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, activists and other concerned individuals who are working to ensure that the fundamental principles of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, and access to justice are in their rightful, central place in American law.
Creighton University School of Law?s ACS chapter is working to:
- Promote a progressive vision of the Constitution, the law and public policy through speaking programs, an annual convention, a speakers bureau of leading scholars and practitioners, media outreach, and publications designed to turn the tide of legal debate both locally and nationally;
- Educate lawyers, law students, decision-makers and the public about the legitimacy and vitality of such a vision, and its importance for the lives of real people;
- 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 that can play an important role in debates about the vital issues of law and policy facing America both today and in the future; and
- Challenge its members to pursue truth in their daily interactions with others, and to appreciate the worth of the individual, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, core values the ACS shares with Creighton University.
President: Elizabeth Norton
Moderator: Michael Kelly