Ole Miss Law Professor Appointed to American Bar Association Commission

Benjamin Cooper to Serve on the Commission on the Future of Legal Services 

OXFORD, Miss.– Benjamin Cooper, Frank Montague, Jr., professor of legal studies and professionalism at the University of Mississippi School of Law, has been appointed to serve on the American Bar Association’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services.

“As a Reporter, I am assigned to several working groups who are working on really interesting ideas for innovating the delivery of legal services,” said Cooper. “I participate in conference calls with the working group members and will be involved in drafting policy initiatives that will be presented to the ABA House of Delegates and other written products that capture the Commission’s work.”

The Commission is made up of prominent judges, lawyers and academics from across the country. Cooper was appointed after a recommendation from the Commission Vice Chair, Andy Perlman, dean of Suffolk University Law School.

“Professor Cooper’s work is a wonderful example of the academy assisting the practicing bar and practical experience informing teaching and scholarship,” said Dean Debbie Bell.  “He is an outstanding scholar who regularly works with statewide and national bar organizations and committees to improve the profession.”

After practicing law for 10 years, Cooper decided to settle in Oxford to teach at the University of Mississippi School of Law. Cooper teaches Legal Profession, Civil Procedure and an Advanced Legal Ethics seminar. He will spend the Spring 2016 semester at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law as a visiting professor. During his time there, he will teach Professional Responsibility and Civil Procedure.

For more information on the ABA’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services, visit www.americanbar.org.  For more information on Professor Ben Cooper, visit his faculty biography page.

By: Grace Miller