On Thursday, March 4, Rose will present a paper on a current research project, "Maintenance in Later Medieval England: Public Complaint, Social Practice, and Judicial Development of the Law." On Friday, March 5, he will present "Musing on Clio: Why Study the Past, History, and Legal History," which was presented in 2009 at The University of Texas Tarlton Law Library's Annual Rare Book Lecture.
After spending most of his career focusing on antitrust, regulation and legal ethics, Rose changed direction. His primary scholarly interests now involve medieval and early modern English legal history, and his research focuses on the history and regulation of the legal profession and the operation of the medieval legal system. He has also written on early defamation law, medieval prisons, and the historiography of legal history. Rose, who joined the faculty in 1968 and was an Associate Dean from 1987-90, teaches Legal History, Antitrust, Contracts and Legal Ethics, and has received numerous teaching awards. He also is a Faculty Affiliate of the Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies at ASU, and the author of numerous articles on legal history, antitrust, economic and occupational regulation, and legal ethics.