Michelle J. Anderson has been Dean of the CUNY School of Law since 2006. She is a leading scholar on rape law and her articles have been published in the Boston University Law Review, George Washington Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Rutgers Law Review, Southern California Law Review, and University of Illinois Law Review, among others. Her article redefining what rape should be legally was selected as the core text on rape law in Criminal Law Conversations, published by Oxford University Press in 2009.
Following law school, Dean Anderson clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for Judge William A. Norris. She then worked at Georgetown University Law Center in the Appellate Litigation Program and the Institute for Public Representation where she earned an LL.M. in Advocacy and represented clients pursuing a range of civil rights claims and criminal appeals.
She was a member of the Villanova University School of Law faculty for eight years and has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, a Visiting Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and a Visiting Associate Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
EDUCATION: University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A.; Yale Law School, J.D.; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M.