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Leigh Bienen, JD Biography

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

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

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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to death penalty issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to death penalty issues.
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
  • JD, Rutgers School of Law, State University of New Jersey, 1975
  • MA, Writers Workshop, State University of Iowa, 1963
  • BA, English, Cornell University, 1960
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Quoted in:
  1. Does a Person's Race Affect the Likelihood of Receiving the Death Penalty?