The ACS National Convention attracts over 1,000 of the nation’s leading progressive judges, lawyers and policymakers, providing a unique opportunity to learn about pressing legal issues while networking with lawyers, professors, policy advocates, judges and elected officials. The 2016 convention took place from June 9-11 and included panel discussions on a wide range of topics, including the 2016 election and the future of constitutional law, campus racial justice protests, and the increasing use of forced arbitration.
2016 National Convention Summary
- ACS at 15: Looking Back at 15 Years of Progress
- We the People? Law and the Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion
- The Imperial Presidency?
- The Constitution at a Crossroads
- The Constitution’s Obligations
- Data Privacy and Law Enforcement Access at Home and Abroad
- Race, Speech and Inclusion on Campus
- Shifts in Gun Politics, Policy and Constitutional Law
- The Fall of Class Actions and the Rise of Forced Arbitration?
- The State of the Unions: What’s Next for Organized Labor?
- Under Siege: Marginalized Communities and the Criminal Justice System
- The Weaponized First Amendment
- Being Explicit about Implicit Bias
- Deference in Doubt? The Future of Chevron and the Administrative State
- The Gavel Gap: New Data on the Diversity of State Court Judges
- Federal Judges Reflect on Sentencing
- Elizabeth Cabraser, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein
- Lily Eskelsen García, National Education Association
- Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
- Cliff Sloan, Skadden; Chair, ACS Board of Directors
- Hon. Harry Reid, Senate Democratic Leader
- Hon. Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
- Hon. Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senate
- Hon. John Conyers, U.S. House of Representatives