Texas Tech University

Richard Rosen

Glenn D. West Endowed Professor of Law 2006

Email: richard.rosen@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-7585

Admitted to practice in Florida and before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Ninth, Tenth and Federal Circuits.

Professor Rosen joined the faculty after completing a distinguished career as an officer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, U. S. Army. He was a litigator for a Miami law firm for several years before joining the Army as a judge advocate. Before retiring from the military, Professor Rosen was Commandant of the Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army in Charlottesville, VA, where he commanded the Army's ABA-recognized law school. Other military positions held by Professor Rosen include Staff Judge Advocate of the III Armored Corps and Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX; Chief of Personnel, Plans and Training, The Pentagon, Washington, DC; Special Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, Department of Justice, Washington, DC; Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Pentagon, Washington, DC; and Staff Judge Advocate of the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX.

View his CV here.

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  • B.A., Ohio State University, 1970
  • J.D., University of Miami, 1973
  • LL.M., University of Virginia, 1987


  • Torts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Civil Procedure

Selected Publications

Huffman & Rosen, Military Law: Criminal Justice & Administrative Process (Thomson-Reuters 2021 ed.)

Co-Author (Second Amendment Chapter),  Russell Weaver, et al., Constitutional Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems (Wolters Kluwer 5th ed. 2021)

Law review article: Vaccines and the Armed Forces: There “Ain't” No “Anti-Vaxxers” in the Military, 11 Journal of Biosafety, Biosecurity, & Biodefense Law 1 (2020)

Second Amendment Developments: The Constitutionality of Recent Federal and State Firearms Restrictions, State Bar of Texas, 7th Annual Bill of Rights: Litigating the Constitution Course (2013)

The Protection of Civilians During the Israeli-Hamas Conflict: The Goldstone Report, in Protecting Civilians During Violent Conflict 251 (Ashgate Publishing, David W. Lovell & Igor Primoratz, eds., 2012)

Drones and the U.S. Courts, 37 J. Nat'l Sec. Forum (WM. Mitchell L. Rev.) 5280 (2011)