Susan N. Herman

President at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

Susan N. Herman

Susan N. Herman

President at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

Biography

Susan Herman was elected President of the American Civil Liberties Union in October 2008, after having served on the ACLU National Board of Directors for 20 years, as a member of the Executive Committee for 16 years, and as General Counsel for 10 years. At Brooklyn Law School, she holds a chair as the inaugural Ruth Bader Ginsburg Professor of Law, and teaches courses in Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure, and seminars on Law and Literature, and Terrorism and Civil Liberties. She is affiliated with the Center for Law, Language & Cognition and is an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship Committee Member.

A highly regarded authority in constitutional and criminal procedure topics, she is a prolific author in these areas. Her extensive writings have been published in scholarly and other publications, ranging from law reviews and books to periodicals and on-line publications. Her most recent book, Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy (Oxford 2011 & 2014) was awarded the 2012 Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is also author of The Right to a Speedy and Public Trial (Praeger Publishers 2006) and co-authored Terrorism, Government, and Law: National Authority and Local Autonomy in the War on Terror (Praeger Publishers 2008).

Professor Herman has discussed constitutional law issues on radio, including a variety of NPR shows; on television, including programs on PBS, CSPAN, NBC, MSNBC. Her opinions are also regularly printed in leading print media. In addition, she has been a frequent speaker at academic conferences and continuing legal education events organized by groups such as the Federal Judicial Center and the American Bar Association, lecturing and conducting workshops for various groups of judges and lawyers, and at non-legal events, including speeches at the U.S. Army War College and many other schools, and at international conferences. She has also participated in Supreme Court litigation, writing and collaborating on Supreme Court amicus curiae briefs for the ACLU on a range of constitutional criminal procedure issues, including the recent case of Riley v. California.

She was a Note and Comment Editor on the NYU Law Review. Before entering teaching, she was Pro Se Law Clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Staff Attorney and then Associate Director of Prisoners' Legal Services of New York.

She received her B.A. from Barnard College and J.D. from New York University School of Law.

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American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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Former General Counsel at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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Executive Director of the ACLU of Northern California at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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President & Director at American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut

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Director, Representing ACLU of Louisiana at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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National Board of Directors at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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Head, Interpretive Media at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art provides exhibitions, education, publications, collections, and related public programs. The company was founded by Grace McCann on January 18, 1935 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Special Counsel, Real Estate & Land Use at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP is a law firm headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. It represents clients in health care, financial services, entertainment, media and advertising, real estate, technology, energy and natural resources, consumer goods and services and transportation. Its services include administrative law, advertising litigation, antitrust, unfair competition, taxation, employee benefits, global compensation, securities litigation, healthcare litigation, financial services litigation, and entertainment & media litigation. The firm was founded in 1965.

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BA in Philosophy

Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away—in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.

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Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

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Note & Comment Editor
Prior

The New York University Law Review was founded in 1924, and is a generalist journal publishing legal scholarship in all areas, including legal theory and policy, environmental law, legal history, international law, and more. Each year, it publishes issues in April, May, June, October, November, and December. These six issues contain cutting-edge legal scholarship written by professors, judges, and legal practitioners, as well as Notes written by members of the Law Review. In November 2012, the Law Review launched the New York University Law Review Online, an online supplement to the print version of the Law Review.

Career History
Chair as Centennial Professor
1980 - Current

Brooklyn Law School (BLS) is a law school founded in 1901. It is located in Brooklyn Heights, New York City, in the United States, and has approximately 1,400 students.Brooklyn Law School’s faculty includes 64 full-time professors, 6 emeriti faculty, and a number of adjunct faculty, many of whom are preeminent legal scholars.

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TO PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY, EFFECTIVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND ASSISTANCE TO INDIGENT PRISONERS, TO HELP THEM TO SECURE THEIR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS, AND TO ADVOCATE FOR MORE HUMANE PRISONS AND FOR A MORE HUMANE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

President
Current

PRESERVATION AND PROMOTION OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES

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Director & President
Current

PRESERVATION AND PROMOTION OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES

Director & President
Current

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. funds litigation and public education work. The company was founded by Roger Baldwin, Crystal Eastman, and Albert DeSilver in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a performing arts venue in Brooklyn, New York City, known as a center for progressive and avant garde performance. It presented its first performance in 1861 and began operations in its present location in 1908.

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American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. funds litigation and public education work. The company was founded by Roger Baldwin, Crystal Eastman, and Albert DeSilver in 1920 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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2015

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a performing arts venue in Brooklyn, New York City, known as a center for progressive and avant garde performance. It presented its first performance in 1861 and began operations in its present location in 1908.

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2016

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Borough President, Brooklyn at City of New York (New York)

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Former President of United States

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2008

Terrorism, Government, And Law: National Authority And Local Autonomy In The War On Terror

Author
2006

The Right To A Speedy And Public Trial

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2011

Taking Liberties: The War On Terror And The Erosion Of American Democracy

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