Student Convention: Brown at 60
The American Constitution Society (ACS) annual Student Convention was February 28-March 1, 2014 at UCLA School of Law. Reflecting upon the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, student leaders from across the country met to discuss the impact of the ground-breaking decision, learn about current efforts to achieve educational equity, and explore innovative ways to help secure Brown’s future. Los Angeles served as an ideal nexus to connect the landmark case’s legacy with present-day efforts for immigration reform, thereby re-imagining and expanding Brown’s promise of equal opportunity for all.
This Convention built on our highly successful inaugural Student Convention at Stanford Law School and two years of Bay Area student convenings, which had been undertaken in partnership between ACS’s National Office and its Bay Area student and lawyer chapters. The two-day program was highly interactive-- students were encouraged to engage with speakers, share their ideas, and contribute to developing ACS’s student voice. They left equipped with useful tools, new strategies and theories to tackle one of the most important policy issues of the day and make a difference in expanding opportunity within their communities.
Student Convention Attendees: Tag yourselves in photos from the event in our Facebook album here!
Scholarship recipients: Use this form to submit a reimbursement request if you received a travel scholarship.