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 Davalene Cooper

Davalene Cooper

Professor of Law

(617) 422 7338

B.A. University of South Florida
M.A. Northern Illinois University
J.D. University of Kentucky College of Law

After teaching legal practice skills at Suffolk University Law School, Professor Cooper joined the New England Law faculty in 1994. She was previously a staff attorney at the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc., and an attorney fellow at the National Consumer Law Center. She is coauthor of Proof of Cases in Massachusetts' Vol. 3: Evidence (1995). Professor Cooper teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law, Law and Ethics of Lawyering, and Restorative Justice.  Her research interests include restorative justice, legal ethics, and professionalism.

 Selected Publications

Proof of Cases in Massachusetts (Two Volume Treatise) (2017) (with Marc G. Perlin)

Mottla's Proof of Cases in Massachusetts - Evidence (2010) (2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 annual supplements) (with Marc C. Perlin)

Thinking About Justice "Outside of the Box": Could Restorative Justice Practices Create Justice for Victims of International Disasters?, 42 N.ENG. L. R. 693 (2008)

Sourcebook on Legal Writing Programs (2d ed.2006) contributing author: Eric Easton, general editor

Does a Federal Indictment that Lacks an Element of the Charged Offense Require Automatic Reversal?, 34 Preview U.S. Sup. Ct. Cases 10 (2006)

Can the U.S. Prosecute Americans for Using Interstate Wires to Defraud the Canadian Government?,   Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 89-92 (Issue 2,2004)

The Ethical Rules Lack Ethics: Tort Liability When a Lawyer Fails to Warn a Third Party of a Client's Threat to Cause Serious Physical Harm or Death, 36 Idaho L. Rev. 479 (2000)

The Death of Common Sense: How Law is Suffocating America (Book Review), 29 Suffolk U.L. Rev. 669 (1996)

Proof of Cases in Massachusetts, Volume 3 - Evidence (1995) with Marc Perlin

Professor Cooper can comment on the following subjects:

  • Ethics, Legal
  • Lawyering Skills
  • Legal Education, Teaching Methods
  • Legal Ethics
  • Professional Responsibility (Lawyers)
  • Restorative Justice