April 17, 2023
University of Minnesota Law School ACS Chapter
After a busy year, University of Minnesota Law School ACS Chapter is honored to be recognized as Student Chapter of the Week.
In the fall semester, the chapter began with a blockbuster event with United States Senator Tina Smith to discuss the impact of the Dobbs decision. They then moved to a Tribal Law event to discuss the Haaland v. Brackeen case concerning ICWA in front of the Supreme Court. Finally, they volunteered as a group at Second Harvest Heartland’s food bank.
In the spring semester, they began with a Progressives in Private Practice career panel for students wanting to do plaintiff-side work in private practice. They then hosted an event on State Constitutional Law with Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Paul Thissen. Finally, they discussed cases like Merrill v. Milligan and Moore v. Harper in a “Making the Case for Democracy” panel led by the Brennan Center’s Dan Weiner.
Throughout the last year, ACS at Minnesota Law has focused on building connections with other chapters in Minnesota. To that end, Minnesota Law’s chapter spearheaded a well-attended Happy Hour with all four Minnesota chapters (three student chapters and the Twin Cities professional chapter) in April to build community among our collective members.
The chapter is led by President Tyler Blackmon, and the board includes Anthony Benz, Madelyn Nelson, David Lindgren, Cyrus Aiken, Nolan Meghrouni-Brown, and Janelle Walkden. The faculty advisor for the chapter is former Justice Sotomayor clerk and current Minnesota Law Professor Elizabeth Bentley