Mark D. Rosenbaum is legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union in Los Angeles, where he has worked since 1974. He received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was vice-president of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. Professor Rosenbaum has also taught at UCLA Law School, University of Southern California Law Center, and Loyola Law School, and he has lectured at Harvard and Duke. He began teaching at Michigan in 1993. He has argued on three occasions before the United State Supreme Court, and has frequently appeared before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court and the Court of Military Appeals. His areas of expertise include race, gender, poverty and homelessness, education, voting rights, workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, the First Amendment and criminal trials. He has received numerous awards and commendations, is regularly selected as one of the most influential lawyers in California and recently was named as California Attorney of the Year in the area of civil rights.