Jodie Roure

Jodie Roure

Human Rights, Domestic Violence, Violence Against Women, Race, Class, Ethnicity and Gender in the US, Mass Incarceration
Associate Professor, Project Investigator and Director of the Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program at JJC, and Director at the University of Houston Law Center Pre-law Pipeline Program at JJC
Phone number: 
212.237.8672
Room number: 
8.63.05NB

Education

PhD    University at Buffalo-State University of New York
JD      Western New England University School of Law
BA      Rutgers University-Douglass College

Bio

Professor Roure is an Associate Professor in the Latin American and Latina/o Studies Department at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY where she has taught for over 17 years and is also a Special End Mass Incarceration Campaign Fellowship with the American Civil Liberties Union for three years. She is the lead organizer for Doctors for Maria Relief, a humanitarian aid medical relief effort post hurricane Maria which provided medical, food, and other donation relief efforts throughout the island of Puerto Rico in October with over 25 doctors, nurses and other volunteers from across the United States.[1]  Dr. Roure also served as a Scholar in Residence at the Inter American University School of Law, Puerto Rico, from 2012-2013 where she taught and also worked with the Puerto Rico Judicial System on a study of the processing of domestic violence cases.  She has been featured on VICE as an expert for her work on domestic violence in Brasil. She teaches in the areas of domestic violence/gender rights, criminal justice, international human rights, international criminal justice, race, class and ethnicity in the United States, and Latina/o Studies.  She is also the John Jay College Founder, Project Investigator, and Director of the St. John’s Law School Prep Program where she has assisted in securing the admissions and matriculation of hundreds of low income and underrepresented students into law school and graduate school for the past 17 years.  She has recently expanded this work to diversify the legal profession and become the Director of the University of Houston Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline Program at John Jay College.

Dr. Roure has conducted extensive research in the area of human rights including violence against women.  She has focused her research on issues of violence against women and girls in Brasil, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and the United States, the case studies for the book she is currently writing.  Dr. Roure is an expert witness and global government consultant in this area. Her work has been showcased on media including national and international TV/media and newspapers articles.  She also conducts extensive research on pipeline education, race, class ethnicity and gender in the United States with a global comparative perspective as a means towards eradicating poverty globally.  She presents frequently at the United Nations.  Her UN presentation highlights include the UN Commission on the Status Against Women 57, 59, and 61, as well as at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, moderating at the UN General Assembly 68 on State Responsibility for Eliminating Violence Against, and she has provided educational trainings at the UN International Criminal Court on the Approaches to Gender Based Prosecution and Prison Project Studies.

Dr. Roure’s publication highlights include: Human Rights Quarterly Law Journal (August 2010); Roure, J. Domestic Violence in Brazil: Examining Obstacles and Approaches to Promote Legislative Reform. Columbia Human Rights Law Review (Fall 2009).; Roure, J. Achieving Education Equity and Access for Underrepresented Students in the Legal Profession. Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review (Fall 2009).; Roure, J. The NCLB, Race, Ethnicity, Class and Diversity: Creating a High School to Law/Graduate School Pipeline for Underrepresented Students. In M. Dyson. Ed. Our Promise: Achieving Educational Equity for America’s Children. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press.; Roure, J.G. Book Review of C. R. Soltero. Latinos and American Law: Landmark Supreme Court Cases. Texas: University of Texas Press 2006. Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies XX (1): 249-52.;  Roure, J.G. Domestic Violence in Latin America: Implementing International Human Rights Law and Principles. (University of Pennsylvania Press Human Rights Series under book contract).

Professor Jodie G. Roure graduated from Douglass College, Rutgers University with a Bachelors of Arts in English and a minor in Spanish.  She is a former United States Supreme Court intern.  She obtained her Juris Doctor from Western New England University School of Law in Massachusetts. She also studied International Human Rights Law Protection in San Jose, Costa Rica at the University of Costa Rica Law School.  In Costa Rica, she spent time among the Bri Bri Indigenous tribe.  She obtained her Ph.D. at the University at Buffalo-SUNY in Transnational Studies, formerly American Studies, majoring in Intercultural Studies and International Human Rights and is an Arturo A. Schomburg Fellow.  Her doctoral dissertation is entitled International Human Rights Law as a Resource in Combating Domestic Violence: Transcending Legal, Social and Cultural Obstacles in Brasil and the United States.  Her publications include: Roure, J. Gender Justice in Puerto Rico: Domestic Violence, Legal Reform and International Human Rights.  She has received many distinguishing awards.

 Prior to John Jay College she worked for the Administrative Office of the New Jersey State Judiciary, the University at Buffalo-State University of New York, where she now resides as a Board Member on the Deans’ Advisory Council, and at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey Campus. 

