March 8, 2019 - March 9, 2019

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm , Mountain Time

Leaders from Law Workshop - Las Vegas


Join ACS in Nevada for a Leaders from Law Workshop with Georgetown University Law Professor Heidi Li Feldman. The workshop will run the evening of Friday, March 8 and all day Saturday, March 9 at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, and is cosponsored by the UNLV Law ACS Student Chapter.

The application, due ASAP, can be found here. ACS membership is required to participate. To become an ACS member, you can join here.

The registration fee is $25 for students and $50 for lawyers. Please note that the registration fee is nonrefundable and space is limited, so please be sure you are able to attend the full 1.5 day workshop.

General overview:

The Leaders from Law workshop is geared toward progressive law students and recent law graduates (2014–present) who want to operationalize their interest in running for elected office and will explore four main themes:

  • Organization: How to organize yourself to run for office, especially offices where your legal skills and talents can make a difference.
  • Compliance: How to make sure you are you are in compliance with relevant election law.
  • Network Building: How to build connections and background useful to a candidacy.
  • Balance: How to balance building a legal career while aiming to run for office.

The session will be interactive, and may involve light reading in advance. Be prepared to bring a tablet or laptop capable of connecting to the internet, and to participate in planned exercises and research.