B.A., University of Maryland
J.D., New York Law School (magna cum laude)

Prior to joining Albany Law School in 2007, Professor Queenan was Assistant General Counsel for the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association of the City of New York, Inc., where she represented the Union in various court actions and arbitrations, and advised the Board of Trustees on issues involving the Union’s affiliated Health and Welfare Funds.  She also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Litigation and Civil Rights Bureaus of the New York Attorney General’s Office, where she defended various state agencies in state and federal court actions and investigated potential claims of discrimination.  Before that she was an associate in two private litigation firms, where she represented clients in commercial, products liability, and general negligence actions. 

Professor Queenan began teaching in 1999 as an adjunct faculty member at New York Law School, where she taught Legal Reasoning, Writing & Research, Written and Oral Advocacy and Drafting Contracts.


“The Private School Advantage: Examining the Myth About Private Placement for Children with Disabilities,” presented at a Workshop on Vulnerability and Education at Amherst College

Served on a panel for a program titled “Replicating the Practice Environment in Law School,” at the Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop, New York Law School (December 7, 2012).

Long-Term Contracts Are Not a Mirage: Lessons Learned During the Long-Term Contract Review Process, 2012 Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, May 2012 (with Prof. Gerald Rock)

Teaching 1Ls to Think and Practice Like Lawyers By Teaching in Role, Center for Excellence in Law Teaching (CELT) Inaugural Conference: “Setting and Assessing Learning Objectives,” Albany Law School, March 30, 2012 (with Prof. Jodi Balsam, New York Law School) 

Meeting with the Partner: Learning to Organize and Draft Meaningful Legal Arguments in the Objective Memo Through Oral Discussion, AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research, Washington D.C., AALS Annual Meeting, January 2012 (with Prof. Jenean Taranto)

“Revisiting the Traditional Objective Memo: Using the First-Year Objective Memo to Teach Upper-Level Students How to Draft 'Practice-Ready' Pleadings” - Central States Regional Legal Writing Conference (John Marshall Law School in Chicago), September 2011

Albany Law School – Continuing Legal Education – Administrative Decision Writing (presented for the NY Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance), April 2011

Albany Law School Public Service Workshop Program – Legal Writing for Non-Attorneys, August and October 2010

Office of Children and Family Services Presentation – Continuing Legal Education – Legal Writing for Attorneys, December 2009

Office of Children and Family Services Bureau of Special Hearings Presentation – Continuing Legal Education – Decision Writing, December 2009

Albany Law School Public Service Workshop Program – Continuing Legal Education – Legal Writing for Attorneys: Advanced, October 2009

A New Approach to Helping Students Navigate the Rocky Mountain of Persuasive Facts (presented at the 9th Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University), March 2009.

Rosemary Queenan

Rosemary Queenan

Associate Dean for Student Affairs; Professor of Law