Howard University



Criminal Procedure and the Criminal Justice Clinic.

Also taught: The Wire (as a seminar), Criminal Law, Contemporary Developments in Criminal Justice Enforcement and International Criminal Law (Summer Study Abroad, South Africa).


Professor Ross has published law review articles in the area of criminal procedure, evidence and civil rights. Some of her recent articles have focused on stop and frisk policing. In 2002, Prof. Ross wrote some of the earliest law review articles in support of same-sex marriage. Her pieces have appeared in leading journals including the Harvard Journal of Racial and Ethnic Justice and the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Her article about George Zimmermanís murder trial will be published in the Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy. Since 2011, she has traveled to present papers at conferences in 10 different states plus the District of Columbia.

In the summer of 2013, she taught International Criminal Law at the University of the Western Cape through the Howard University School of Law South Africa Program. Professor Ross has also taught at Boston College Law School and at Michigan State University. Prior to beginning her academic career, Prof. Ross was a trial lawyer with the public defenderís office in Worcester County, Massachusetts, where she handled serious felony cases and supervised other lawyers. Shortly after Hurricane Katrina pounded New Orleans in 2006, Professor Ross began planning a trip to that city for students to engage in legal work, giving birth to the law schoolís annual Alternative Spring Break in New Orleans.


updated: August 12, 2016