William A. Cohn

J.D., University of California, USA
B.A., Stanford University, USA

Mr Cohn is an attorney and constitutional law scholar, has practiced and taught law since 1993, working with clients, judges, international organizations, bar associations and scholars, lecturing and publishing extensively on issues of international jurisprudence.

Bill has served on the UNYP faculty since 2002, teaching law, ethics and critical thinking in its undergraduate and graduate programs. He has also taught at Stanford University, lectured at Charles and Anglo-American Universities and taught U.S. law students studying in Prague. Bill was voted the outstanding faculty member by the 2007 UNYP graduating class. In 2010, he has been nominated for the Lorenzo Natali Prize by the European Commission in recognition of contribution to rule of law, human rights and democracy, and appeared as amicus curiae before the International Criminal Court in The Hague in a case of first impression under international law.
Mr. Cohn received his law degree from the University of California and his B.A. degree from Stanford University. He practiced law for a decade in California, where he was honored by the State Bar for his work and the law firm he founded was selected as a sponsor firm of the Bar Association of San Francisco. A member of the State Bar of California, he is admitted for practice in U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals. Bill has worked on Capitol Hill, for a U.S. federal district court judge, and at the United Nations. He was invited by the Board of the J. William Fulbright Commission to assist the Commission in developing its agenda and program on the Rule of Law.

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