Arielle Collins and Justine Groome, students at the University of Idaho College of Law, recently attended this year's American Constitution Society National Convention, which was held in Washington, D.C. on June 9-11. 2016. Both students received full scholarships to the event courtesy of ACS and the Idaho Law Student Bar Association. The students described their experience as follows:
On their first day, both students attended a gala dinner with keynote speakers Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren. They were introduced to many different law students across the country, as well as prominent legal professionals and scholars. Additionally, they attended various panels that included topics on voting rights, racial biases, and the Second Amendment. With hopes of restarting the ACS chapter at the College of Law, both students have returned from the conference with new contacts and ideas to make the ACS Idaho chapter a successful one.Faculty advisers to the American Constitution Society chapter at the University of Idaho are: Prof. Katherine Macfarlane (Moscow); Prof. Stephen R. Miller (Boise); and Prof. Shaakirrah Sanders (Boise). Students interested in learning more about ACS should contact one of the faculty advisers or students, including Ms. Collins and Ms. Groome.
Above: Arielle Collins and Justine Groome with Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood at the ACS National Convention in Washington, D.C.