Diane L. Rosenfeld is a lecturer on Law and Director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School.

Diane Rosenfeld, HLS.

Current Work

Ms. Rosenfeld is in the process of writing a book on creating cultures of sexual respect on campus. Currently, Ms. Rosenfeld serves as the Director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School where she teaches courses on Gender Violence, Law and Social Justice; Title IX; and Theories of Sexual Coercion.

Prior to teaching at Harvard Law School, Ms. Rosenfeld served as:

  • Commissioner of the Massachusetts Governor’s Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence (2003-2006)
  • Co-Producer of “Rape Is…” (2002)
  • Senior Counsel of the Violence Against Women Office in the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Executive Assistant Attorney General of the State of Illinois


Ms. Rosenfeld holds her LL.M. from Harvard Law School, her J.D. from the University of Wisconsin School of Law and her B.A. with Distinction in Political Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Ms. Rosenfeld’s awards include: Ms. JD’s “Woman of Inspiration” Award (2016); “Shatter the Ceiling” and Students for Inclusion Teaching Award, Harvard Law School (2016); finalist for the Sachs-Freund Teaching Awards, Harvard Law School (2008, 2012); the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center’s “Changemaker Award” (2007); and the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center’s “Champion for Change” (2005).