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American Constitution Society Gains Notice

October 10, 2010

The law school's chapter of the American Constitution Society has once again been named the Student Chapter of the Week by the Washington-based organization.

The chapter's busy schedule of events during the first half of the fall semester included a panel on Megan’s Law, a screening of a death penalty webcast, and a presentation by attorney Paul M. Smith, who has argued many important cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including Lawrence v. Texas. Drexel ACS also hosted discussions about the Christian Legal Society case with Earle Mack School of Law Professor Chapin Cimino, the legal significance of 9/11 with University of Pennsylvania Law School Professor Kermit Roosevelt, and Mideast politics using the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" episode "Palestinian Chicken."

For the remainder of the fall semester, the organization's events include a discussion about the Affordable Care Act with Georgetown Law Professor Randy Barnett, medical malpractice aspects of Sidney Lumet films with Earle Mack School of Law Professor Barry Furrow and a discussion on Snyder v. Phelps with Sean Summers, the attorney who argued the case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Upcoming events also include a webcast of a debate on the Declaration of Independence, an Environmental Law Career Panel, a presentation by Boston College Law School Professor Kent Greenfield about his book "The Myth of Choice," and Washington College of Law Professor Jamin Raskin discussing the significance of ACS as a student organization. The chapter will also host Michael Krancer, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, in November.

During the spring semester, the chapter is planning a trip to see the show "The Scottsboro Boys," followed by a discussion led by Professor Donald Tibbs, a panel on Mideast politics and a series of events on Supreme Court obscenity cases.