Ronald Rotunda: Career Highlights
About Ronald Rotunda
Having earned his Juris Doctorate from Harvard in 1970, Ronald Rotunda set out on his career in law. He first worked as a legal clerk for U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the Second Circuit Walter R. Mansfield. This is notable because the case for the United States versus the New York Times over the leaked Pentagon Papers took place in Judge Mansfield’s court at this time. Following this experience, Ronald Rotunda worked for two years as an associate with a Washington D.C. law firm, after which he served as assistant counsel on the Senate Watergate Committee.
In a matter of four years following his graduation from Harvard, Mr. Rotunda participated in the two most politically significant events to take place in the United States in the latter half of the twentieth century. For most of his remaining career, Mr. Rotunda worked as a professor of law at the University of Illinois, George Mason University, and Chapman University.