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American Constitution Society for Law and Policy Mission

UNM Law School American Constitution Society

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy is a national nonprofit educational organization founded in 2001 with a rapidly growing membership of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and activists. Our mission is to ensure that our country's founding values of human dignity, individual rights and liberties, genuine equality and access to justice enjoy their rightful, central place in American law.

ACS aims to revitalize and transform the legal and policy debates occurring in law school classrooms, federal and state courtrooms, legislative hearing rooms and the media. We are working every day to advance a progressive vision of the law on issues across the policy spectrum. Through student and lawyer chapters all across the country, and programs and projects at both the national and local level, ACS:

  • promotes a progressive vision of the Constitution, law and public policy;
  • educates lawyers, law students, decision-makers and the public about the historic basis and vitality of such a vision and its importance for the lives of real people;
  • strengthens the intellectual underpinnings for progressive law and policy in the United States; and
  • continues to build a diverse and dynamic national network.