Leon Friedman

Joseph Kushner Distinguished Professor of Civil Liberties Law at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University

Professor of Constitutional Law at Hofstra Law School. former staff counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union, author of forty briefs before the United States Supreme Court, intellectual property lawyer, representing various authors (I.B. Singer, Susan Sontag, John McPhee, Stephen Spender, Hunter Thompson, estates of T.S. Eliot, Edith Wharton, Collette) publishers (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Arcade Publishers, Chelsea House Publishers), musical performers, (James Brown, Isley Brothers, Bono) , actors (Kathleen Turner, Kim Stanley). Author of fifteen books and over 100 articles. Winner of Scribes Award for best book on a legal subject during 1970 for The Justices of the Supreme Court: Their Lives and Major Decisions