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Michael B. Mushlin

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
White Plains, NY, USA

Michael B. Mushlin is a professor of law at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. He is the author of RIGHTS OF PRISONERS (West 4th Ed.), a four volume treatise on prison law as well as chapters, articles and op-eds on prison reform and a variety of other legal issues. Professor Mushlin was a member of the American Bar Association’s Task Force on the Legal Status of Prisoners which led to the promulgation of national standards for prisons and jails adopted by the full ABA. He serves of the board of directors and is past Chair of the Correctional Association of New York. Professor Mushlin also is past chair of the Osborne Association, and chaired the Corrections Committee of the New York City Bar Association where he led an investigation into conditions on death row in New York State.  Professor Mushlin is the co-chair of the ABA subcommittee on Correctional Oversight and in that capacity has testified by invitation to state legislatures and has made appearances on media and spoken on the topic. Before becoming a law professor, Professor  Mushlin practiced public interest law for fifteen years, first with Harlem Assertions of Rights, then with the Prisoners’ Rights Project of the New York City Legal Aid Society and finally with the Children’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. Professor Mushlin was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and was named the James D. Hopkins Professor of Law, and Charles A. Frueauff Research Professor of Law. Professor Mushlin was a Visiting Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School for the 2012/13 Academic Year. He will be Visiting Professor of Law at Touro Law Center for the Spring 2017 semester.   Professor Mushlin currently serves by appointment of the Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York on the Advisory Committee on Criminal Law and Procedure of the Office of Court Administration.

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