February 17, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Eastern Time
Law as a Force for Good Lunch Discussion Series
How can law be used as a force for positive change? How can we promote progressive values and social
justice through the law? Come discuss these and related questions in a series of student-driven
discussions, hosted by the Maine Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS).
This discussion series aims to create a space for students to critically engage with the readings assigned
for Spring 1L courses and gather ideas about how the legal theories, cases, statutes, and so on can
hinder or advance social justice efforts. The purpose of the discussions is *not* to review class materials
towards an exam, outline, or anything else grade-directed. The discussions are meant to help students
complement their academic experience with student-centered activities that give progressive human
values a central place.
The discussions will center on particular ideas, decisions, rules, and other aspects of materials that have
been addressed recently in the Spring 1L courses. Participants are invited to suggest particular aspects
of the readings to focus on, and discussion will proceed organically. Students of all class years enrolled
in any courses are welcome to attend. If you are not enrolled in 1L courses, you can email ACS to find
out what has been covered recently or check out ACS on social media.
NOTE: We are planning three different discussions during Spring 2022, but the dates for the other two aren't yet finalized. There will be one in March and one in April.