Center for Women in Law Student Intern Maggie Cheu published her article Now and Then: How Coverture Ideology Informs the Rhetoric of Abortion in the Texas Journal of Women and the Law. The article posits that the ideology in support of early America’s laws of coverture impacts contemporary society’s assessment of issues relating to gender – in particular abortion. Furthermore, Maggie suggests that arguments founded in the “coverture ethos” must be thoroughly inspected, if not entirely revised.
Maggie Cheu currently serves as Editor in Chief of the Texas Journal of Women and the Law and Staff Editor for the American Journal of Criminal Law. In addition, she is an Event Coordinator for the American Constitutional Society and has served as a member of the Executive Board of the Assault Survivor’s Assistance Program. In 2012, Maggie received the Pro Bono Superstar award from the Pro Bono Program for 900 hours of pro bono service. Maggie graduates the University of Texas School of Law in May of 2013, and upon graduation will take a position at the Queens District Attorney’s Office in New York.
The Center for Women in Law congratulates Maggie on this well-deserved honor.