For release: June 30, 2011
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Lee Harris, professor in the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of
Memphis, spoke to the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy during its
10th annual convention in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. U.S. Attorney General
Eric Holder was the convention’s keynote speaker, and among the other speakers was
the legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State.
Harris addressed the group regarding the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer
Protection Act. He also served as a panelist during the three-day meeting.
Also attending the convention was second-year U of M law student Kenneth Walker.
Walker and other student delegates were able to meet and talk with prominent Washington
lawyers during “mentor dinners.”
The ACS brings together the nation’s best legal minds to discuss critical legal and
public policy issues and to articulate a progressive vision for the U.S. Constitution.
The ACS counts more than 16,000 members nationwide, as members of 32 lawyer chapters
and 175 law school student chapters in 47 states.