Register for the 2019 ACS National Convention

Capital Hilton, Washington, DC, June 6-8, 2019


Join the American Constitution Society for the premier progressive legal gathering of the year. The 2019 ACS National Convention will bring together lawyers, law students, judges, and policymakers to address some of the most urgent and challenging issues confronting our nation. Registration is open now!



Confirmed Speakers and Award Recipients (in formation):

Featured Speakers at ACS National Convention, including Bryan stevenson, Goodwin Liu, Colin Allred, Bob Ferguson, and Anita Earls

Hon. Colin Allred, 32nd Congressional District of Texas

Roy Austin, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

Baher Azmy, Center for Constitutional Rights

Mary Bonauto, GLAD

Dina Bakst, A Better Balance

Kristin Clarke, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law

Walter Dellinger, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Joshua Douglas, University of Kentucky College of Law

Hon. Anita Earls, Supreme Court of North Carolina

Garrett Epps, The Atlantic; University of Baltimore School of Law

Bob Ferguson, Washington State Office of the Attorney General

Michele Goodwin, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Richard Hasen, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Aziz Huq, University of Chicago Law School

Jamil Jaffer, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Marina Jenkins, National Redistricting Foundation

Danielle Lang, Campaign Legal Center

Pema Levy, Mother Jones

Hon. Goodwin Liu, Supreme Court of California

Melissa Murray, New York University School of Law

Anne Joseph O’Connell, Stanford Law School

Hon. Robert Pratt, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa

Hon. Katie Porter, 45th Congressional District of California

Bertrall Ross, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Richard Sander, UCLA School of Law

Walter Shaub, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)

Shirin Sinnar, Stanford Law School

Ganesh Sitaraman, Vanderbilt Law School

Paul Smith, Campaign Legal Center

Bryan Stevenson, Equal Justice Initiative

Jed Shugerman, Fordham University School of Law

Hon. Jeffrey Sutton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Elizabeth Wydra, Constitutional Accountability Center

Panels will consider such timely issues as the need for structural reform of the Supreme Court, the role that state courts and state constitutions can play in protecting rights and liberties, and the need to develop a comprehensive government reform agenda to repair and safeguard our democracy in the post-Trump era.



Convention will be held at the Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Discounted hotel rooms for convention attendees are available at the Capital Hilton through this link or by calling 1-800-445-8667 and using code “ACSL.” Space is limited so we recommend you book ASAP.


Convention Updates:

More information about the National Convention student scholarship and public interest fellowship will be available soon.

Check back for updates on keynote speakers and panel topics and visit the 2018 Convention page to watch keynote and panel highlights.