Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Scholar
Professor Rowell’s teaching and research interests revolve around risk, time, and uncertainty, particularly in the fields of administrative law, environmental law, torts, and behavioral law and economics. Before joining the Illinois faculty, Professor Rowell was a Bigelow Fellow and lecturer in law at the University of Chicago Law School, from which she also received her J.D. After law school, Professor Rowell practiced at Perkins Coie LLP in Seattle, where she focused her practice on catastrophic torts. Professor Rowell has a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology/archaeology, which she earned from the University of Washington at the age of 18. Before law school, she worked as an encyclopedia entry writer and as a video game tester.