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Rachel E. Rosenbloom

Associate Professor of Law
Columbia University, BA 1990
University of California, Berkeley, MA 1994
New York University, JD 2002
Office: 54B Cargill Hall
Mail: 400 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617) 373-3066
Fax: (617) 373-5056
E-mail: r.rosenbloom@neu.edu

Professor Rosenbloom teaches and writes in the area of immigration law and policy. Her recent scholarship has focused on the intersection of criminal law and immigration law, the possibilities and limits of transnational legal advocacy in advancing the rights of deportees, and the role of race and immigration in the historical development of U.S. citizenship law.

Prior to joining the law faculty, Professor Rosenbloom was a fellow at the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College, where she was the supervising attorney for the Center's Post-Deportation Human Rights Project. She has been widely quoted in the media on the wrongful detention and deportation of US citizens and permanent residents, and testified on this subject at a 2008 congressional hearing before the House Subcommittee on Immigration.She has taught as an adjunct professor at Bentley University and is currently an affiliated faculty member of the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Boston College.

Professor Rosenbloom's legal career includes practicing union-side labor law at the Boston firm Segal Roitman LLP. From 2002 to 2004, she served as a law clerk to the Hon. Morris E. Lasker in United States District Court. Prior to her legal career, Professor Rosenbloom was a research and advocacy associate at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, where she documented human rights violations based on sexual orientation, gender identity and HIV status.

Fields of Expertise

  • Civil Rights
  • Immigration Law
  • Refugee and Asylum Law
  • Sexuality and Gender Identity

Selected Works

Books

Editor, Unspoken Rules: Sexual Orientation and Women’s Human Rights.  San Francisco: International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, 1995.  Second edition, London: Cassell, 1996

Selected Articles

Selected Commentary