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William Cohen Papers


William Cohen (B. 1934 -D.2015) earned his undergraduate degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  He continued his education at UCLA to gain his LLB degree.  After completing his education, he went on to clerk at the US Supreme court under Justice William O. Douglas from 1956-1957.  Cohen started his teaching career at University of Minnesota from 1957 to 1960.  Cohen then moved his teaching career to UCLA.  Cohen  joined Stanford Law School’s faculty in 1970.  His scholarship focus on constitutional law, federal jurisdiction and torts.  He became C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law.  He become Professor Emeritus in 1999. 

His collection consists of materials related to teaching his classes, email correspondence regarding curriculum changes, faculty news, and  his involvement with the development of interdisciplinary course programs.

Collection Identifier Number:LAW-61803

List of Series:

  • William Cohen Teaching Papers, 1953-1968
  • Stanford Law Newsletter, 1991-2002
  • Email Correspondence of William Cohen, 1994-1994
  • Interdisciplinary Project, 2008-2010