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Bill Quigley


Bill Quigley is an emeritus professor of law and author of Ending Poverty as We Know It: Guaranteeing a Right to a Job at a Living Wage. He served as Director of the Law Clinic and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center at Loyola University New Orleans for more than thirty years. Quigley has been an active public interest and human rights lawyer since 1977, serving as counsel with a wide range of public interest organizations on issues including Katrina social justice issues, public housing, voting rights, death penalty, living wage, human rights, civil liberties, educational reform, constitutional rights, and civil disobedience. He has litigated numerous cases with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., the Advancement Project, and with the ACLU of Louisiana, for which he was General Counsel for over fifteen years. He has been an active lawyer with School of the Americas Watch and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. He has served as an advisor on human and civil rights to Human Rights Watch USA, Amnesty International USA, and served as the Chair of the Louisiana Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights.

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