Sheri Rosenberg

Associate Clinical Professor of Law

Director, Program in Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies

Director, Human Rights and Genocide Clinic


B.A., 1989, New York University
J.D., 1994, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
LL.M., 2003, Columbia University

Areas of Expertise

International Criminal Law
International Human Rights
Minority Rights


Sheri Rosenberg is Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Human Rights and Genocide Clinic & Program in Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Cardozo School of Law.  She has worked in the areas of civil rights and international human rights with a specific focus on issues of discrimination, equality, and genocide.


In 2000, the U.S. Department of State selected Professor Rosenberg to work for the Human Rights Chamber, a quasi-international court established under the Dayton Peace Agreement, in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Before coming to Cardozo, she was awarded a Human Rights Fellowship at Columbia Law School, where she worked for the United Nations, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Policy Branch, and completed her LL.M with honors.


Her research interests include equality and non-discrimination in international law, minority rights, refugee law, transitional justice and genocide prevention. She recently published Responsibility to Protect: A Framework for Prevention, Global Responsibility to Protect 1:4 442-477 (2009); Promoting Equality after Genocide, 16 Tul. J. In't L 329-393 (2008) and What's Law Got to do With It? The Bosnia v. Serbia Decision's Impact on Reconciliation, 61 Rutgers L Rev 131-159 (2008). She speaks widely about, and trains government officials on, issues related to the law and mass atrocity.