Legal Studies Program


Faculty and Fellows

Rosalind Kabrhel
Rosalind E.W. Kabrhel, JD
Chair of Legal Studies
Associate Professor of the Practice in Legal Studies
 781-736-3027 Brown Social Science Center 322

Expertise: Attorney. Anti-discrimination law and policy, civil rights, litigation, criminal justice and prison reform, juvenile justice, wrongful convictions, institutional investigations and policy analysis and reform

Melissa Stimell
Melissa Stimell, JD
Professor of the Practice in Legal Studies
Director, Center for Ethics, Justice & Public Life and Academic Program Director of ENACT, The Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation
781-736-8577 Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex 308

Expertise: Attorney; international law, conflict resolution, legislative advocacy at the state level, represented vulnerable populations in such areas as: criminal law, discrimination of individuals with disabilities and child welfare

Daniel Breen
Dan Breen, JD, PhD
Associate Professor of the Practice in Legal Studies
Undergraduate Advising Head (UAH) and Study Abroad Liaison (SAL) for Legal Studies
781-736-3024 Brown Social Science Center 322a

Expertise: American law, history of the Early Republic

Sarah Curi
Sarah Elisabeth Curi, JD, MPH
Associate Professor of the Practice in Health: Science, Society & Policy and in Legal Studies
Undergraduate Advising Head (UAH) and Study Abroad Liaison (SAL) for HSSP
781-736-3654 Brown Social Science Center 319

Expertise: Practicing attorney; American health care law and policy, health care reform, public health, biomedical ethics, business law

Alice Noble
Alice A. Noble, JD, MPH
Senior Lecturer in Health: Science, Society & Policy, in Legal Studies, and at the Heller School for Social Policy & Management
781-736-2764 Brown Social Science Center 320

Expertise: Law practice, health care reform and the Affordable Care Act, health law and policy, medical ethics, genetics and the law, public health and the law, medical malpractice, managed care

Doug Smith, JD
Lecturer in Legal Studies
781-736-3029 Brown Social Science Center 323a

Expertise: Legal pedagogy, lawyers' socialization, experiential learning, law and social movements, law and economics, conflict resolution, lawyering, movement lawyering, immigration, human rights, comparative legal systems, Indigenous legal systems, Native American tribal law, federal Indian law, emergent legal ordering, storying, policy analysis

Ariel Ludwig
Ariel Ludwig, PhD, MPH
Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Machine Learning, Law and Racial Justice
781-736-3021 Brown Social Science Center 323a

Expertise: Intersection of health and racialized mass incarceration, machine learning

Tanishia Williams
Tanishia Williams, PhD
Florence Levy Kay Fellow in Racial Justice, Education, and the Carceral State

Expertise: Urban politics at the intersection of race, gender, and class; public education

Samantha Maltais
Samantha Maltais
Lecturer in Legal Studies
781-736-3029 Brown Social Science Center 323

Expertise: Climate and environmental justice, tribal sovereignty, and international Indigenous rights

Melissa McKenna
Melissa McKenna, JD, MA
Lecturer in Legal Studies
781-736-3025 Brown Social Science Center 318

Expertise: Legal services attorney; special education law, domestic violence and family law, housing rights

Affiliated Faculty

Anita Hill
Anita Hill, JD
University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies
781-736-3896 Heller-Brown Building 374

Expertise: Anti-discrimination law and policy (gender and race)

Chandler Rosenberger
Chandler Rosenberger, MST, PhD
Assistant Professor of International & Global Studies and in Sociology
781-736-2638 Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for the Humanities 106

Expertise: Nationalism, sociology of religion, comparative and historical sociology

Michael Willrich
Michael Willrich, PhD
Leff Families Professor of History
781-736-2292 Olin-Sang American Civilization Center 217

Expertise: United States social, legal and political history

Richard Gaskins
Richard Gaskins, JD
Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies