2022 Next Generation Leaders

ACS has selected its 2022 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.

Chuck Alcock, University of Denver Sturm College of Law ‘23

Eliane Bejjani, Georgetown University Law Center ‘22

Harris Bresowsky, Albany Law School ‘22

Caroline Brown, University of Denver Sturm College of Law ‘23

Sarah Chase, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law ‘23

Molly Crain, University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law ‘22

Ethan Dawson, Indiana University Maurer School of Law ‘23

Shawn Deadwiler, UDC David A. Clarke School of Law ‘24

Owen Flomberg, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law ‘23

Jennifer Friedmann, Stanford Law School ‘22

Greta Johnson, Mitchell Hamline School of Law ‘23

Hirsh Joshi, University of Missouri School of Law ’23

Rekha Kennedy, Yale Law School ‘23

Max Larson, University of Virginia School of Law ‘23

Jake Mazeitis, Yale Law School ‘23

Taylor McClain, University of Georgia School of Law ‘23

Sabrina Minhas, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School ‘22

Zarinah Mustafa, Harvard Law School ‘22

Angela Peterson, The University of Chicago Law School ‘23

Victoria Sheber, Georgetown University Law Center ‘23

Elisha Untiedt, The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law ‘22

Jess Zalph, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School ‘23


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


NGL News

Law Student Champions the VulnerableThe 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.


About NGLs

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.


Apply

The submission deadline for 2022 has passed. Stay tuned for updates on the application process for the 2023 Next Generation Leaders cohort.