Lawrence Rosenthal

Lawrence Rosenthal

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Lawrence Rosenthal is Professor of Law at Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law.  After graduating from Harvard Law School, where he won the Fay Diploma and was an editor of the Harvard Law Review, Professor Rosenthal clerked for Judge Prentice Marshall of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court. Professor Rosenthal entered the practice of law as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in 1984. In 1990, he joined the City of Chicago’s Department of Law, where he was Deputy Corporation Counsel for Counseling, Appeals, and Legal Policy. In that capacity, he argued three cases in the United States Supreme Court, and supervised a large volume of complex litigation as well as legislative as policy matters.Professor Rosenthal joined the Chapman faculty in the fall of 2005. He also continues to engage in litigation in the United States Supreme Court and other appellate courts, usually on a pro bono basis.  He teaches Civil Rights, First Amendment Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure.