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Frank Rudy Cooper

William S. Boyd Professor of Law

Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic Studies


Professor Frank Rudy Cooper is William S. Boyd Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Race, Gender, and Policing. He graduated from Amherst college and Duke University Law School, where he was on the Duke Journal of Gender, Law & Policy and the Moot Court Board and served as a Research Assistant to Professor Jerome McCristal Culp. He clerked for the Honorable Solomon Oliver, Jr. (N.D. Ohio) and practiced in Boston.

Areas of Expertise

Civil Rights, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Critical Race Theory, Diversity and Inclusion, Feminist Theory, Gender and the Law, Law and Popular Culture, Masculinities Theory and Law, Race and Criminal Justice, Race and Law