Elizabeth Carol (Shuman)-Moore was born in Elgin, Illinois, on October 5, 1956, and graduated from Arlington High School (Arlington Heights, Illinois) in 1974. She then attended the University of Illinois, where she received her Bachelor of Social Work degree in 1978. After working as a paralegal for the Kemper Insurance Company for fifteen months, she enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law, ultimately receiving her JD in 1982.
Shuman-Moore started her legal career as a staff attorney for the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities and later became Legal Director of the organization. After seven years with the Leadership Council (1983-1990) she joined the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee, where she would hold many positions over the next twenty-seven years, including Director of the Fair Housing and Bias Violence Projects, Director of Hate Crime Project, and Co-Director of Litigation. In here work at the Committee she has supervised dozens of attorneys working for the Hate Crime Project, the only comprehensive Midwest resource for hate crime survivors.
Shuman-Moore earned the Public Interest Law Initiative Distinguished PILI Alumni Award in 1993, received the Thomas and Eleanor Wright Award from the Chicago Commission on Human Relations in 2002, and was selected as a civil rights Super Lawyer in 2005. In 2006, she was awarded the Maurer School of Law’s Distinguished Service Award.
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"Elizabeth Shuman-Moore" (1956). Notable Alumni. 175.