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Jasmine B. Gonzales Rose

Assistant Professor of Law
(412) 624-7946

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Professor Jasmine Gonzales Rose is a critical proceduralist and is particularly interested in the intersections of race and language with two areas: juries and Evidence law. She is the nation’s leading expert on juror language disenfranchisement and juror language accommodation. Her scholarship has or will soon appear in journals including the Minnesota Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review (invited). At Pitt Law she teaches courses in Race and the Law, Evidence, and Civil Procedure – including Complex Litigation with an emphasis on Social Change. In 2015 she received the Law School’s Robert T. Harper Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2014 she received Pitt Law’s Distinguished Public Interest Professor Award. She was selected as an inaugural Derrick A. Bell Fund for Excellence Scholar in 2014 and again received the award in 2015. Professor Gonzales Rose is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she served as Editor-In-Chief of the Harvard Latino Law Review and a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. After law school, she clerked for Judge Damon J. Keith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Judge Héctor M. Laffitte of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. She has also worked for a variety of non-profit and governmental organizations on issues of civil and human rights. Currently she serves on the Boards of Directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Greater Pittsburgh and the Abolitionist Law Center.

JD, Harvard Law School
BA, University of Oregon, Magna Cum Laude


  • Toward a Critical Race Theory of Evidence, 101 Minn. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2017).
  • Race Inequity Fifty Years Later: Language Rights under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 6 Alb. C.R. & C.L. L. Rev. 167 (2014) (invited; symposium on 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964).
  • Introduction, Challenging Authority: A Symposium in Honor of Derrick Bell, 75 Pitt. L. Rev. 429 (2014).
  • Juror Language Disenfranchisement: A Call for Constitutional Remediation, 65 Hastings L.J. 811 (2014).
  • The Exclusion of Non-English-Speaking Jurors: Remedying a Century of Denial of the Sixth Amendment in the Federal Courts of Puerto Rico, 46 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 497 (Summer 2011).