National Convention Speakers

#ACS2019 Confirmed Speakers and Award Recipients (updated frequently):

Hon. Colin Allred, 32nd Congressional District of Texas
Kimberly Atkins, WBUR and MSNBC
Roy Austin, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Hon. Aramis Ayala, Office of the State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit
Baher Azmy
, Center for Constitutional Rights
Dina Bakst,
A Better Balance
Alexis Bates, Jenner & Block
Hon. David Barron, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Robert Bauer, NYU School of Law
Aaron Belkin, Pack the Courts
Hon. Wesley Bell, St. Louis County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney
Joan Biskupic, CNN
Mary Bonauto, GLAD
Aisha Braveboy, State’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, Maryland
Sheryll Cashin, Georgetown Law
Kristen Clarke, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law
Rebecca Crootof, Yale Law School
Hon. Sharice Davids, 3rd Congressional District of Kansas
Walter Dellinger
, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
Jason DeSanto, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
E.J. Dionne, The Brookings Institution; The Washington Post
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
Heidi Li Feldman, Georgetown Law
Bob Ferguson
, Washington State Office of the Attorney General
Adam Foss, Prosecutor Impact
Katherine Franke, Columbia Law School
Caroline Fredrickson, American Constitution Society
Stuart Gerson, Epstein Becker Green
Hon. Deborah Gonzalez, former Georgia State Representative
Michele Goodwin
, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Hon. Caitlin Halligan, Selendy & Gay PLLC
Hon. Pamela Harris, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Richard Hasen
, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Hon. Mazie Hirono, Senator from Hawaii
Hon. Denise Page Hood, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Aziz Huq
, University of Chicago Law School
Jamil Jaffer
, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
Marina Jenkins
, National Redistricting Foundation
Winifred Kao, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Debra Katz, Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP
Hon. Mark L. Keam, Delegate, Virginia's 35th House District
Kalpana Kotagal, Cohen Milstein
Danielle Lang
, Campaign Legal Center
Hon. Brianna Lennon, Boone County Clerk
Pema Levy
Mother Jones
Dahlia Lithwick, Slate
Hon. Goodwin Liu
, Supreme Court of California
Hon. William Marshall, UNC School of Law
Mary McCord, Georgetown Law
Hon. Theodore McKee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
John Mikhail
, Georgetown University Law Center
Melissa Murray
, New York University School of Law
Victoria Nourse, Georgetown Law
Alice O’Brien, National Education Association
Anne Joseph O’Connell
, Stanford Law School
Hon. Latosha Lewis Payne, 55th Civil District Court, Harris County, TX
Hon. Robert Pratt, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
Carol Robles-Román, Hunter College
Melissa Rogers, Brookings Institution
Bertrall Ross
, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Richard Sander
, UCLA School of Law
Richard Schragger, University of Virginia School of Law
Hon. Walter Shaub, Jr.
, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)
Sirine Shebaya, Muslim Advocates
Jed Shugerman, Fordham University School of Law
Neil Siegel, Duke University School of Law
Shirin Sinnar
, Stanford Law School
Ganesh Sitaraman
, Vanderbilt Law School
Paul Smith
, Campaign Legal Center
Hon. Sri Srinivasan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Marbre Stahly-Butts, Law For Black Lives
Inez Feltscher Stepman, Independent Women’s Forum  
Bryan Stevenson
, Equal Justice Initiative
Hon. Jeffrey Sutton
, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Kara Swisher, Recode
Frank Torres, Microsoft Corporation
Ciara Torres-Spelliscy, Stetson University College of Law
Robert Tsai, American University Washington College of Law
Hon. John Tunheim, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Hon. Jennifer Wexton, 10th Congressional District of Virginia
Elliot Williams, The Raben Group
Ben Wizner, ACLU
Shanlon Wu, Wu/Grohovsky
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.

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