February 27, 2023
Washington and Lee University School of Law
The Washington and Lee University School of Law chapter of ACS is pleased to be recognized as Student Chapter of the Week.
The W&L chapter fights for progress in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. From defending women’s autonomy to attacking white supremacy, the chapter joins with students and faculty to carry forward the promise of the Constitution. Flagship events—a SCOTUS Preview, Public Defender Panel, and Local Advocacy Panel—bring together the progressive community each year. Focused events—on elections integrity, environmental stewardship, and public interest careers—highlight the progressive work of friends on campus. And the chapter’s podcast (Spotify | Apple) and other media sound the call over the hills and valleys.
This MLK Day, conservative campus organizations hosted an event to reconcile the legacies of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee at the chapel under which the general is interred. The ACS chapter united with the Black Law Students Association to protest this false moral equivalence, and 75 law students marched across campus to walk out of the chapel.
Similarly, in response to a program promoting the Dobbs decision this semester, the ACS chapter is working with the Women Law Students Organization to provide students with context and alternative programming.
The chapter’s 140 members are led by an Executive Board. 3Ls: Robert White, President; Michelle Pomerantz, Vice President; and John Coffron, SCOTUS Preview Chair. 2Ls: Sara Lee, Treasurer; Taylor Quesenberry, Secretary and SCOTUS Preview Chair; Meredith Lerner, Media Chair; and Scott Koven, SCOTUS Preview Chair. 1Ls: Yardley Borten, Ali Fazal, Gabriella Roberts, and Bryce Thornburg, Representatives; and Kayli Clifford and Katie King, Media Representatives. Professor Christopher B. Seaman serves as the chapter’s faculty advisor.
The W&L chapter thanks ACS for its recognition and looks forward to continuing to work across Virginia, the region, and the nation for progress under the Constitution.