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Kevin B. Zeese

Curriculum Vitae

Education

1977 B.S., Political Science, State University of New York at Buffalo 1980 Juris Doctor, George Washington University, National Law Center

Career Summary

Mr. Zeese has worked in drug issues for the last 18 years. He has worked with legislators at the federal, state and local level as well as with community-based organizations seeking to put in place policies dominated by public health, medical and social service models. He is recognized as an expert on a wide variety of drug-related issues including harm reduction, medical use of illicit drugs, decriminalization, law enforcement tactics, constitutional law, international issues, drug trafficking, employment matters and human rights concerns. He has testified in state and federal courts as an expert on various drug law issues. He has also testified before Congress and spoken to international bodies, city advisory committees, professional trade associations and community organizations. His work has included coordinating several dozen drug policy conferences and forums, publishing numerous books, manuals, newsletters, writing a section of an encyclopedia, numerous articles for newspapers and academic journals producing television shows, working with the media and litigating drug policy issues in state and federal courts. He has served as an expert consultant to television shows including Walter Cronkite's "The Drug Dilemma: War or Peace," (Discovery, 1995). Mr. Zeese has been a spokesperson on drug issues on every television network.

Employment History

  • 1994 to present President, Common Sense for Drug Policy
  • 1994 to present Non-profit management consultant for criminal justice, drug policy public health advocacy organizations
  • 1986-1994 Vice President and Founding Counsel, Drug Policy Foundation
  • 1987-1990 Adjunct Professor, American University
  • 1986-1989 Attorney, Zwerling, Mark, Ginsberg and Lieberman, Alexandria, VA
  • 1983-1986 National Director, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • 1980-1986 Chief Counsel, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Publications

    Books Authored

  • Drug Testing Legal Manual and Practice AIDS, Clark Boardman Callaghan (1996)(second edition)
  • Drug Law Strategies and Tactics with Eve Zeese, Clark Boardman Callaghan (1993)
  • Drug Prohibition and the Conscience of Nations, with Arnold Trebach, The Drug Policy Foundation (1990)(combination of articles by Trebach/Zeese and others)
  • Drug Testing Legal Manual, Clark Boardman Callaghan (1988)

    Books Edited

  • Strategies for Change with Arnold Trebach, The Drug Policy Foundation (1992)
  • Friedman and Szasz on Liberty and Drugs with Arnold Trebach, The Drug Policy Foundation (1992)
  • New Frontiers in Drug Policy with Arnold Trebach, The Drug Policy Foundation (1991)
  • The Great Issues in Drug Policy with Arnold Trebach, The Drug Policy Foundation (1990)
  • Drug Policy: A Reformer's Catalogue with Arnold Trebach, The Drug Policy Foundation (1992)
  • Defense of Drug Cases, NORML National Legal Committee (1986)
  • The Crime Control Act of 1984, NORML National Legal Committee (1984)
  • Conspiracy, NORML National Legal Committee (1984)
  • Defending the Drugless Drug Case, NORML National Legal Committee (1984)
  • Ronald Reagan Wars on Drugs, NORML National Legal Committee (1983)
  • New Techniques in Drug Cases, NORML National Legal Committee (1982)
  • Survival Techniques for the 1980's, NORML National Legal Committee (1982)
  • How To Try A Good Solid Case, NORML National Legal Committee (1981)

    Newsletters Edited

  • Drug Law Report, Clark Boardman Callaghan, 1982 to present
  • Drug Policy Letter, The Drug Policy Foundation, 1987-1994
  • The Leaflet, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, 1983-1986

Articles

Mr. Zeese has written articles for the Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia, the International Journal on Drug Policy, Business and Society Review, Nova University Law Review, Search and Seizure Law Report, Drug Law Report, Drug Policy Letter, Criminal Justice, The Champion, The National Law Journal and numerous newspapers from throughout the United States, among them The Washington Post, USA Today, The Los Angeles Daily Journal, The Los Angeles Tribune and The Orange County Register.

Kevin B. Zeese
Common Sense for Drug Policy
3220 N Street, NW, #141
Washington, DC 20007
202-299-9780 (phone)
202-518-4028 (fax)
zeese@csdp.org



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