Saturday, July 28, 2018

ACS Presents the Constitution in the Classroom Program

A student working toward his juris doctor at the Florida A&M University College of Law, Danny Musaab Kiswani earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and management from the University of Central Florida. Extremely interested in political and constitutional issues, Danny Kiswani belongs to professional organizations such as the American Constitution Society (ACS).

Established by the progressive movement following the Bush v. Gore decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, the ACS believes that the law should positively impact people's lives. The society has more than 200 chapters across the nation and provides a diverse range of public programs, including the Constitution in the Classroom program.

Designed to educate students about essential principles of our nation's founding document, Constitution in the Classroom takes place twice a year in the spring and fall to honor Law Day and Constitution Day, respectively. Although the society focuses the program on these two dates, volunteers can also go to schools to talk about the Constitution anytime throughout the year.

Both law students and lawyers can volunteer for the program. ACS will supply them with lesson plans to teach for approximately an hour about some portion of the Constitution to elementary, middle school, or high school students.

Monday, July 23, 2018

ACS Love our Constitution Program 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The ACS Constitution in the Classroom Program

An accomplished student and active member of the community, Danny Musaab Kiswani plans to complete his law degree at Florida A&M University in 2019. In addition to his law classes, Danny Kiswani holds membership in legal organizations such as the American Constitution Society (ACS).

Founded to shape debate and opinions about the U.S. Constitution and other legal matters, ACS brings together students, attorneys, legal scholars, and policy makers in a progressive network dedicated to improving the lives of all Americans. ACS serves its members, the legal field, and society through a combination of networking events, policy advocacy, education, and special projects such as its Constitution in the Classroom initiative.

A biannual event, Constitution in the Classroom sends attorneys, law students, and Constitutional law scholars into grade school and high school classrooms to share their knowledge about the U.S. Constitution and get students excited about their rights and responsibilities as Americans. The program officially takes place each year in the fall on or around Constitution Day (September 17) and in the spring on or around Law Day (May 1). However, ACS welcomes volunteers from the legal field to visit classrooms throughout the year as their schedules allow.

Friday, June 22, 2018

The Lasting Impact of Thurgood Marshall and Derek Bell

Friday, June 15, 2018

Project PASS at FAMU College of Law

A native Floridian, Danny Musaab Kiswani balances a busy career as a law student with a commitment to the local community. Danny Kiswani is a student at the Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law, and he expects to complete his JD in 2019.

The FAMU College of Law has made a significant impact since it first opened in 2002. Among other notable achievements, the school stands out for training more African American attorneys in the past five years than all other Florida law schools combined. Dedicated to the success of its students, the institution offers numerous resources that improve learning outcomes and make better lawyers. 

One of these initiatives is Project PASS (Performance Assessment and Strategic Support), an innovative program that helps FAMU law students identify and improve their weakest academic areas. For example, as part of Project PASS, first-year students took part in a two-week “boot camp” that taught fundamental skills necessary to succeed as law students while offering assessments of participants’ current skill levels.

Other elements of Project PASS include a partnership with BARBRI Bar Review, a legal education organization, through which students have an opportunity to take assessment exams and receive reports analyzing academic areas in which they can improve. Students then have access to specialized tools that can help them work on those areas.