B.A., 1994, Wesleyan University
J.D., 1999, New York University
Betsy Ginsberg was a member of the lawyering faculty at NYU Law School from 2007-2009. Previously, as a staff attorney at the Prisoners' Rights Project of the Legal Aid Society in New York City, she litigated class action lawsuits seeking to reform jails and prisons in New York City and New York Sate 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. Professor Ginsberg's scholarship explores issues relating to assess to courts for civil rights litigants with a particular focus on barriers to relief for institutionalized persons.
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