Professor of Law
B.A., Harvard University, magna cum laude
J.D., University of Michigan, cum laude
Professor Lauren Gilbert was an associate with the law firm of Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. from 1988-1991, a Fulbright Lecturer in Law in Costa Rica in 1991, an attorney-investigator for the United Nations Truth Commission for El Salvador from 1992-1993, the Director of the Women and International Law Program at American University’s Washington College of Law from 1994-1998, and a legal services attorney from 1998 until 2002, before joining the faculty at St. Thomas in May 2002. Her articles while at St. Thomas include When Democracy Dies Behind Closed Doors: The First Amendment and ‘Special Interest’ Hearings, 55 Rutgers L. Rev. 741 (Spring 2003); Mocking George: Political Satire as True Threat in the Age of Global Terrorism, 58 U. Miami L. Rev. 843 (April 2004), Fields of Hope, Fields of Despair: Legisprudential and Historic Perspectives on the AgJobs Bill of 2003, 42 Harv. J. on Legis. (Summer 2005); Facing Justice: Ethical Choices in Representing Immigrant Clients, 20 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 219 (Spring 2007); National Identity and Immigration Policy in the U.S. and the European Union, 14 Colum. J. Eur. L. 99 (Winter 2007/2008); and Citizenship, Civic Virtue, and Immigrant Integration: The Enduring Power of Community-Based Norms, 27 Yale L. & Pol’y Rev. 335 (Spring 2009). At St. Thomas University School of Law, Professor Gilbert teaches Constitutional Law (I & II) and Immigration Law.
You can read some of Professor Gilbert's writings on her SSRN page at http://ssrn.com/author=339800.