Last updated on: 10/2/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

John A. Powell, JD Biography

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

Former Legal Director of the ACLU from 1987-1993

May 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Executive Director, The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, Ohio State University, 2003-present
  • Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights and Civil liberties, Ohio State University, 2003-present
  • Earl R. Larson Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law, University of Minnesota, 2001-2003
  • Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, 1993-2003
  • Executive Director, The Institute on Race & Poverty, University of Minnesota, 1993-2003
  • Marvin J. Sonosky Chair of Law and Public Policy, University of Minnesota Law School, 1999-2000
  • Julius E. Davis Professor, University of Minnesota Law School, 1997-1998
  • Consultant, International Organization of Consumers Union, 1993-1994
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia University School of Law, 1990-1993
  • National Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union, 1987-1993
  • Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law, 1984-1987
  • Executive Director, Legal Services of Greater Miami, 1981-1983
  • Staff Attorney/Litigation Resource, Evergreen Legal Services, 1979-1981
  • Consultant, Government of Mozambique, 1978
  • Staff Attorney, Seattle Public Defender, 1973-1976
Education:
  • Post-Graduate Human Rights Fellow, University of Minnesota, 1978-1980
  • JD, University of California/Berkeley (Boalt Hall), 1973
  • BA, Psychology, Philosophy Minor, Stanford University, 1969
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU Justified in Claiming That Limits on Political Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Compromise Free Speech?