American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS)
Founded in 2001, ACS is a national organization of law students, lawyers, scholars, judges, policy makers, and activists. The organization is driven by the goal of ensuring that important principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice retain a central place in American law. We believe that those who create, interpret, and enforce our laws must have a greater concern for the way in which it affects the personal lives of those it governs. Members of ACS recognize the direct relationship between legal theory and the broader debate about the kind of society in which we live. We hope to revitalize and transform the legal debates in classrooms, federal courtrooms, and the media into one that encompasses the broad range of interests at stake in our nation. We view law as an integral mechanism for governing the relationship between and among the individuals and institutions that form our society. The American Constitution Society is a non-partisan, non-profit educational organization. ACS does not lobby, litigate, or take positions on specific issues, cases, legislation, or nominations. We do, however, encourage our members to express their unique viewpoints. Please feel free to get in touch through email or attend an event to get involved!