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Professor Robert E. Rosen

Robert E. Rosen, Professor of Law, earned an A.B. from Harvard College in 1974, an M.A. in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1977, a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1979, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1984. He joined the faculty in 1984. During the 1987-88 academic year, Professor Rosen was on leave at Harvard University as a fellow in Harvard’s Program in Ethics and the Professions, and in 1994 he was a research scholar at Stanford Law School. He teaches courses in professional responsibility, business associations, children and the law, sociology of law, contracts.



  • The Two Face of Lawyers: Professional Ethics and Business Compliance with Regulation (with Christine E. Parker and Vibeke L. Nielsen ), Geo. J. L. Ethics (forthcoming), also available at
  • Endogeneity and its Discontents: Teubner and Selznick on Legal Pluralism, 9(2) Theoretical Inq. L. F. (2008), also available at
  • A Few Good (and Angry) Men (and Woman) in Screening Justice-The Cinema of Law, Significant Films of Law, Order and Social Justice 607 (Rennard Strickland, Teree Foster, & Taunya Banks eds., 2006), also available at
  • The Professional Power of Inside Counsel, 2005(3) Q. Rev. Corp. L. & Soc. 313 (2005) (in Japanese) also available at
  • Resistances to Reforming Corporate Governance: The Diffusion of QLCCs [Qualified Legal Compliance Committees], 74 Fordham L. Rev. 1251 (2005) also available at
  • Risk Management and Organizational Governance: The Case of Enron, 35 Conn. L. Rev. 1157 (2003) also available at
  • "We're All Consultants Now": How Change in Client Organizational Strategies Influences Change in the Organization of Corporate Legal Services, 44 Ariz. L. Rev. 637 (2002).
  • Educating Law Students to be Business Leaders, 9 Int'l J. Legal Prof. 27 (2002).
  • Problem-setting and Serving the Organizational Client: Legal Diagnosis and Professional Independence, 56 U. Miami L. Rev. 179 (2001).
  • Book Review, 3 Legal Ethics 169 (2001) (On the Social Significance of Critical Lawyering) (reviewing A. Sarat & S. Scheingold, Cause Lawyering (1998)).
  • Inside Counsel, in Int'l Encyclopedia Of The Soc. & Behav. Sci. 2851 (2001).
  • Book Review, 3 Legal Ethics 110 (2000)(Law Students as Clients) (reviewing D. Cooper & L. Trubek, Educating For Justice: Social Values And Legal Education (1998)) .
  • And Tell Tchaikovsky the News: The Wedding of Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Preventive Lawyering, 5 J. Psychol. Pub. Pol'y & L. 944 (2000).
  • As the Big 5 Become Multi-Disciplinary Practices, Opportunities Abound for Tax Executives, 51 Tax Executive 147 (March 1999).
  • "Proletarianizing" Lives: Researching Careers, 33 Law & Soc'y Rev. 703 (1999).
  • Shaming Penalties and Social Forgiveness Deficits, in 60 Mall Recht En 1 Mall Wijn:Liber Amicorum Prof. Dr. Jean Van Houtte 185 (Francis Van Loon and K. Van Aeken, eds., 1999).
  • Devils, Lawyers and Salvation Lie in the Details: Deontological Legal Ethics, Issue Conflicts of Interest and Civic Education in Law Schools, in Ethical Challenges To Legal Education 61 (Kim Economides, ed, 1998).
  • Book Review, 26 Contemp. Soc. 371 (1997) (reviewing Handler, Down from Bureaucracy: The Ambiguity of Privatization and Empowerment (1996)).
  • Law Graduates: Not Just Lawyers, Law & Soc'y Newsl. 4 (May 1996).
  • Book Review, 24 Contemp. Soc. 93 (1995) (reviewing Braithwaite & Fisse, Corporations, Crime And Accountability (1993)).
  • Book Review, 22 Work & Occup. 103 (1995) (reviewing Kronman, The Lost Lawyer (1993)).
  • Book Review, 19 Legal Stud. F. 357 (1995) (reviewing Redhead, Unpopular Cultures: The Birth Of Law And Popular Culture (1995)).
  • Liberal Battle Zones and the Study of Law and the Media: A Legal Academic's Afterword, 14 L. & Hum. Behav. 511 (1990).
  • Florida's Mandatory Disclosure to Prevent Crimes, the Criminalization of Employer Sanctions, and the Independence of the Legal Profession, 90-8 Immigration Briefings 18 (1990).
  • Book Review, 68 Social Forces 1335 (1990)(reviewing Robert L. Nelson, Partners With Power: Social Transformation of the Large Law Firm).
  • Persuasion: The Art of Leading While Being Led, 16 L. Prac. Mgmt.(ABA) 30 (1990).
  • The Inside Counsel Movement, Professional Judgment and Organizational Representation, 64 Indiana L. J. 479 (1989).
  • Ethical Soap: L.A. Law and the Privileging of Character, 43 U. Miami L. Rev. 1227 (1989).
  • Review Essay, Participation, Due Process and Responsive Administration: Handler's The Conditions of Discretion, 14 L. & Soc. Inq. 323 (1989).
  • Blaming Commercialism, 11(2) L. Office Econ. Newsl. (FL) 9 (1988).
  • The Lawyer and Sgt. Bilko, 10(1) L. Off. Econ. Newsl. 2 (1986).
  • On the Social Significance of Large Law Firm Practice (with Robert A. Kagan), 37 Stan. L. Rev. 399 (1985).
  • On Accepting the Diversity of Morals, 21 Berk. J. Soc. 179 (1976).
  • Consequences of Russell's Paradox, 17 Math. Stud. j. 1 (1970).

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