Brian William Kaufman joined ACS in September 2016 and currently serves as the Associate Director of Lawyer Chapters. In this capacity, Brian works with over forty Lawyer Chapters across the country, supporting their growth and development in furtherance of actualizing ACS’s mission of shaping law and policy to be instruments of social justice for all individuals and communities.
Brian completed his undergraduate at Boston College in 2006 with majors in International Studies and Theology. In 2007, Brian completed his Master of Arts in Theology, also at Boston College, with a focus on Catholic theological ethics and social justice. Prior to beginning his legal studies at Emory University School of Law in 2014, Brian studied, lived and worked abroad in Paris, France for four years.
At Emory Law, Brian served as the Vice-President of External Affairs of Emory OUTLaw, an organization dedicated to diversity awareness, networking, and the legal issues affecting the LGBT community. During his third-year of law school, Brian revived the ACS Emory Law Student Law Chapter and served as one of the Co-Presidents.
Prior to joining ACS, Brian worked for the National Center for Lesbian Rights as a Policy Law Fellow, focusing on NCLR’s #BornPerfect Campaign, the campaign to protect LGBT youth from the dangerous and discredited practices of conversion therapy through legislation, litigation and public education.
Originally from the New York City area, Brian is passionate about spirituality, education, LGBT legal topics and Baptiste yoga.