New York, NY (March 8, 2017) – Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School (NYLS), has been recognized as a woman who goes “Above & Beyond” by City & State. These awards honor exceptional women of public and civic mind from New York for their accomplishments across various sectors, including politics, media, education, nonprofit, and beyond. Professor Strossen is one of just five education honorees—and the only law school professor to be recognized.
Professor Strossen is a renowned international expert on civil liberties, constitutional law, and human rights, and a leading voice in today’s critical discussions about the First Amendment, hate speech, and freedom of the press. Named one of the most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal, she joined NYLS as a professor in 1988, where she inspires students to share her passion for justice and the rule of law. From 1991 through 2008, she served as president of the American Civil Liberties Union; she was the first woman to head the nation’s largest and oldest civil liberties organization.
New York Law School Dean and President Anthony W. Crowell said, “Nadine Strossen has elevated the national conversation about what it means to live in a free society, and her mentorship and teaching at New York Law School will ensure that our civil rights will be protected for generations to come. She is a remarkable woman who goes ‘above and beyond’ every day, as a professor, constitutional scholar, and one of the foremost defenders of civil liberties in the United States for more than three decades. We congratulate her on this honor.”
This year’s 25 honorees will be celebrated at a gala on March 28 during Women’s History Month.