Lawrence Rosen has been an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School since 1979. He is the Cromwell Professor of Anthropology at Princeton, has worked as an attorney on cases involving native rights, and has published extensively on Islamic law, law and society, and anthropological theory. His books include Law as Culture, and Varieties of Muslim Experience.
He was a MacArthur fellow, Guggenheim fellow, and visiting fellow at Oxford University and the University of Cambridge, as well as a visiting professor of law at Pennsylvania University, Northwestern University, and Georgetown University. His courses focus on anthropology and law, and American Indians and the law.
Rosen earned a J.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and graduated with a B.A. from Brandeis University in 1963.