Violet S. Rush

Law Fellow

Violet S. Rush (Cherokee Nation citizen/Muscogee Creek) joined ACS in August 2019 as the Law Fellow for the organization’s Policy and Program department. To support the department, Violet assists in editing the organization’s Supreme Court Review and researches legal issues relevant to ACS’s mission and strategic vision.

Prior to joining ACS, Violet interned at the ACLU’s Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief and worked as an extern for the Tulsa County Public Defender’s Office, focusing on Indian Child Welfare cases. During her 1L summer, she interned for If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice.

Violet earned her J.D. from the University of Tulsa College of Law (TU Law) in May 2019, where she received a certificate in Native American law. During law school, she was the Executive Editor of the Tulsa Law Review—TU Law’s academic legal journal. She co-founded TU Law’s If/When/How chapter and served as the Vice President of her school’s Native American Law Student Association. To date, she has co-authored an article on indigenous justice systems for the American Psychological Association's Monitor on Psychology, and her Comment was published in the May 2019 issue of the Tulsa Law Review.