ACS Member News: Week of April 12, 2021

Former ACS Board Chair Pamela Karlan, ACS Bay Area Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors member Joan Haratani, and ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors member Joyce Hughes were awarded the 2021 Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award by the American Bar Association.

Former ACS Board Chair Pamela Karlan was quoted in Law360 in an article, titled, “DOJ Civil Rights Head Says LGBT, Military Bias Top Priorities.”

ACS Next Generation Leader and Washington, DC Lawyer Chapter Board of Directors member Jess Pezley and ACS member Kevin Díaz were quoted in Compassion & Choices about the recent ruling regarding  the “constitutionality of an Idaho law provision that the State interpreted to require pregnant individuals to receive life-sustaining treatment, even if it violated the person’s advance directive.”

ACS Faculty Advisor at Loyola Law School Jessica Levinson authored an op-ed in MSNBC about how a Supreme Court ruling on a California restriction on in-home gatherings, as it applied to religious activities, previews the impact Trump has and will have on the federal bench.

ACS Faculty Advisor at the University of Colorado Law School Suzette Malveaux was profiled in Essence, featuring quotes from ACS Member Angela Onwuachi-Willig, about possibly becoming the first Black woman and the first individual who identifies as LGBTQ+ to be appointed to the Tenth Circuit.

ACS Assistant Director of Chapters Chris Lin was appointed to the Philadelphia Millennial Advisory Committee within the Mayor’s Office of Youth Engagement.

ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Co-Chair Dan Cotter authored an article in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin about the calls for Justice Stephen Breyer to retire from the Supreme Court.

ACS Notre Dame Law School Student Chapter President Jenae Longenecker was selected as a 2021 Summer Fellow at the Klau Center for Civil and Human Rights at the University of Notre Dame.

ACS University of Connecticut School of Law Student Chapter Co-President Ree Morrow was profiled in The National Jurist on winning the Hinkle Entrepreneurship Competition with her proposal,  “The Road that Connects.”