W. Sherman Rogers
Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Oakwood College; J.D., Howard University School of Law; L.L.M., George Washington University National Law Center.
Professor W. Sherman Rogers is currently a tenured full Professor of Law at the Howard University School of Law School. Professor Rogers received the B.A. degree from Oakwood College in 1973 (summa cum laude), the J.D. degree from Howard University School of Law in 1976 and the LL.M. degree from the George Washington University National Law Center in 1981. While at Howard University School of Law School as a student, the Howard Law Journal invited him to become one of its members which he accepted. In 1982, Professor Rogers completed, as a non-degree candidate, the residency and course requirements for the Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degree at George Washington University National Law Center. Professor Rogers is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts including the United States Supreme Court. He is also a registered stockbroker, general securities principal, and has life and health insurance licenses.
Professor Rogers has taught at Howard University School of Law School as a full time professor since 1986. During his career, Professor Rogers has taught at a total of six law schools: Miles College Law School (1978, adjunct), Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University (1983-1986, full-time), Howard University School of Law (1986-present), Brigham Young University School of Law (1993, visiting professor), David A. Clarke School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia (1996-present, adjunct professor), and the University of Baltimore School of Law (2002 and 2004, adjunct professor). Texas Southern's Student Bar Association voted Professor Rogers as Professor of the Year in his first year of full-time teaching (1983-84). Professor Rogers has subsequently received numerous teaching awards from various law schools.
Professor Rogers practiced law in various capacities for nearly seven years before accepting a full-time position as an assistant professor at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1983. His practice experience includes four years of appellate advocacy on behalf of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Professor Rogers argued numerous employment discrimination cases for the Commission in various United States Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal between 1979 and 1983. He has also been involved in several cases which he presented to the United States Supreme Court on writs of certiorari. Professor Rogers has also handled securities fraud and other types of litigation.
Professor Rogers has published important scholarly articles which have been cited by other authors in their works as well as by the judiciary. A noteworthy example of his scholarship is an article titled, The Black Quest for Economic Liberty: Legal, Historical and Related Considerations, 48 How. L.J. 1 (2004). Various universities have requested permission from Professor Rogers to use this article as resource material for courses in their curriculum. Professor Rogers is also the author of The African American Entrepreneur: Then and Now (2009). Professor Rogers also has authored five copyrighted unpublished instructional texts/manuals which he uses in conjunction with his classes. The five instructional texts are as follows: Study Materials for Corporations and Business Organizations; Getting a Grip on the Structure of Property Law: An Overview of the Course in Property Law; Property Terms and Concepts; Study Materials for Conflict of Laws; and Study Materials for Federal Courts.
Professor Rogers teaches Business Organizations I and II, Federal Courts, and Property.