Robert Mensel

Robert E. Mensel

Professor of Law


Phone: 305.474.2421


St. Thomas University College of Law
Faculty Suite (209)
16401 NW 37th Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33054


B.A, Wesleyan University
J.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Law
M.A., Rutgers University
Ph.D., Rutgers University


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Robert E. Mensel

Robert Mensel is Professor of Law at St. Thomas University Collegeof 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 five times at the College of Law. 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.

Scholarship & Research



Robert E. Mensel, Jurisdiction in Nineteenth Century International Law and Its Meaning in the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, 32(2) St. Louis U. Pub. L. Rev. 329 (2013).

Robert E. Mensel, Nothings into Something: Intrinsic Value and Counterfeit Money in Antebellum Law and Culture, 37 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 111 (2011). HeinOnline

Robert E. Mensel, From College to the Clinic: Five Proposals to Bridge the Skills Gaps, 6 U. Mass. Roundtable Symp. L.J. 105 (2011). HeinOnline

Robert E. Mensel, The Antiprogressive uses of privacy in the Federal Courts, 1860-1937, 3 Fed. Cts. L. Rev. 109 (2009) HeinOnline

Robert E. Mensel, Originalism and ancestor worship in the post-heroic era: the Dred Scott opinions, 17 Widener L.J. 29 (2007). HeinOnline

Robert E. Mensel, “A Diddle at Brobdingnag”: Confidence and Caveat Emptor During the Market Revolution, 38 U. Mem. L. Rev. 97 (2007). HeinOnline

Robert E. Mensel, Right feeling and knowing right insanity in testators and criminals in nineteenth century American law, 58 Okla. L. Rev. 397 (2005). HeinOnline

Robert E. Mensel, ‘Privilege against public right:’ a reappraisal of the Charles River Bridge case, 33 Duq. L. Rev. 1 (1994). HeinOnline

Robert E. Mensel, “Kodakers Lying in Wait”: Amateur Photography and the Right of Privacy in New York, 1885-1915, 43 Am. Q., J. Am. Stud. Ass’n 24 (1991) (Peer Reviewed).

  • Conflict of Laws
  • Property
  • Torts