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  Name:   Cory Anthony Booker
Month: June 2003
Schools: Yale School of Law, JD 1997
University of Oxford, Rhodes Scholar, BA 1994
Stanford University, MA 1992, BA with Honors, 1991
Organization: Law firm of Booker, Rabinowitz, Trenk, Lubetkin, Tully DiPasquale & Webster, PC
Title: Partner

Cory A. Booker, in addition to being a partner in a law firm, is currently the Director of "Newark Now," a grassroots nonprofit group, and a senior fellow at Rutgers University School of Public Policy and Planning.

From 1998 through 2002, he served as Councilman for the Central Ward of the City of Newark. As Councilman, he introduced countless legislative measures concerning issues such as housing, youth enrichment, safety, and employment. He also practiced his politics-often in unconventional and creative ways. For instance, in the summer of 1999, he staged a ten (10) day hunger strike in a drug-infested Newark housing complex, an endeavor that resulted in increased police presence and improved security for residents. Moreover, for five (5) months during 2000, he lived in a motor home parked on the most notorious drug corners in the city, and thereby inspired residents and businesses to fight drug dealing and crime. For his efforts, TIME Magazine named him "The Savior of Newark."

In 1997, he served as a Staff Attorney for the Urban Justice Center in New York, and Program Coordinator of the Newark Youth Project. He is a graduate of Yale School of Law, at which he co-founded and ran legal clinics for low-income residents; University of Oxford, at which he was named a Rhodes Scholar; Stanford University, where while earning a Bachelors Degree in Political Sciences and a Masters Degree in Sociology, he ran a local crisis hotline and organized programs for city youth.

He has just ended a term as a member of the Stanford University Board of Trustees. Currently, he is a member of several boards including the Executive Committee of Yale Law School; Columbia University Teachers' College Board of Trustees; the Board of Directors for Black Alliance for Educational Options and North Star Academy, a Newark charter school; Integrity Inc. Board of Trustees, as well as several bar associations.

 

 

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