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Nadine Strossen, JD Biography

National President of the ACLU
Pro to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"

“…[W]e [the ACLU] speak in measured, informed and nonpartisan ways – criticizing specific aspects of government actions that violate neutral civil liberties principles. People understand that what drives us is justice, not ideology.”

ACLU Annual Report, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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:
  • National President, ACLU, 1991-Present
  • “America’s 100 Most Important Women,” Ladies Home Journal, 1999
  • “America’s 200 Most Influential Women,” Vanity Fair, 1998
  • “Elite 100: 100 Executives Leading the Digital Revolution,” Upside Magazine, 1997
  • “350 Women Who Changed the World 1976-1996,” Working Woman Magazine, 1996
  • National Executive Committee, ACLU, 1985-Present
  • National Board of Directors, ACLU, 1983-Present
  • Professor of Law, New York Law School, 1988-Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, 1990
  • National General Counsel, ACLU, 1986-1991
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Law, New York University School of Law, 1984-1988
  • Attorney in private practice, New York City, 1978-1984
  • Attorney in private practice, Minneapolis, 1976-1978
  • Judicial Clerk, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1975-1976
  • Named twice “The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America,” The National Law Journal
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1975
  • AB, Harvard College, 1972
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Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU Good for America?
  2. Do School Vouchers Violate the Prohibition on Government Funding of Religion by Making Public Money Available to Private Religious Schools?
  3. Does the ACLU Undermine the War on Terror?