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.”

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
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?