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Susan N. Herman

Susan N. Herman is an American constitutional law scholar and, since October 2008, the president of the American Civil Liberties Union.[1] Herman has taught at Brooklyn Law School since 1980.[2]

She currently teaches courses in Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure, and seminars on Law and Literature, and Terrorism and Civil Liberties.[3] She began working for the ACLU as an intern in law school.[1] When she was elected president, Herman was the organization's general counsel and had served on its board for 20 years.[1][2]

Herman’s book Taking Liberties: the War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy was published by Oxford University Press in October 2011.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Law professor elected new ACLU president: Susan Herman plans to reach out to African-Americans, religious groups".  
  2. ^ a b Brosh, Brendan (2008-10-18). "New ACLU president from Brooklyn Law School".  
  3. ^ "Susan N. Herman". Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Herman, Susan (October 3, 2011). Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy.  

External links

  • Herman's profile at the ACLU website
  • Susan Herman blog posts, ACLU Blog
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