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KRISTIN BOOTH GLENN

Biographical note:

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.

 

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Biography

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, 1998.