Nebraska Law ACS Chapter Featured as Chapter of the Week

Nebraska Law ACS Chapter Featured as Chapter of the Week

15 May 2017    

Nebraska Law ACS

The University of Nebraska College of Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society was featured as the national organization’s Student Chapter of the Week for the week of May 8, 2017. 

The Chapter was recognized, in part, for the impressive number and quality of events that were held at the College during the spring semester. These included:

  • The author of Failure of Justice: A Brutal Murder, An Obsessed Cop, Six Wrongful ConvictionsJohn Ferak, to talk about the wrongful conviction of six Nebraskans in the 1980s.
  • A panel discussion on First Amendment issues in Nebraska featuring Danielle Conrad and Amy Miller from the ACLU of Nebraska, and Professors Eric Berger, Richard Duncan, and Gus Hurwitz.
  • A discussion on Nebraska’s death penalty repeal referendum featuring State Senator Colby Coash, Professor Ari Kohen, Former Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood, and Lincoln attorney Bob Evnen.
  •  A judiciary panel consisting of Judge Joseph F. Bataillon of the District Court for the District of Nebraska, Judge Riko E. Bishop of the Nebraska Court of Appeals, and Judge Linda S. Porter of the Lancaster County Juvenile Court to offer perspectives on politics and the judiciary, the gavel gap, and judicial elections.
  • Facilitated roundtable discussions including:
    •  “A Post–Election Reconstruction” with Professor Eric Berger.
    •  A legislative update featuring ACLU of Nebraska’s Executive Director Danielle Conrad.
    • “The Constitutionality of President Trump’s Executive Orders” featuring Professors Eric Berger and Matthew Schaefer.
    •  “Planned Parenthood and the Attacks on Reproductive Freedom” with Meg Mikolajczyk, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland.