Aníbal Rosario Lebrón

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

   

Graduated with a B.S. in Biology and a J.D. from the University of Puerto Rico, Aníbal is a Puerto Rican Law professor, linguist and photographer. He is currently serving as the Ralph S. Petrilli Distinguished Visiting Assistant Professor at University of Louisville School of Law. Professor Rosario Lebrón’s teaching career began at the University of Puerto Rico Rosario School of Law where he served for three years as an Adjunct Professor. In addition, he was an adviser for the Trial Advocacy Association and a coach for the Law School’s trial advocacy teams. During his teaching career in Puerto Rico, Aníbal served also as undergraduate professor at the Pre-Law Program of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department of the Liberal Arts College of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. After receiving his LL.M. in Legal Theory from New York University School of Law, Aníbal served for three years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Hofstra University. Professor Rosario Lebrón’s research is devoted to the study of how certain narratives are used in Family, Criminal Law and Evidence to subdue various groups based mainly on their gender and sexual identities. Aníbal is also committed to close the educational gap and has worked in numerous initiatives toward this end.

Courses Taught

Basic Legal Skills

Publications

For Better and for Better: The Case for Abolishing Civil Marriage, 5 Wash. U. Jur. Rev. 189 (2013).

La juridificación de la familia y su construcción como ente apolítico [The Juridification of the Family and its Construct as a Non-Political Entity], Revista Electrónica del Instituto de Investigaciones Ambrosio L. Gioja, Año V, Número Especial, 616 (2011) [ISSN 1851-3069]; available at http://www.derecho.uba.ar/revistagioja/articulos/R000E01A005_0062_p-d-politica-y-filosofia.pdf

De invisibilidad, torceduras y rectitud, todas las familias tenemos un poco [All families are a bit queer, invisible, and straight], Revista Cayey Núm. 89:71 (noviembre 2009).

La revolución dentro de la revolución: Una mirada a la situación de la mujer en la Cuba socialista [The Revolution within the Revolution: A Perspective on the Condition of Women in Socialist Cuba], 75 REV. JUR. UPR 731 (2006).

Pago por tercero en las pensiones alimentarias: Evaluación crítica de su posible adopción en el nuevo Código Civil de Puerto Rico [Child Support Payments by Third Parties: An Analysis of Its Possible Incorporation into the Civil Code of Puerto Rico], 73 REV. JUR. UPR 1025 (2004).

Reconstrucción social del convicto por delitos sexuales: Una propuesta terapéutica para establecer en Puerto Rico una Corte de Delitos Sexuales [The Social Reconstruction of Sexual Convicts: A Therapeutic Proposal for the Creation of a Sex Crimes Court in Puerto Rico]. La Catarsis de Quirón, Vol. 3, Núm. 1 (2004).

Presentations

Scorned Law: Rethinking Impeachment Rules for Battered Women, paper presented at the Work in Progress Colloquia during the Emerging Family Law Scholars & Teachers 2013 (June 2013, New York).

Advanced Legal Writing, Drafting, Litigation and Practice Workshop – (A Week Long Workshop) for the attorneys of the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Equatorial Guinea and Centurion Law Firm (main counsel to the Energy industry in the Gulf of Guinea) (May 2013, Malabo). 

Latina/o Critical Legal Study  A panel on the historical subordination and general socio-legal invisibility of Latino presence in the United States with  Professor Lori Nessel, Assistant Federal Defender Maria Pedraza and  Nassau County NYCLU Director Jason Starr at the 3rd Annual MetroLALSA Conference Pa’lante: Raising the Bar (April 2013, New Jersey).

Spanish for Lawyers (Workshop) at the 3rd Annual MetroLALSA Conference Pa’lante: Raising the Bar (April 2013, New Jersey).

Queer People of Color A panel on the issue of intersection of racial and sexual orientation identities with attorneys Christina Velez from HIV Law Project and Ivan Espinoza from Lambda Legal as part of the Diversity Day at Hofstra University (March 2013, New York).

Marriage: For Gays, For Straights, or For No One? A panel on the issue of marriage with Professor J. Herbie DiFonzo and Rhodes Scholar Sherif Girgis as part of the Day of Dialogue at Hofstra University (October 2012, New York).

18 IUS SOLI-Il diritto di essere Italiani [18 Jus Soli-The Right of Being Italian] A Round Table on the film by Fred Kudjo Kuwornu sponsored by Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò New York University (May 2012, New York), available at http://vimeo.com/43206588.

Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off!: Abolishing Civil Marriage, paper presented at the Work in Progress Colloquia during the Sixteenth Annual LatCrit Conference (October 2011, San Diego).

Why Abolish Civil Marriage? Family-Normativity and the Reified Legal Regulation of Family Arrangements, Research Paper presented at the Sexuality and Marriage in Sociolegal Context Panel in the The Law and Society Association 2011 Annual Meeting (June 2011, San Francisco).

De invisibilidad, torceduras y rectitud, todas las familias tenemos un poco [All families are a bit queer, invisible, and straight], presentation given during the Panel entitled "Destorciendo el Derecho: Análisis del concepto jurídico de la familia puertorriqueña" sponsored by Proyecto por la Libre Identidad de Género y Orientación Sexual at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law (April 2009, San Juan).

La juridificación de la familia y su construcción como ente apolítico [The Juridification of the Family and its Construct as a Non-Political Entity], research paper presented at I Jornadas de Jóvenes Investigadores en Derecho y Ciencias Sociales: "Sociedad, Derecho y Estado en cuestión" sponsored by the Universidad de Buenos Aires (October 2009, San Juan).