Robert E. Rosen

Professor of Law

J.D. 1979, Harvard Law School
Ph.D. 1984, University of California at Berkeley
M.A. 1977, University of California Berkeley
A.B. 1974, Harvard College

Robert Rosen
Phone: (305)284-4801
Office: G370

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, sociology of law, and contracts.


The Sociological Imagination and Legal Ethics, 19 Legal Ethics 97 (2016).

Counsel, Inhouse (2015).

All Fact is Beautiful Theory: The Romantic Philip Selznick, 10 Issues in Legal Scholarship 63 (2012).

The Framing Effects of Professionalism: Is There a Lawyer Cast of Mind? Lessons from Compliance Programs, with Christine Parker, Vibeke Lehmann Nielsen, 40 Fordham Urban Law Journal 297-367 (2012).

Foreword to the Digital Edition (2011) of Philip Selznick's Leadership in Administration, Quid Pro Press (2011).


Rejecting the Culture of Independence: Corporate Lawyers as Committed to their Clientsin SPECIAL ISSUE: LAW FIRMS, LEGAL CULTURE, AND LEGAL PRACTICE, 55 STUDIES IN LAW, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY 33 (2010).

The Two Face of Lawyers: Professional Ethics and Business Compliance with Regulation, Geo. J. L. Ethics (2009).

Endogeneity and its Discontents: Teubner and Selznick on Legal Pluralism, 9 Theoretical Inq. L. F. (2008).

A Few Good (and Angry) Men (and Woman) in Screening Justice-The Cinema of Law, Significant Films of Law, Order and Social Justice (2006).

The Professional Power of Inside Counsel, 3 Q. Rev. Corp. L. & Soc. 313 (2005).

Resistances to Reforming Corporate Governance: The Diffusion of QLCCs, 74 Fordham L. Rev. 1251 (2005).

Risk Management and Organizational Governance: The Case of Enron, 35 Conn. L. Rev. 1157 (2003).

"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).

A. Sarat & S. Scheingold, Cause Lawyering (On the Social Significance of Critical Lawyering), 3 Legal Ethics 169 (2001).

Inside Counsel (2001).

D. Cooper & L. Trubek, Educating for Justice: Social Values and Legal Education (Law Students as Clients), 3 Legal Ethics 110 (2000).

And Tell Tchaikovsky the News: The Wedding of Therapeutic Jurisprudence and Preventive Lawyering, 5 J. Psych., Pub. Pol. & L. 944 (2000).

"Proletarianizing" a Life: Researching Careers, 33 L. & Soc. Rev. 703 (1999).

Shaming Penalties and Social Forgiveness Deficits, 60 Mall Recht en 1 Mall WIJN: Liber Amicorum Prof. Dr. Jean Van Houtte 185 (1999).

As the Big 5 Become Multi-Disciplinary Practices, Opportunities Abound for Tax Executives, 51 The Tax Executive 147 (1999).

Devils, Lawyers and Salvation Lie in the Details: Deontological Legal Ethics, Issue Conflicts of Interest and Civic Education in Law Schools, Ethical Challenges to Legal Education (K. Economides) (1998).

Handler, Down from Bureaucracy: The Ambiguity of Privatization and Empowerment, 26 Contemporary Sociology 371 (1997).

Law Graduates: Not Just Lawyers, Law and Society Association Newsletter 4 (1996).

Redhead, Unpopular Cultures: The Birth of Law and Popular Culture, 19 Legal Stud. F. 357 (1995).

Braithwaite & Fisse, Corporations, Crime and Accountability, 24 Contemporary Sociology 93 (1995).

Kronman, The Lost Lawyer, 22 Works & Occupations 103 (1995).

A New Day for State Lawyers, FL. Bar News 3 (1992).

Liberal Battles Zones and the Study of Law and the Media: A Legal Academic's Afterword, 14 Special Issue - Law and the Media Law and Human Behavior 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).

Robert Nelson, Partners with Power: Social Transformation of the Large Law Firm, 68 Social Forces 1335 (1990).

The Inside Counsel Movement, Professional Judgment and Organizational Representation, 64 Indiana L. J. 479 (1989).

L.A. Law and the Privileging of Character, 43 University of Miami Law Review 1227 (1989).

Blaming Commercialism, 11(2) L. Off. Econ. Newsl. (FL) 9 (1988).

Persuasion: The Art of Leading While Being Led, 11(1) L. Off. Econ. Newsl. (FL) 13 (1987).

Letters to Partners: Do you have a Duty to Train your Associates?, 10(3) L. Off. Econ. Newsl. (FL) 13 (1987).

Feasting on Leftovers...and More: Strategies for Outside Corporate Counsel, 10(2) L. Off. Econ. Newsl. (FL) 6 (1987).

Divorce Mediation: The Meaning of Having a Client, 10(2) L. Off. Econ. Newsl. (FL) 13 (1987).

The Lawyer and Sgt. Bilko, 10(1) L. Off. Econ. Newsl. (FL) 2 (1986).

On the Social Significance of Large Law Firm Practice, with Robert Kagan, 37 Stanford L. Rev. 399 (1985).

On Accepting the Diversity of Morals, 21 Pyramids of Sacrifice: Political Ethics and Social Change by Peter Berger Berk. J. Soc. 179 (1976).

Neither the Time nor the Day: Religion in a Jamaican Community, Carnegie Foundation Oral History Collection (1974).

Consequences of Russell's Paradox, 17 Math. Student J. 1 (1970).

The Victimizer's Path to Forgiveness: A Jewish Perspective, Peace, Justice & Development: Essays in the Sociology of Law for the 21st Century.

 Presentations & Awards

“Conflicts of Interest, Loyalty, and Confidentiality: A Reader’s Response to Susan Shapiro’s TANGLED LOYALTIES” (June , 2013)

“Comparative Legal Ethics: Malpractice, Deviance and Discipline,” (June , 2012)

“Empirical Approaches to Legal Ethics” (July , 2012)

“Remembering Philip Selznick” ( , 2011)

“Ethical Considerations of an In-House Lawyer” (March , 2008)

“Private Practice Lawyers – Drivers of Contemporary Law Firm Culture (June , 2008)

Legal Pluralism (May , 2007)

“Mapping the Experiences of the U.S. Bar By Practice Setting” (July , 2007)

“Mentorships and Careers in Law” (June , 2002)

“Law, Morality, and Subjectivity” (July , 2001)

Robert Rosen
Phone: (305)284-4801
Office: G370
Faculty Assistant


Area of Expertise

  • Corporate Governance
  • Leadership in the Legal Profession
  • White Collar Crime