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Rosenbaum, Mark D.

Harvey J. Gunderson Professor from Practice
Public Interest/Public Service Faculty Fellow

961 Legal Research
Mark D. Rosenbaum, the Henry J. Gunderson Professor from Practice, is chief counsel of the American Civil Liberties Union in Los Angeles, where he has worked since 1974. His areas of expertise include race, gender, poverty and homelessness, education, voting rights, workers' rights, immigrants' rights, the First Amendment, and criminal trials. He has argued on three occasions before the U.S. Supreme Court, and has frequently appeared before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court, and the Court of Military Appeals. Prof. Rosenbaum began teaching at Michigan Law in 1993. In February 2010, he began teaching constitutional law at the Peking University of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China. Prof. Rosenbaum also has litigated cases in Michigan, including the constitutional challenge to Proposal 2. He has taught at UCLA Law School, the University of Southern California Law Center, and Loyola Law School, and has lectured at Harvard and Duke universities. He has served as an advisor on several movies and television shows. The recipient of numerous awards and commendations, he is regularly selected as one of the most influential lawyers in California, and recently was named California Attorney of the Year for a second time in the area of civil rights. Prof. Rosenbaum received his BA from the University of Michigan and his JD from Harvard Law School, where he was vice president of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.
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