Susan N. Herman

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Susan N. Herman is a Jewish 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]

She currently teaches courses in Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure, and seminars on Law and Literature, and Terrorism and Civil Liberties.[4] 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.[5]


  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. ^ "Susan N. Herman". Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  5. ^ 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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