Kristin Booth Glen is a lawyer, jurist,
and legal educator. Her legal efforts on behalf of the poor,
women's rights, racial justice, the elderly, gays and lesbians,
prisoners, and for cultural diversity in the media have been
widely noticed. She was elected as a civil court judge in
1980 and elected to New York State Supreme Court in 1986.
As a judge
Glen wrote major, cutting-edge decisions
in a wide range of areas including AIDS, sexual harassment,
the rights of the physically and mentally challenged, the
elderly, and on constitutional issues such as free speech.
A founder of the Women's Law Clinic at New York University,
she has been a legal educator in various law schools for more
than twenty years. In 1995, she was appointed Dean of the
City University of New York School of Law, an institution
that is constantly under conservative attack because of its
mission to enable students from traditionally marginalized
and underserved communities to assume leadership roles in
society. In 1998, Glen was named Law School Dean of the Year
by the National Association for Public Interest Law and in
1999, she was honored by the National Lawyer's Guild.
Glen has served as Commissioner of the
ABA Commission on the Elderly and the Association of American
Law Schools Commission on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities,
and is a member of the boards of a number of organizations,
including the Board of Overseers for the Brookdale Center
on Law and Aging, the Media Access Project, Sanctuary for
Families, the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Prisoners
Legal Services, and the Fund for Modern Courts. She is active
in numerous bar associations and the National Lawyers Guild.
Board member, The
Fund for Modern Courts
Karen W. Arenson.
"At CUNY Law, a Bit More Gavel." The New
York Times, December 11, 2000.
Kristin Booth Glen Receives NAPIL
"Law School Dean of Year" Award, November 6,