2L Allison Lantero named Next Generation Leader by American Constitution Society

Author: Denise Wager


Allison Lantero, a second-year student at Notre Dame Law School, has been selected as a 2020 American Constitution Society Next Generation Leader.

The Next Generation Leader program recognizes law students who have demonstrated strong leadership and engagement in their work with ACS’s student chapters and who have the interest, skills, and ability to remain vital members of the ACS community into the future.

Each year, 20 to 25 students are selected as Next Generation Leaders from the 200 ACS chapters through a competitive application process. Next Generation Leaders receive unique access to ACS career development resources and networking opportunities, and help to strengthen and shape the future of ACS.

“It is an honor to be selected as a Next Generation Leader,” Lantero said. “An important part of why I decided to attend law school was to better understand our democracy and to give a voice to the voiceless. I look forward to furthering these goals by getting more involved with the American Constitution Society. I've really enjoyed my time leading ACS at Notre Dame, and I'm excited to take my passion and experience and bring it to the national level."

Lantero is the president of the American Constitution Society at ND Law and is a staff editor for the Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy. She earned a bachelor's degree in English and theatre from Boston College, and master’s degree in journalism from Georgetown University. This summer, she will work in litigation at Barnes & Thornburg in Chicago.

Lantero was nominated to be a Next Generation Leader by Peter Gonzales ‘16, ‘19 J.D. Gonzales, now an associate at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in Chicago, was selected as a Next Generation Leader from ND Law in 2019.

“Allison is a dedicated leader who strives to advocate for a strong policy awareness at Our Lady’s University. Her leadership has been critical to an increased engagement, policy discussion, and social awareness for our community. She will doubtlessly be a strong advocate for ACS, Notre Dame, and every client she represents for years to come. I could not be prouder to call her a friend and fellow NGL,” said Gonzales.