The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of North Carolina honored UNC School of Law third-year student Jackie Azis for outstanding civil rights work at the Frank Porter Graham Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Azis won the Norman Smith Award for her work with the ACLU of North Carolina and the law school. Azis worked with the ACLU as a summer law clerk in 2010 and assisted with the organization’s Capital Punishment Project in 2011. Among her many accomplishments during that time, Azis served as an anonymous plaintiff in an ACLU lawsuit and helped to interview family and friends of clients on death row.
Azis has served as the chapter president of the UNC School of Law chapter of the ACLU and organized students to lobby state lawmakers on a variety of civil rights issues, including LGBT, racial justice, death penalty and voting rights. She also organized a protest at the law school against the state's proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
For more information about the ceremony and honorees, visit ACLU of North Carolina.
-February 17, 2012