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Darren Rosenblum

Darren Rosenblum
Darren Rosenblum

Professor of Law
BA 1991, University of Pennsylvania
JD 1995, University of Pennsylvania Law School 
MIA 2005, Columbia University

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Professor Darren Rosenblum joined the Pace faculty in 2004, and was promoted to full professor with tenure in 2008. At Pace Law School, he serves as the Executive Director of Commercial and Private International Law Programs and the Faculty Director of the Institute for International and Commercial Law. His teaching and scholarship relates to comparative and international economic law.

Professor Rosenblum practiced international arbitration at Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher and Flom LLP and at Clifford Chance LLP in New York from 1998-2004. He represented primarily non-U.S. clients in multilingual arbitration and litigation matters. He clerked for Judge Fusté in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico from 1996-1998.

Professor Rosenblum’s scholarship focuses on comparative and international private law and sex equality. His recent scholarship examines the burgeoning movement for corporate board quotas for women. In 2011, he was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship for France, where he performed an empirical study on the French quota involving board members of leading French companies. In June 2015, the French National Assembly hosted a conference on the corporate board quota at which he presented his research in French as the guest of honor. He has also presented his quota research at the Federal Election Commission (U.S.) and the European Commission Justice Department. He has presented his work in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Italy, France, Germany, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, and the United Kingdom.

Professor Rosenblum earned his B.A. (in Philosophy and French) and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a degree in International Affairs (with a concentration on Latin America) at Columbia University. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. He teaches International Business Transactions, Corporations, Contracts, and International Arbitration.

Articles "Diversity of and on Boards" (work in progress)
  "The Reproduction of Corporate Elites" (work in progress)
  "Equality Regimes Compared: France’s Political and Corporate Quotas," EUI Working Papers, Global Governance Programme (2014)
  "More than a Woman: Insights into Corporate Governance after the French Sex Quota," 48 Indiana Law Review 889 (with Daria Roithmayr) (2015)
  "Quotas and the Transatlantic Divergence of Corporate Governance," 34 Northwestern Journal of International Business Law 249 (2014) reprinted in Towards a European Legal Culture (with Veronique Magnier)(Kai Purnhagen and Geneviève Helleringer, eds.) (2014)
  "Unsex Mothering: Toward a New Culture of Parenting," 35 Harvard Journal of Law and Gender 57 (2012) Professor Rosenblum's article was the subject of a live and online forum conducted by the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, including commentary by Duncan Kennedy of Harvard Law School, Mary Anne Case of U. Chicago Law School, Elizabeth Emens of Columbia Law School and Suzanne Kim of Rutgers Law School.
  "Unsex CEDAW, or What’s Wrong with Women’s Rights," 20 Columbia Journal of Gender and Law 98 (2011). Reprinted in Gender Issues and Human Rights Dianne Otto, ed) (2012).
  "Pregnant Man?: A Conversation," 22 Yale Journal of Law and Feminism 207 (2010) (with Mary Anne Case, Elizabeth Emens, Berta Hernandez Truyol, Kimberly Mutcherson, Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Peter Siegelman and others). Excerpted in Areen, Spindelman and Tsoukala's Family Law, 6th Edition.
  "Rethinking International Women's Human Rights Through Eve Sedgwick," 33 Harvard Journal of Law and Gender 59 (2010).
  "A Little More Mascara: Response to Making Up is Hard to Do," 33 Harvard Journal of Law and Gender 350 (2010).
  "Feminizing Capital: A Corporate Imperative," 6 Berkeley Business Law Journal (2010).
  "Queer Intersectionality Revisited: Expanding Legal Victories," in Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Struggle for Law Anthology (Anna Maria Marshall & Mary Bernstein eds,. 2009).
  "Loving Gender Balance: Reframing Identity-Based Inequality Remedies," 76 Fordham Law Review 2873 (2008).
  "Internalizing Gender: Why International Law Theory Should Adopt Comparative Methods," 45 Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 759 (2007).
  "Livre Comércio e o Meio Ambiente," Cadernos do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Direito - PPGDir./UFRGS, Sept. 2006, at 99.
  "Parity/Disparity: Electoral Gender Inequality on the Tightrope of Liberal Constitutional Traditions," 39 U.C. Davis Law Review 1119 (2006).
  "The Bay Hotel Case: Accommodating the Parties' Wishes," 17.1 Mealey's International Arbitration Report (2002).
  "'Trapped’ in Sing-Sing: Transgendered Prisoners Caught in the Gender Binarism," 6 Michigan Journal of Gender & Law 499 (2000).
  "Geographically Sexual?: Advancing Lesbian and Gay Interests through Proportional Representation," 31 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review (CR-CL) (1996).
  "Overcoming ‘Stigmas’: Lesbian and Gay Districts and Black Electoral Empowerment," 39 Howard Law Review 149 (1995).
  "Queer Intersectionality and the Failure of Lesbian and Gay ‘Victories,’" 4 Law & Sexuality 83 (1994).