Civil Rights and Social Justice

Join Us Whatever your area of specialization, CRSJ has a place for you.



Millennial and boomer women should be friends. It’s good for their careers.
Quoting Lauren Stiller Rikleen, Section Chair

2015 Nashvillians of the Year: How Abby Rubenfeld and Bill Harbison helped to change history
Featuring former Section Chair, Abby Rubenfeld

Islamophobia: a clear threat to religious pluralism in the US
Engy Abdelkader, co-chair of the Religious Freedom Committee

The Supreme Court should seize the chance to strike down voter discrimination
Nina Perales, Chair of the Rights of Immigrants Committee

Freedom of Speech v. Freedom of Religion? How American Muslims Are Countering Hate and Getting It Right
Engy Abdelkader, co-chair of the Religious Freedom Committee

2016 Robert F. Drinan Award for Distinguished Service
Honoring Estelle H. Rogers

The Section is proud to announce that Section Delegate Estelle H. Rogers will receive the 2016 Robert F. Drinan Award for Distinguished Service.

Estelle has been an integral part of the Section for decades. She was first appointed as co-chair of our Women's Rights Committee and played a key role in the multi-year House of Delegates consideration of reproductive rights. In 1990, she was elected to the Section's Council and from 1994 to 1997 served as Section Delegate. She resumed her position as Section Delegate in 2012 and was re-elected in 2015.

The Drinan Award will be presented to Estelle at a reception on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, during the ABA Midyear Meeting in San Diego, California. To learn more about the award and its past recipients, click here.

  • Chair's Message

  • Recent CLE Programs

  • Members in the News

  • Awards

  • Committee Corner

  • Join Us

  • Upcoming Events

  • New Human Rights Magazine