July 11, 2018 — The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy recently honored University of Houston Law Center's student branch with a Programming Award for starting a dialogue on a number of topics during the 2017-2018 school year.
"These awards are given to our strongest chapters who have conducted at least 20 substantive and compelling events during the school year," said Peggy Li, Associate Director of Student Chapters at the American Constitution Society.
"The Law Center's chapter has helped to shape the debate on several issues, including LGBTQ equality, voting rights, criminal justice, environmental justice, immigration, and reproductive rights. It also worked to strengthen the Houston ACS Network."
Recognition for the award was announced at the organization's 2018 National Convention in May.
Incoming president Amyjo Foreman, and Internal Vice President Kevin Locke are looking forward to continue increasing the number of events the group will host in the future. The Law Center's ACS chapter plans on sponsoring voter registration drives, discussing voter ID laws and implicit bias training among other issues.
"Amyjo is incredibly driven and passionate," Locke said. "She attended the ACS national conference in D.C. this summer and has come back with many great ideas for programming.
"The new executive board is very motivated to continue our past success in bringing progressive programming to the University of Houston Law Center," Locke said.
Foreman said the Law Center's ACS chapter has a busy Fall 2018 semester planned.
"ACS is planning to be as active as it has been in the past few years," Foreman said. "As an organization, we will drive conversations on a wide scope of topics with a variety of professionals.
"Currently, we're planning an event that emphasizes the significance of state Attorney General elections and a separate event to outline the risks associated with the mandatory arbitration agreements that many young attorneys are asked to sign when they join a firm."