Rachel Vorspan

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Professor of Law and Director of Legal Writing

Phone: 212-636-6829
Email: rvorspan@law.fordham.edu
Office: Room 8-111
SSRN (academic papers)

Research and Teaching Areas

Legal Writing; Legal History; Human Rights


  • Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law, 1999-Present; Associate Professor of Law, 1994-99; Legal Writing Director, 1985-Present
  • Coordinator & Instructor, Legal Writing Program, New York University School of Law, 1982-85
  • Staff Attorney, Civil Appeals and Law Reform Unit, Legal Aid Society of New York City, 1980-82
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Charles P. Sifton, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1979-80


  • Harvard Law School, JD 1979, cum laude
    Editor, Harvard Law Review, 1977-79; Book Review Officer, 1978-79
  • Columbia University, PhD 1975, MA 1968 (History)
  • London School of Economics, Fulbright Scholar & Research Fellow, 1971-73
  • University of California, Berkeley, AB 1967 with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Mailing Address

Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street, New York, NY 10023