Alumni Distinguished Leadership Award

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Amy Meek works to protect and promote access to education by addressing the individual and systemic barriers that disproportionately impact historically disadvantaged communities, using an explicit racial justice lens.

Amy previously worked as a senior attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, leading the organization’s strategy and advocacy for advancing women’s rights and gender equity in Illinois. She engaged in litigation and policy advocacy efforts on civil rights issues including reproductive rights, pregnancy discrimination, domestic violence, voting rights, and freedom of speech.

Before joining the ACLU, Amy taught at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law as the Civitas ChildLaw Center’s Policy and Legislation Clinical Teaching Fellow. She has also served as Reentry Coordinator and Deputy Chief of Staff for the Mayor’s Office of the City of New Haven, Connecticut.

Amy earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and her B.A. from Swarthmore College.



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