Advocates for Life (AFL) is a non-partisan national association of pro-life law students, founded in 2010. AFL established almost two dozen chapters at law schools across the nation. These chapters sponsor speakers and provide opportunities for pro-life students to gain a solid foundation in pro-life legal developments through speaker programs and legal materials that can stimulate a richer classroom discussion and dialogue with fellow students and professors. In 2012, AFL was honored for its innovative work by the Human Life Foundation.
Of particular value to law students is the AFL publication, Constitutional Law & Abortion Primer. The law school environment—indeed the legal community at large—is often hostile to laws that protect the dignity of human life. Furthermore, it is often uninformed as to the evolution of the alleged “right to privacy” and the “right to abortion” in the United States. Most law school curricula fail to address adequately the important cases involving abortion and the issue they present.
To fill in the gaps that might exist in constitutional law coursework and to stimulate a richer classroom discussion and dialogue with fellow students and professors, AFL offers the Constitutional Law & Abortion Primer both in hard copy and online.
For further information on Advocates for Life and setting up a chapter at your law school, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.