Generation Leaders receive unique access to ACS career development resources and networking opportunities, as well as help shape the future vision of the organization.