Lawyering Process Professor
B.A., 1977, Providence College
M.S.J., 1980, Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism
J.D., 1992, University of New Mexico School of Law
Rosemary joined DU’s Lawyering Process program in August 2009, after teaching at Texas Tech University School of Law and the University of New Mexico School of Law. Teaching legal writing and research to first-year students represents an intersection of Rosemary’s two career paths.
Before entering law school, Rosemary worked as a reporter and editor for a number of daily newspapers across the United States. She started law school with the expectation of returning to journalism following graduation. However, she soon realized that she relished the advocate’s role of researching and writing memos and briefs. Following graduation and a clerkship with the Hon. Harris L Hartz on the New Mexico Court of Appeals, Rosemary practiced law in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for a decade. Her areas of practice focused primarily on insurance coverage, personal injury, and professional malpractice, with an emphasis on appeals. Six months after finishing her clerkship, she had an opportunity to argue (and win) an appeal before the New Mexico Supreme Court.