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Anthony Guy Amsterdam, American law educator. Bar: District of Columbia 1960. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.


Amsterdam, Anthony Guy was born on September 12, 1935 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Gustave G. and Valla (Abel) Amsterdam.


AB, Haverford College, Pennsylvania, 1957. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Haverford College, Pennsylvania, 1993. Bachelor of Laws, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1960.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), John Jay College Criminal Justice, New York City, 1987.


Law clerk to, Supreme Court of the United States Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1960-1961;assistant United State Attorneys, 1961-1962;professor of law, University Pennsylvania, 1962-1969;professor of law, Stanford University, 1969-1981;Montgomery professor clinical legal education, Stanford University, 1980-1981;professor of law, director clinical programs and trial advocacy, New York University, since 1981. Consultant litigating attorney numerous civil rights groups. Consultant government commissions.

Member Commission to Study Disturbances at Columbia, 1968. Trustee Death Penalty Information Center, Lawyers Constitutional Defense Committee, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund, National Coalition to abolish the Death Penalty, Southern Poverty Law Center, Brennan Center for Justice. Member California Federal Judicial Selection Committee, 1976-1980.

Member coordinator county on lawyer competence Conference of Chief Justices;general counsel New York Civil Liberties Union. Advisory counsel Civil Liberties Union Northern California. Member American Bar Association task force.


  • Bar: District of Columbia 1960.



Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences.


Married Lois P. Sheinfeld, August 29, 1968.

Gustave G. Amsterdam

Valla (Abel) Amsterdam

Lois P. Sheinfeld