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educator , lawyer , lecturer , author

William Moses Kunstler, American lawyer, educator, lecturer, author. Bar: New York bar 1948, District of Columbia Bar 1958. Decorated Bronze Star medal; recipient Press award New York State Bar Association, 1957, Civil Rights award, 1963, 1st award Ohio Radio-Television Institute, 1960, Thurgood Marshall Practioner award New York Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1994.

Background

Kunstler, William Moses was born on July 7, 1919 in New York City. Son of Monroe Bradford and Frances (Mandelbaum) Kunstler.

Education

Bachelor, Yale University, 1941; Bachelor of Laws, Columbia University, 1948.

Career

Executive trainee, R.H. Macy & Company. New York City, 1948-1949; lecturer English, Columbia University, 1946-1950; partner, Kunstler, Kunstler, Hyman and Goldberg (and predecessor firm), New York City, 1949-1972; partner, Kunstler & Kuby, New York City, 1992-1995; associate professor of law, New York Law School, 1950-1992; associate professor of law, Pace U., 1951-1961; lecturer, New School, 1966-1968, 80-81; senior fellow, Notre Dame U., 1971.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York bar 1948, District of Columbia Bar 1958.

Works

Membership

Vice president, board directors Center for Constitutional Rights. Served to major Army of the United States, 1941-1946, PTO. Member Association Bar City New York, American Civil Liberties Union (director 1964-1970, national council 1968-1995, board directors national emergency civil liberties committee 1968-1995), Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Phi.

Connections

Married Lotte Rosenberger, January 14, 1943 (divorced October 1975). Children: Karin F. Goldman, Jane B. Drazek. Married Margaret L.cohen, October 6, 1975.

Children: Sarah Cohen-Kunstler, Emily Cohen-Kunstler.

father:
Monroe Bradford Kunstler

mother:
Frances (Mandelbaum) Kunstler

spouse:
Margaret L.cohen

spouse:
Lotte Rosenberger

child:
Jane B. Drazek Kunstler

child:
Emily Cohen-Kunstler

child:
Sarah Cohen-Kunstler

child:
Karin F. Goldman Kunstler