American Constitution Society

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) is one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations. Founded in 2001, ACS is comprised of law students, lawyers, scholars, judges, policymakers and activists working to ensure that fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality and access to justice enjoy their rightful, central place in American law.

Our Work With over 140 law school and lawyer chapters all across the country and its recently launched Constitution in the 21 st Century project, ACS is working to:

  • Promote a progressive vision of the Constitution, public policy and the law through speaking programs; issue groups focused on discrete law and policy subjects; an annual convention; a speakers bureau of leading scholars and practitioners; media outreach and publications, all designed to turn the tide of legal and policy discourse at both the local and national levels.
  • Educate lawyers, law students, decision-makers and the public about the legitimacy of such a vision and its importance for both our society and the lives of individuals.
  • Strengthen the intellectual underpinnings for progressive law and policy in the United States.
  • Build a diverse and dynamic national network of students, lawyers, academics, judges and policymakers to lead America today and over the long term.


Maureen Hanlon

Vice President

Mark Hess


John Warmuth


Gabbie Hill

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