Stephen A. Rosenbaum
Stephen Rosenbaum is a Visiting Senior Lecturer. He conducts a tutorial for LLM students, with other clinical faculty, and provides professional training and mentoring for students affiliated with the UW Legal Education Support Program-Afghanistan (LESPA). Professor Rosenbaum also teaches an international Human Rights Advocacy seminar. Since 1988, he has been a Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, teaching professional skills and other courses in the Social Justice curriculum. He has also taught at the Stanford, Golden Gate and University of San Francisco schools of law. His scholarship is in the areas of legal education, lay advocacy, international human rights, disability and education.
Professor Rosenbaum has practiced with various non-profit legal services offices and a plaintiffs' side firm for approximately 30 years, during which he litigated a number of impact cases on behalf of Mexican and Central American immigrants and persons with disabilities. He has conducted numerous outreach and training workshops for parents (English and Spanish) and professionals. In 2002, he was awarded a Wasserstein Public Interest Fellowship at Harvard Law School.
In 2011-12, Rosenbaum served as Legal Education Advisor with the ABA Rule of Law Initiative, collaborating with law schools in Egypt and Qatar to develop legal clinics and organize a national oral advocacy moot court competition. He has made several visits to francophone Africa on State Department speaker specialist grants and, in 2007, was asked to help establish a legal aid clinic at the Université de Lomé, Togo and bar association pro bono program. Professor Rosenbaum was named a Research Associate with the Centre d'Éthique et Procédure, Université d'Artois (France) and was a Visiting Scholar in 2008 at the University of Auckland (NZ) School of Critical Studies in Education.