February 20, 2020

ACS Career Call: Elevating the Accomplishments of Black Leaders


On February 19, 2020, we were joined by fantastic panelists to celebrate Black History Month and elevate the accomplishments of black leaders. We heard from esteemed members of the ACS network from a variety of legal backgrounds, including a judge, a professor, a non-profit leader, and in-house counsel.

Our speakers discussed their career paths, including accomplishments and challenges they have faced along the way, and shared practical advice for the next generation of black progressive leaders.

Listen to the call.


Andrew Lindsay: J.D. Candidate, Duke University School of Law and President of the ACS Duke Student Chapter, Moderator

Hon. Bernice Donald: Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Michele Goodwin: Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Andrew Hairston: School-to-Prison Pipeline Project Director, Texas Appleseed and ACS Austin Lawyer Chapter Leader

Zaid Zaid: Public Policy Attorney, Facebook and ACS Next Generation Leader