Rumu Sarkar, PhD, is pleased to join the adjunct law faculty of Case Western Reserve University to teach international development law in the spring semester of 2022.
Sarkar is the general counsel of Millennium Partners (MP), an international development consulting group based in Charlottesville, Virginia. MP focuses on implementing and evaluating Rule of Law reform projects in Eastern Europe and Africa. Sarkar was also the former general counsel for the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) Commission. She also served as the general counsel for the Overseas Basing Commission, prior to joining the BRAC Commission.
Sarkar was the former assistant general counsel for Administrative Affairs for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) (now the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, "DFC"), and formerly a staff attorney with the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). She began her career as a litigation associate with two Wall Street law firms in New York.
Sarkar has had a distinguished academic career both in teaching and publishing. She is currently an assistant professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, School of Medicine. This is the Pentagon's medical school for its active duty medical students and global health specialists, co-located with the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She won a Fulbright Scholarship and lectured at the John Paul II School of Law in Lublin, Poland in 2016. Sarkar was also a distinguished guest lecturer and served on the advisory board for Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She was also an adjunct law professor and a visiting researcher at the Georgetown University Law Center for many years where she taught several graduate law seminars. Sarkar has authored six legal texts and many law review articles.
Sarkar completed her undergraduate studies (BA) at Barnard College, Columbia University; her law degree (JD) from the Antioch School of Law; and her Masters of Law (LLM) degree, and her PhD in Philosophy from Newnham College, Cambridge University. She is a member of the NY, DC and U.S. Supreme Court Bars. She is also admitted as "In-House Counsel" in the Massachusetts Bar.