Thane Rosenbaum

Thane Rosenbaum

John Whelan Distinguished Lecturer in Law; Director of the Forum on Law, Culture & Society

Telephone: 212.636.6722
Office: Room 428


Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist, essayist, and law professor, the author of the widely praised novels, The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand Smoke, and the novel-in-stories, Elijah Visible. His articles, reviews and essays appear frequently in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Huffington Post, among other national publications. 

In addition to teaching courses in human rights, legal humanities, and law and literature, he also directs the Forum on Law, Culture & Society

  • Harvey T. Reid Scholar
  • Editor-in-Chief, University of Miami Law Review
  • Clerk, Judge Eugene P. Spellman, United States District Judge, S.D. FL, 1986–87
  • Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton, 1987–91

Professional Affiliations

PEN American Center, American Bar Association, New York Bar Association


  • J.D., University of Miami, cum laude 1986.
  • M.P.A., Columbia University, 1983.
  • B.A., University of Florida,  summa cum laude 1981.