Rosenbury Named Associate Dean of Research & Faculty Development

Professor Laura Rosenbury has been named the law school’s associate dean of research and faculty development. A member of the law faculty since 2002, Rosenbury succeeds Professor Pauline Kim who has returned to full-time teaching.

"Laura Rosenbury has already played a significant role in enhancing the academic and intellectual environment at the law school. Her scholarship is innovative and insightful, and she is a dedicated teacher," says Kent Syverud, dean and the Ethan A.H. Shepley University Professor. "I am very pleased that she has joined our senior leadership team."

In her new role, Rosenbury is working to promote and enhance the intellectual life of the law school. She will coordinate conferences and speakers, as well as oversee external and internal faculty workshops. Rosenbury also is assisting untenured faculty in their scholarly development.

Rosenbury’s own research and teaching focus on family law, employment discrimination, and civil rights. She is particularly interested in children and the law and in feminist legal theory. She recently joined the fourth edition of the Feminist Jurisprudence casebook and also has written extensively on how the law influences private relationships and conduct.

A recipient of the law school’s David M. Becker Professor of the Year Award, she is on the advisory board of the law school’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital. Among her professional affiliations, she is a board member of Children’s Healthcare Is a Legal Duty (CHILD, Inc.), as well as a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Trusts and Estates.

Before joining the law faculty, she practiced law at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City, working in its litigation department and clerked first for the Hon. Carol Bagley Amon, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and then for the Hon. Dennis Jacobs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.