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Dean Leonard M. Baynes
cordially invites you and a guest to the
The Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture

Cornell William Brooks
President and CEO of the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Born Suspect: Tragedies of Racial Profiling

March 3, 2016

6:00 p.m.
Krost Hall, University of Houston Law Center
Reception to Follow

Please RSVP by March 1, 2016 to 713.743.2107
or online at


To view and download COMPARATIVE AMERICAN AND TALMUDIC CRIMINAL LAW by Irene Merker Rosenberg and Yale L. Rosenberg, a book recently published electronically by the University of Houston Law Center, please click here


Yale L. Rosenberg
Yale L. Rosenberg
Cornell William Brooks
Cornell William Brooks

An alumnus of Rice University, Yale L. Rosenberg graduated in 1964 from New York University Law School, where he was a Root-Tilden Scholar. He began his career as a law clerk for Judge Oscar H. Davis of the United States Court of Claims in Washington D.C., where he remained until joining the firm of Arnold & Porter. Rosenberg left the firm in 1966 to become Legal Advisor to the New York Mayor’s Task Force on the Constitutional Convention. In 1967, he joined the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and worked there until 1972.

In time, Rosenberg would also leave this post to answer his true calling, teaching. His inspired instruction in Civil Procedure, Federal Jurisdiction, Professional Responsibility, and Jewish Law at the UH Law Center earned him the UH Teaching Excellence Award in 2000. Gus Schill, Adjunct Professor of Law and another former colleague of Rosenberg, estimated that Rosenberg had “touched” over 3,000 students since joining the UH faculty in 1973.

Rosenberg’s successful academic career is matched only by his marriage to Irene Merker Rosenberg. Those that knew Yale and Irene marveled at the great love between them, as marriage partners, collaborators, and colleagues for more than 30 years.

The Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Fund was established to recognize and foster excellence at the UH Law Center. The endowment is used to fund a student writing prize and bring distinguished speakers, such as Cornell William Brooks, to the UH Law Center.

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