Carol Daugherty Rasnic

Carol Daugherty Rasnic: Biographical Sketch

Carol Daugherty Rasnic is Professor Emerita of Business Law, Labor and Employment Law, and International and Comporative Law at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA, USA).  She also taught the Law of Business Associations at VCU School of Business, as well as a course in criminal law for the College of Arts and Sciences, and several courses for the Honors College (Freedom of Speech; Law, Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland; Discrimination Law; Religion and the Law; and Sports Law).

She is a five-time Fulbright Professor of Law (United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany and, twice, Austria) and has served as visiting professor / visiting scholar at law schools in the Republic of Ireland (Griffith College, Dublin, and University of Limerick), Northern Ireland (Queens University, Belfast), Germany (Regensburg, Tübingen, Erlangen, Augsburg, Jena, Mainz, Hannover), Austria (Graz, Innsbruck, and Linz), and Swiss Business School; as well as being awarded research grants to the Institute for Labor Law and Industrial Relations in the European Communities in Trier, Germany, and the Professor Sir Neil MacCormick Fellowship for research at the University of Edinburgh School of Law.  In law schools in Europe, she has taught Comparative Law, U.S. Employment and Labor Law, Comparative Labor Law, U.S. Constitutional Law, Irish Labor and Employment Law, and English for German-Speaking Law Students.

Professor Rasnic has practiced law in Tennessee and Virginia, and has worked as in-house corporate counsel and as an administrative law judge for the Virginia Employment Commission.  She is the author of several books and over 150 law journal articles, monographs and other publications, and is a current or past member of numerous law-related associations, including the American, Virginia, and Tennessee Bar Associations, the American Trial Lawyers Association, 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, and the Thomas More Society.