28 Oct 2019
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 October 21, 2019.
The Chapter was recognized, in part, for its focus on expanding its reach by partnering with other organizations to host larger events and to get more students involved with ACS. Below are some of Nebraska ACS' fall 2019 activities:
- Students and faculty teamed to painted a Lincoln home as part of the Lincoln Paint-a-Thon.
- On Constitution Day, ACS hosted (in parternship with the Federalist Society) a faculty debate on a recent 10th Circuit decision on electoral votes.
- "How to Ruin Thanksgiving" will be a conversational meeting for upperclass students to provide advice to 1Ls on how to navigate family holidays after a semester of law school.
In addition to these events, ACS has kicked-off a year-long pro bono project with ACLU Nebraska. Students will observe county court arraingments to identify how cases are handled and whether current practices comply with LB259, a 2017 Nebraska bill aimed at dealing with modern day debtor's prisons.