Professors

Amy J. Cohen

Professor of Law
Amy J. Cohen
Contact Information:

(614) 247-8459 cohen.308@osu.edu Drinko 202

Education:
  • B.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, History and Hebraic Studies, 1998 (highest honors)
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2002 (magna cum laude)
Media:

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Scholarship:

Curriculum Vitae Faculty Scholarship

Areas of Expertise:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Clinical Education
  • Food Law
  • Law and Development
  • Mediation
  • South Asia

A creative and cross-disciplinary scholar, Professor Amy J. Cohen studies informal and formal dispute resolution, competing ideologies of law and international development, and the political economy of food. At Ohio State, she also is affiliated faculty at the Mershon Center for International Security Studies and the Food Innovation Center. During the 2013-14 academic year, Cohen will be on leave as fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies at Harvard University.

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Cohen has been a visiting professor at the University of Turin, Italy, Faculty of Law, and a Fulbright-Nehru visiting professor at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata, India. Before joining the Moritz faculty, she taught at the Kathmandu School of Law in Nepal as a Fulbright scholar, clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Denver, Colorado, and worked on community development initiatives in Ghana, Nepal, and Thailand.

Her articles have appeared in interdisciplinary journals, such as Law and Social Inquiry, Law, Culture, and the Humanities, and Political and Legal Anthropology Review (forthcoming), as well as in a number of law reviews, such as Fordham Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and Harvard Negotiation Law Review. At Moritz, she teaches Property, International Dispute Resolution, Law and Development, and Mediation.