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Carol D. Rasnic

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Paralegal Studies

  • Profile

    Carol Daugherty Rasnic is Professor Emerita of Business Law, Labor Law and International Law, Virginia Commonwealth University and Adjunct Professor of Law at Regent University Law School, College of Charleston, and Charleston School of Law. She is a six-time Fulbright Professor of Law (traditional Fulbright grants in Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Fulbright Specialist grants in Austria [two] and Hungary). She has served as visiting professor at university law schools in Austria (Graz, Innsbruck, and Linz), Germany (Augsburg, Hannover, Jena, Mainz, Regensburg); Ireland (Griffith College Dublin and University of Limerick); and Swiss Business School. She has had several research grants at the Institute for Labor Law and Industrial Relations in the European Communities in Trier, Germany and to the University of Warwick (Coventry, England law school (2018). She was a recipient of the Professor Sir Neil MacCormick Fellowship for research at the University of Edinburgh School of Law (spring 2012).

    Rasnic has been admitted to the bars of Tennessee and Virginia and has practiced law in both states. She has worked as in-house corporate counsel and as a state (Virginia) administrative law judge. She is the author of three books and over 170 law journal articles, book reviews, and/or monographs and is a current or past member of the American and Virginia Bar Associations, the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the International Society for Social Security and Labor Law, the Society of Legal Scholars, the Socio-Legal Studies Association, the Congress of International Legal Scholars, the Irish Association of Law Teachers, the Irish Legal History Society, the International Institute of Law and Medicine, and the St. Thomas More Society.

    • Grants and Felowships

      Fulbright Professor of Law: Traditional grants in Germany, the United Kingdom and Ireland; Specialist grants in Austria and Hungary

      Professor Sir Neil MacCormick Fellowship, University of Edinburgh School of Law

    • Memberships

      American Bar Association

      Virginia Bar Association

      International Society for Social Security and Labor Law

      Society of Legal Scholars

      Socio-Legal Studies Association

      Congress of International Legal Scholars

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    • Professional Experience

      Adjunct Professor of Law (2016-Present)
      Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach

      Professor Emerita
      Business Law, Labor Law and International Law, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond