ICLU Awards Recognize Two Professors’ Commitment to Bill of Rights
On Saturday night, October 15, 2005, at the Indiana Civil Liberties Union (ICLU) Annual Award Banquet, the Richard L. Zweig Cooperating Attorney of the Year Award was presented to Professor of Law & Dean Emeritus Norm Lefstein, as well as attorney Carol Seaman who co-founded the ICLU Lawyers Council with Lefstein. The Zweig award, recognizes an attorney who has devoted exceptional time and effort to supporting litigation efforts to protect the Bill of Rights, and was presented by attorney Sally Zweig, ’86, a partner at Katz & Korin.
The Joan Laskowski Legislator of the Year Award was given to Indiana State Representative and Professor of Law, David Orentlicher. The Laskowski award, named after the ICLU’s Vice-President for Legislation, recognizes a lawmaker who has shown courage in defending civil liberties. Rep. Orentlicher led the fight against the anti-marriage constitutional amendment, is a defender of personal privacy rights, including reproductive rights, and is an advocate for the separation of church and state. Orentlicher is Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law and Co-Director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health.