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NIU Law Student Sarmistha Banerjee
Selected as a Next Generation Leader

April 29, 2014

DeKalb, IL–Third-year NIU College of Law student Sarmistha Banerjee has been named a Next Generation Leader (NGL) in the American Constitution Society.

The Next Generation Leaders program identifies and provides support to recent and forthcoming law school graduates who have demonstrated special leadership in their work with the American Constitution Society's student chapters, and who have the interest, skills and ability to remain vital members of the ACS community for years to come.  NGL applicants undergo a competitive application process.  Each year, only 20-25 students nationwide are selected as NGLs.

Banerjee is the President and a Founding Board Member of the NIU Law Chapter of the American Constitution Society, which is in its second year of existence. 

"I am very proud that our chapter, still in its infancy, is already represented within the NGL ranks, and very thankful that our hard work has been recognized," Banerjee says.  "I'm also very excited to be integrally connected to the great work done by ACS, and to access an extensive network of progressives in the legal world."

During her time as a student at NIU Law, Banerjee has served as a first-year student Representative in the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, a mentor for the NIU Law Women's Law Caucus, and the NIU Law Representative at the Norman Amaker Public Interest Law & Social Justice Retreat.  Banerjee was also the Second Best Oralist at the 2013 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and a Finalist in the NIU Law Internal Mock Trial Competition in 2012.

Banerjee has received a scholarship from ACS to attend its National Convention June 19-21, 2014 in Washington, D.C.  She will be officially recognized as an NGL at that event. 


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For more information, contact:
Melody Mitchell
Alumni Events & Public Relations
(815) 753-9655 or mmitchell@niu.edu