Stephen A. Rosenbaum
Stephen Rosenbaum has been a Visiting Senior Lecturer since 2012, co-directing the International Human Rights Clinic (with a focus on business involvement with human rights violations) and teaching a Human Rights Advocacy seminar. He also conducted a tutorial for LL.M. students, with other clinical faculty, and provided professional training and mentoring for students affiliated with the UW Legal Education Support Program-Afghanistan (LESPA) and Educating and Equipping Tomorrow's Justice Reformers (E2J). Rosenbaum will return to his alma mater, University of California, Berkeley, in Autumn 2014, as John & Elizabeth Boalt Lecturer, where, since 1988, he has taught professional skills and other courses in the Social Justice curriculum at the law school. Rosenbaum will also teach the core law and policy course at Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy and Disability: Law, Human Rights and Justice at Stanford Law School. His scholarship is in the areas of clinical legal education, lay advocacy, international human rights, immigration, disability and special 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 and in 2013 he received the annual Eleanor Swift Award for his "outstanding contribution to strengthening [the Berkeley Law] community's support for public service."
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.