About Our Organization

Mission Statement: Harvard Law School’s American Constitution Society (ACS) chapter promotes progressive legal change—from the classroom to the courts—in order to realize economic and social justice and secure democratic freedoms.

The Harvard Law School Chapter of ACS is one of the largest and most active student organizations at the law school. Our Chapter frequently hosts events and speakers featuring leading progressive scholars and practitioners. In recent years, we’ve hosted speakers including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, U.S. Supreme Court advocate and Stanford Law School professor Pam Karlan, California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, and ACLU Women’s Rights Project Director Lenora Lapidus. We also work to cultivate community spaces and resources for our members at the Law School in order to support their academic and professional pursuits. Finally, our Chapter is committed to partnering with a variety of student organizations and movements across the Law School and University that share our commitment to progressive ideals.

The HLS Chapter of ACS is also closely connected with the Harvard Law and Policy Review (HLPR), the official journal of the national ACS organization. HLPR is a forum for substantive debate between progressive legal scholars and practitioners, designed to promote scholarship with a practical application to societal changes. For more about HLPR, click here.

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