Solicitors General: Above the Fray?

September 29, 2008 | Comments Off on Solicitors General: Above the Fray?

Last week former Solicitor Generals Paul Clement and Walter Dellinger kicked off the annual Supreme Court Preview with a discussion, co-sponsored by ACS, about whether and how the Solicitor General can stay above the political fray. Paul Clement began by explaining what the Solicitor General does. In addition to playing a crucial role in selecting […]

Plea Bargains and the Role of Judges (ACS Conference Recap)

September 26, 2008 | Comments Off on Plea Bargains and the Role of Judges (ACS Conference Recap)

A guest post by Tom, a 3L ACS member: I had the good fortune to attend the ACS 2008 Convention this summer and observe, among other things, a panel discussion on plea bargaining. (Yes, this posting is incredibly late.) Those who wish to view the discussion can find a video online. The panel was composed […]

Welcome to the Class of 2011

August 22, 2008 | Comments Off on Welcome to the Class of 2011

As we begin the academic year at William & Mary School of Law, the local chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS) wishes to extends a warm welcome to all new students on campus. Now– let us tell you a bit about what who we are and what we do on campus. *Knock Knock* Who’s […]

The ACS Trip to Our Nation’s Capital

March 30, 2008 | Comments Off on The ACS Trip to Our Nation’s Capital

Recently, ten members of William & Mary’s chapter of the American Constitution Society drove up to Washington, D.C. to explore some of the capital’s most important landmarks. The first stop of the day – not counting Wawa on I-95 – was the Supreme Court of the United States. After inquisitively checking out the many busts […]

Nothing about us without us

February 4, 2008 | Comments Off on Nothing about us without us

On Thursday, January 31, William & Mary’s chapter of the ACS hosted Professor Michael Stein in a lecture on international disabilities law. Professor Stein spoke about his participation in drafting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which the UN General Assembly adopted in December 2006. Professor Stein said this Convention […]

Prof. Michael Stein: International Disability Rights Advocacy

January 30, 2008 | Comments Off on Prof. Michael Stein: International Disability Rights Advocacy

W&M American Constitution Society presents This Thursday, Jan. 31 at 1:00 Brown bag lunch with Professor Michael Stein: International Disability Rights Advocacy Professor Stein is an internationally recognized expert in disabilities law and will discuss disabilities law in an international context. Bring your lunch and stop by for the lecture and Q&A! Dessert will be […]

John Payton Visits W&M ACS

November 26, 2007 | Comments Off on John Payton Visits W&M ACS

On November 12, over fifty students crowded into room 124 to hear John Payton, a partner at the D.C. law firm of Wilmer Hale. Payton’s talk was on the new races cases and the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, and he led of by stating that he intended to be provocative. In the […]

Register now to participate in ACS’ 2008 Constance Baker Motley National Moot Court Competition in Constitutional Law. Take advantage of this terrific opportunity to network with lawyer and law students from around the country. Gain valuable legal experience in brief writing and oral arguments by engaging on a topic of timely national import. Register here. […]

John Payton, a partner at the D.C. law firm WilmerHale, will be the featured ACS speaker next Monday, Nov. 12 from 1-2 p.m. in Room 124. Mr. Payton was lead counsel for the University of Michigan affirmative action cases Gratz and Grutter. Mr. Payton’s talk is titled, “Race and the Roberts Court: The Battle Over […]

Chasing Freedom

October 17, 2007 | Comments Off on Chasing Freedom

Film Screening tonight (10/17/07) at 5:00pm!!! Chasing Freedom (inspired by a true story) starring Juliette Lewis involves a corporate lawyer who is forced to represent pro bono a woman who has fled the Taliban in her asylum case. The film humanizes some of the difficult hurdles of the American legal system faced by immigrants and […]

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