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Benjamin W. Bull
Benjamin W. Bull

Benjamin W. Bull serves as senior fellow with ADF International. As an ambassador for the alliance-building human rights organization, Bull advises its CEO on long-term legal advocacy strategies.

In this role, he develops strategic partners and alliances, guides high-value special projects, and engages in public speaking and training on international issues. Additionally, Bull promotes ADF International initiatives through scholarly commentary.  Bull has more than 40 years of experience successfully practicing constitutional and human rights law. He has been lead attorney or co-counsel in more than 400 trial and appellate cases globally, with more than 50 reported decisions, including numerous U.S. Supreme Court victories. Bull has testified before the U.S. Congress, state legislatures, and international bodies.

From 2010 to 2017, Bull served as the founding executive director of ADF International, establishing offices in Brussels, Geneva, Vienna, London, New Delhi, Mexico City, New York, Strasbourg, and Washington, D.C. During that time, he supervised global communications, marketing, training, development, finance, and allied attorney mobilization. Bull also cofounded the European Center for Law and Justice in Strasbourg and the Slavic Center for Law and Justice in Moscow. He is the author of two books and multiple scholarly and popular articles.

Bull obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law and his B.A. in philosophy, with honors, from Old Dominion University. He has continued his education at Stanford and Harvard. Bull is admitted to the bars of Arizona, Mississippi, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He also qualified to sit for the Solicitors’ Bar in the United Kingdom.

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