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Vivian Olivia Berger, American lawyer, educator. Bar: New York 1974, United States District Court (southern and eastern district) New York 1974, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1974, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1979, United States District Court (northern district) New York 1980, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1986.

Background

Berger, Vivian Olivia was born on July 22, 1944 in New York City. Daughter of Jacob and Rita (Both) Berger.

Education

Radcliffe College (Bachelor of Arts, 1966). Columbia University School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1973).

Career

Law clerk to judge, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit), New York City, 1973-1974;assistant professor of law, Columbia University, New York City, 1975-1977;associate professor of law, Columbia University, New York City, 1977-1980;professor of law, Columbia University, New York City, since 1983;vice dean, Columbia University, 1989-1993;Nash professor of law, Columbia University, since 1993;assistant district attorney, New York County, New York City, 1977-1983;of counsel, Hoffinger Friedland Dobrish Bernfeld & Stern, Professional Corporation, New York City, since 1994. Member of advisory commission 1st department New York Appellate Division, New York City, since 1984. Assistant counsel Legal Defense Fund National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, New York City, since 1986.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1974, United States District Court (southern and eastern district) New York 1974, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit) 1974, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1979, United States District Court (northern district) New York 1980, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1986.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Volunteer mediator Queens Mediation Center, 1985-1986. Arbitrator small claims New York City Civil Court, since 1986. National board directors American Civil Liberties Union, New York City, since 1980, general counsel, since 1986.

Board directors First Department Assigned Counsel Corporation, since 1991, Southern Center for Human Rights, since 1990. Member American Bar Association, Association of Bar of City of New York (civil rights committee 1979-1982, criminal courts committee 1983-1986, 91-94, criminal advocacy committee 1986-1989, council on criminal justice since 1991, special committee on capital representation since 1994, council on judicial administration 1989-1991), New York Women's Bar Association, New York State District Attorney's Association, American Law Institute, New York Lawyers Against the Death Penalty.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, sketching, hiking, jogging.

Connections

Married Curtis Jay Berger, June 17, 1973.

father:
Jacob Berger

mother:
Rita (Both) Berger

spouse:
Curtis Jay Berger