Last updated on: 11/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Leigh Bienen, JD Biography

Title:
Senior Lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“The death penalty is a fraud upon the public.”

“No Savings in Lives or Money with Death Penalty,” New York Times, Aug. 7, 1988

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University School of Law, 1995-Present
  • Director, Chicago Historical Homicide Project
  • Criminal defense attorney
  • Member of the Bar, United States Supreme Court
  • Former Lecturer and Administrative Director, Undergraduate Program, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 1991-1995
  • Awarded, Research Grant, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA., 1981-1982
  • Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania School of Law, 1981
  • Assistant Deputy Public Defender, Director of Special Projects section, New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate, 1977-1991
  • Law Associate, Boalt Hall, School of Law, University of California at Berkeley, 1976-1977
  • Graduation Prize, Fidelity Union Trust Company Award for outstanding performance in the field of Trusts and Estates, Rutgers Law School, 1975
  • Awarded, Research Grant, Wallace-Eljabar Fund (The Fund for New Jersey), 1974
  • Research Attorney, Center of Rape Concern, Philadelphia General Hospital
Education:
  • JD, Rutgers School of Law, State University of New Jersey, 1975
  • MA, Writers Workshop, State University of Iowa, 1963
  • BA, English, Cornell University, 1960
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does a Person's Race Affect the Likelihood of Receiving the Death Penalty?