Sandra C. Ruffin is an Associate Professor of Law. She is a graduate of the
University of Maryland, College Park and the Harvard Law School. Professor Ruffin
practiced in the areas of corporate finance, transactional law and entertainment law in
Washington, D.C. While practicing, Professor Ruffin taught numerous CLE courses and
consulted with the General Services Administration as a trainer for Equal Employment
Opportunity personnel. In 2006 Professor Ruffin was invited to the White House to
brainstorm with members of the National Business Roundtable around the development agenda
in Washington, D.C. and Prince George's County, Maryland and possible intersections
with White House initiatives. In 2009, Prof. Ruffin presented at the Christiania Climate
Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In 2008 Professor Ruffin taught an International Entertainment Law course in Spain.
Professor Ruffin is committed to working with artists to enhance their knowledge of the
business of entertainment. Professor Ruffin views the legal education of artists as
important to the continued proliferation of the arts in our communities. She has worked
with numerous nonprofit organizations including Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
Professor Ruffin was a teaching fellow at the Howard University School of Law and has
taught Civil Procedure, Family Law, Entertainment Law, Constitutional Law, Real Estate
Transactions and Land Use Planning at the St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami,
Florida. Currently, she teaches Civil Procedure at the Duncan School of Law.
Contributions to Books
Legal Process, Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United states (2008)