Stephen Rosenbaum

Oakland school district proposes greater mainstreaming of special education students

Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in Contra Costa Times, September 25, 2015

“From a parent standpoint, I understand … my child will be in a bigger classroom, they’ll drown in there, they won’t get the attention they need, all of those things come up,” Rosenbaum said. “If you don’t give any support to the teacher or a teacher’s aide, then it is a dump and pray situation, close your eyes and hope that this works.”

Sunnyvale: Neighbors sue to declare autistic boy a public nuisance

Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in San Jose Mercury News, September 17, 2015

“This is something that should never have gone to court, in my view,” said Rosenbaum. … “The plaintiffs make it out to be that there’s a monster at large in the neighborhood, but I know from the standpoint both as an attorney and as a parent myself of a young man who had a disability that there may be things that are the perception by the rest of the community that can be at odds with reality.”

The text of Texas

Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in Berkeley Political Review, November 30, 2014

“There is something to be said about national standards on science, social studies, literature, etc. But those standards should be supplemented by what local districts decide is important. The moment you say this is exactly what should be taught, you run into problems. Ultimately, we should encourage students to be critical thinkers.”

Brown wins historic 4th term as governor

Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in The Daily Californian, November 4, 2014

Stephen Rosenbaum, a campus lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Law, said that although he is pleased with what the governor did for primary and secondary education, higher education “needs all the funds it can get.”

Stephen Rosenbaum discusses universal jurisdiction and diplomatic fallout

Stephen Rosenbaum interviewed on Celebrity Court Radio, February 16, 2014
Universal jurisdiction is exercised over “individuals who will never be brought to justice in their own countries because of weak judicial systems, weak forms of due process. So, in other countries with more robust institutions—courts in particular—attempts have been made to… obtain remedies against some of these bad actors…from generals to presidents.”

The detention of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi

Stephen Rosenbaum interviewed by Celebrity Court Radio, August 18, 2013

“As to the authority [for detaining Morsi], like so much that’s been happening the few years [since the revolution], we have vacant institutions and ad hoc laws…. Even those who may be in favor of the overthrow are not necessarily pleased with the continued detention and lack of due process.”