Last updated on: 6/11/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Louise Melling, JD Biography

Title:
Director of the Reproductive Freedom Project, at the American Civil Liberties Union
Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“I am honored to be carrying on the work that Catherine began. Under her leadership, the ACLU became a champion of real women, in particular the young and the poor, whose rights have been most often ignored or violated.”

ACLU Press Release, Nov. 8, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Reproductive Freedom Project, ACLU, 2003-present
  • Associate Director, Reproductive Freedom Project, ACLU, 1997-2003
  • Senior Staff Attorney, Reproductive Freedom Project, ACLU, 1992-1997
  • Staff Attorney Fellow, Reproductive Freedom Project, ACLU, 1989-1990
  • Former Associate, Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman
  • Former Law Clerk, Judge Morris E. Lasker, US District Court for the Southern District of New York
Education:
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1987
  • Oberlin College, 1982
Other:
  • None found