About Arthur Liman
A nationally known and highly respected attorney in private practice, Arthur Liman also served in a wide range of public service positions. He was chief counsel to the New York State Special Commission on Attica Prison; President of the Legal Aid Society of New York and of the Neighborhood Defender Services of Harlem; Chair of the Legal Action Center in New York City; Chair of the New York State Capital Defender’s Office; and Special Counsel to the United States Senate Committee Investigating Secret Military Assistance to Iran and the Nicaraguan Opposition.
The Liman Program was created in 1997 to forward the commitments of Arthur Liman as an exemplary lawyer dedicated to public service in the furtherance of justice.
On March 1 - 3, 2012 the Liman Program's celebrated its 15th year at the annual Liman Colloquium- Accessing Justice, Rationing Law.
Arthur's son, Doug, created a film in memory of his father titled Celebrating Fifteen Years of Liman and presented it to the participants during Thursday night program. The movie can be viewed here.