Ezra Rosser

Professor of Law

Office: Room 324
Phone: 202-274-4064
E-mail: vCard


Ezra Rosser joined the WCL faculty in 2006. He has taught Property, Federal Indian Law, Poverty Law, and Housing Law. Previously he served as a visiting professor at Ritsumeiken University, a 1665 Fellow at Harvard University, a visiting scholar at Yale Law School, and a Westerfield Fellow at Loyola University New Orleans School of Law. Ezra is a past chair of both the AALS Poverty Law Section and the AALS Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples Section. His articles have appeared in journals including the California Law Review, Harvard Law & Policy Review, Washington University Law Review, Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal, Environmental Law, and the American Indian Law Review. Ezra received the Elizabeth Payne Cubberly Scholarship Award in 2012 and the Emalee C. Godsey Scholarship Award in 2008.

Ezra is a co-author of a textbook Poverty Law, Policy, and Practice (Aspen 2014) (with Juliet Brodie, Clare Pastore & Jeff Selbin) and was a co-editor of Tribes, Land, and the Environment (Ashgate 2012) (with Sarah Krakoff). He is currently working on The Poverty Law Canon (Michigan Press 2014) as a co-editor with Marie Failinger and on a sole authored book, Exploiting the Fifth World: Navajo Land and Economic Development (Chicago Press TBD).



Currently Teaching

Areas of Specialization

  • Poverty Law
  • Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples
  • Property Law
  • Housing Law

Degrees & Universities

  • M.Phil, University of Cambridge 2004
  • J.D., Harvard Law School 2003
  • B.A., Yale University 2000


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