Stanford ACS is hosting a mixer with 2Ls interested in clerking and 3Ls with clerkships to give students a betters sense about the application and interview process.
Join ACS President Caroline Fredrickson, Lisa Graves, and Jamal Greene for a discussion of the new exposé by The Washington Post, which documents a well-financed network of wealthy donors who install judges and public officials sympathetic to a far-right agenda. The Post's reporting builds on research supported by ACS; contributing researchers and experts will discuss the implications of the far-right strategy on the courts and for future nominations fights, and how to defend our courts from attacks on core freedoms and principles.
The Washington Post has shined a much-needed light on the dark money network behind the far right’s ongoing, multi-year effort to reshape the judiciary and accomplish through the courts what they failed to accomplish legislatively. And it has exposed the alarming role that Leonard Leo plays as President Trump’s judge picker and chief orchestrator of the dark money machinations that are turning the judiciary into a powerful tool for corporate interests.
Caroline Fredrickson, ACS President
Lisa Graves, Co-Director, Documented Investigations
Jamal Greene, Dwight Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
The ACS Los Angeles Lawyer Chapter is seeking applicants for our Board of Directors! Members of the Board are responsible for organizing the Chapter's activities, including panel and speaker events, happy hours, special projects (such as the Constitution in the Classroom program), fundraising, and coordination with ACS staff and student chapters at local law schools. Board members must be active members of ACS (you can join or renew here), and are expected to commit, on average, five hours per month to the Chapter for a term of one year. Duties include attendance at monthly board meetings (many of which occur by phone), committee work, and promoting/attending Chapter events.
To apply, please click here. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. PT on Monday, May 20.
Those who are interested in joining the Board should register for and attend the elections meeting on May 22, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., at Latham & Watkins (355 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071), where we will decide on the Board's make-up going forward. If you are interested in running but cannot attend the meeting, please fill out the application and email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
A more fair and humane criminal justice system for Athens has been a leading demand by activists since the new mayor and commission took office. Join the ACS Athens Lawyer chapter for a talk with Tim Denson, Athens-Clarke County Commissioner, for a lively conversation about the progress that is being made and the barriers that stand in the way.
Tim Denson, Athens-Clarke County Commissioner
We'll be outside on the patio at Little Kings Shuffle Club.
Come meet and network with your fellow ACS Washington, DC Lawyer Chapter members ahead of the upcoming ACS National Convention! Light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages will be available, in addition to drinks from the bar.