Sharon Elizabeth Rush
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Irving Cypen Professor of Law
Associate Director, Center on Children & The Law
Co-founder, Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations
Mailing Address: Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611
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J.D., Cornell University (cum laude)
B.A., Cornell University
Teaching and Scholarship
Civil Procedure, Comparative Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Federal Courts, Fourteenth Amendment, Children’s Rights.
- University of Florida: Joined faculty in 1986 as Associate Professor. Served as Associate Dean (1988-89). Professor and Irving Cypen Professor (1998), Teacher of the Year (1988, 1991, 1998), Dean’s Sustained Performance Recognition (1997, 1999). Named Associate Director of Center on Children & the Law in 2001, and was co-founder of Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations.
- Previous Academic Experience: De Paul University College of Law: Assistant Professor (1982-85), Associate Professor (1985-86); Visiting Faculty at University of Baltimore Law School (1990-91), American University’s Washington College of Law (1993-93), Cornell Law School (1994-95), Montpellier University (France, Summer 2000).
- Private Practice: Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, Washington, D.C. (1980-82).
- Associations: District of Columbia Bar Association, American Bar Association, Cornell Law Association, American Association of Law Schools (Sections on Federal Courts, Education, Constitutional Law and Minorities), Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Society of American Law Teachers, Association of American University Women.
Federal Courts (3 credits) – LAW 6302
- Analysis of the federal judicial system and its relationship to the state's judicial systems, including consideration of the applicable jurisdictional, procedural and substantive law.
Prerequisites: Civil Procedure (LAW 5301). Recommended: Constitutional Law (LAW 5501) and Constitutional Law II (LAW 6502).
- LOVING ACROSS THE COLOR LINE: A WHITE ADOPTIVE MOTHER LEARNS ABOUT RACE (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000)
- FEMINIST JURISPRUDENCE, WOMEN AND THE LAW: RESEARCH ESSAYS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY (Rothman Press, 1998) (eds. with B. Taylor & R. Munro)
Representative Law Reviews / Journals
- Emotional Segregation: Huckleberry Finn in the Modern Classroom, 36 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 305 (2003).
- The Anti-canonical Lesson of Huckleberry Finn, Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy (2002).
- Foreword: Culture, Nationhood, and the Human Rights Ideal, 33 Michigan Journal of Law Reform 233 (with Berta Hernandez-Truyol, 2000).
- Doing Anti-Racism: Making an Egalitarian Future, 29 Contemporary Sociology 95 (with Joe R. Feagin / Jacqueline Johnson, 2000).
- Sharing Space: Why Racial Goodwill Isn't Enough, 32 Connecticut Law Review 1 (1999).
- Diversity: The Red Herring of Equal Protection Analysis, American University Journal of Gender & The Law (1998).
- The Education of Immigrant Children: The Competing Goals of State Sovereignty and Racial Equality, 1 Rutgers Race & The Law Review 155 (1998).