Associate Professor of Law
Professor Root’s research has appeared or is forthcoming in leading law journals, including the Virginia Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, and the Yale Journal on Regulation.
Professor Root teaches Corporate Compliance & Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and Contracts. In 2015, the Notre Dame Black Law Students Association presented her with the Charles F. Crutchfield Professorial Award.
Before joining the law school faculty, Professor Root was a clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and an attorney at Gibson Dunn in Washington, D.C. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and Georgetown University.
Courses TaughtLAW 60105 - Contracts
LAW 70808 - Professional Responsibility
LAW 73127 - Corporate Compliance & Ethics Seminar
ScholarshipConstraining Monitors, 85 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW __ (2017) (forthcoming)
Coordinating Compliance Incentives, 102 CORNELL LAW REVIEW __ (2017) (forthcoming)
Modern-Day Monitorships, 33 YALE JOURNAL ON REGULATION 109-164 (2016)
The Monitor-“Client” Relationship, 100 VIRGINIA LAW REVIEW 523-585 (2014)
Retaining Color, 47 MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF LAW REFORM 575-643 (2014)
Areas of Expertise
- Corporate Compliance
- Corporate Governance
- Professional Ethics