Jane M. Cohen

  • Edward Clark Centennial Professor

Faculty Profile: Jane M. Cohen

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Biography

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 law faculty in 2002.

Professor Cohen teaches in the areas of feminist theory; property; and water law and policy. She is affiliated with an inter-disciplinary group of scientists who research bioprecipitation: the biological nucleation of ice, rain, and snow. The potential legal implications of bioprecipitation and work at the intersection of science, law, and water policy are the focus of her current scholarly work.

Professor Cohen was awarded the Holleran-Steiker Teaching Prize in Undergraduate Studies in 2014. She was nominated for the Frank Oliver Teaching Prize by the University’s Plan II program in 2017.