Ramzi Kassem Professor of Law, Director of CUNY CLEAR

Ramzi Kassem

Ramzi is the founding director of CLEAR. He is a Professor of Law at the City University of New York. His writing, teaching, and legal practice all aim to contest the expressions and excesses of the sprawling U.S. security state, both domestically and abroad. In support of clients, communities, and social movements, Ramzi has litigated civil rights, constitutional, criminal, immigration, national security, wartime detention, and war crime cases at all levels of the U.S. federal judiciary, before military commissions and international tribunals, and in various administrative proceedings. Ramzi has long worked with and within various coalitions and movements, including Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) and Movement for Black Lives (M4BL). Ramzi is a proud immigrant, an incorrigible New Yorker, and a Paul & Daisy Soros New American Fellow.


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