Geoffrey Bowers Lawyer

Geoffrey F. Bowers (1954–1987) was the plaintiff in one of the first AIDS discrimination cases to go to public hearing. Bowers was born in 1954 in Massachusetts. He received his bachelor's degree from Brown University where he studied political science. He worked in a factory and as a television news reporter before enrolling at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City in the fall of 1979. During his time at law school, Bowers earned a position on the Cardozo Law Review and worked part-time, first as a proofreader at a law firm and later as a researcher and writer for Phillips, Nizer, Benjamin, Krim and Ballon, a New York law firm. After his graduation he joined Phillips, Nizer, et al. as an associate. In August 1984, Bowers joined Baker & McKenzie as a litigation associate. Baker & McKenzie is an international law firm, and Bowers hoped to use his knowledge of Italian, German, French, Dutch and Spanish. The following year, Bowers began to experience throbbing headaches and to see yellow spots. He was diagnosed with meningitis. In April 1986, he was diagnosed with Kaposi's sarcoma and AIDS. In May 1986 the law firm's partners gave Bowers a satisfactory evaluation.

Personal details

Date of birth
United States of America
Date of death
September, 1987 at age of #<ArgumentError: invalid date>
Place of death
New York City, New York, United States of America


1. Brown University Colleges/University

Brown University is a private, Ivy League university located in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Founded in 1764 prior to American independence from the British Empire as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations early in the reign of King George III (1760–1820), Brown is the third oldest institution of higher education in New England and seventh oldest in the United States.

Institution info

Type Private university
2013. 2.86 bil. $
2011. 2.18 bil. $
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1 Prospect Street, 02912 - Providence, Rhode Island
2013. 6,182
2010. 6,318
2009. 6,232
2007. 5,701
2013. 2,437
2010. 2,387
Acceptance rate
2014. 8.6 %
2013. 9.16 %
2012. 9.6 %
2010. 9.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 44.6 K $
2010. 39.9 K $
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People attended Brown University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1959., Lawyer
b. 1952., Lawyer
b. 1972., Lawyer
b. 1861., Lawyer
b. 1979., Lawyer
b. 1939., Lawyer
b. 1960., Lawyer
b. 1901., Lawyer

2. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Colleges/University

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is the law school of Yeshiva University, located in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The school is named for Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo. Cardozo's success as a young school has been remarkable, leading some to characterize Cardozo as a "rising star" among law schools. Among the top 100 law schools, only two schools are younger than Cardozo, which graduated its first class in 1979. Cardozo is currently ranked 56th by U.S. News and World Report ranking of law schools.

Type Private university
55 Fifth Avenue, 10003 - New York City, New York
2009. 0
2009. 1,170
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Notable alumni by career
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People attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law connected by profession and/or age

b. 1955., Lawyer
b. 1946., Lawyer
b. 1951., Bandleader
b. 1975., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1967., Scriptwriter
b. 1963., Musician
b. 1960., Writer


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