Betsy Ginsberg is a clinical law professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she directs the Civil Rights Clinic.  Previously, she taught in Cardozo’s Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic and before that was a member of the Lawyering faculty at NYU School of Law.  Before she began teaching, she worked as a Staff Attorney at the Prisoners’ Rights Project of the Legal Aid Society in New York City, where she litigated class action lawsuits seeking to reform jails and prisons in New York City and New York State with respect to disability rights, mental health care, and prison guard brutality. She has been the recipient of two public interest fellowships: the Soros Justice Postgraduate Fellowship, to support her work at the Prisoners’ Rights Project, and the NAPIL Equal Justice Fellowship, which funded her work at the Prison Law Office in San Quentin, CA, where she litigated class action institutional reform lawsuits on behalf of California prisoners and parolees.  She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law, cum laude, where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow.

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