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Rebecca Roiphe

New York Law School
Associate Professor of Law
New York, NY, USA

Rebecca Roiphe teaches American Legal History, Criminal Procedure, and Professional Responsibility at New York Law School.

Prior to joining academia, Professor Roiphe worked in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, where she prosecuted complex financial fraud cases. She also worked as an associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in New York, specializing in white collar criminal defense work. While at the firm she received her Ph.D. in American history from the University of Chicago. Her dissertation, titled Law and the Modern Soul, 1890-1930, addresses changing conceptions of the self in the law.  Her current research focuses on the history of the legal profession, particularly addressing the difficulties involved in representing radical clients, including those who advocate the overthrow of the American government.


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