Laura Rothstein, JD
Director and Professor, University of Louisville School of Law
Laura Rothstein is the director of research and faculty excellence, a professor of law, and distinguished university scholar at the University of Louisville School of Law. Rothstein joined the University of Louisville as professor of law and dean in 2000. During her 42 years in legal education, she has written 16 books and dozens of book chapters, articles, and other works on disability discrimination, covering a broad range of issues, with an emphasis on disability discrimination in higher education. Rothstein is the recipient of the 2011 William A. Kaplin Award for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy Scholarship. Recently, she was honored by the American Bar Association's Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law for her 2017 article, The Use of Genetic Information in Real Property Transactions, which received the section's 2017 Excellence in Writing Award for the best cutting edge article. In addition to her work in disability law, Rothstein has worked to promote racial and gender diversity within legal education and the legal profession. She is also an elected member of the American Law Institute.
Rothstein received her BA in political science from the University of Kansas and her JD from Georgetown University Law Center.