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Faculty Profile

Sally Rider

Associate Dean for Administration & Chief of Staff; Director, The William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government

E-mail:  Sally Rider
Office Number: Rm 267
Office Phone: (520) 626-1637
Office Fax:

Courses Taught:
Advanced Professionalism and Law Practice (FebBar) - Law 698B
American Courts: Structure, People, Processes, & Politics - Law 649D
Federal Courts - Law 642

Biographical Information

Sally M. Rider is the Associate Dean for Administration at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. She is the founding co-Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse. The NICD, established in February 2011 at the University of Arizona, is a nonpartisan center promoting civic engagement and civility in public discourse consistent with First Amendment principles. She is also the Director of the nonpartisan William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government. The Center's mission is to promote greater public understanding of the role of the judicial branch in our system of government. Prior to becoming director of the Rehnquist Center, Ms. Rider served as Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice of the United States from August 2000 to September 2006. In that position, she served as the Court's chief of staff and assisted the Chief Justice in his overall management of the Court and with his other responsibilities as head of the Third Branch of government. From 1986 to 1987 Ms. Rider worked for Congressman Morris K. Udall as staff counsel to the U. S. House of Representatives Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. From 1987 to 1990 she was a trial attorney in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice. She was an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia from 1990 to 1995, and Deputy Chief of the Civil Division from 1998 to 2000. From 1995 to 1998 she was an attorney supervising international litigation at the State Department. Ms. Rider received her B.A. from the University of Arizona, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, with high distinction, in 1980, and received her law degree with high distinction in 1986 from the University of Arizona College of Law.

Education

University of Arizona College of Law, J.D. (1986) Graduated with High Distinction
University of Arizona, B.A. (1980) Graduated with High Distinction

Admitted to Practice

Arizona
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals (9th and D.C. Circuits)
U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Work Experience

Founding Co-director, National Institute for Civil Discourse, Tucson, Arizona, 2011
Director, The William H. Rehnquist Center on the Constitutional Structures of Government, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2006 - present
Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice of the United States, Supreme Court of the United States, 2000 - 2006
Deputy Chief, Civil Division, Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1998 - 2000
Deputy Assistant Legal Adviser & Supervisory Attorney, United States Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser, Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes, 1995 - 1998
Assistant United States Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1990 - 1995
Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Civil Division, Torts Branch, 1987 - 1990
Staff Counsel, For Chairman Morris K. Udall, Committtee on Interior and Insular Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives, 1986 - 1987
Adjunct Professor, Judicial Administration, American University Washington College of Law, Fall 2005; Spring 2006
Adjunct Professor, International Commercial Arbitration, Georgetown University Law Center, Spring 1999
Instructor, Department of Justice, Office of Legal Education, 1991 - 1998

Representative Publications

Navigating Climate Change Policy: The Opportunities of Federalism (2011) (co-editor, with Edella C. Schlager & Kirsten H. Engel).
Implementation of the Judicial Conduct and Disability Act of 1980: A Report to the Chief Justice (Sept. 2006) (co-author, with members of the Judicial Conduct & Disability Act Study Committee).
Complete List of Publications

Public Service

Elected Member, American Law Institute
Member, American Bar Association Section of International Law/American Society of International Law Joint Task Force on Treaties in U.S. Law, 2008
Member, Federal Judicial Center Foundation Board (appointed by the Chief Justice) 2008 - 2013
Member, Judicial Conduct and Disability Act Study Committee 2004 - 2006
Executive Director of the Supreme Court Fellows Program 2000 - 2006

Awards

Selected for membership in the Warren E. Burger Society of the National Center for State Courts  
Distinguished Alumni Award, Rogers College of Law  2005

 

Last Updated: 03/02/2012