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Rosemary C. Salomone

Kenneth Wang Professor of Law
B.A., Brooklyn College
M.A., Hunter College
J.D., Brooklyn Law School
Ph.D., LL.M., M.Phil., Columbia University

Rosemary Salomone, the Kenneth Wang Professor of Law, teaches Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and seminars on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law, and Children and the Law. In past years she has served as Associate Academic Dean and Director of the Center for Law and Public Policy. She is currently a Senior Fellow of the University’s Vincentian Center for Church and Society.

Prior to St. John's, Professor Salomone 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. 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. She is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York where she served for ten years. She also 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 is an elected member of the American Law Institute and of the American Bar Foundation. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Education Law Abstracting Journal and is a member of the Study Group on Language at the United Nations.

She has lectured internationally and published extensively on education law and policy and children's rights and has served as a legal consultant or expert witness in cases covering elementary, secondary, and higher education. She is the author of True American: Language, Identity, and the Education of Immigrant Children (Harvard University Press); 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). In addition to her research on citizenship, multiculturalism, and schooling in France, she is currently writing a book on global English, linguistic justice, and national identity which will be published by Oxford University Press.

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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