Scharn Robinson



Scharn Robinson is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Washington College of Law. She currently teaches Criminal Procedure. Since 2004, Dr. Robinson has been an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, where she currently prosecutes in the Major Crimes Unit. Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Dr. Robinson worked in private practice in Washington, D.C. for six years, first at O’Melveny & Myers, LLP and then at Paul, Hastings, LLP. At both firms, her practice areas included white collar crime, securities law and general litigation.

Scharn Robinson is a graduate of Union College in Schenectady, New York. She earned a Ph.D. in American Politics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1995. She earned a J.D. at the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, in 1998. Since 1995, Dr. Robinson has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in American Politics and law at Howard University, Southeastern University, University of California at Berkeley, State University of New York at Albany and Union College.

Dr. Robinson is a Truman Scholar and National Science Foundation Fellow. Her chapter, “Opportunity Costs: The Impact of the 2008 Election on the Legacy of William Jefferson Clinton” has been recently published by the University of Illinois Press as part of an edited volume on the 2008 presidential election entitled The Obama Phenomenon.



Currently Teaching

There are no classes currently associated with this professor.



Degrees & Universities

  • B.A., Union College
  • J.D., University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • Ph.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Rackham School of Graduate Studies (Political Science)

  • Selected Publications

    • Scharn Robinson, Opportunity Costs: The Impact of the 2008 Election on the Legacy of William Jefferson Clinton, in The Obama Phenomenon (U. of Ill. Press 2011).