Robin Rachel Runge

Professorial Lecturer in Law
2000 H Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052

Robin R. Runge is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of North Dakota School of Law where she teaches in the Employment and Housing Law Clinic and Domestic Violence Law. Professor Runge has taught Public Interest Lawyering at The George Washington University Law School since 2004. She has also taught Domestic Violence Law at The George Washington University Law School (2009) and at American University Washington College of Law (2005-2008). She received her BA from Wellesley College and her JD from The George Washington University Law School.

Professor Runge is regularly invited to travel internationally to consult with lawyers, judges, and non-governmental entities on improving the legal response to violence against women, including developing and conducting the first national and regional trainings for judges and attorneys on violence against women in China since 2007.

Professor Runge’s scholarship and advocacy interests focus on the employment rights of low income women and the intersection of violence against women and employment law, including analysis of the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, unemployment insurance, and employment protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.

From 2003 to 2009, Professor Runge was director of the Commission on Domestic Violence at the American Bar Association. Previously, Professor Runge was Deputy Director and Coordinator of the Program on Women’s Employment Rights (POWER) at the D.C. Employment Justice Center and the Coordinator of the Domestic Violence and Employment Project at the Employment Law Center, Legal Aid Society of San Francisco. Professor Runge was the first George Washington University Law School graduate to receive an Equal Justice Fellowship from Equal Justice Works (formerly the National Association for Public Interest Law). With her fellowship, Professor Runge created the Domestic Violence and Employment Project at the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco, one of the first programs in the country devoted exclusively to advocating for the employment rights of domestic violence victims.


BA, Wellesley College; JD, George Washington University