April 11, 2019

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Eastern Time

Coffee Chat with Louise Melling

New Haven, CT

For those interested in speaking with Ms. Melling about her career, progressive lawyering in the era of Trump, or public interest work generally, we will also be hosting a Coffee Chat (featuring baked goods!) on April 11 from 2-3pm. 

LOUISE MELLING is a Deputy Legal Director at the ACLU and the Director of its Center for Liberty, which encompasses the ACLU’s work on reproductive freedom, women’s rights, LGBT rights, freedom of religion and belief, and disability rights. Melling has established the ACLU as a national leader in opposing the use of religion to discriminate and in supporting state advocacy teams that have pushed back legislation that would permit discrimination in the name of religion. She is a graduate of the Yale Law School and Oberlin College and has been with the ACLU since 1992, serving in several roles before becoming a Deputy Legal Director in 2010. Prior to joining the ACLU, Melling clerked for Judge Morris Lasker of the Southern District of New York and worked for Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman.