Laura Rovner



Civil Rights Clinic, Law School Clinical Program

Professional Biography

Laura Rovner received her J.D. from Cornell Law School, her B.A. magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania, and an LL.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center. At Georgetown, Professor Rovner was a clinical teaching fellow in the Institute for Public Representation, where she supervised students on civil rights matters involving race, gender, disability and national origin discrimination. She was then awarded an Equal Justice Fellowship from Equal Justice Works (formerly the National Association for Public Interest Law) to work with a national organization representing the interests of deaf and hard of hearing people. Following this fellowship, Professor Rovner taught at Syracuse University College of Law, where she served as the Director of the Public Interest Law Firm, a clinical legal education program with a focus on civil rights and public interest litigation, and most recently, was the Director of Clinical Education and founder of the Civil Rights Project at the University of North Dakota School of Law. At the University of Denver College of Law, Rovner teaches in the Civil Rights Clinic, which represents clients in cases involving prisoners’ rights, disability rights and employment discrimination.

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  • LLM, Advocacy, Georgetown University Law Center, 1995
  • JD, Cornell Law School, 1993
  • BA, Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1990

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Admission to practice law (S.D. IN)
  • Admission to practice law (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit)
  • Admission to practice law (N.D. VA)
  • Law license (CO)
  • Law license (DC)
  • Law license (MD)

Featured Publications



  • Faculty Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Denver