Associate Dean of the Part-Time and Evening Division
Professor of Law
Ezra Rosser joined the WCL faculty in 2006. He has taught Property, Federal Indian Law, Poverty Law, Land Use, Housing Law, Advanced Legal Analysis, and Wills, Trusts, and Estates. 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 currently serves as a Commissioner for the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority and is a past chair of the AALS Property Law, Poverty Law, and Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples sections. 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 2017 and 2012, as well as 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), was the editor of Holes in the Safety Net: Federalism and Poverty (Cambridge 2019), and was a co-editor of The Poverty Law Canon (Michigan Press 2014) (with Marie Failinger) and Tribes, Land, and the Environment (Ashgate 2012) (with Sarah Krakoff). He is currently working on a sole authored book, Exploiting the Fifth World: Navajo Land and Economic Development.