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Mark Rosenbaum
Mark Rosenbaum graduated from Harvard Law School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with his B.A from the University of Michigan. He has been an attorney with the ACLU since 1974 and its legal director for over 10 years. Mark has tried and argued successfully numerous civil rights cases in areas relating to race, gender and poverty, education, voting rights, police practices, defendants' rights, homelessness and international human rights. He has argued three cases before the United States Supreme Court. Cases which Mark has litigated have resulted in statewide standards and a billion dollars for textbook, qualified teachers and facilities for the most disadvantaged schools in California, the election of the first Latino supervisor in Los Angeles County in over 100 years, the invalidation of Proposition 187 and establishment of programs for desegregation in Los Angeles, and the release of a citizen and unlawful permanent resident held indefinitely in Iraq. He is currently an adjunct professor at UCLA School of Law and the University of Michigan Law School. He has received numerous awards and acknowledgments for his achievements from many civil rights and public interest organizations including having been named this year one of the 500 best attorneys in the United States by Lawdragon Magazine, Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer Magazine and having been selected as one of the "100 Most Influential Attorneys in California" from the Los Angeles Daily Journal for the years 1998 2005. Mark has consulted with writers, producers and actors on film and television projects involving the law and legal issues.