Jasmine Gonzales Rose

Professor of Law

Deputy Director of Research & Policy, Center for Antiracist Research
Class of 1960 Scholar

BA, University of Oregon, magna cum laude
JD, Harvard Law School

Areas of Interest
Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Critical Race Theory, Diversity & Inclusion, Evidence Law

Professor Jasmine Gonzales Rose is a critical proceduralist and is particularly interested in the intersections of race and language within two areas: juries and evidence. She is a leading criticalist voice on evidence law, with a focus on the evidentiary issues raised by racialized police violence. She is also an expert on juror language disenfranchisement.

Professor Gonzales Rose’s scholarship has appeared in several journals, including the Minnesota Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, New York University Review of Law and Social Change, and Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review. Her scholarship is also forthcoming in several books, including the Oxford Handbook on Race and Law in the United States, NOMOS LX: Truth and Evidence, A Guide to Civil Procedure: Integrating Critical Legal Perspectives, and Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Evidence.

Professor Gonzales Rose currently teaches courses in Evidence, Criminal Law, and Latinxs and the Law. She has previously taught Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, Race and the Law, and Civil Rights Law.

Professor Gonzales Rose joined BU Law from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she taught for nearly a decade. At Pitt Law she received the law school’s Robert T. Harper Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Distinguished Public Interest Professor Award, the latter twice. Due to her scholarly commitment to racial justice, she was selected as a Derrick A. Bell Fund for Excellence Scholar two times.

Professor Gonzales Rose is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where she served as an editor-in-chief of the Harvard Latinx Law Review and a member of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. She clerked for Judge Héctor M. Laffitte of the US District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and Judge Damon J. Keith of the US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. She has worked for a variety of nonprofit and governmental organizations on issues of civil and human rights. Most recently she served on the boards of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Greater Pittsburgh and the Abolitionist Law Center. She is a member of the Supreme Judicial Court Advisory Committee on Massachusetts Evidence Law.

  1. Jasmine Gonzales Rose, "Color-Blind But Not Color-Deaf: Accent Discrimination in Jury Selection," 44 New York University Journal of Law & Social Change 309 (2020).
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  2. Jasmine Gonzales Rose, "Racial Character Evidence in Police Killing Cases," 2018 Wisconsin Law Review 369 (2018).
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  3. Jasmine Gonzales Rose, "Toward a Critical Race Theory of Evidence," 101 Minnesota Law Review 2243 (2017).
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  4. Jasmine Gonzales Rose, "Introduction: Challenging Authority," in Symposium Honoring Derrick Bell, 75 University of Pittsburgh Law Review 429 (2014).
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  5. Jasmine Gonzales Rose, "Language Disenfranchisement in Juries: A Call for Constitutional Remediation," 65 Hastings Law Journal 811 (2014).
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  6. Jasmine Gonzales Rose, "Race Inequity Fifty Years Later: Language Rights Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964," 6 Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review 167 (2014).
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  7. Jasmine Gonzales Rose, "The Exclusion of Non-English-Speaking Jurors: Remedying a Century of Denial of the Sixth Amendment in the Federal Courts of Puerto Rico," 46 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 497 (2011).
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