Jane M. Cohen

  • Edward Clark Centennial Professor


  • JD Yale
  • BA Wellesley College

Areas of Specialty

Jane Maslow Cohen is the Edward Clark Centennial Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law. She graduated from Wellesley College as a Durant Scholar (highest academic honors), Phi Beta Kappa, after spending her junior year at Princeton University, and from the Yale Law School, after spending her third year at Harvard Law School. She practiced law in Boston, Massachusetts, then served as Professor of Law on the faculty of Boston University School of Law. She joined the University of Texas faculty in 2002. She teaches in the areas of feminist theory; property; and water law and policy. She is working with an inter-disciplinary group of scientists who research bioprecipitation: the biological nucleation of ice, rain, and snow. The potential legal implications of bioprecipitation are the current focus of her scholarly work.

Recent Publications

  • Are We Killing the Rain? Meditations on the Water Cycle and, More Particularly, on Bioprecipitation, 37 Water International 670 (2012).
  • Foreword--and Forward!: Toward the Felicitous Relationship of Words and Ideas, 1 Blackacre 1 (2005).
  • Foreword [Symposium: Changing Directions in Water Law], 83 Texas Law Review 1809 (2005).

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