Living Legal Legend Award Presentation
Penn State Law's Black Law Students Association and Penn State's Multicultural Undergraduate Law Association will present the third annual Living Legal Legend Award to Reggie Shuford, executive director of the ACLU of Pennsylvania. The Living Legal Legend Award recognizes an individual who has shown a strong commitment to the fight for justice in the legal system and diversity in the legal profession.
About Reggie Shuford
Reggie Shuford joined the ACLU of Pennsylvania in September 2011. Prior to joining the ACLU-PA, he served as the director of law and policy at the Equal Justice Society (EJS), a national strategy group heightening consciousness on race in the law and popular discourse. From 1995-2010, Shuford served as senior staff counsel in the national ACLU's Racial Justice Program. During his tenure there, he helped to pioneer legal challenges to racial profiling practices nationwide. He was the ACLU's chief litigator in challenges to racial profiling, leading national litigation efforts and consulting with ACLU state affiliates and others in cases of "driving while black or brown," airport profiling, and profiling related to the war on terror.
Shuford is a graduate of the University of North Carolina’s School of Law in Chapel Hill, where he was his graduating class president and the recent recipient of the university’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is a former Harvard Law School Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow and received the 2014 Minority Business Leader Award from the Philadelphia Business Journal and the 2014 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the William Way LGBT Community Center. In 2015, Shuford was selected as a CBSPhilly GameChanger, named Diverse Attorney of the Year by the Legal Intelligencer, and received the Philadelphia Business Journal's LGBT Business Advocate Award.