Last updated on: 10/31/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Anita Ramasastry, JD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Shidler Center for Law
Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“In my view, the ACLU and the plaintiffs are entirely right to have brought the suit [aimed at curbing the FBI’s expanded spy powers granted in the USA PATRIOT Act]. Americans should not have to worry that the FBI is rifling through their personal belongings – learning what clubs we belong to, what charities we give to, and what books we read.”

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Associate Professor of Law, Director, Shidler Center for Law, Commerce, and Technology, University of Washington School of Law, 1996-present
  • Staff attorney, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Associate, White & Case, Budapest, Hungary
  • Assistant Professor of Law, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
  • Clerk, Justice Alan B. Handler, New Jersey Supreme Court
  • Recipient, Professor of the Year, 1997 and 2003
  • Recipient, University Distinguished Teaching Award
  • Recipient, University Outstanding Public Service Award
Education:
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1992
  • MA, University of Sydney, 1990
  • BA, Harvard University, 1988
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does the PATRIOT Act Allow the Government to Conduct Secret Searches and Access Records of Individuals Held by Third Parties, without Providing Sufficient Judicial Overview?