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educator , writer

Jeffrey B. Morris is an American educator and author. He works as a professor of law at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center of Touro College.

Background

Jeffrey Morris was born on January 8, 1941 in the United States. He is the son of Richard Brandon and Berenice (Robinson) Morris.

Education

Morris received his education at Princeton University in 1962. He earned his Juris Doctor degree at Columbia University School of Law in 1965 and his doctorate in 1972.

Career

During his long career Morris was admitted to the bars of New York and the District of Columbia, and has taught at The City College of The City University of New York (CUNY) from 1968 till 1972, the University of Pennsylvania for seven years since 1981, and Brooklyn Law School for the next two years. Morris has also served as the chief research associate to Chief Justice Warren Burger in Burger's role as head of the federal court system, holding that position since 1976 till 1986.

Since 1990, Morris works at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center of Touro College, as a teaching assistant and as a professor of law there.

Achievements

  • Morris is a legal scholar and political scientist who was selected as one of three Judicial Fellows in the United States in 1976-77, and who has written, and continues to write, the history of some of America’s most important courts, often at the request of the judges of those courts. Among his sixteen books are histories of The U.S. Court of Appeals for The Second Circuit, The U.S. Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court for the for The District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit of New York.

    Morris is also the co-editor of the seventh revised edition of the Encyclopedia of American History. He has authored briefs for cases argued in the Supreme Court of the United States and served as an expert witness in litigation involving student rights and the First Amendment.

Works

Membership

Morris is a member of the Supreme Court of the United States, Second Circuit Committee on Historical and Commemorative Events, Federal Bar Council, Association of the Bar of the City of New York and District of Columbia Bar Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Opera, ballet, reading

Connections

Morris married Dona Baron on July 9, 1972. They have 2 children: David and Deborah.

father:
Richard Brandon Morris - educator

mother:
Berenice (Robinson) Morris - musician

son:
David Morris

daughter:
Deborah Morris

wife:
Dona Baron - Attorney