Rosa Castello

Professor of Legal WritingAssistant Dean for Assessment
J.D. St. John's University School of LawM.S.N. M.G.H. Institute of Health ProfessionsB.A. Boston University

Rosa Castello is Assistant Dean for Assessment and Professor of Legal Writing. She currently teaches Legal Writing I & II and Perspectives on Justice. She created and teaches a seminar on the Commercial Division called Litigation in New York's Commercial Division. Professor Castello is the co-faculty advisor for the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development, and faculty advisor for the Commercial Division Online Law Report. She also serves as the faculty representative for the Theodore Roosevelt Inn of Court.

Professor Castello was in private practice as a litigation associate at the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and taught legal writing for one year as an adjunct professor at New York Law School. She is a 2006 summa cum laude graduate of St. John's School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. After law school, she was a clerk for the Honorable William C. Connor of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and for the Honorable Walter K. Stapleton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Rachel H. Smith & Rosa Castello, The Kids Are Alright, The Second Draft, Volume 35, No, 3 (Dec. 7, 2022).

The New Skill on the Block: Using Social Media in the Law School Classroom to Facilitate Learning, 45 S. Ill. U. L.J. 393 (Aug 2021)

Two’s Company. Three’s a Crowd Sourcing Activity?, 29 Perspectives Teaching Legal Research and Writing 15 (Sept 2021)

Finding Balance: Using Employment Law Problems to Achieve Multiple Learning Goals in Persuasive Legal Writing, 47 Southern University Law Review, 177 (2019).

Incorporating Social Justice into the Law School Curriculum with a Hybrid/Writing Course, 50 J. MARSHALL L. REV. 221 (Winter 2017).


A Legal Educator’s Friend or Foe? Should Law Professors Embrace Writing in 140 Character Blurbs, Penn State Law School, SALT Conference: Legal Education for a Changing Society, Oct. 2018.

Teaching Social Justice and Activism in the Classroom and Outside the Classroom, The John Marshall Law School, SALT Teaching Conference Sept. 2016.