Lauren A. Rousseau

Lauren A. Rousseau

Professor

B.A. University of Michigan
J.D. University of Michigan Law School

rousseal@cooley.edu

Professor Rousseau has been employed on the faculty of Western Michigan University Cooley Law School since 2004.  She is Chair of the school’s Civil Procedure, Evidence & Practice Skills Department, and has served as Assistant Dean at both the Auburn Hills and Ann Arbor campuses.  Professor Rousseau serves on the Boards of Directors of several nonprofit organizations.  These include Home of New Vision, an addiction treatment nonprofit corporation in Washtenaw County; the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities (ACHC), which oversees 16 coalitions in Oakland County focused on substance abuse and prevention, as well as the Oakland County chapters of Families Against Narcotics; and Access to Bankruptcy Court, a nonprofit corporation providing pro bono bankruptcy services to indigent clients.

Professor Rousseau supervises an Access to Bankruptcy Court/Cooley collaborative program through which law students are paired with experienced attorneys to handle pro bono bankruptcy cases.  She is a Fellow of both the State Bar of Michigan Foundation and the Oakland County Bar Foundation, and served on the State Bar’s Representative Assembly from 2009 to 2012.

Before coming to WMU Cooley, Professor Rousseau was employed as Vice President, General Counsel for Plastech Engineered Products, an automotive supplier located in Dearborn, Mich.  Prior to this, she was employed as a senior litigation attorney in the Ford Motor Company Office of General Counsel from 1992-1997, and as an associate attorney for the Detroit law firm Dykema Gossett from 1987-1992.  She received both her Bachelor of Arts degree and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan.
Professor Rousseau teaches Civil Procedure I and II.

 

Bibliography

Articles

Rousseau, Lauren A., Which Court Has Jurisdiction Over a “Mixed Case” Appeal When The Merit Systems Protection Board Issues A Non-Merits Decision? 40 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cas.11 (2012).

Lauren A. Rousseau, Privacy and Jury Selection: Does the Constitution Protect Prospective Jurors from Personally Intrusive Voir Dire Questions? 3 Rutgers J. L. & Urb. Policy 287 (2006).

Books Reviews and Other Short Works

Lauren A. Rousseau, Does Failure to Present the Only Viable Defense Constitute Ineffective Assistance of Counsel? 36 Preview U.S. S. Ct. Cases 256 (2009).

Lauren A. Rousseau, Can an Employer Lawfully Discharge an Employee for Cooperating with the Employer's Internal Sexual Harassment Investigation? 36 Preview U.S. S. Ct. Cases 18 (2008).

Lauren A. Rousseau, Ready or Not: The “New and Improved” Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Take Effect, 503 Laches (publication of the Oakland County Bar Association) 9 (Dec. 2007).

Lauren A. Rousseau, A Brave New World: E-Discovery and the Federal Rules Amendments, 493 Laches (publication of the Oakland County Bar Association) 25 (Feb. 2007).

Lauren A. Rousseau, Class Action Fairness Act of 2005: Curbing Class Action Abuse or Foreclosing Class Action Plaintiffs from Obtaining Effective Relief? 477 Laches (publication of the Oakland County Bar Association) 9 (Oct. 2005).

Lauren A. Rousseau, U.S. Supreme Court Review, 6 Lab. & Empl. Lawnotes (newsltr. of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section) 28 (No. 2, Spring 1996).

Lauren A. Rousseau, U.S. Supreme Court Review, 6 Lab. & Empl. Lawnotes (newsltr. of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section) 20 (No. 1, Winter 1996).

Lauren A. Rousseau, U.S. Supreme Court Review, 5 Lab. & Empl. Lawnotes (newsltr. of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section) 1 (No. 3, Summer 1995).

Lauren A. Rousseau, U.S. Supreme Court Review, 5 Lab. & Empl. Lawnotes (newsltr. of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section) 9 (No. 2, Spring 1995).

Lauren A. Rousseau, U.S. Supreme Court Review, 5 Lab. & Empl. Lawnotes (newsltr. of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section) 8 (No. 1, Winter 1995).

Lauren A. Rousseau-Rohl, U.S. Supreme Court Review, 4 Lab. & Empl. Lawnotes (newsltr. of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section) 4 (No. 3, Summer 1994).

Lauren A. Rousseau-Rohl, U.S. Supreme Court Review, 4 Lab. & Empl. Lawnotes (newsltr. of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section) 7 (No. 2, Spring 1994).

Lauren A. Rousseau-Rohl, U.S. Supreme Court Review, 4 Lab. & Empl. Lawnotes (newsltr. of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section) 7 (No. 1, Winter 1994).

Lauren A. Rousseau-Rohl, U.S. Supreme Court Review, 3 Lab. & Empl. Lawnotes (newsltr. of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section) 3 (No. 2, Summer 1993).

Lauren A. Rousseau-Rohl, U.S. Supreme Court Review, 3 Lab. & Empl. Lawnotes (newsltr. of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section) 5 (No. 1, Spring 1993).

Lauren A. Rousseau-Rohl, U.S. Supreme Court Review, 2 Lab. & Empl. Lawnotes (newsltr. of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section) 9 (No. 4, Winter 1992).

Lauren A. Rousseau-Rohl, U.S. Supreme Court Review, 2 Lab. & Empl. Lawnotes (newsltr. of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section) 4 (No. 3, Fall 1992).

Lauren A. Rousseau-Rohl, U.S. Supreme Court Review, 2 Lab. & Empl. Lawnotes (newsltr. of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section) 7 (No. 1, Spring 1992).

Lauren A. Rousseau-Rohl, U.S. Supreme Court Review1991 Term, 1 Lab. & Empl. Lawnotes (newsltr. of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section) 4 (No. 4, Winter 1991).

 

Real-World Experience

Professor Rousseau served as an associate attorney for the Dykema Gossett law firm in Detroit.

Courses: Civil Procedure


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