ACS National Convention 2018

Washington, DC – June 7-9, 2018


The ACS National Convention is the nation’s largest annual progressive legal gathering, attracting nearly 1,000 lawyers, law professors, policy advocates, judges, and elected officials, and providing a unique opportunity to learn about pressing legal issues. The 2018 convention will take place June 7-9, 2018 in Washington, DC at the Capital Hilton.

Featured speakers will include former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Margaret H. Marshall, Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick, and DREAMer activist Karla Quetzalli Perez, among others.

Registration for the 2018 ACS National Convention is now open.  Early bird tickets are now available for both general registration and law students.

Please visit this link to book discounted rooms in ACS’s block at the Capital Hilton. Or, you may call (202) 393-1000 and use code ACSLP.

Convention Scholarships


In order to help our national convention better reflect the entire legal profession, ACS offers a limited number of fellowships for attorneys working in the public interest and government sectors who earn less than $80,000 per year. Apply here.

ACS also awards select law students a registration waiver, hotel room, or travel scholarship. Scholarship packages are based on the information you provide in your application; therefore, please fill out this form completely and accurately. 

If you apply for a scholarship, please wait to hear back from ACS staff before attempting to register for the convention. If your application is approved, you will receive a link and further instructions.