2018 Convention Program

2018 ACS National Convention Program

View the entire ACS 2018 program schedule here.

In Formation

Thursday, June 7

2:00pm-3:45pm Student Retreat
4:00pm-5:30pm Speed Networking
<5:30pm-6:30pm Attendee Happy Hour
7:00pm-9:00pm Welcome Dinner

  • Presentation of ACS Progressive Champion Award to Dahlia Lithwick by Linda Greenhouse
  • Presentation of ACS Lifetime Achievement Award to Hon. Margaret H. Marshall by Janson Wu
  • Remarks by Hon. Sally Yates
9:30pm-11:00pm Student Chapter Happy Hour

Friday, June 8

7:30am-9:00am Judicial Nominations Task Force Breakfast*
7:45am-9:00am Next Generation Leaders Breakfast*
8:00am-9:00am Faculty Advisor Breakfast*
9:15am-11:00am Plenary Panel

Defending the Third Branch

11:15am-12:45pm Breakout Sessions

Deregulation, Defunding, and Deference: The Administrative State in the Age of Trump

Making Census of the Population and Redistricting

Safeguarding the Rule of Law

Under Pressure: Immigrants and the Trump Administration

1:00pm-2:15pm Lunch

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in conversation with Professor Melissa Murray

2:30pm-4:00pm Breakout Sessions

Blue Cities, Red States: The Troubling Turn in State Preemption

The Constitutional Dilemmas of Big Tech

Religious Freedom v. Anti-Discrimination Laws: Can Rights Be Reconciled?

To Amend or Not to Amedn: What Path to Keeping Money Out of Politics?

4:15-6:00pm Plenary Panel

#MeToo, Ustoo. Can Lawyers Take the Lead?

6:00pm-7:30pm Reception

Volunteer Fair

7:00pm-8:00pm ACS Members of Color Mixer

Come meet, network, and celebrate all of the fabulous contribution of our diverse members to the network. All are welcome!

8:00pm-10:00pm Lawyer Chapter Leaders Dinner
*Invitation only

Saturday, June 9

9:15am-11:00am Plenary Panel

Reclaiming the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

11:15am-1:00pm Breakout Sessions - Workshops

Become a Voting Rights Advocate

Enhancing Justice by Reducing Implicit Bias: Strategies for Becoming a Bias Disrupter

Mindfulness for Lawyers

Welcoming the Stranger: An Immigration Law Training for the Beginner

1:15pm-3:00pm Lunch

Lawyer and Student Chapter Awards Presentation

Cudahy Award presented by Hon. J. Paul Oetken

Remarks by Undocumented Law Graduate Karla Quetzalli Perez and New Jersey Attorney General Gubir Grewal

6:00pm-8:00pm Networking Dinners