Josh Rosenkranz Admitted to American Academy of Appellate Lawyers


Congratulations to Josh Rosenkranz on becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (AAAL), a legal organization for appellate attorneys in the United States. Josh was admitted into the AAAL on Monday, November 9.

AAAL is committed to advancing the administration of justice and promoting the highest standards of professionalism and advocacy in appellate courts. Membership in AAAL is reserved for experienced appellate advocates who have demonstrated the highest skill level and integrity. Nominations to the organization can only be made by current Fellows. Nominees are thoroughly vetted by the legal and judicial communities in a confidential process and must be elected to the fellowship by the board of directors. Because of these high standards, Academy Fellows rank among the "Who's Who" of appellate practice in the jurisdictions where they appear.

A former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr. and then-Judge Antonin Scalia on the D.C. Circuit, Josh has argued more than 180 appeals in state and federal appellate courts across the nation, including 10 before the Supreme Court of the United States.  Josh was the founding president and CEO of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, one of the country’s foremost public interest firms. Before creating the Brennan Center, Josh founded the Office of the Appellate Defender, a public defender office specializing in criminal appeals in New York state courts.