Michael Ratner "is an attorney who works with and is the vice-president of the Center for Constitutional Rights. He is currently the Skelly Wright Fellow at Yale Law School and a lecturer in law at Columbia law school. While he has worked at the Center for Constitutional Rights most of his 27 years of practice his other positions have included:
"Special Counsel to President Aristide to assist in the prosecution of human rights crimes (1995-1996); Instructor, Yale Law School, International Human Rights Law Clinic (1990-1994); Legal Director, Center for Constitutional Rights (1984-1990); President, National Lawyers Guild (1982-1983); Instructor, N.Y.U. Law School, Federal Civil Rights Litigation (1973-1974); Clerk, U.S. District Court, Judge Constance Baker Motley (1970-1971) He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1970, Kent Scholar, Magna Cum Laude." 
- Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
- Director, Culture Project 
- Director, International Endowment for Democracy
- Director, The Real News
- International Advisory Board, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life 
- Advisory Board, Grassroots International 
- Advisory Board, Left Forum 
- Winner of the 2007 Puffin/Nation Prize 
He maintains a blog which "will focus on the emerging police state in America" at http://michaelratner.com/blog/?page_id=2
Resources and articles
- Culture Project Board, organizational web page, accessed May 27, 2013.
- International Advisory Board, International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life, accessed September 22, 2007.
- Advisors, Grassroots International, accessed August 4, 2009.
- Advisors and Organizations, Left Forum, accessed July 24, 2008.
- Recipients, Puffin/Nation Prize, accessed December 14, 2007.
- "Michael Ratner", (Biographical note), Undated, Accessed June 2007.