Rita Simon

Rita Simon
  • Discipline: Professor of Law
  • Organization: American University

Professor Simon's research interests and primary areas of concentration in academic work are law and society; the jury system; immigration policies and public opinion; trans-racial adoption; women and the criminal justice system; women's issues; and Israeli society. Professor Simon recently published her fiftieth book in these fields. She is the recipient of Guggenheim and Ford Foundation Fellowships. Professor Simon is the former editor of American Sociological Review and Justice Quarterly. She is the current editor of Gender Issues. Courses that Professor Simon teaches include Survey of Justice and Public Policy, Survey of Law and Society, and the Pro-Seminar in Justice, Law and Society.