Education Workshop: Constitutional Convention
What have I got to lose?
Educational Workshop on the Constitutional Convention.
PROFESSOR CARLIN MEYER was a New York Law School (NYLS) faculty member for over 26
years before retiring in 2015. She is author of a number of publications, on issues ranging from the
constitutional standing of legislators to sue the executive, to the nature of the family in the
modern world. Before joining the NYLS faculty, Professor Meyer was Bureau Chief for Labor in the
New York State Attorney General’s Office, after having served as assistant attorney general in its
Civil Rights Bureau, and as an assistant general counsel at District Council 37, American Federation
of State, County and Municipal Employees, as well as a partner in the firm of Gladstein, Meyer and
Reif. Professor Meyer served as legislative liaison for both the Sex and Law and Civil Rights
committees of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. She serves on the board of the
New York Civil Liberties Union and has been a member of it and the American Civil Liberties Union
for more than a decade, and served on the nominations committee of the NYCLU for several years.
Professor Meyer received her BA from Harvard University (1970), her JD from Rutgers Law School
(Newark, 1974), and her LLM from Yale Law School (1988) and is a member of the New York Bar,
admitted in the 2nd and 3rd Circuits as well as the United States Supreme Court.
FAREED MICHELEN is the Special Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer for the NYS AFL- CIO. He
has worked there for the past 8 years building and maintaining relationships between Labor unions,
allied groups, and community organizations. Before joining the AFL he was an organizer with 1199
SEIU, first organizing non-union facilities and then representing union members. He is a graduate of
SUNY Binghamton earning Bachelor Degrees in both English and History.