Laura Rosenbury

Professor of Law; John S. Lehmann Research Professor 2013-2014 


A.B. Harvard-Radcliffe College
J.D.  Harvard Law School

Curriculum Vitae






Rachel Mance -  (314) 935-6403

Phone / Email

Phone: (314) 935-5935
Email: larosenb@wulaw.wustl.edu 


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 582

Courses Taught

Children and the Law
Employment Discrimination
Family Law
Feminist Legal Theory
Trusts and Estates


Professor Laura Rosenbury’s research and teaching focus on the law of everyday life: work, family, sex, and death. She is particularly interested in how the law participates in the construction of gender, recently joining the fourth edition of the Feminist Jurisprudence casebook. More broadly, Professor Rosenbury has written extensively on how the law influences private relationships and conduct between adults, between adults and children, and between children.  A recipient of the law school’s David M. Becker Professor of the Year Award, Professor Rosenbury is on the advisory board of the law school’s Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work and Social Capital and holds an appointment as associate professor with Washington University’s Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program in Arts & Sciences. Before joining the 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. In addition to her scholarship and teaching, Professor Rosenbury is a board member of Children’s Healthcare Is a Legal Duty (CHILD, Inc.) as well as the past chair of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Trusts and Estates. She was elected to the American Law Institute in December, 2010.  Professor Rosenbury served as associate dean for research and faculty development from 2010-2012 and was the Sullivan and Cromwell Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School during the 2012-13 academic year.