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About Ediberto Roman

Professor Román is a nationally-acclaimed scholar and an award-winning educator with broad teaching interests and an extensive scholarship portfolio. From 1995 to 2002, he was an associate professor and then professor of law at St. Thomas University School of Law. In 2003, he joined the Florida International University College of Law as a founding faculty member, then serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2005 to 2007. Before entering academia, he specialized in securities and antitrust litigation at several Wall Street law firms. His teaching experience includes contracts, torts, corporations, comparative corporate law, products liability, agency and partnership, antitrust, citizenship studies, law and accounting, race and the law, remedies, and street law. In addition to winning “Professor of the Year” twice, he has written dozens of articles, essays, and book chapters. In addition to teaching over a dozen different law courses, he is also the first law professor to receive an Excellence in Scholarship grant at Barry University-St. Thomas University, and the first recipient of the FIU College of Law Hispanic Law Student Association’s Enma Tarafa Excellence Award. More recently, he was recognized by the FIU President and Provost on two separate occasions as a university leading scholar.


2010 - Present Professor of Law & Director of Citizenship and Immigration Initiatives, Florida International University College of Law
August 2009 - December 2009 Visiting Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
2005 - 2007 Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Florida International University College of Law
2002 - 2005 Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law
August 2003 - September 2004 Teaching Fellow, Florida International University Honors College
July 2003 - June 2004 Visiting Professor, St. Thomas University School of Law
September 1993 - June 1994 Adjunct Professor, Lehman College City University of New York

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Runner-up of FIU’s Worlds Ahead Award, the university Top professor award—came in second to 77-year-old colleague.
  • Recipient of FIU’s Excellence in Research Award, awarded by university president at faculty convocation, Fall 2013.
  • Recipient of Hayward Burns Award, North East People of Color Conference-for outstanding commitment to community and Excellence in Research, December 2013.
  • Keynote address, University of Puerto Rico’s North East People of Color Conference, December 2013.
  • Distinguished Lecturer Designation and Keynote address, University of South Texas’s conference on the Constitution and Immigration, May 2013.
  • Keynote Address, Lehman College, CUNY Inaugural Conference on Human Rights and Immigration, May 2012.
  • 2012 FIU Top Scholar Designation, May 2012.
  • American Bar Foundation, Selected as a fellow of the ABF, May 2011.
  • American Law Institute, elected to membership, May 2006.
  • BLSA Special Faculty Recognition, April 8, 2008(Presented in appreciation for my “continuing service to the student group”).
  • FIU Tenure-Track Faculty Appreciation Award, May 2007(Presented in appreciation for my “tireless efforts as Associate Dean to encourage and promote faculty scholarship and service”).
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, selected as chair of sub-committee on the Legal Academy, August 2006.
  • Faculty Hooding Honor, FIU College of Law, 2005: Elected by the first graduating class to invest them with their academic hoods during commencement.
  • Professor of the Year, St. Thomas, 1999-2000 and 1996-1997(between 1996 and 2000, the award was given only these two times).
  • Excellence in Teaching & Scholarship Award, St. Thomas University - Barry University, 2001(first law professor to receive this university award).


  • Antitrust
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Rights/Social Justice
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contract Law
  • Immigration & Nationality Law
  • Indigenous Peoples & the Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Poverty Law
  • Remedies


1988 J. D., University of Wisconsin Law School
1985 B.A., Business Management with emphasis in Economics, Lehman College City University of New York

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