Professor of Legal Writing and Associate Dean Lawrence Rosenthal has published extensively in legal journals, primarily on issues of employment law, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute, the leading organization in the United States producing scholarly works to help judges, lawyers and legislators in their thinking on clarifying, modernizing and improving the law.
Professor Rosenthal joined the Chase faculty in 2003, after teaching for five years at Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. He became associate dean for academics in 2008. At Stetson he was associate director of the legal research and writing program and taught Employment Discrimination Law and a course in legal drafting. At Chase, he has coached moot court teams, in which students argue appeals in mock settings.
Professor Rosenthal earned an LL.M. (Master of Laws) at the Georgetown University Law Center, a Juris Doctor at Vanderbilt University Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in political science at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
“You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore”: President Clinton, Paula Jones, and Why Courts Should Expand the Definition of “Adverse Employment Action” Under Title VII’s Anti-Retaliation Provision, __ St. John’s L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming, 2024)
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
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
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