Luke Bierman has joined the Government Law Center at Albany Law School as a Postgraduate Fellow in Government Law and Policy.
Bierman was the founding director of the American Bar Association Justice Center and also served as the primary speechwriter and fundraiser for Presidents of the American Bar Association from 1998 to 2000. Most recently he was the director of the Institute for Emerging Issues at the North Carolina State University, where he also was an associate professor of political science.
Bierman clerked for state appellate judges in upstate New York, was chief attorney for New York's intermediate appellate court in Albany, practiced law in Plattsburgh and served as a legislative counsel to the Connecticut General Assembly Judiciary Committee.
"Dr. Bierman's 20 years of extensive experience working in law and policy in private, public, non-profit and academic sectors, demonstrates a serious commitment and deep capacity to law and policy," said Professor Patricia Salkin, associate dean and director of the Government Law Center. "His credentials and expertise will not only drive research at the Government Law Center, but will enhance the academic experience of current law students."
Bierman, a national expert on the judicial process, has published and lectured widely on state courts and state constitutional law. He taught constitutional law and civil liberties as a visiting associate professor at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, and as an adjunct at Trinity College in Connecticut, the University at Albany and Northwestern University School of Law. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and serves on the board of directors of the Justice at Stake Campaign. He also is a senior consulting editor of
State Constitutional Commentary published by Albany Law School and the associate editor of
Justice System Journal published by the National Center for State Courts.
Bierman earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science at the University at Albany, a J.D. at the Marshall Wythe School of Law of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, where he served on the Law Review, and a B.A. in American political history at Colgate University, where he graduated magna cum laude with high honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
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