March 6, 2023

Vanderbilt Law School

Vanderbilt Law School’s ACS Chapter is honored to be recognized as Student Chapter of the Week!

The VLS chapter has hosted and planned more than 15 substantive events related to voting rights, reproductive rights, Supreme Court reform, affirmative action, and indigenous rights and social movements. The chapter is honored to have tripled its membership since August 2022 and had robust attendance at its events this year.

VLS ACS had events in that fall that featured Professor Ganesh Sitaraman and his research on Supreme Court reform, hosted a viewing of oral arguments for Students for Fair Admissions, Inc., and welcomed Professor Mary Ziegler to discuss the aftermath of Dobbs.

This spring, VLS ACS started the semester off with Reproductive Rights Week as well as a panel on appellate advocacy with Michelle Kallen, a partner at Jenner and Block LLP and former VA Solicitor General, Judge Loren AliKhan of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, and Rohini Tashima, an associate at Goodwin. The panel was moderated by VLS ACS Chapter President, Joey Vettiankal. Other programs have included a reproductive rights letter writing campaign to legislators and a panel discussion on the use of song lyrics in prosecution.

Later this spring, the VLS ACS chapter is honored to facilitate a discussion on a progressive judicial analysis with the Giffords Law Center and host Senator Doug Jones and ACS National President and former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold.

The chapter wishes to thank its 130+ members and its faculty advisor and ACS Board member, Professor Sitaraman, for their continued support!

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