ADJUNCT LAW FACULTY
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Abby Ginzberg, J.D., has been producing award-winning documentaries for the past 30 years. She began her career as a lawyer and law teacher, practicing criminal and civil law in San Francisco and working for federal and Cal/OSHA as an enforcement attorney. She taught Legal Research and Writing at UC Berkeley Law School and Torts for 5 years at the New College School of Law in SF and has taught a winter term course on Media Skills for Law Students at Vanderbilt Law School. She has conducted classes on Media Skills at Yale, UNLV, John Marshall and Roger Williams Law Schools.
Her work as a documentary filmmaker has taken her to the Academy Awards in 2012 with a short film, The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement, for which she was the Consulting Producer. Her documentaries, Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey and Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice (about an African American and Latino judge) have aired on public television and been screened at film festivals across the United States and abroad and won numerous awards. Her Reynoso film screened at a Suffolk Law School showing in the Spring of 2011.
Her work has been critical in helping to document model programs for both adult and juvenile drug courts, as well as other successful programs for at-risk youth. She has also documented the innovative work of cities in combatting the HIV epidemic with films about Oakland, Miami and the Bronx. She produced Turning the Tide Together for the Opening Session of the AIDS 2012 conference in Washington, DC. She has also produced a series of films for the Law School Admissions Council about what LGBT law school applicants need to know.
Abby has stayed close to the legal profession for her entire career, finding stories that others overlook and making sure they get told. She is currently working on a film for the State Bar of California about the challenges involved in eliminating bias in the legal profession, and producing a documentary on former South African Constitutional Court Justice, Albie Sachs, an anti-apartheid activist who lost an arm in a car bomb.
View the trailers of her films
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Ms. Abby Ginzberg
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108-4977