Tom Rozinski, JD, MA

Associate Professor, Political Science, Pre-law Advisor

Tom Rozinski, JD, MA

Associate Professor Tom Rozinski holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Yale University, an M.A. in Government from Harvard University, and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. He teaches courses on judicial politics, constitutional law, political theory, the Presidency, public administration, and international relations.

Prior to joining Touro in 2006, Prof. Rozinski practiced law at two large firms in Manhattan and served for seven years as general counsel to two New York City agencies. In 2001, he was Acting Commissioner of Homeless Services for New York City. He has also taught legal writing at the University of Michigan Law School.

Prof. Rozinski writes about political science pedagogy and prelaw education. His articles include “Using Music to Teach Political Theory,” PS: Political Science and Politics (July 2015), and “Experiential Legal Writing Before Law School,” Journal of Experiential Learning (Spring 2017). He is also the principal prelaw advisor for Touro students at all campuses, and serves as the First Vice President of the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors, the nation’s largest prelaw advising organization.


B.A. Yale summa cum laude (double major in economics and political science) 1981

M.A. Harvard (Government) 1987

J.D. cum laude Harvard 1987 

Area(s) of Expertise

Presidential power, civil liberties law, government reform litigation


State secrets privilege in constitutional law

Professional Service

Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, 2003-05

General Counsel, Commissioner, Department of Homeless Services, New York City, 2000-01

General Counsel, Department of Parks & Recreation, New York City, 1995-2000

Partner, Anderson Kill & Olick, 1989-1992

Regular Courses Taught

Introduction to Political Theory

Supreme Court and Constitution

Judicial Politics

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Legal Principles

Advanced Topics

International Relations, Presidency

Interests/Hobbies/Life Outside of Work

Gold Life Master, American Contract Bridge League