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Alvin J. Bronstein

Alvin J. Bronstein, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1952, Mississippi 1967, Louisiana 1971, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia, 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th and 11th circuits), United States Supreme Court 1961.

Background

  • Bronstein, Alvin J. was born on June 8, 1928 in Brooklyn.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Laws, New York Law School, 1951. Doctor of Laws (honorary), New York Law School, 1990.

    Career

    • Partner Bronstein & Bronstein, Brooklyn, 1952-1963. Private practice Elizabethtown, 1963-1964. Chief staff counsel Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee, Jackson, Mississippi, 1964-1968.

      Fellow Institute Politics, Kennedy School Government Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968-1969, associate director Institute Politics, Kennedy School Government, 1969-1971. Partner Elie, Bronstein, Strickler & Dennis, New Orleans, 1971-1972. Executive director National Prison Project, National Jail Project American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Washington, 1972-1996, consultant national legal department, since 1996.

      Consultant, trial counsel Congress of Racial Equality, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, SNCC, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Black Panther Party, National Institute for Education in Law and Poverty, and others. Guest lecturer various law schools, since 1964. Consultant various state corrections departments, since 1972.

      Adjunct professor American University Law School, 1973. Expert witness in various prison litigs., since 1978. Appointed member Federal Judicial Center Advisory Committee on Experimentation in the Law, 1978-1981.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1952, Mississippi 1967, Louisiana 1971, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia, 1st, 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th and 11th circuits), United States Supreme Court 1961.

    Works

    • Significant Prisoner Rights Cases
    • Significant Prisoner Rights Cases is written to introduce criminal justice students (both undergraduates and graduates) and correctional practitioners to legal and constitutional rights that affect practitioners and prisoners on a day-to-day basis.
    • Significant Prisoner Rights Cases
    • Significant Prisoner Rights Cases is written to introduce criminal justice students (both undergraduates and graduates) and correctional practitioners to legal and constitutional rights that affect practitioners and prisoners on a day-to-day basis.
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    Born June 8, 1928
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