April 20, 2023

American Constitution Society Announces 2023 Next Generation Leaders

Contact: Nancy Rodriguez, media@acslaw.org 

Washington, DC – The American Constitution Society (ACS) has selected 22 up-and-coming legal professionals for its 2023 Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program. 

Launched in 2007, the Next Generation Leaders (NGL) program recognizes and supports law school students who have shown exceptional leadership in their work with their ACS student chapters. The program offers various opportunities that empower the students to develop their leadership skills and make a long-lasting impact in their communities. 

“I’m excited to introduce this accomplished and forward-thinking class of Next Generation Leaders,” said ACS President Russ Feingold. “We are confronting existential challenges to our democracy, and we need young leaders who are committed to promoting a vision of the law that is inclusive, equitable, and just. Our Next Generation Leaders program identifies and develops future progressive lawyers, judges, and policymakers who will work toward ensuring that the law is a force for vindicating our fundamental freedoms and securing the promise of a multiracial democracy. I look forward to working alongside all these dedicated and accomplished leaders who share ACS’s vision for an equitable society.” 

NGL applicants are selected through a competitive application process. The selection committee looks for students who demonstrate strong legal skills, a commitment to public service, and a track record of leadership and community engagement. Every year, 20-30 law students are chosen as NGLs, and one NGL is appointed to serve a two-year term as a student member of ACS’s Board of Directors. 

There are now over 400 NGLs in the ACS network. NGLs form an integral part of the ACS network, with many contributing to the strength of the network as lawyer chapter leaders, mentors, and thought leaders through media and legal analysis. These leaders are also contributing to positive progressive legal change in their communities and around the country as lawyers, policymakers, academics, advocates, and elected officials. 

The 2023 Next Generation Leaders, in alphabetical order, are: 

Arlo Blaisus, Temple University School of Law ‘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 


The American Constitution Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-partisan legal organization. Through a diverse nationwide network of progressive lawyers, law students, judges, scholars, advocates, and many others, our mission is to support and advocate for laws and legal systems that strengthen our democratic legitimacy, uphold the rule of law, and redress the founding failures of our Constitution and enduring inequities in our laws in pursuit of realized equality. For more information, visit us at www.acslaw.org or on Twitter @acslaw.