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Congratulations to ACS Santa Clara Chapter for receiving an award from ACS National in recognition of our high-quality programming in 2012!

If you missed our Fall Kickoff General Meeting, sign up for alerts for upcoming events by emailing Jordan Barbeau at and liking our page on Facebook!

Mission and Principles:

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) promotes the vitality of the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental values it expresses: individual rights and liberties, genuine equality, access to justice, democracy, and the rule of law. These abiding principles are reflected in the vision of the Constitution’s framers and in the wisdom of forward-looking leaders who have shaped our law throughout American history.  As a result of their efforts, the Constitution has retained its authority and relevance for each new generation.

The American Constitution Society embraces the progress our nation has made toward full embodiment of the Constitution’s core values. ACS believes that law can and should be a force for improving the lives of all people. We are revitalizing and transforming legal and policy debates in classrooms, courtrooms, legislatures and the media, and we are building a diverse and dynamic network of people committed to justice.

The Santa Clara University School of Law chapter of the American Constitution Society aims to encourage debate and discussion with the purpose of promoting progressive law and policy in the United States.

Board Officers 2013-2014:


Jordan Barbeau (

James Voge (

Communications Director: Karla De La Torre

Treasurer: Daniel Thomasberg

Secretary: Joseph Tursi

Programming Director: Earl Horner

Membership Director: Esther Fallas


Upcoming Events:

Fall General Meeting:

Get information on our upcoming events and how to get involved with the board – and enjoy a free lunch!

Thursday, September 5th, from 12-1 pm in Bannan 127.

Constitution in the Classroom:

Fourth annual CITC in honor of Constitution Day!  We send out groups to teach local Social Studies classes about the Bill of Rights.  The kids have a blast doing role playing skits and learning about their rights.

Mandatory info session: September 19, 12-1 pm in Bannan 135.

Classroom visits: September 27, morning and afternoon options for whatever fits your Friday schedule.

Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington:

Time and Date TBA, watch the Bannan TVs and check our Facebook!

Clerkship Panel:

Come hear from professors who did judicial clerkships following law school.  Find out what to expect and whether or not a clerkship could be for you too!

Time and date TBA, watch the Bannan TVs and check our Facebook!

Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren:

Longtime friend of ACS, and Santa Clara Law alum, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren represents the 19th District in the US House of Representatives.  The Congresswoman will be speaking on some of the most pressing issues facing our country today.

Time and date TBA, watch the Bannan TVs and check our Facebook!


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Principles of Constitutional and Statutory Interpretation: A Discussion between Justices Breyer and Scalia (

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