March 27, 2023

Boston University School of Law ACS Chapter

The Boston University School of Law ACS Chapter is honored to be recognized as Student Chapter of the Week!

The BU Law chapter planned and hosted ten events related to voting registration and protection, judicial accountability, reproductive rights, constitutional reform, criminal record sealing, wrongful convictions, and marriage equality. This year’s executive board successfully restarted the chapter, after a couple of years of post-pandemic inactivity, and significantly increased its membership and community involvement.

BU Law ACS had events in that fall that featured Professors James Fleming, Aziza Ahmed, and Gary Lawson on the future of substantive due process after Dobbs. Later, the chapter collaborated with the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts to register law students to vote and request absentee ballots. The chapter then hosted Common Cause’s Election Protection training, enabling chapter members to volunteer on election day as Election Protection Monitors.

The chapter also hosted a discussion on judicial accountability with Professor Robert Tsai and Legal Accountability Project President and Founder, Aliza Shatzman. They concluded the fall semester by hosting a discussion on the dangers of a constitutional convention with ACS President and former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold and co-author Peter Prindiville.

This spring, BU Law ACS co-hosted a criminal record sealing training, run by New England Law. The chapter then hosted Northeastern University Professor Daniel Medwed and New England Innocence Project’s Exoneree Network Director, Sean Ellis, who spent nearly 22 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, for a conversation about wrongful convictions.

Later this spring, the BU Law ACS chapter is excited to co-sponsor a discussion on marriage equality with Yale Law Professor William Eskridge. The chapter wishes to thank all of its members and its faculty advisor, Professor Jessica Silbey, for their part in making this such a successful year.

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