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Saturday, May 28, 2005

CrimProf Spotlight: Suffolk's Frank Cooper

FcooperThis week CrimProf Blog spotlights Frank Cooper, Associate Professor at Suffolk.  Frank joined Suffolk this year after serving as an Assistant Professor at Villanova  for four years.  Frank writes and teaches in the areas of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Critical Race Theory. He received his B.A. from Amherst College and his J.D. from Duke. While in law school, he was a staff editor of the Journal of Gender Law & Policy and a research assistant to Professor Jerome Culp.  He also was the recipient of the Neil James Blue Merit Scholarship and was Best Oralist Runner-up in the National First Amendment Competition. Following law school, he clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Solomon Oliver, Jr.  Frank then worked at Brown, Rudnick, Freed & Gesmer and later at the law office of Charles Trevillion. He also served as a teaching assistant for undergraduate courses in African American Studies and Feminism at Harvard University.

Frank's writings include Cultural Context Matters:  Terry’s Seesaw Effect, 56 OKLA L. REV. 833  (2003); Understanding “Depolicing”:  Symbiosis Theory and Critical Cultural Theory, 71 UMKC L. REV. 355  (2002); and The Un-Balanced Fourth Amendment:  A Cultural Study of the Drug War, Racial Profiling and Arvizu, 47 VILL. L. REV. 851 (2002).  He also has a book chapter coming out called “The Seesaw Effect” From Racial Profiling to Depolicing:  Toward a Critical Cultural Theory, in NEW CIVIL RIGHTS RESEARCH:  A CONSTITUTIVE APPROACH  (forthcoming 2005) (Benjamin Fleury-Steiner, Laura Beth Nielsen and Idit Kostiner eds.).

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