Rosalind E. W. Kabrhel

Associate Professor of the Practice in Legal Studies

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Office: Brown Social Science Center 311
Phone: 781-736-3029
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Civil rights and Discrimination, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Trial Advocacy


  • LGLS 89a - Law and Society Internship and Seminar
  • LGLS 140b - Investigating Justice
  • LGLS 141b - Juvenile Justice: From Cradle to Custody
  • LGLS 142b - Law and Psychology
  • LGLS 145a - Practicum in Experiences with Justice


  • The Catholic University of America
  • University of North Carolina

Rosalind E. W. Kabrhel

Associate Professor of the Practice in Legal Studies


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As a law practitioner, I have worked as a litigator in both the public and private sectors. I am currently a partner in a small firm specializing in discrimination law and criminal appeals. Before entering private practice, I was an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division pursuing cases under the Massachusetts Civil Rights Act and anti-discrimination laws. I have also worked for state and federal legislators performing political investigations, issue advocacy, due diligence research, and legislative drafting.

I started teaching at Brandeis in 2008 as a Joshua A. Guberman Fellow in the Legal Studies Program. Since that time, I have developed courses in which I draw heavily from my personal experiences as an attorney-in-practice, and use actual case models for teaching about topics in law. I have a particular interest in the causes of wrongful convictions, and the social/political/legal responses to problems in our criminal justice system. I have been involved in broader discussions about criminal justice reform, including efforts to improve the success of individuals emerging from incarceration.

In furtherance of this effort, I co-founded the Brandeis Educational Justice Initiative in 2019. This Initiative connects students with opportunities to provide educational services to individuals who have been impacted by incarceration, and learn first hand how higher education can disrupt the cycle of recidivism.

I strive to provide an educational experience that will enable Brandeis students to become active participants in the legal and political systems after graduation. My courses are designed not only to inform and inspire, but to provide practical skills required for working in a legal environment or with legal materials.