The American Constitution Society is a nationwide network of more than 200 student and lawyer chapters in 48 states that brings together many of the country’s best legal minds to articulate a progressive vision of our Constitution and laws. One of the American Constitution Society’s principal missions is nurturing the next generation of progressive lawyers, judges, policy experts, legislators and academics.

The CUNY chapter provides a platform for debate and discussion about both enduring principles and the issues of the day, as well as opportunities for networking, mentoring and organizing around matters of both local and national significance. The 2015 ACS national convention, attended by CUNY chapter members, featured Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former Attorney General Eric Holder, former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Associate Justice of the California Supreme Court Goodwin Liu.