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Ediberto Román holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin. He is a nationally-acclaimed scholar and award-winning educator with broad teaching interests and an extensive scholarship portfolio. From 1995 to 2002, he was Associate Professor and then Professor of law at St. Thomas University School of Law. In 2003, he joined the FIU College of Law as a founding faculty member, then served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2005 to 2007. Before entering academia, he specialized in securities and antitrust litigation at several Wall Street law firms. His teaching experience includes contracts, torts, corporations, comparative corporate law, products liability, agency and partnership, antitrust, citizenship studies, law and accounting, race and the law, remedies, and street law. In addition to winning "Professor of the Year" twice, he was the first law professor to receive an Excellence in Scholarship grant at Barry University-St. Thomas University and the first recipient of the College of Law Hispanic Law Student Association's Enma Tarafa Excellence Award.

A prolific scholar, Professor Román has published dozens of law review articles, essays, book chapters, and three books on international law, securities regulation, evidence, constitutional law, critical race theory, post-colonial discourse, and law and literature. His articles have appeared in the leading law journals of Harvard, UC-Berkeley, Georgetown, UC-Davis, Iowa, Miami, Villanova, San Diego, Rutgers, Florida, and Florida State, and have been widely cited for their unique contributions to legal theory. His first two books on colonialism, citizenship, and nationality—The Other American Colonies: An International and Constitutional Law Examination of the United States' Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Island Conquests (Carolina Academic Press) and Citizenship and Its Exclusions: Classical, Constitutional, and Critical Race Perspectives (New York University Press)—have received critical acclaim, leading him to be named series editor for New York University Press's Citizens and Migrants in the Americas Series. His third and most recent book is entitled Those Damn Immigrants: America's Hysteria Over Immigration (New York University Press). He also writes for several national blogs, including the one he created—Nuestras Voces Latinas. A sought after speaker and public intellectual, he was recently elected for membership in the American Law Institute and appointed Deputy Executive Director of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools.


  • –present
    Professor of Law, Florida International University