Rosemary C. Salomone

Rosemary Salomone, the Kenneth Wang Professor of Law, teaches constitutional law, administrative law, and a seminar on children and the law and has served in past years as Associate Academic Dean and Director of the Center for Law and Public Policy.

She has lectured internationally and published extensively on education law and policy and children’s rights. In addition to her most recent book, True American: Language, Identity, and the Education of Immigrant Children (Harvard University Press, 2010), she also is the author of Same, Different, Equal: Rethinking Single-Sex Schooling (Yale University Press) (selected as an “Outstanding Academic Title for 2005″ by Choice Magazine), Visions of Schooling: Conscience, Community, and Common Education (Yale University Press), and Equal Education Under Law: Legal Rights and Federal Policy in the Post “Brown” Era (St. Martin’s Press). She has been a recipient of numerous research and academic awards including St. John’s University’s highest honor, the St. Vincent de Paul Teacher-Scholar Award; the University Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award; and grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the Spencer Foundation, and Harvard University. She has held fellowships at Columbia University School of Law and at the Soros Foundation’s Open Society Institute. Her present research examines citizenship and schooling within the context of immigrant integration in the United States and Western Europe, particularly France.

Prior to St. John’s, she was an Associate Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she taught education law, school finance, and language policy and was a lecturer in Harvard’s Institute for Educational Management. From 1985 to 1995, she was a member of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York. She is a former chair of the Section on Education Law of the Association of American Law Schools and of the Education and the Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where she served on the Council on Children. She was elected to membership in the American Law Institute in 2008. She currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the National Coalition of Single-Sex Public Schools and of the Education Law Abstracting Journal.

Professor Salomone is a graduate of Columbia University (Ph.D., LL.M., M.Phil.), Brooklyn Law School (J.D.), Hunter College (M.A.), and Brooklyn College (B.A.)

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