J.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Law
M.A., Rutgers University
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Robert Mensel is Professor of Law at St. Thomas University School of Law. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, after receiving a B.A. in English Literature from Wesleyan University. He also holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in U.S. History from Rutgers University. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and has been named professor of the year four times at the law school. He writes in the field of Nineteenth Century American legal history. He teaches Legal History, Torts I and II, Conflict of Laws, and other courses.
- Jurisdiction in Nineteenth Century International Law and Its Meaning in the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, 32 St. Louis University Public Law Review 329 (2013).
- From College to the Clinic: Five Proposals to Bridge the Skills Gaps, 2011 Trends in Education and the Law 105 (2011)(Essay)
- Nothings into Something: Intrinsic Value and Counterfeit Money in Antebellum Law and Culture, 37 Ohio Northern Law Review 111 (2011)
- The Antiprogressive Uses of Privacy in the Federal Courts, 1860-1937, 3 Federal Courts Law Review 109 (2009)(Symposium Article)
- “A Diddle at Brobdingnag”: Confidence and Caveat Emptor During the Market Revolution, 38 University of Memphis Law Review 97 (2007).
- Originalism and Ancestor Worship in the Post-Heroic Era: The Dred Scott Opinions, 17 Widener Law Journal 29 (2007)(Symposium Article).
- Right Feeling and Knowing Right: Insanity in Testators and Criminals in Nineteenth Century American Law, 58 University of Oklahoma Law Review 397 (2005).
- “Privilege Against Public Right”: A Reappraisal of the Charles River Bridge Case, 33 Duquesne Law Review 1(1994).
- “Kodakers Lying in Wait”: Amateur Photography and the Right of Privacy in New York, 1885-1915 American Quarterly, the Journal of the American Studies Association, 43(1): 24-45, March 1991 (Peer Reviewed).
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Professor Robert Mensel, On September 17, Constitution Day, participated in a panel discussion, examining various aspects of the Constitution and its relevance to contemporary issues. The panel was sponsored by, and held at, Miami-Dade College, West Campus. It was well-attended by MDC students and faculty.