Visiting Assistant Professor
Professor Root comes to us from the Washington, D.C., office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she practiced in the firm’s Litigation Department. Prior to this, she clerked for Fifth Circuit Judge Carl E. Stewart. As a Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP), Professor Root will hold a two-year position similar to a post-doctoral appointment. She teaches and researches in the fields of legal ethics and employment discrimination. Her scholarship also focuses on racial diversity within the legal profession.
Professor Root received her undergraduate degree cum laude from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business with a B.S. in Business Administration. She received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as Managing Editor of the Chicago Journal of International Law. During her final year of law school, she served as a legal extern to the Honorable Virginia Kendall of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
ScholarshipRetaining Color, 47 Mich. J.L. Reform __ (2014) (forthcoming).
F. Joseph Warin, Michael S. Diamant, Veronica S. Root, Somebody’s Watching Me: FCPA Monitorships and How They Can Work Better, 13 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 321 (2011).
1 ABA Section of Criminal Justice, Practicing Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Chapter Seven: Determining the Sentence (5th ed. 2010) (6th ed. 2011) (editions 1-4 prepared by others).
Emily Buss, Whitney A. Cox, Sarah E. Crane, Marlo M. Del Percio, Andrea C. Forton, Kathleen Hill, Anne W. King, Allison A. Lee, Alison R. Leff, Mary C. Lovejoy, Gwendolyn Baxter Morales, Heidi E. Mueller, and Veronica S. Root, From Foster Care to Adulthood: University of Chicago Law School Foster Care Project’s Protocol for Reform 1 (2008).
Veronica S. Root, Angelina and Madonna – Why all the Fuss? An Exploration of the Rights of the Child and Intercountry Adoption within African Nations, 8 Chi. J. Int’l L. 323 (Summer 2007) (development).