Two New Professors Join Albany Law School Faculty

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Date: 09/01/2011

Albany Law School recently announced the addition of two new professors to its full-time faculty: Monique McLaughlin as assistant professor of academic success and Sarah Rogerson as assistant clinical professor of law and director of the law school's Family Violence Litigation Clinic.

Professor McLaughlin is a former public defender, senior assistant attorney general and civil and criminal litigator. She was co-counsel in the well-cited case of United States v. Miranda-Santiago, 96 F3d 517 (1st Cir. 1996). Her scholarship concentration is in the areas of constitutional reasoning, voting race neutrality and the emerging issues regarding criminal courts and criminal jury reform and practices that affect the disenfranchised. She earned her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Professor McLaughlin was most recently assistant professor of law at Ave Maria School of Law. She is also a former faculty member at Florida A&M College of Law, where she was part of a curriculum team that developed an innovative and practical approach to the bar exam at the law school. While at the University of Wisconsin School of Law, Professor McLaughlin taught LL.M. students and conducted a bar exam preparation program for Asian lawyers sitting for the New York bar examination.

Professor Rogerson spent several years as a litigation associate practicing federal and state law in New York and New Jersey. Her scholarship is focused on the intersections between domestic violence, family law, international law and immigration law and policy. She earned her law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, as well as an LL.M. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Professor Rogerson joins the faculty after completing a clinical teaching fellowship at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she taught and supervised students enrolled in the Immigrant Rights Clinic. Previously, she represented immigrant adults and children in cases involving torture, domestic violence, human trafficking and guardianship petitions , in both state and federal courts at the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc.