Roseanna Sommers

Roseanna Sommers

Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow, Lecturer in Law

Roseanna Sommers is a social psychologist and empirical legal scholar. Her work examines how ordinary people think about consent and voluntary behavior. Her research has been published in the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Psychological Science, Ethics & Behavior, and the New York Times.

Roseanna received a PhD in psychology from Yale University and a JD from Yale Law School. Prior to completing her dissertation on the psychology of consent, she spent two years working as a bioethicist at a research hospital, where she provided ethics consultation to doctors, patients, nurses, and researchers.