2012 ACS National Convention Speakers: "Democracy at Stake"

 

 

Special Remarks

  • Caroline Fredrickson, President, American Constitution Society

  • Justice Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court

Confirmed Convention Speakers

  • Representative Stacey Y. Abrams, House Minority Leader, Georgia General Assembly

  • Debo P. Adegbile, Associate Director-Counsel/Director of Litigation, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF)

  • Jonathan H. Adler, Professor; Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

  • Christine S. Azar, Partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP

  • Leslie A. Bailey, Staff Attorney, Public Justice

  • Thomas C. Berg, James L. Oberstar Professor of Law and Public Policy, University of St. Thomas School of Law

  • Joan Biskupic, Author of biographies on Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (2005), and Justice Antonin Scalia (2009); Legal Affairs Editor-in-Charge, Reuters

  • Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Policy Link

  • F. Paul Bland, Jr., Senior Attorney, Public Justice

  • Lisa Blue, Baron and Blue Law Firm

  • Steven G. Bradbury, Partner, Dechert LLP, former acting Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice

  • Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, Associate Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court

  • Bert Brandenburg, Executive Director, Justice at Stake

  • David Brodsky, Retired Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

  • Dale Carpenter, Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law, University of Minnesota Law School

  • Beth Chapman, Alabama Secretary of State; President, National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS)

  • Darren J. Check, Partner, Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP

  • Andrew Cochran, Founder & Editor, 7th Amendment Advocate

  • Charles I. Cohen, Senior Counsel, Morgan Lewis

  • Jason S. Cowart, Partner, Pomerantz Haudek Grossman & Gross LLP

  • Sheriff Vanessa R. Crawford, Petersburg, Virginia

  • Walter Dellinger, Partner, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, former acting U.S. Solicitor General

  • Judith A. Browne Dianis, Co-Director, Advancement Project 

  • Joshua Dubin, Founder and CEO, Dubin Consulting

  • Peter Edelman, Professor of Law; Co-Director, Joint Degree in Law and Public Policy; Faculty Director, Center on Poverty, Inequality, and  Public Policy, Georgetown University Law Center

  • Jay W. Eisenhofer, Managing Director, Grant & Eisenhofer

  • Michael J. Faris, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

  • Andrew G. Ferguson, Assistant Professor of Law, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law

  • Nathan D. Finch, Member, Motley Rice

  • Steven E. Fineman, Managing Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

  • Patricia First, Principal, The Raben Group

  • Louis Fisher, Scholar in Residence, The Constitution Project

  • Catherine Fisk, Founding Faculty and Chancellor's Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law

  • Michael J. Gerhardt, Samuel Ashe Distinguished Professor in Constitutional Law & Director, Center for Law and Government, University of North Carolina School of Law

  • Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice; Director, Center for  Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

  • Suzanne B. Goldberg, Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia Law School

  • Salvatore J. Graziano, Partner, Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP

  • Lucas Guttentag, Robina Foundation Distinguished Senior Research Scholar in Law and Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School

  • Barbara Hart, Chief Operating Officer, Lowey Dannenberg Cohen & Hart, P.C.

  • Ryan P. Haygood, Director of the Political Participation Group, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF)

  • Mary Kay Henry, President, SEIU

  • Bob Herbert, Distinguished Senior Fellow, DEMOS, former Op-Ed columnist, The New York Times

  • Marielena Hincapié, Executive Director, National Immigration Law Center

  • Alan Jenkins, Executive Director and Co-Founder, The Opportunity Agenda

  • Anthony Johnstone, Assistant Professor of Law, The University of Montana School of Law

  • Christopher J. Keller, Partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP

  • Deborah P. Kelley, Partner, Deputy General Counsel, Dickstein Shapiro LLP

  • Justice Marilyn Kelly, Associate Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court

  • Adam T. Klein, Partner, Outten & Golden LLP

  • Judge Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • Martin S. Lederman, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

  • Justin Levitt, Associate Professor of Law, Loyola Law School

  • Wilma B. Liebman, former National Labor Relations Board Chairman

  • Adam Liptak, Supreme Court Correspondent, The New York Times

  • Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, Slate

  • Stacey R. Long, Director of Public Policy & Government Affairs, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

  • Daniel J. Losen, Director, Center for Civil Rights Remedies of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA

  • David Madland, Director of the American Worker Project, Center for American Progress

  • William P. Marshall, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law

  • Michael W. McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; Director, Stanford Constitutional Law Center; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

  • Justice Ruth V. McGregor, former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court

  • Lawrence Mead, Professor of Politics and Public Policy, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University

  • Louise Melling, Deputy Legal Director, Director of the Center for Liberty, American Civil Liberties Union

  • Steven J. Metalitz, Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

  • Arthur R. Miller, University Professor, New York University School of Law

  • Stephanie Moore, Chief Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet

  • Elie Mystal, Editor, Above the Law

  • Gene Nichol, Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity, University of North Carolina School of Law

  • Nina Perales, Director of Litigation, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

  • Adrianna Quintero, Senior Attorney, Director, La Onda Verde de Natural Resources Defense Council, San Francisco

  • Castle Redmond, Program Manager, The California Endowment

  • Judge Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • Darren J. Robbins, Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

  • Melissa Rogers, Director, Center for Religion and Public Affairs, Wake Forest University Divinity School; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution

  • Jeffrey Rosen, Professor of Law, The George Washington University

  • Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

  • Carlos Sandoval, Filmmaker

  • Nancy Schiffer, Associate General Counsel, AFL-CIO

  • Ira A. Schochet, Partner, Labaton Sucharow LLP

  • Susannah Shakow, President and Board Chair, Running Start

  • Theodore M. Shaw, Professor of Professional Practice in Law, Columbia Law School

  • Mark Shurtleff, Attorney General for Utah

  • Bradley A. Smith, Josiah H. Blackmore II/Shirley M. Nault Professor of Law, Capital University Law School

  • Paul M. Smith, Partner, Jenner & Block

  • Stephen D. Susman, Partner, Susman Godfrey L.L.P.

  • Justice Clifford W. Taylor, former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court;  Of Counsel, Miller Canfield

  • Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

  • Judge Steven C. Teske, Chief Judge, Juvenile Court, Clayton County, Georgia

  • Suja A. Thomas, Professor, University of Illinois College of Law

  • Michael Tomasky, Editor-in-Chief, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas; Special Correspondent, Newsweek and The Daily Beast

  • John Vail, Vice President and Senior Litigation Counsel, Center for Constitutional Litigation

  • Barry A. Weprin, Partner, Milberg LLP

  • Fred Wertheimer, Founder and President, Democracy 21

  • Joe R. Whatley, Jr., Member, Whatley Drake & Kallas LLC

  • Elizabeth B. Wydra, Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center

  • Monica Youn, Brennan Center Constitutional Fellow, New York University School of Law