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?
How do I get to the convention?
Three airports service the Greater Washington area:
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is the closest and most convenient airport to D.C., located three miles to the south in Arlington, Va., just across the Potomac River.
- Washington Dulles International Airport is located 26 miles west of D.C. in Dulles, Va.
- Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is 30 miles northeast of D.C. near Glen Burnie, Md.
Union Station is located near Capitol Hill within D.C.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.