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EDUARDO CAPULONG Printer Friendly Page

Terrorist Law School Mentor
By Michael Tremoglie
November 18, 2002



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  • Director of Public Interest and Public Policy Programs at Stanford Law School
  • Member of the International Socialist Organization
  • Invited terrorist-supporting attorney Lynne Stewart to serve a two-day stint as a “Public Interest Mentor” for students at Stanford Law

See also:  American Civil Liberties Union   National Lawyers Guild

                Center for Constitutional Rights

                International Socialist Organization

                International Endowment for Democracy

Eduardo Capulong is a law professor at the University of Montana, where he directs the in-house Mediation Clinic and supervises students in external civil clinics. Before joining the Montana faculty, Capulong held positions as Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at New York University School of Law, and as Director of Public Interest and Public Policy Programs at Stanford Law School.

In addition to his teaching duties, Capulong, a member of the New York and New Jersey state bars, is employed as counsel to the Manila-based Public Interest Law Center. He currently sits on the board of the American Civil Liberties Union's Helena, Montana chapter. He has also served on the boards of the Society of American Law Teachers, the National Lawyers Guild (where he has been a member since 1989), the International Endowment for Democracy, and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Capulong has worked as a litigator, policy analyst and community organizer for a host of nonprofits, including the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights, the Community Service Society, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence, and the Chinese Staff and Workers' Association. He was a co-convener for the San Francisco-based Immigrant Airport Workers Solidarity Committee from 2002-04. In 1992-1993 he was a member of the New York-based Guantanamo Bay Litigation Team, where he assisted in litigation seeking the release of Haitian refugees held by the U.S. in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 

A graduate of New York University and the City University of New York School of Law (in 1991), Capulong is a member of the International Socialist Organization and a regular contributor to Socialist Worker Online (SWO). In one letter which he wrote to that publication, he referred to capitalism as an “inhuman” economic system. In a 2002 SWO article, Capulong condemned "U.S. imperialism" and the Bush administration's alleged pursuit of “endless war.”

In his writing, Capulong places sneer quotes around the term "war on terror," signifying his belief that it is a phony endeavor founded on fraudulent premises and hidden agendas. He warns that “the equation of terrorism with Muslims, Arabs, political dissidents, and others is a prelude to the sweeping abrogation of civil rights in the U.S.”

In November 2002, Capulong invited radical attorney Lynne Stewart to serve a two-day stint as a "Public Interest Mentor" for students at Stanford Law, where Capulong was then teaching.

Capulong is a board member of the International Endowment for Democracy (IED). Among his fellow IED board members and officials are such leftist luminaries as Mumia Abu-Jamal, Ramsey Clark, Gore Vidal, Howard Zinn, Bernardine Dohrn, Joel Kovel, Michael Ratner, Lynne Stewart, and Leonard Weinglass.



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