Tom Rozinski, JD, MA

Associate Professor and Deputy Chair for Lander College for Men

Department of Political Science

Lander College for Women / The Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School, Lander College of Arts & Sciences

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Tom Rozinski holds a B.A. summa cum laude from Yale University, an M.A. in Government from Harvard University, and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School. He teaches courses on judicial politics, constitutional law, political theory, debating justice, the presidency, and public administration. 

Prof. Rozinski writes about political science pedagogy and prelaw education. His articles include “Using Music to Teach Political Theory,” PS: Political Science and Politics (July 2015), and “Experiential Legal Writing Before Law School,” Journal of Experiential Learning (Spring 2017).  Prof. Rozinski has also written two textbooks on political theory: Readings in Political Theory, which is in its 8th edition and available on Amazon, and Readings in American Political Theory, which is available at "Readings in American Political Theory" by Tom Rozinski ( Prof. Rozinski is currently writing a textbook on Constitutional Freedoms which will be available in the Touro online library by September 2024. 

Prior to joining Touro in 2006, Prof. Rozinski practiced law at two large firms in Manhattan and served for seven years as general counsel to two New York City agencies. In 2001, he was Acting Commissioner of Homeless Services for New York City. He has also taught legal writing at the University of Michigan Law School. 

Prof. Rozinski is the principal prelaw advisor for Touro students at all campuses, and is a former President of the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors, the nation’s largest prelaw advising organization. In 2019, he created the New York Association for PreLaw Advising and Pedagogy, which brings together prelaw advisors and admissions officers in the New York metropolitan area. He has been the president of NYAPLAP since its inception. He can be reached at 

Areas of Expertise

Presidential power, constitutional law, public administration, and political theory


  • Rozinski, T. (2024). Readings in American Political Theory. Retrieved from
  • Rozinski, T. (2021 January 27). Music and political theory [panel presentation.] Music and Social Justice, University of Connecticut
  • Rozinski, T. (2017). Experiential legal writing before law school: Undergraduate judicial opinions. Journal of Experiential Learning, 2(1) [Article 7].
  • Rozinski, T. (2015). Using music and lyrics to teach political theory. PS: Political Science & Politics, 48(3), 483-487.
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