Adjunct faculty

Kary L. Moss

Visiting Lecturer, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Kary L. Moss is a visiting lecturer at the Ford School. She has served as the executive director of the ACLU of Michigan since 1998. As executive director, Moss has led a robust program that includes many high impact, important civil rights initiatives addressing the rights of children, rights of the poor, rights of the LGBT and immigrant communities, voting rights, access to reproductive health care, and, most recently, access to a high quality education. She has clerked at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and worked in New York at the national ACLU Women’s Rights Project as a staff attorney. In 2011 she was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame and in 2015 was the recipient of the NAACP-Detroit’s Ida Thurtell Award. She has also been honored with the State Bar of Michigan’s Champion of Justice Award and Harvard Law School’s Wasserstein Fellowship.  She has published three books on women’s health and rights as well as law review articles, and commentaries. Moss earned a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University and a juris doctor from CUNY Law School at Queen’s College.