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Ruthann Robson, Professor of Law and University Distinguished Professor, writes legal scholarship and theory, fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

Her forthcoming book is DRESSING CONSTITUTIONALLY, more here.

She is the author of SAPPHO GOES TO LAW SCHOOL and LESBIAN (OUT)LAW: SURVIVAL UNDER THE RULE OF LAW, as well as the novel a/k/a and short fiction collection The Struggle for Happiness (both from St. Martin’s Press) and Cecile and Eye of a Hurricane (both from the lesbian-feminist press Firebrand Books).

An annotated bibliography of her work from 1979-2005 by Sanja Zgonjanin appeared in 8 New York City Law Review 682 – 774 (2005).

She has taught at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law since 1990 in the areas of constitutional law, feminist legal theory, criminal procedure, family law, and sexuality and the law. The New York City Law Review has published a symposium on her work in volume 8, issue 2. In 2007, the CUNY Board of Trustees designated Professor Ruthann Robson a University Distinguished Professor. A profile by Jill Jarvis is featured on the CUNY website. A profile by Emily Sachar is featured in CUNY LAW, the law school magazine.

Other recent activities include being a 2010-2011 John T. Copenhaver Chair in Law, West Virginia University College of Law,  2007 Fellow in Nonfiction Literature, New York Foundation for the Arts; Bram Fischer Research Chair, Witwatersrand (WITS) Law School, Johannesburg, South Africa; Collaborative Research Fellowship, University of Sydney; Djerassi Artists Fellowship Residency; and a CALI (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) Family Law Fellowship.

Her comments on Constitutional Law can be found at Constitutional Law Prof Blog.


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