Next Generation Leaders

About 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.


Testimonials

“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


Apply

To learn more and to apply, click here (Word) or here (PDF). The submission deadline is March 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM (in your local time zone).


2023 Next Generation Leaders

ACS has selected its 2023 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.

Arlo Blaisus, Temple University School of Law School ‘24

Alyssa Cross, Oklahoma City University School of Law ‘23

Meghan Doyle, Quinnipiac School of Law ‘23

Olivia Fisher, North Carolina Central University School of Law ‘23

Zach Gan, University of Michigan Law School ‘24

Emma Gomez, UC Berkeley School of Law ‘24

Helen Griffiths, New York University School of Law ‘24

Nathaniel Hyman, UCLA School of Law ‘24

Io Jones, University of Virginia School of Law ‘24

Sumit Kapur, University of Virginia School of Law ‘24

Anne Marie Keating, Creighton University School of Law ‘24

Oliver Ma, Harvard Law School ‘23

Felix Mitchell, Northern Illinois University College of Law ‘23

Millie Mummery, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law ‘23

Blake Phillips, Georgetown University Law Center ‘24

Lavanya Prabhakar, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law ‘24

Laura Rusk, Indiana University Maurer School of Law ‘24

Tessa Silverman, Stanford Law School ‘24

Jacob Skold, University of Iowa College of Law ‘23

Nick Smith, Emory University School of Law ‘23

Joey Vettiankal, Vanderbilt University Law School ‘24

Robert White, Washington and Lee University School of Law ‘23