 

[1] The mission provided a varied array of medical services which supported Puerto Rican doctors and volunteers at clinics, hospitals, domestic violence shelters, drug rehabilitation clinics, provided door to door relief in the mountainous regions and harder to reach flooded areas, including surgery at Centro Medico.  It also provided medicines to animal shelters in need.  The effort serviced hundreds of people in 16 municipalities throughout the worst hit parts of the island, thousands through donations of medicine and medical supplies, and has offered the government and medical schools the services of 430 volunteer surgeons and over 300 doctors long term if needed going forward in addition to other long term plans including working to assist displace Puerto Ricans from the islands moving to New York City. See https://doctorsformariarelief.weebly.com/ for details.

 

Publications

Amici Curiae

2013     Contributor to the Amici Curiae Brief of the American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union of Puerto Rico, Movimiento Amplio de Mujeres de Puerto Rico, Coordinadora Paz Para la Mujer, The Latin American and the Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women’s Rights (CLADEM), Pasos de las Mujeres, Feministas en Marcha, OPMT, Taller Salud, Et. al. United States of America, Plaintiff, versus The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rico Police Department, Defendants. Case 3:12-cv-02039-GAG Document 28. Filed April 1, 2013, US District Court of Puerto Rico.

Peer Reviewed

2012     Rivera, J. and Roure, J.G. So You Want to be a Lawyer. Puerto Ricans and Their Journey into the Legal Profession: Overcoming Challenges. (El Centro Journal for Puerto Rican Studies Hunter College, CUNY) (March 2013).

Law Review Articles

2011     Roure, J.G. Gender Justice in Puerto Rico: Domestic Violence, Legal Reform and International Human Rights. Human Rights Quarterly (The John Hopkins University Press) (August 2011).

2009     Roure, J.G. Domestic Violence in Brazil: Examining Obstacles and Approaches toPromote Legislative Reform. Columbia Human Rights Law Review (Fall 2009).

2009     Roure, J.G. Achieving Education Equity and Access for Underrepresented Students in the Legal Profession. Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review (Fall 2009).

Book Chapters

2009     Roure, J.G. (2009). The NCLB (No Child Left Behind), Race, Ethnicity, Class and Diversity: Creating a High School to Law/Graduate School Pipeline for Underrepresented Students. In M. Dyson. Ed. Our Promise: Achieving Educational Equity for America’s Children. Durham, North Carolina: Carolina Academic Press.

2003     DeLucia, R., Durfey, R. and Roure, J.G. (2003). Exploring and Understanding the College Community. In R. DeLucia. Ed. Urban Learners Serious About College Success. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Book Review

2008     Roure, J.G. Book Review of C. R. Soltero. Latinos and American Law: Landmark Supreme Court Cases. Texas: University of Texas Press 2006. Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY XX (1): 249-52.

Peer Reviewer

Harvard Health and Human Rights Journal, Latino Studies Journal, El Centro Journal, Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College

Works In Progress

Roure, J.G. Domestic Violence in Latin America: Implementing International Human Rights Law and Principles. (University of Pennsylvania Press Human Rights Series).

     

Research

Dr. Roure has conducted extensive research in the area of human rights including violence against women.  She has focused her research on issues of violence against women and girls in Brasil, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and the United States.  Dr. Roure is an expert witness and global government consultant in this area. Her work has been showcased on media including national and international TV/media and newspapers articles.  She also conducts extensive research on pipeline education, race, class ethnicity and gender in the United States with a global comparative perspective as a means towards eradicating poverty globally.  She presents frequently at the United Nations.  Her UN presentation highlights include the UN Commission on the Status Against Women 57, 59, and 61, as well as at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, moderating at the UN General Assembly 68 on State Responsibility for Eliminating Violence Against, and she has provided educational presentations at the UN International Criminal Court on the Approaches to Gender Based Prosecution and Prison Project Studies.

Research interest

Human Rights; Violence Against Women and Girls; Domestic Violence; Race, Class, Ethnicity and Gender in the United States; Pipeline Education and Poverty Eradication; Mass Incarceration.

Expertise

Human Rights;  Violence Against Women and Girls; Domestic Violence; Mass Incarceration and Human Rights with a focus on Black and Brown Women and Men, marginalized communities and communities of color, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean; Pipeline Education, and Issues of Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Gender in the United States with a global comparative perspective as a means towards eradicating poverty globally.

Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program at JJC: https://jjcronaldhbrown.wordpress.com/

University of Houston Law Center Pre-Law Pipeline Program: www.law.uh.edu/pipeline

Doctors for Maria Relief: https://doctorsformariarelief.weebly.com/

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