Meghan Paulas

Meghan Paulas, Honors Scholar, Class of 2008

Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar

Class of 2008

Ms. Meghan Paulas graduated in 2004 from the James Madison College at Michigan State University with a B.A. in Social Relations with a specialization in Political Science. While at IIT Chicago-Kent, Meghan earned a Certificate in Public Interest Law, membership in the Bar & Gavel Society, and the Fleischman Family Award for Excellence in the Criminal Law Clinic.

During law school, Meghan clerked for the Cook County Public Defender's Office, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and completed an oral argument in front of the First District Appellate Court of Illinois. After graduating law school in 2008, Meghan served as the Assistant General Counsel for the Illinois Human Rights Commission until September 2009. She then worked for the Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication & Review as a Supervisory Attorney Advisor. Meghan currently serves as the Director of Student Chapters at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. 


2008 Honors Scholars Seminar Paper

"Crediting the Fiction": How Judicial Mislabeling of Indeterminate Civil Commitment for Sexually Violent Persons as Collateral Is Upholding Unconstitutional Pleas