Beth D. Cohen
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs | Director, Legal Research and Writing Program | Professor of Law
Courses Taught: Externship Seminar, Law Practice Externship Seminar, Legal Research & Writing, Professional Responsibility,
Beth Cohen has served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs since 2009. Dean Cohen also serves as Director of the Legal Research and Writing Program and teaches Lawyering Skills and the Law Practice Externship Seminar. She has also taught Professional Responsibility and currently serves on the Supreme Judicial Court Standing Advisory Committee on Professionalism. Dean Cohen is a board member of Scribes, The American Society of Legal Writers.
Dean Cohen has taught at Western New England University School of Law since 1990. Prior to teaching at Western New England University she served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael A. Ponsor of the United States District Court in Springfield, MA and worked as an Associate at a small general practice law firm in Boston. She also taught Legal Practice Skills at Suffolk University Law School, where, as a student, she served on their Law Review. She graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School and also earned a Diploma in Advanced International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria, from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge Law School.
Beth D. Cohen and Pat K. Newcombe, Why Study Legal Studies?, in LEGAL STUDIES FOR THE CURIOUS (Kishor Vaidya, ed., 2016).
Beth D. Cohen and Pat Newcombe, Mini-Law School: Civic Education Making a Difference in the Community, 15 SEATTLE J. SOC. JUST. (forthcoming 2017).
Beth D. Cohen and Pat Newcombe, What Legal Writers Can Learn from Paint Nite, 25 PERSPECTIVES: TEACHING LEGAL RES. & WRITING 35 (2016). Digital Commons
Beth Cohen & Jeanne Kaiser, An Elective Advanced Course,THE SECOND DRAFT (The Legal Writing Institute), May 2002, at 13. (with J. Kaiser). Digital Commons
Beth Cohen, Jocelyn Cuffee, Harris Freeman, Jeanne Kaiser & Myra Orlen, Commenting on Student Writing, THE SECOND DRAFT (The Legal Writing Institute), Nov. 1999, at 2. Digital Commons
Beth Cohen, Instilling an Appreciation of Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility in First Year Legal Research and Writing Courses, 4 PERSPECTIVES: TEACHING LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING 5 (1995). SSRN Digital Commons Cited by
Beth Cohen, Supreme Court Implies Students' Claim to Money Damages Under Title IX: Franklin v. Gwinett County Public Schools, 5 MBA INDIV. RTS. and RESP. SEC. NEWS 2 (June 1993).
Beth Cohen & E. Mitnick, The Collateral Estoppel Effect of an Admission to Sufficient Facts in a Section 1983 Action for False Arrest and False Imprisonment, 4 MASS. GOV'TAL. LIAB. REP. 106 (1990).
Beth Cohen, Union Must Provide Attorney Representation Without Regard to Union Membership--National Treasury Employees Union v. Federal Labor Relations Authority, 18 SUFFOLK U.L. REV. 845 (1984). SSRN Digital Commons
Beth D. Cohen, Writing Can Be Taught and Assessed, N.Y. TIMES (Mar. 10, 2014). Digital Commons