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Norman Dorsen, LLD Biography

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

President of the ACLU from 1976-1991

May 2006

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:
  • Founding President, US Association of Constitutional Law, an affiliate of the International Association of Constitutional Law, 1996-present
  • Frederick I. and Grace A. Stokes Professor of Law and Counselor to the President of New York University School of Law, 1991-present
  • Chairman, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, 1996-2000
  • President, ACLU, 1976-1991
  • Law Professor, New York University School of Law, 1961-1991
  • General Counsel, ACLU, 1969-1976
  • Founding President, Society of American Law Teachers, 1973
  • Attorney, Dewey Ballantine law firm, New York City
  • Law Clerk, for the US Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan
  • LLD, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 1992
  • LLD, Ripon College, 1981
  • LLB, Harvard University, 1953
  • BA, Columbia University, 1950
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Quoted in:
  1. Is the ACLU Justified in Claiming That Limits on Political Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Compromise Free Speech?