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Lauren A. Rousseau

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Lauren Rousseau

Professor

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

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I have been a member of the faculty of WMU-Cooley Law School since 2004. I am chair of the school’s Civil Procedure & Evidence Department, and have served as assistant dean at both the Auburn Hills and Ann Arbor campuses.

In addition to my work for the law school, I serve on the board of directors of two nonprofit organizations: Access to Bankruptcy Court; and the Northwest Wayne Chapter of Families Against Narcotics, where I also serve as president. Access to Bankruptcy Court is a nonprofit corporation providing pro bono bankruptcy services to indigent clients. Northwest Wayne FAN’s mission is to provide education, resources, and support to individuals and families impacted by substance use disorder.

I am a frequent public speaker on the topic of addiction, and much of my writing focuses on this topic as well. In 2016, I was honored as one of Michigan Lawyers Weekly's Women in the Law due to the work I have done in the addiction area.

I am 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, I was employed as vice president, general counsel for Plastech Engineered Products, an automotive supplier located in Dearborn, Michigan. Prior to this, I 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. I received both my bachelor of arts degree and my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan.

I teach Civil Procedure I and II, and coach WMU Cooley's national health law moot court team.

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, An Avalanche of Lawsuits Holds Hope for the Opioid Epidemic, Jurist (2018).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Will Congress' Omnibus Opioids Bill Turn the Tide on America's Drug Epidemic?, Jurist (2018).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Tug v. Mingo: Let the Plaintiffs Sue—Opioid Addiction, the Wrongful Conduct Rule, and the Culpability Exception (WMU Cooley Law Review, Vol. 34, 2017 Fall Issue).
  • 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 Review—1991 Term, 1 Lab. & Empl. Lawnotes (newsltr. of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Law Section) 4 (No. 4, Winter 1991).

Presentations

  • Lauren A. Rousseau,Speaker on the Macomb County Bar Association television show "Legally Speaking," focusing on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on addiction (2020).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Panel speaker at an Opioid Town Hall organized by State Representative Laurie Pohutsky (2020).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Worked with the AH Criminal Law Society student organization to present "Chasing Hope". I was a panel speaker, and recruited other speakers, including a partner from a local law firm representing Michigan counties in the multidistrict opioid litigation (2019).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Presented to Troy District Court Drug Court Participants (2019).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Speaker at an Oakland County Bar Association Conference at WMU Cooley’s Auburn Hills Campus (2019).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Speaker at the Annual Greater Detroit Area Health Council (GDAHC) Conference (2019).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Organized an event at the Lansing campus entitled "The Opioid Epidemic – A Public Health Emergency." I was a panel speaker, and recruited other speakers, including the Director of the State Bar of Michigan’s Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program (2018).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Presented to Judges and Administrators of the 3rd Circuit Specialty Courts (2018).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Speaker at Leadership Oakland Conference in Troy (2018).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Speaker at the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association Statewide Conference in Traverse City (2017).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Panel Speaker at the WMU Cooley Law Review Symposium (2017).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Appeared on Henry Gornbein’s Cable Television Show "Practical Law" (2017).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Presented on the Opioid Epidemic at WMU’s Bioethics Conference (2016).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Presented to 3rd Circuit Drug Court Graduates (2016).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Co-presented a State Bar of Michigan Webinar on the Opioid Epidemic (2015).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Speaker at the Unite to Face Addiction Statewide Rally in Lansing (2015).
  • Lauren A. Rousseau, Two events Built Around the Film The Anonymous People at the AH and Lansing campuses. I recruited the speaker panel and was one of the speakers (2015).