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Leigh Buchanan Bienen, American Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration)CriminalCivil rightsConstitutionallawyer. Member American Bar Association (project on sex offender sentencing 1984-1985), Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.


Bienen, Leigh Buchanan was born on April 24, 1938 in Berkeley, California, United States. Daughter of Norman Sharpe Buchanan and Janet Buchanan (Saniter) Arnold.


Bachelor, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1960. Master of Arts, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1963. Juris Doctor, Rutgers University, New Jersey, 1975.


Bar: New Jersey 1975, United States District Court New Jersey 1975, Pennsylvania 1977, New York 1982, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1982, District of Columbia 1983. Research attorney Center for Rape Concern, Philadelphia, 1975-1976. Law associate Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 1976-1977.

Lecturer University of Pennsylvania School Law, Philadelphia, 1981. Assistant deputy public defender Department Public Advocate, Trenton, New Jersey, 1977-1991. Administrative director Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School, 1991-1994.

Senior lecturer School Law Northwestern University, 1995^. Lecturer Princeton University, 1977, 82, 84, 87, 91-94.


Director Chicago History Homicide Project, since 2000. Director website homicide.northwestern.edu. Member Illinois Capital Punishment Reform Study Committee, since 2005.

Board directors New Jersey American Civil Liberties Union, 1982—1992. Vice president Lookingglass Theatre, since 2003. Member of American Bar Association (project on sex offender sentencing 1984-1985).


Married Henry S Bienen, April 28, 1961. Children: Laura, Claire, Leslie.