Making Change in the Military in the #MeToo Era

Anuradha Bhagwati, a Yale Alum (TD ’97), is the author of Unbecoming: A Memoir of Disobedience. She is a writer, activist, yoga and meditation teacher, and Marine Corps veteran. She founded the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN), which brought national attention to sexual violence in the military and helped repeal the ban on women in combat. Anuradha is a regular media commentator on issues related to national security, women’s rights, civil rights, and mental health. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, Foreign Affairs, and New Republic. She lives in New York City with her service dog, Duke.


Anuradha will be in conversation with Professor Michael Wishnie, William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law, about Unbecoming, challenges women face in the military, her work to open up combat assignments to women, and their joint efforts to reform military and V.A. policieson behalf of survivors of military sexual violence.

Cosponsored by VLSC, ACS, APALSA, OutLaws, SALSA, Yale Law Veterans Association and Yale Law Women

LGBT North Carolinians Denied Domestic Violence Protections

The Wake Forest Chapter of American Constitution Society is hosting an event on the deprivation of domestic violence protections for LGBT folks living in North Carolina. Amelie McCool, the attorney leading the appeal, will speak to students and faculty about issues LGBT folks face when seeking domestic violence protections and current litigation surrounding these issues.

ACS Madison: Criminal Justice Reform

Join the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership, the ACS Madison Lawyer Chapter, and the Federalist Society Madison Lawyer Chapter for a conversation on criminal justice reform with former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and criminal defense attorney Dean Strang.

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The Honorable Alberto Gonzales, Dean and Doyle Rogers Distinguished Professor of Law, Belmont University College of Law; former U.S. Attorney General

Dean Strang, Partner, Strang Bradley, LLC

This event will be immediately followed by a networking happy hour for members of the ACS Madison Lawyer Chapter and ACS University of Wisconsin Law School Student Chapter. Click here for more information.

ACS Madison: Student-Lawyer Happy Hour

Join the Madison Lawyer Chapter and University of Wisconsin Law School Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society for a networking happy hour, immediately following the chapter's 4:00pm "Criminal Justice Reform" panel with Hon. Alberto Gonzales and Dean Strang.

ACS Executive Board Meeting

Our final executive board meeting of the academic year. We will discuss next year's plans and hold elections for Board positions for the 2019-20 academic year.