September 29, 2018

10:00 am - 5:30 pm , Eastern Time

2018 ACS Midwest Regional Convening - Midterms and the Midwest: The State of Voting Rights and Election Law


Join the Michigan Chapter and the University of Michigan Law School Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society for the 2018 ACS Midwest Regional Convening. Students and attorneys from Michigan and neighboring states will gather to discuss voting rights, campaign finance, and state-level advocacy.

Please view the full schedule below:

10:00 a.m. Breakfast - Tables outside of Hutchins Hall 100

10:30 a.m. Welcome Keynote Remarks - Hutchins Hall 100

  • Meghan Paulas, ACS National Director of Chapters
  • Chelsea Rinnig and Maggie Turner, University of Michigan Law School
  • Atiba Ellis, Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School

11:15 a.m. Panel 1: Success at the State Level - Hutchins Hall 100

Featuring:

  • Kat Calvin, Founder, Spread the Vote
  • Sharon Dolente, Voting Rights Strategist, ACLU of Michigan; Member, ACS Michigan Chapter Board of Directors
  • Ben Geffen, Staff Attorney, The Public Interest Law Center; Member, ACS Philadelphia Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors
  • Drew Penrose, Legal Director, FairVote

Moderated by:

  • Alex Ault, University of Michigan Law School Class of 2019

12:15 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout A: Lessons from State Government with Kelly Keenan, Founder, Keenan Consulting LLC - Hutchins Hall 116
  • Breakout B: Using Your Degree to Make Change with Kat Calvin, Founder, Spread the Vote - Hutchins Hall 120
  • Breakout C: Election Protection Training with Erica Peresman, Executive Committee Member, Promote the Vote - Hutchins Hall 132

1:00 p.m. Lunch - Tables outside of Hutchins Hall 100; seating available in the Upper Commons

2:30 p.m. Panel 2: Cash, Compliance, and Corruption: Free Speech and the Campaign Finance Conundrum (in formation) - Hutchins Hall 100

Featuring:

  • Ellen Katz, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
  • Scott Greytak, Senior Counsel, Represent.Us
  • Ellen Weintraub, Vice Chair, Federal Election Commission
  • Eric Doeh, Former AUSA, Chief Compliance Office, Wayne County Mental Health Authority

Moderated by:

  • Maggie Turner, University of Michigan Law School Class of 2020

3:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions

  • Breakout A: Voter Registration Drive with Turn Up Turn Out - Hutchins Hall 132
  • Breakout B: Ethics in Federal Government with Ellen Weintraub, Vice Chair, Federal Election Commission - Hutchins Hall 120

4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks - Hutchins Hall 100

  • Katie Fahey, Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians.

5:30 p.m. Happy Hour

Dominick's

812 Monroe Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

The ACS Midwest Regional Convening is Cosponsored By:

  • Reproductive Rights and Justice
  • ACLU
  • Gender Violence Project
  • The Frank Murphy Society
  • South Asian Law Student Association
  • Native American Law Student Association
  • Michigan Immigration and Labor Law Association
  • OUTlaws

ACS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization. It does not take positions on candidates or pending legislation, including ballot initiatives.