Veronica Root

Assistant Professor

Office: 1118 Eck Hall of Law
Phone: 574.631.4766
Staff Assistant: Tracy Zielke
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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 writes at the intersections of professional responsibility, corporate governance, employment law, and corporate social responsibility. She is interested in understanding the institutional mechanisms that firms use to (i) ensure and improve long-term compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; and (ii) strengthen antidiscrimination norms. She has forthcoming scholarship in the Virginia Law Review and the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform.

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.

Courses Taught

LAW 70808 - Professional Responsibility


Retaining 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).

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