Biography


Professor Morisey came to Temple Law School in 1991 from Harvard University, where she was a member of the Graduate School of Education faculty and Director of Policy Analysis in the University's Office of Government, Community and Public Affairs. She has also served as Legislative Counsel of the American Civil Liberties Union and the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. While earning her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, Professor Morisey held senior staff positions with then United States Representatives Walter Fauntroy and the late Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress. In addition, Professor Morisey was on the staff of the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment investigation of President Richard Nixon. Professor Morisey received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University.

Professor Morisey is a former Chair of the Association of American Law School’s Legislation Section and the American Bar Association's Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities. She is currently Vice-chair of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund — a national civil rights organization.

Professor Morisey has been extensively involved in the work of educational and other nonprofit organizations throughout her career. She has served on the National Board of the American Civil Liberties Union and the boards of the ACLU Philadelphia Chapter, the Pennsylvania affiliate, and the Massachusetts affiliate. In addition, she served for several years on the Board of the Petra Foundation, which honors and supports community activists across the country. Professor Morisey is also a former Trustee of Radcliffe College and Friends Select School.







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