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Buz Eisenberg

Buz Eisenberg  Political Sciences  East 116J  413 774 1116

Buz Eisenberg began teaching courses involving both law and government at GCC as an adjunct in 1997, and has been a member of the full time faculty since 2001.  In addition to his teaching, Buz has been the Secretary of the Assembly, GCC’s shared governance structure, since 2003.  Among the many not-for-profit boards on which he has served, Buz remains President of the International Justice Network; Director of the Franklin County Bar Advocates, Inc; and continues to serve as the elected Town Moderator of Ashfield, Massachusetts.  

In addition to his teaching Buz has been a trial lawyer since 1980, and is Of Counsel to the Northampton, MA litigation firm of Weinberg & Garber, P.C..  Buz continues to focus his practice in the areas of civil liberties and human rights, and has represented detainees at Guantánamo Bay since 2004.   Among his regional, state, and national recognitions are the 1999 Pro Bono Publico Award by the Massachusetts Bar Association; the Southern Center for Human Rights; the Boston Bar Association Presidents Award presented by Governor Deval Patrick; and in 1992 was presented with a Recognition by The Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty having successfully worked for 6 years to see the death penalty imposed on young Kennith Bernard Blanks of Georgia vacated.  Buz continues to be a frequent lecturer locally and beyond, and has been featured in many local, regional, state, and national media.     

 

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