Benjamin Glickman, Director

Benjamin Glickman currently serves as a supervising deputy attorney general and previously served as a deputy attorney general in the Government Law Section of the California Department of Justice. Mr. Glickman’s work focuses on the representation of state constitutional officers and agencies in constitutional litigation throughout the state. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Glickman served as an associate attorney at Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher LLP, in Palo Alto, and as law clerk to the Honorable Michael Daly Hawkins in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Phoenix. Mr. Glickman received his juris doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, bachelor of arts from the University of California, Davis. More importantly, Mr. Glickman competed in the Center for Civic Education’s We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program, winning the national championship in 1995 with his class from Amador Valley High School. Since then, he has remained active in the We the People program as classroom volunteer and competition judge. In 2011, he and two fellow We the People alumni co-founded Californians Advancing Civic Education, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing instructional, volunteer, and financial support to civic education throughout California, including to We the People teachers and students.


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