October 5, 2018

10:15 am - 7:00 pm , Eastern Time

2018 ACS Northeast Regional Convening


Join law students and professionals from across New York and neighboring states during the ACS Northeast Regional Convening. The Convening is co-hosted by the New York Lawyer Chapter, the NYU School of Law Student Chapter, the Columbia Law School Student Chapter, and the Fordham University School of Law Student Chapter of the American Constitution Society.

Leading practitioners, government officials, and academics will discuss a progressive vision for the future of equality across a number of salient policy issues. Come shape the debate, build networks, and make a difference. The agenda is below:

10:15 a.m. Coffee

10:35 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Labor Rights and the States

Co-sponsored by the National Latina/o Law Student Association

Golding Lounge East

  • Terri Gerstein, Fellow, Harvard Law School; former Bureau Chief, Labor Bureau, Office of the New York Attorney General
  • Cynthia Estlund, Catherine A. Rein Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch

VH 206

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. American Constitutional Democracy

Co-sponsored by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and the Floerscheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy

VH 206

  • Aziz Huq, Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law, Mark Claster Mamolen Teaching Scholar, The University of Chicago Law School
  • Kate Shaw, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy, Cardozo School of Law
  • Introduced by Wendy Weiser, Director, Democracy Project, Brennan Center for Justice

3.0 hours of New York CLE credit have been approved for the above panel.

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Voting Rights in the Northeast

Co-Sponsored by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

VH 216

  • Julie Ebenstein, Senior Counsel, ACLU Voting Rights Project
  • Debo Adegbile, Partner, WilmerHale
  • Brenda Wright, Senior Advisor - Legal Strategies, Demos
  • Sean Morales-Doyle, Counsel - Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice

4:00 - 5:15 p.m. Labor, Employment, and the Latinx Community

Co-sponsored by the National Latino/a Law Student Association

VH 220

  • Deborah Malamud, AnBryce Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
  • Nina Martinez, Associate, Outten & Golden
  • Ceilidh Gao, Staff Attorney, National Employment Law Project
  • Francisco Guzman, Attorney, National Labor Relations Board

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Fair Courts & the Supreme Court

VH 218

  • LaShawn Warren, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Eric Lesh, Executive Director, The LGBT Bar Association and Foundation of Greater New York
  • Dawn Smalls, Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner
  • Introduced by Faisal Sheikh, Director of Network Advancement, American Constitution Society

7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Networking Reception

The Half Pint

76 W 3rd Street, New York, NY 10012