American University Washington College of Law Welcomes Visiting Professors and New Appointments for 2014-15


Washington, D.C., Aug. 20, 2014 - American University Washington College of Law welcomes Visiting Professor Darren Rosenblum and Practitioners-In-Residence Kate Sablosky Elengold and Sunita Patel '05 for 2014-15. Read more about these additions to the AUWCL community below.

In addition, Professor Lia Epperson has been named associate dean for faculty and academic affairs, Professor Jenny Roberts as associate dean for scholarship, and Amanda Frost as director of the SJD Program.

Darren Rosenblum, Visiting Professor, Fall 2014

Rosenblum currently is a tenured professor of law at Pace University School of Law in New York, where he teaches Contracts, Corporations, International Business Transactions, and other courses in business law, international and comparative law, and sexuality and the law, and serves as the faculty director for the Pace Law School Institute of International Commercial Law. Rosenblum will teach two full sections of Contracts in the fall 2014 semester.

Kate Sablosky Elengold, Practitioner‐In‐Residence in the Women and the Law Clinic, 2014-15

Elengold is a highly accomplished lawyer at the Housing and Civil Enforcement Section at the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, where she has worked for six years since entering as an Honors Attorney. She is a 2005 graduate of NYU Law School. Prior to law school, she worked at the Coalition on Human Needs, the Children’s Alliance, and the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, after graduating in 2001 from the University of Michigan with High Honors and High Distinction. Following graduation from law school, Elengold clerked for Judge James B. Moran of the Northern District of Illinois.

Sunita Patel '05, Practitioner‐In‐Residence in the Civil Advocacy Clinic, 2014-15

Patel is a 2005 magna cum laude graduate of American University Washington College of Law. She is a staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in New York, where she works on racial justice and governmental misconduct issues. She took a leave from that position to serve as a visiting clinical professor at University of Pennsylvania School of Law and taught their international human rights clinic during the past semester. After law school, Patel worked as a judicial law clerk for Judge Ivan L. R. Lemelle in the Eastern District of Louisiana. Following her clerkship, she received a Soros Justice Fellowship to work at The Legal Aid Society, Immigration Law Unit in New York where she represented immigrant detainees in removal proceedings and worked with criminal justice and human rights groups to create independent.


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