Hon. Kristin Booth Glen, Dean Emerita, received her B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University and her J.D. from Columbia University Law School, where she was a Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar. She clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and spent 12 years in private practice 15 years as a member of the judiciary, serving on the New York City Civil Court and the New York State Supreme Court. She served as Dean of the CUNY School of Law from 1995 to 2005.
She has been active in numerous bar associations and other organizations, including serving as Chair of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Vice Chair of the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Diversity Committee and Chair of the Public Interest Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association, and is a member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of both the American and New York State Bar Foundations. She is active in legal education, having served as a Commissioner of the Association of American Law Schools' Commission on Pro Bono Opportunities in Legal Education. She writes and lectures widely about the bar examination and legal education's obligation to prepare graduates for community-based practice. She has taught Bioethics and Law, Constitutional Law, Elder Law, Evidence, Family Law and Feminist Jurisprudence.
She has earned several awards, including Columbia's Public Interest Law Foundation's 1997 Public Interest Achievement Award; the "Outstanding Public Interest Dean of the Year" by the National Association of Public Interest Law in 1998; the Brehon Law Society's "1999 Distinguished Service Award"; the Association of Judges of Hispanic Heritage's "Frank Torres Commitment to Diversity Award," the New York State Bar Association's Ruth Schapiro Award, and Columbia Law School's Lawrence Wien Award for Social Responsibility.