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Luis Fuentes-Rohwer

Professor of Law and Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow
Contact Information
lfr[at] indiana[dot]edu
(812) 855-5003
Law Building 344
B.A. at University of Michigan, 1989
J.D. at University of Michigan, 1997
Ph.D. at University of Michigan, 2001
LL.M. at Georgetown University School of Law, 2002
Civil Procedure I (B533)
Civil Procedure II (B534)
The Legal Profession (B614)
Seminar in Voting Rights (L694)
Legal Process (B591)
In the News


  • Recorder, Ethics 2000 Committee of the Indiana State Bar Association
  • Commissioner, Bloomington Human Rights Commission
  • Chair, Indiana University Latino Faculty and Staff Council
  • Fellow, Georgetown University Law Center

Professor Fuentes-Rohwer's scholarship focuses on the intersection of race and democratic theory, as reflected in the law of democracy in general and the Voting Rights Act in particular. Fuentes-Rohwer is interested in the way that institutions - and especially courts - are asked to craft and implement the ground rules of American politics. His dissertation, entitled The Rise of a Concept: Judicial Independence in the American National Context, 1787-1833, examines the way that the concept of judicial independent gained traction soon after the U.S. Constitution came into being as a necessary counterpoint to the rise of political parties. His most recent work focuses on the political and constitutional status of the commonwealth of Puerto Rico under American rule.

Luis  Fuentes-Rohwer
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