Marjorie Cohn | Board of Directors

Marjorie Cohn is a prominent activist/scholar. She lectures throughout the world and provides legal and political commentary on human rights and U.S. foreign policy.  She is former president of the National Lawyers Guild, deputy secretary general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, and has is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she taught for 25 years. She is also a member of the national advisory board of Veterans for Peace. A longtime criminal defense attorney, her most recent book is “Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues.” She is a frequent columnist for HuffingtonPost, Truthout, Truthdig, Consortiumnews, CommonDreams, and ZNet.  Her work is archived at http://marjoriecohn.com/. Professor Cohn was named one of San Diego’s top attorneys in academics, and was awarded the Witkin Award for Excellence in the law teaching by the San Diego Law Library Justice Foundation. She was also named Peace Scholar of the Year Award by the Peace and Justice Studies Association, was a recipient of the Amnesty International-San Diego, Digna Ochoa Human Rights Defender Award, and received the Santa Clara University School of Law Alumni Special Achievement Award. Professor Cohn debated the war in Afghanistan at the prestigious Oxford Union.