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):
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.
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.