Professor Charles Rose Honored for Excellence in Teaching

Professor Charles Rose was presented with the Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award at the University Founders’ Day Convocation Ceremony on February 21.  Rose has been a member of the Law School’s faculty since 1973 and a tenured professor since 1977.  He teaches in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure and evidence.

It comes as no surprise to his current and former students that he should receive such an award.  He is a beloved professor who is consistently praised for his demanding, yet respectful, teaching style and his deep commitment to each student.  Professor Rose routinely goes beyond the classroom to ensure that students understand the nuances of his teachings, patiently answering questions in his office and often inviting small groups of students to lunch or dinner to continue such discussions.  Due to his caring nature, he is often the professor to whom students turn when they are discouraged with their progress in law school.  Numerous students and graduates credit Professor Rose with motivating them to perserve despite a rough first semester or a disappointing grade. 

Professor Rose has also been a steadfast advisor to the law school’s national moot court team, providing coaching and endless support for this co-curricular endeavor.  He exudes the pride of a parent for each team’s successes over the years, and he has much for which to be proud.  His teams have consistently performed outstandingly at both the regional and national levels.  Recently, we heard from Kyle Deak,a 2003 graduate, who expressed the sentiments of students who have been fortunate enough to participate on a "Charley Rose Team":