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3L to Receive Award from PBA Public Interest Section

Lauren McCulloch, '16

December 08, 2015

3L Lauren McCulloch will be recognized for her dedication to working in the public interest at the Philadelphia Bar Association Public Interest Section’s annual awards ceremony on Dec. 10.

McCulloch was nominated by the Women’s Law Project, where she had completed a co-op placement through which she assisted with litigation and public policy advocacy to halt workplace discrimination against pregnant and nursing mothers as well as sex discrimination in education. She also completed a summer internship with the National Abortion Federation in Washington, D.C.

As president of the law school’s chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, McCulloch organized a symposium focused on recent Supreme Court cases involving reproductive rights and facilitated partnerships for pro bono projects related to clinic escorting and judicial bypass for minors seeking abortions.

“She was cut out for social justice work, and everyone who comes in contact with her sees that immediately,” Professor David S. Cohen said in a letter of support for McCulloch’s nomination.