ACS 2016 Student Convention

UPDATE (1/21/16): 
We are so sad to announce that the 2016 ACS Student Convention is cancelled. The North Carolina governor has declared a state of emergency and we have to act accordingly to make sure that all students, staff, speakers, and faculty are safe.
Please take the time today to call your airline/transportation provider ASAP to seek a refund. Durham is in the affected weather zone and many airlines have announced that they will offer credits and refunds. We will follow up next week with further information about reimbursement, should these attempts be unsuccessful.


The American Constitution Society (ACS) will hold its Fourth Annual Student Convention January 22-23, 2016 at Duke University School of Law in Durham, NC. 
A schedule of events for the 2016 Student Convention can be viewed here.

Confirmed speakers include:
  • The Hon. Bernice Donald, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • The Hon. Gary Feinerman, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • The Hon. Edgardo Ramos, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • The Hon. Sue Bell Cobb, former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court
  • Joseph Blocher, Professor of Law at Duke University School of Law
  • Hon. Dan Blue, Senator, North Carolina Senate; Former Speaker, North Carolina General Assembly; Partner, Blue Stephens & Fellers
  • Guy-Uriel Charles, Professor of Law and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research at Duke University School of Law
  • James E. ColemanProfessor and Director of the Center for Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility and Co-Director of the Wrongful Convictions Clinic at Duke University School of Law
  • Janet Crepps, Senior Counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Walter E. Dellinger III, Partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and former U.S. Solicitor General
  • Chad Dunn, Partner at Brazil & Dunn
  • Anita Earls, Executive Director of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice
  • Dave Hall, Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice
  • Chris Kromm, Executive Director of the Institute for Southern Studies
  • William P. Marshall, Professor of Law at UNC School of Law
  • Gene R. Nichol, Professor of Law at UNC School of Law
  • Bridget K. O'Connor, Litigation Partner at Kirkland & Ellis
  • Ann M. Ravel, Chair of the Federal Election Commission
  • Christopher H. Schroeder, Professor of Law and Public Policy Studies
  • Purvi Shah, Bertha Justice Institute Director at the Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Theodore M. Shaw, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights, UNC School of Law
  • Neil S. Siegel, Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Duke University School of Law
  • Brian Stull, Senior Staff Attorney with the ACLU Capital Punishment Project
  • Kim Tignor, Director of the Public Policy Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law 
  • Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., District Attorney of New York County
  • Sejal Zota, Legal Director of the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild


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