Susan N. Herman

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Professor
Susan N. Herman
Portrait of Susan N. Herman
Susan N. Herman
Occupation President of the American Civil Liberties Union
Title Centennial Professor of Law
Academic background
Alma mater New York University School of Law
Academic work
Discipline Law
Sub discipline Constitutional law

Susan N. Herman (born 1947) is an American[1] constitutional law scholar and, since October 2008, the president of the American Civil Liberties Union.[2] Herman has taught at Brooklyn Law School since 1980.[3]

Early years and education[edit]

Herman studied philosophy at Barnard College where she received a B.A. She then earned a J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where she served as note and comment editor for the New York University Law Review.[4]

Herman served as Pro Se law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She was a staff attorney and later associate director for Prisoners' Legal Services of New York.[4]

Career[edit]

She currently teaches courses in Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure, and seminars on Law and Literature, and Terrorism and Civil Liberties.[5] She began working for the ACLU as an intern in law school.[2] When she was elected president, Herman was the organization's general counsel and had served on its board for 20 years.[2][3]

Herman’s book Taking Liberties: the War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy was published by Oxford University Press in October 2011.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Professor Susan Herman". AJC. 
  2. ^ a b c "Law professor elected new ACLU president: Susan Herman plans to reach out to African-Americans, religious groups". Associated Press. 2008-10-18. Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Brosh, Brendan (2008-10-18). "New ACLU president from Brooklyn Law School". New York Daily News. Retrieved 1 December 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "Susan N. Herman". American Civil Liberties Union. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Susan N. Herman". Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Herman, Susan (October 3, 2011). Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-978254-3. 

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