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Lee Gelernt

Clinical Visiting Lecturer in Law
Lee Gelernt is a Clinical Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and a Deputy Director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s national Immigrants’ Rights Project, where he works on immigration and national security issues. He also teaches a seminar at Fordham Law School on the rights of non-citizens after September 11, and for many years served on the faculty of the Practicing Law Institute. He has litigated numerous civil rights cases around the country at all levels of the federal court system, including the United States Supreme Court. He has also testified as an expert before the United States Senate on habeas corpus and judicial review issues. He served as one of only a few human rights observers at Guantanamo Bay for the first military trial conducted by the United States since World II. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School, the London School of Economics, and Tufts University.

J.D., Columbia Law School, 1988
M.Sc., London School of Economics, 1985
B.A., Tufts University, 1984

Courses Taught
Advanced Civil Liberties and National Security after September 11