2013 ACS National Convention FAQs


What is the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy?

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS), founded in 2001 and one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations, is a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals. For more information about the organization or to locate one of the more than 200 lawyer and law student chapters in 47 states and the District of Columbia, please visit www.acslaw.org.

What are the dates?

The 2013 ACS National Convention will take place June 13-15, 2013. (The annual Student Retreat will take place on Thursday, June 13, from noon to 2 p.m.)

Where will the convention take place?

The 2013 ACS National Convention will take place at the Capital Hilton Hotel, located at 1001 16th St., NW, Washington D.C., 20005.

How do I get to the convention?

By plane

Three airports service the Greater Washington area:

By train

Union Station is located near Capitol Hill within D.C.

By subway

The convention is located 2 blocks east of both the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Farragut North and Farragut West metro stations. It is accessible via the Red, Blue and Orange Lines.

By car

Valet parking is available at the Capital Hilton for a fee of $40 a day.

How can I register?

Go to www.acslaw.org/convention/2013/registration to register.

Can I receive CLE credit?

Yes. ACS will offer CLE credit for both California and Illinois.  If you would like to receive credit for a state other than these two, please check with that state’s CLE governing body. Check back for more details soon.

What is the dress code for the Thursday night GALA dinner? What about the rest of the events?

For the Gala Dinner, we encourage festive attire! Most men will be wearing suits, and many women will be dressed in cocktail dresses or professional attire. For the rest of the convention, we recommend business casual attire.

What is the cancellation policy?

While refunds are no longer available, registrations may be converted into fully tax-deductible contributions to ACS or transferred to another person. Please call 202-393-6181 or email convention@acslaw.org with any questions.

How do I make my hotel reservation?

To reserve accommodations at the Capital Hilton Hotel, click here. The special room rate will be available until May 30 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. 

How can I connect with others attending the convention?

Join the 2013 ACS National Convention Facebook event page and follow the event on Twitter using the 2013 ACS National Convention hashtag #acs2013.