Law Student Org Named National Student Chapter of the Week

ACS Members (top from left): Katie Goldsmith (3L), President; Nabeela Ahmed, (3L), Treasurer; Stella Plekan (3L), Vice President; Kelly Schiedermayer (3L), Social Media and Publicity Chair; Felix Mitchell (2L), Diversity and Inclusion Chair; Shannon Cervantes (3L), Programming Chair; Amber Cook (3L), Secretary; and Dean Marc Falkoff, Faculty Advisor.

Congratulations to the Northern Illinois University College of Law American Constitution Society (ACS) Student Chapter which was recognized as the ACS National Student Chapter of the Week!

This year, the NIU Law ACS chapter hit the ground running with programming.  In September, the ACS held its inaugural Constitution Day event, Voting in the Age of Disinformation: Protecting the Franchise For All of Us.  This year’s event focused on voting rights featuring Professor Eugene Mazo from Seton Hall University and Professor Juan Perea from Loyola University Chicago.  The event sparked so much interest that the Chapter is considering hosting a follow up program.  Also in September, the Chapter held a Supreme Court Preview Panel featuring NIU Law Professors Robert Jones, Dan McConkie, Evan Bernick, and Assistant Dean Anita Maddali to discuss important cases the Court will hear this term.

In October, ACS held a reproductive rights event, The Present and Future of Reproductive Rights, with the Illinois ACLU to discuss the current state of reproductive rights and what can be expected for the future.  Looking ahead, the Chapter will host an event with the NIU Law Criminal Law Society and Everytown for a conversation on gun safety later in October.  To close out the semester in November, they are hosting an event with NIU Law alumna Toi Hutchinson (‘14), the Marijuana Czar of Illinois.

The NIU Law ACS Chapter looks forward to collaborating with other student organizations to bring more engaging events to campus.  They also hope to explore opportunities to engage in philanthropic efforts and focus on career-related opportunities and networking.

The Chapter would like to thank its faculty advisor, Professor Marc Falkoff and ACS Vice President of Network Advancement, Meghan Paulas, for their support.

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