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New Haven Bar Association Honors Clinical Visiting Lecturer David Rosen ’69 with Lifetime Achievement Award

The New Haven County Bar Association is honoring Clinical Visiting Lecturer David Rosen ’69 with its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes a New Haven area lawyer or judge who has been in practice for at least 40 years; has made outstanding contributions to the legal profession; is held in high esteem and regard by clients, colleagues, and the judiciary; and practices with the highest ethical and professional standards. Rosen will receive his award at the Bar Association’s annual dinner on Oct. 4.

“David Rosen is a legendary figure in the Connecticut bar and at Yale Law School, where he has trained generations of our students in the craft of lawyering while working with them on some of the most important civil rights cases of our era,” said Michael J. Wishnie ’93, William O. Douglas Clinical Professor of Law. “We are thrilled that the New Haven Bar Association has recognized David’s many accomplishments with this richly deserved award.”

David Rosen is a Clinical Visiting Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School. He currently co-teaches the Education Adequacy Project and is co-counsel with the Worker and Immigrant Rights Advocacy Clinic on the East Haven civil rights action. He also works with the school’s Supreme Court Clinic and China Law Center; lectures at the Medical School; and is an attorney in private practice in New Haven. He litigates, teaches, and writes in the areas of antidiscrimination law, prisoners’ rights, international human rights, professional responsibility, torts, and trial and appellate practice.

Rosen has represented the plaintiffs in a series of class action cases that helped racially integrate uniformed services agencies in Connecticut, and he has also done both individual and class action employment discrimination cases based on race, sex, age, or disability against a variety of large public and private employers. His appellate work has included several cases in the United States Supreme Court.

He has been recognized in “Best Lawyers in America” for 25 years and has three times been named that volume’s “lawyer of the year” for New Haven, twice in appellate law and once in employment law. He graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School, where he was a senior editor of The Yale Law Journal. Before law school, he attended the London School of Economics as an Honorary Woodrow Wilson Fellow.