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Lawrence Rosenthal

Lawrence Rosenthal
Associate Dean for Academics
Professor of Legal Writing

"One of Chase's best features is that it gives its students the opportunity to test their skills against the skills of other law students throughout the country. As the moot court advisor, I have been able to send teams to San Diego, New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Boston, and other great cities to compete in various moot court competitions. I am proud to say that Chase students have done exceptionally well at these competitions, and our trophy case serves as proof of our students' success."


Associate Dean Rosenthal joined the Chase faculty as a professor of legal writing in 2003 after teaching for five years at Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. He became Associate Dean for Academics at NKU Chase in 2008. While at Stetson, he served as the Associate Director of the legal research and writing program. In addition to serving as the Associate Director, he taught Employment Discrimination Law and a course in legal drafting.

At NKU Chase, Assoc. Dean Rosenthal teaches Legal Writing, Employment Discrimination Law, and Advanced Appellate Advocacy. He also runs the moot court program and has coached at least twenty moot court teams during his time at Chase.  Several of those teams have won national championships or have been national runners-up.  Many of those teams have also won brief-writing awards. View the teams’ successes at NKU Chase Competition Teams.

Assoc. Dean Rosenthal graduated cum laude from Union College (New York) with a bachelor's degree in political science. He earned his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and his LL.M. (with distinction) from the Georgetown University Law Center. He has published numerous articles and essays in the field of employment discrimination law and legal writing.



  • BA Political Science, Union College
  • JD, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • LLM, Georgetown University Law Center

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Appellate Advocacy
  • Basic Legal Skills - Writing
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Inter-school Moot Court Competitions
  • Introduction to Legal Studies


Is Protecting an Employee’s Right to Knowingly File False EEOC Charges a Necessary Evil? _ Loy. L. A. L. Rev. _ (forthcoming 2021).

Most-Qualified-Applicant Hiring Policies or Automatic Reassignment for Employees with Disabilities? Still A Conundrum Almost Thirty Years After the Americans with Disabilities Act’s Enactment, 70 Baylor L. Rev. 716 (2018)

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished:  The Lack of Protection for Volunteers Under Federal Anti-Discrimination Statutes, 2016 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 117 (2016)

Timing Isn't Everything: Establishing a Title VII Retaliation Prima Facie Case after University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, 69 SMU L. Rev. 143 (2016)

To File (again) or Not to File (again):  The Post-Morgan Circuit Split over the Duty to File an Amended or Second EEOC Charge for Claims of Post-charge Employer Retaliation, 66 Baylor L. Rev. 533 (2014) SSRN

A Lack of “Motivation,” or Sound Legal Reasoning?  Why Most Courts Are Not Applying Either Price Waterhouse’s or the 1991 Civil Rights Act’s Motivating-Factor Analysis to Title VII Retaliation Claims in a Post-Gross World (But Should), 64 Ala. L. Rev. 1067 (2013) SSRN

The Supreme Court’s Interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s Anti-Retaliation Provision in Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation:  Putting Policy Over Plain Language?, 64 Mercer L. Rev. 459 (2013) SSRN

Title VII’s Unintended Beneficiaries:  How Some White Supremacist Groups Will Be Able to Use Title VII to Gain Protection From Discrimination in the Workplace, 84 Temp. L. Rev. 443 (2012) SSRN

Adding Insult to No Injury:  The Denial of Attorney’s Fees to “Victorious” Employment Discrimination and Other Civil Rights Plaintiffs, 37 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 49 (2009) SSRN

Reading Too Much Into What the Court Doesn't Write: How Some Federal Courts Have Limited Title VII's Participation Clause's Protections After Clark County School District v. Breeden, 83 Wash. L. Rev. 345 (2008) SSRN  Hein Online  

Targeted at Work: Victimized Employees Deserve the Supreme Court’s Help Against Retaliation, Legal Times, February 18, 2008 (with David L. Hudson, Jr.)

To Report or Not To Report: The Case for Eliminating the Objectively Reasonable Requirement for Opposition Activities Under Title VII's Anti-Retaliation Provision, 39 Ariz. St. L.J. 1127 (2007) Hein Online  SSRN

Reasonable Accommodations for Individuals Regarded as Having Disabilities Under the Americans with Disabilities Act? Why 'No' Should Not Always Be the Answer, 36 Seton Hall L. Rev. 895 (2006) Hein Online  SSRN  

Association Discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act: Another Uphill Battle for Potential ADA Plaintiffs, 22 Hofstra Lab. & Emp. L.J. 132 (2004) Hein Online  SSRN  

Can't Stomach the Americans with Disabilities Act? How the Federal Courts Have Gutted Disability Discrimination Legislation in Cases Involving Individuals with Gastrointestinal Disorders and Other Hidden Illnesses, 53 Cath. U. L. Rev. 449 (2004) Hein Online  SSRN

Motions for Summary Judgment When Employers Offer Multiple Justifications for Adverse Employment Actions: Why the Exceptions Should Swallow the Rule, 2002 Utah L. Rev 335 (2002) Hein Online  

Requiring Individuals to Use Mitigating Measures in Reasonable Accommodation Cases After the Sutton Trilogy: Putting the Brakes on a Potential Runaway Train, 54 S.C. L. Rev. 412 (2002) Hein Online

Speaking Engagements and Recognitions

Coaches Robert F. Wagner Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition team: 4 national championships and 4 national finalists (see more)

Coaches National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law: 3 national championships and 2 national finalists (see more)

Retaliation Under Federal and State Employment Discrimination Statutes, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights Fiftieth Anniversary Conference, October 2010, Louisville, Kentucky

Research Assistance 2.0, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, July 2010, Palm Beach, Florida

Grade Inflation and Student Expectations, Association of Legal Writing Directors Regional Conference, September 2003, St. Petersburg, Florida

From Panic to Poise: Learning To Shine in Difficult Situations, Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, May 2002, Knoxville, Tennessee

Working with Teaching Fellows, Association of Legal Writing Directors Regional Conference, September 2001, St. Petersburg, Florida

Recent Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, Stetson University College of Law Continuing Legal Education Conference on Labor and Employment Law, March 2000, Clearwater, Florida