From 1976 to 1985, Mr. Rosen served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Charleston. He was General Counsel for the Charleston County School District from 1982 to 2003 and the Housing Authority of the City of Charleston from 1984 to 2003. Mr. Rosen has lectured and written extensively for legal education programs, magazines, and SOUTH CAROLINA JURISPRUDENCE. Mr. Rosen is also certified as an arbitrator in family law cases by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
When not involved in his extensive administrative and family law practice, Mr. Rosen likely will be found studying and writing history. Mr. Rosen has authored five books: A SHORT HISTORY OF CHARLESTON (Lexikos, 1982), CONFEDERATE CHARLESTON (University of South Carolina Press, 1994), THE JEWISH CONFEDERATES (University of South Carolina Press, 2000); CHARLESTON, A CROSSROAD TO HISTORY (University of South Carolina Press), SAVING THE JEWS; FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT AND THE HOLOCAUST (Thunders Mouth Press 2006), and STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT SOUTH CAROLINA DIVORCE LAW (The History Press 2007) . Mr. Rosen also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Historic Charleston Foundation and is Chairman of the Arts and History Commission of the City of Charleston.
Mr. Rosen is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association. He served on the South Carolina Bar's Family Law Council in 1985 and served on the Editorial Board of the American Bar Association publication, The Family Advocate, from 1988 until 1993. He serves on the Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, Family Law Specialization Advisory Board.
Mr. Rosen was born in Charleston on December 19, 1947. He attended public school in Charleston, graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia in 1969, where he was a member of the Raven Society; earned his Master of Arts in history from Harvard University in 1970; graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1973; and served on the Editorial Board of the University of South Carolina Law Review in 1973.