Faculty Directory

James V. Rowan

Professor of Law

Georgetown University, AB 1967
Duke University, JD 1970
Duke University, LLM 1978

Professor Rowan is an expert at representing poor people and their organizations. He has taught courses in Welfare Law, Poverty Law and Practice, Trial Practice, Lawyering Process, Professional Responsibility and an advanced course in Criminal Procedure.

Professor Rowan heads the Poverty Law and Practice Clinic. His specific interests include community legal education, economic development and grassroots organizing. He works collaboratively with a range of legal services and private practitioners on these issues.

Fields of Expertise

  • Administrative Law
  • Benefits Law
  • Civil Liability
  • Civil Rights
  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Community Development
  • Cooperative Legal Education
  • Court Procedure and Evidence
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment Law
  • Legal Education
  • Legal Ethics
  • Poverty Law
  • Public Interest Advocacy
  • Race and Racism and the Law

Selected Works