Meet the Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Warren H. Cohen

Professor of Law Emeritus

  • B.A., Yale University, cum laude
  • J.D, Harvard Law School, magna cum laude

Contact Information

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Tel. 714.444.4141 ext. 212
Fax. 714.444.1854
Building Two, Room 212

Areas of Expertise

Native American Law

While a student at Harvard Law School, Professor Cohen co-authored a summer field-research project on American Indian law. After graduating from law school, Professor Cohen taught at Arizona State University, where he also helped provide technical assistance to Native American court systems. He was a volunteer in the McGovern-Shriver campaign in 1972 and taught briefly at Western New England College prior to joining the faculty at Whittier.

Professor Cohen has taught at Whittier since January 1977, earning him the distinction of being one of the longest serving faculty members at the law school. He has taught Contracts throughout his career, often teaching more than one section, so he has helped many hundreds of Whittier’s graduates with that subject. He has taught many other subjects during his time at the law school, including Legal Process in the Summer Performance program for seventeen summers.

In recent years, he has focused his elective offerings on Native Americans & the Law (using established casebooks in the area) and three subjects using material he has developed on his own B Adoptions, the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and Race-Mixing & the Law.

Community Service / Pro Bono Activities

  • Professor Cohen’s major activities outside of the Law School involve active participation in groups that overlap his personal interests and his elective specialties B Stars of David (for Jewish families who have adopted children), Multi-Racial Americans of Southern California (for families and individuals of mixed-race background), Grandparents As Parents (for extended families that are raising children) and various groups concerning special-needs children.