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Rose Corrigan, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Law, Department of Politics, Department of Global Studies & Modern Languages

Thomas R. Kline School of Law, College of Arts and Sciences



Corrigan is a law and society scholar who has a particular interest in social movements and the law. Currently director of the Women's Studies Program at Drexel University, Corrigan holds a joint appointment at the law school and the Department of History and Politics. In her book, "Up Against a Wall: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success,” published in 2013 by New York University Press, Corrigan argues that contemporary sexual assault reforms have fallen short of actually aiding victims of the assault. Her other publications include "Making Meaning of Megan’s Law," in Law and Social Inquiry and a review of Catharine A. MacKinnon’s "Women’s Lives, Men’s Laws" in Law and Politics Book Review. 

Corrigan was a visiting scholar with the Feminism & Legal Theory Project at Emory Law School and previously was on the faculty of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the Department of Government. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the American Association of University Women. Corrigan has worked in the fields of reproductive rights and with survivors of sexual and domestic violence for more than 15 years at organizations including Women Organized Against Rape, the Domestic Abuse Project of Delaware County and the Philadelphia Women’s Medical Fund.

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