Monday, October 8, 2007
The U of C ACS Chapter is fortunate to have Judge Abner Mikva introduce the organization as an annual tradition. During an introductory meeting on October 4, Judge Mikva introduced the ACS by explaining the important role of this "concerned organization, national in scope, that cares about issues" and fielded questions about the role of student members. In addition to perceiving a commitment to the rule of law and important constitutional issues as an integral part of any legal career, Judge Mikva encouraged members to do their part to promote thoughtful discussion and give traction to important issues in the upcoming presidential campaign. Popularizing issues such as the status of habeas corpus, US policies on torture and interrogation, and membership in the world criminal court is a good starting point for making a difference.