Next Generation Leaders
In 2007, the American Constitution Society launched its Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program, which identifies and provides support to recent and forthcoming law school graduates who have demonstrated special leadership in their work with ACS’s student chapters, and who have the interest, skills and ability to remain vital members of the ACS community for years to come.
NGL applicants undergo a competitive application process. Each year, 20-25 students are selected as NGLs, and one NGL is selected to serve a 2-year term as a student member of ACS’s Board.
Benefits of NGL program: NGLs receive unique access to quarterly training and career advancement calls, as well as invitations to press and donor calls that are not available to the general membership; tailored introductions to lawyer chapters leaders in their communities; priority access to fellowships and scholarships for ACS activities; invitations to a special NGL convening at the National Convention; and access to more individualized career and other support from ACS staff. Once you are inducted into the NGL program you have continuing opportunities to build and continue relationships with like-minded members of the ACS network.
NGLs are integral to ACS network: There are now over 100 NGLs, the nature of whose individual participation in the program has tended to change over time, as more senior NGLs become mentors to their more junior peers. NGLs form an integral part of the ACS network, with many NGL alums contributing to the strength of the network as lawyer chapter leaders, authors of blog posts and other substantive contributions and as advisors to the organization in its continuing efforts to provide valuable opportunities to its members.
The 2022 NGL Application will be available in late Fall.
2021 Next Generation Leaders
ACS has selected its 2021 class of Next Generation Leaders (NGL). NGLs are recent and forthcoming law school graduates who have demonstrated special leadership in their work with ACS’s student chapters, and who have the interest, skills and ability to remain vital members of the ACS community for years to come.
Francesco Arreaga, UC Berkeley School of Law ’21
Patrick Berning-O’Neill, University of Chicago Law School ‘21
Chandni Challa, Saint Louis University School of Law ‘22
Alexander Farah, Brooklyn Law School ‘21
Madeline Feldman, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School ‘22
Alex Garrett, Georgia State College of Law ‘23
Elizabeth Gooen, Boston College Law School ‘22
Emily Henderson, Willamette University College of Law ‘22
Matthew Kelly, Stetson University College of Law ‘22
Katerina Krohn, Temple University Beasley School of Law ‘22
Karen Lillie, University at Buffalo School of Law ‘22
Andrew Lindsay, Duke University School of Law ‘21
Ali Mahmood, Marquette University Law School ‘22
Morgan Maloney, University of Virginia School of Law ‘22
Daniel Martin, NYU School of Law ‘22
Jaylin McClinton, Chicago-Kent College of Law ‘22
Jon McLamb, Wake Forest University School of Law ‘21
Oluwatomi Ogunsanya, Howard University School of Law ‘21
Zoraima Pelaez, The University of Texas School of Law ‘22
Ardalan “Ardy” Raghian, Santa Clara University School of Law ‘21
Megan Raymond, UC Berkeley School of Law ‘21
Marielle Sider, Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law ‘22
Robby Sisco, Santa Clara University School of Law ‘21
Holly Stephens, University of Georgia School of Law ‘21
Ross Svenson, Harvard Law School ‘21
Katie Teleky, University of Michigan Law School ‘21
Jaclyn Waara, University of Wyoming College of Law ‘22
Nicholas Williams, University of North Carolina School of Law ’22
“I am very thankful to be a part of the ACS NGL program. Not only do NGLs have incredible opportunities offered to them, but also a large network of support ranging from the national office to other NGL members. I am so proud to be a part of ACS, and I am even prouder to be an NGL.”
– Kelly M. Johnson, 2017 J.D. Candidate, University of North Dakota School of Law
Law Student Champions the Vulnerable, The Hinsdalean. Allison Lantero is a 2020 Next Generation Leader from Notre Dame Law School.
Kevin Witenoff ’21 selected as American Constitution Society Next Generation Leader, Vanderbilt Law School. Kevin Witenoff is a 2020 Next Generation Leader from Vanderbilt Law School.
Immigration-Focused ASU Law Student Selected for Elite Leadership Role, Arizona State University. Julia Manacher is a 2020 Next Generation Leader from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.
Student Will Represent UI in American Constitution Society, Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Erika Melanson is a 2020 Next Generation Leader from the University of Idaho College of Law.