University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
 
Name Bronstein, Alvin J.
For other records of the same person, see:
* Alvin J. Bronstein (Jackson, MS)
City Washington
State DC
Role(s) Attorney
Race
Gender M
Biographical
Alvin J. Bronstein began his career in private law practice in New York before becoming the chief staff counsel of the Lawyers’ Constitutional Defense Committee from 1964 to 1968 in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1968, he became a fellow at the Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government, ... read more
Alvin J. Bronstein began his career in private law practice in New York before becoming the chief staff counsel of the Lawyers’ Constitutional Defense Committee from 1964 to 1968 in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1968, he became a fellow at the Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and from 1969 to 1971, he was the associate director of the Institute of Politics. In 1971, he became a partner in the New Orleans public interest law firm of Elie, Bronstein, Strickler, and Dennis, leaving in June 1972 to found the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington, D.C. as its executive director. Bronstein directed the National Prison Project until December 1995. In January of 1996 he became director emeritus of the Project and a consultant to the National ACLU.

Bronstein has argued numerous prisoners’ rights cases in federal trial and appellate courts as well as the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been a consultant to state and federal correctional agencies, has appeared as an expert witness on numerous occasions, and has edited or authored books and articles on human rights and corrections. He was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1989 for his contributions in the development of prisoners’ rights and correctional case law. In 1985, 1988, 1991, and 1994, he was listed as one of the one hundred most influential lawyers in America by the National Law Journal in the triennial publication, Profiles in Power.
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Case(s) JC-AL-0019 : Thrasher v. Bailey
JC-CA-0018 : Rutherford v. Block
JC-DC-0001 : Campbell v. McGruder
JC-DC-0002 : Inmates of D.C. Jail v. Jackson
JC-FL-0001 : Arias v. Wainwright
JC-LA-0002 : Breaux & U.S. v. Phelps
JI-OK-0001 : Terry D. v. Rader & Oklahoma
PC-AL-0010 : Pugh v. Locke
PC-AL-0012 : Harris v. Thigpen
PC-AL-0017 : Newman v. Alabama
PC-CA-0057 : Plata v. Brown / Coleman v. Brown Three-Judge Court
PC-CT-0009 : Taylor v. Manson
PC-DC-0003 : Inmates of Occoquan v. Barry
PC-DE-0001 : Dickerson v. Castle
PC-HI-0001 : Spear v. Waihee
PC-KY-0001 : Canterino & U.S. v. Wilson
PC-ME-0001 : Brown v. Mckernan
PC-ME-0002 : Lovell v. Brennan
PC-ME-0004 : Inmates of the Maine State Prison v. Zitnay
PC-NM-0001 : Duran v. Apodaca
PC-NV-0005 : Shapley v. O'Callaghan
PC-PA-0002 : Austin v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
PC-PA-0006 : Tillery v. Owens
PC-RI-0001 : Palmigiano v. Garrahy
PC-RI-0003 : Silvia v. Vose
PC-SC-0002 : Nelson v. Leeke
PC-TN-0007 : Grubbs v. Bradley
PC-TX-0003 : Ruiz v. Estelle
PC-VA-0001 : Brown v. Hutto
PC-VA-0003 : Congdon v. Murray


Additional Resources
 
Web Resources The Oyez Project, Block v. Rutherford, 468 U.S. 576 (1984).
www.oyez.org
Written: Jul. 3, 1984
By: Oyez Project (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law)
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Dear Colleague Letter: Athletic Activities Counted for Title IX Compliance
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html
Written: Sep. 17, 2008
By: United States Department of Education—Office of Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Justice)
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