(PRESS RELEASE) The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS), in partnership with the Center for Reproductive Rights, will present the second annual American Constitution Society Reproductive Rights and Justice Award to the ACS chapter at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law for its outstanding work in reproductive rights and justice in the 2013-2014 academic year.
The ACS UCLA chapter, which will be honored at the ACS National Convention on June 21, has been committed to advancing the constitutional significance of reproductive rights through events and discussions, including a recent event, Exploring SCOTUS’ Hobby Lobby Decision, featuring the chapter’s faculty advisor Adam Winkler.
“Under the strong leadership of co-presidents Amalia Beckner, Charlie Sarosy, and Natalie Knight, the UCLA chapter of the American Constitution Society has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to reproductive rights and justice,” said Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights. “As the next generation of lawyers and advocates, their commitment to constitutional scholarship on fundamental human rights issues is critical and we are grateful for their efforts.”
“ACS is honored to join the Center for Reproductive Rights in granting this award to the ACS student chapter at UCLA School of Law for its tireless and excellent work in advancing thoughtful discussion on the state of reproductive freedoms,” said ACS President Caroline Fredrickson.
The ACS Reproductive Rights and Justice Award is an annual prize given to an ACS chapter in recognition of its focus on reproductive rights and justice. The award includes a cash prize of $250 and recognition during the ACS National Convention. The ACS chapter at Indiana University Maurer School of Law at Bloomington was the inaugural recipient of the award in 2013.