Rosanna  Cavallaro

Professor of Law

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Bar Admittance

  • MA
  • U.S. Supreme Ct


Clerk, Judge Thomas A. Flannery, U.S.D.C., DC, 1986-87; Assistant Attorney General, MA Attorney General, Boston, 1987-90; Associate, Peckham, Lobel, Casey, Prince & Tye, Boston, 1990-91; Associate, Law Offices of Alan M. Dershowitz, Cambridge, MA, 1991-93; Assistant Professor, Suffolk, 1993-96; Associate Professor, Suffolk, 1996-2000; Professor, Suffolk, 2000-present.





Licensed to Kill:Spy Fiction and the Demise of Law, 47 SAN DIEGO L. REV. 641 (2010)

Federal Rules of Evidence 413-415 and the Struggle for Rulemaking Preeminence, 98 J. CRIM. L. & CRIMINOLOGY 31 (2008)

Chester Himes's Cotton Comes to Harlem: A Reparations Parable, 19 LAW AND LITERATURE 103 (2007)

Solution to Dissolution: Detective Fiction from Wilkie Collins to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 15 TEX J. WOMEN & L. 1 (2005)

Pride and Prejudice and Proof: Quotidian Factfinding and Rules of Evidence, 55 HASTINGS L. REV. 697 (2004)

Better Off Dead: Abatement, Innocence, and the Evolving Right of Appeal, 73 U. COLO. L. REV. 943 (2002)

Police & Thieves, 96 MICH. L. REV. 1435 (1998)

A Big Mistake: Eroding the Defense of Mistake of Fact About Consent in Rape, 86 J. CRIM. L. & CRIMINOLOGY 815 (1996)


  • AB, JD, Harvard University

Rosanna Cavallaro

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Courses Taught

  • Criminal Law
  • Evidence
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Law and Literature