Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Burt Neuborne, LLB Biography

Title:
National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Position:
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

National Legal Director of the ACLU from 1982-1986

May 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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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:
  • Inez Milholland Professor of Civil Liberties, New York University School of Law, 2005-present
  • Legal Director, Brennan Center for Justice, 1994-present
  • John Norton Pomeroy Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, 1994-2005
  • New York University-wide Distinguished Teacher Award, 1990
  • Counsel, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • National Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 1982-1986
  • Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, 1976
  • Associate Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, 1974
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, 1972
  • Member, New York City Human Rights Commission
Education:
  • LLB, Harvard Law School, 1964
  • BA, Cornell University, 1961
Other:
  • Commentator on Court TV
  • Argued many Supreme Court cases, and litigated literally hundreds of important constitutional cases. He challenged the constitutionality of the Vietnam War, pioneered the flag burning cases, worked on the Pentagon Papers case, worked with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she headed the ACLU Women’s Rights Project
  • Appeared as Jerry Falwell’s lawyer in Milos Forman’s The People v. Larry Flint
Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU Justified in Claiming That Limits on Political Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Compromise Free Speech?