Natasha Robinson, Esq.

Natasha Robinson, Esq.
Assistant Teaching Professor of Criminal Justice
College of Arts and Sciences
» Criminal Justice
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About Me

Natasha L. Robinson, Esq., Assistant Teaching Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Government, Law and Justice, has been a licensed attorney specializing in the area of criminal defense for more than twenty years, having worked as an assistant public defender for the Law Office of Cook County Public Defender for twelve and a half years, specializing in the representation of indigent clients charged with both misdemeanor and felony crimes. 

As an assistant teaching professor, Professor Robinson brings her passion for law and education to higher education, teaching students about criminal justice and creating professional connections for students who wish to pursue criminal justice in graduate courses or in careers. Professor Robinson's aim is to educate students about the theory and everyday practice of criminal justice as well as to showcase "law in action", aligning coursework and service to the social justice mission of Roosevelt University. 

Professor Robinson is also the creator and curator of Legaleaze, Please!TM  , an online platform and digital space that empowers the development of individual and collective comprehension of criminal laws, cases, and policies through decoding, deconstructing, and demystifying legal language.  Legaleaze, Please!TM provides relevant knowledge to legal information as well as equitable access for all users to understand and apply in their everyday lives.

Professor Robinson earned her Bachelors of Arts in English from the University of Iowa, her Masters of Arts in English from Chicago State University, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Topics of Expertise
  • Criminal Law and ProcedureSubstantive and procedural criminal law; research and interpretation of criminal case law and statutes
  • Trial AdvocacySpecializing in misdemeanor and felony trial preparation (jury and bench) including legal research, briefs, motions, and hearings
  • Professional DevelopmentTeaching attorneys, law students, and educators how to teach law to others (youth in particular), and interpret law in legal and educational settings
Education
  • B.A.English — University of Iowa
  • J.D.Law — University of Wisconsin Law School
  • M.A.English — Chicago State University
Degree Program Affiliations