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.
The American Constitution Society is a national non-partisan, non-profit educational organization. ACS encourages its members to think critically about the law and the world around them and to express their views and make their voices heard. While the first ACS chapter started at Georgetown University Law Center, the Harvard Law chapter followed not long after. Spurred by the inspirational Professor Heather Gerken and lead by its first President, Corey Stoughton, the organization’s impact was felt immediately. Other founding members — including, but certainly not limited to Michael Gottlieb, Joy Chaney, Anjan Choudhury, and Adam Neufeld — carried the torch for the next few years as ACS grew and matured.
Currently going into its eighth year on campus, ACS is a beacon for liberal thought and action on the law. With such a solid history and hundreds of committed members, ACS’s future has never looked brighter.