Civil rights and liberties, equality, access to justice, and democracy.

These are the things we care about.

The American Constitution Society (ACS) believes that law should be a force to improve the lives of all people. ACS works for positive change by shaping debate on vitally important legal and constitutional issues through development and promotion of high-impact ideas to opinion leaders and the media; by building networks of lawyers, law students, judges and policymakers dedicated to those ideas; and by countering the activist conservative legal movement that has sought to erode our enduring constitutional values. By bringing together powerful, relevant ideas and passionate, talented people, ACS makes a difference in the constitutional, legal and public policy debates that shape our democracy.

ACS claims nearly 200 student chapters in law schools in 47 states, including one right here at The University of Texas School of Law. The Texas Law ACS chapter offers a platform for debate and discussion about both enduring principles and the issues of the day. We also provide opportunities for networking, mentoring and organizing around matters of both local and national significance.

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