The Law School Initiative at the Center for Reproductive rights is excited to announce the 2015 Innovation in Scholarship Awardee, David S. Cohen.
David Cohen is an Associate Professor of Law at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. His work explores the intersection of constitutional law and gender, emphasizing sex segregation, masculinity, and violence against abortion providers.
Professor Cohen’s publications include articles in the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, George Washington Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Boston University Law Review and the South Carolina Law Review. A recent article, “Still Unconstitutional: Our Nation’s Experiment with State Sponsored Sex Segregation in Education,” was published in the Seton Hall Law Review in 2014. We are particularly excited about his forthcoming book tentatively titled “Anti-Abortion Terrorism” which he is co-authoring to be published by Oxford University Press.
Professor Cohen received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and received the Public Interest Commitment Award and two Columbia Human Rights Fellowships. He was managing editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review and articles editor of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. After clerking for Justice Alan B. Handler of the New Jersey Supreme Court and Judge Warren J. Ferguson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Professor Cohen worked as a fellow and staff attorney for the Women’s Law Project in Philadelphia where he handled a range of cases involving reproductive rights, sex discrimination under Title IX, health insurance coverage of contraceptives, health care for women prisoners and family rights for gay and lesbian couples. Professor Cohen worked on several U.S. Supreme Court cases, including representing the plaintiffs in Ferguson v. City of Charleston.
He is a regular contributor to “The Good Phight,” a blog on the Philadelphia Phillies, and occasionally contributes to other blogs and websites as well, including Feminist Law Professors, Faculty Lounge, and Slate.
The Innovation in Scholarship Award recognizes a distinguished scholar whose research advances the academy’s understanding of health, women’s rights, human rights, constitutional law, and related fields. Award winners have made significant contributions to the intellectual basis of these fields through years of dedicated research as scholars and leaders within the academy, and their work displays an understanding of the human condition that is at the heart of human rights.