Affiliated Faculty, Department of International AffairsGabriel M. Wilner/UGA Foundation Professor in International LawFaculty Co-Director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center
Specializing in international law, Harlan Grant Cohen joined the Georgia Law faculty in 2007. He holds the Gabriel M. Wilner/UGA Foundation Professorship in International Law and serves as a Faculty Co-Director of the law school’s Dean Rusk International Law Center.
Cohen came to Athens from the New York University School of Law, where he was a Furman Fellow and researched national security law, international law and legal history. His scholarship has appeared in the American Journal of International Law, the law reviews of George Washington, Tulane, Iowa and New York University as well as the Yale, Berkeley, NYU and Michigan journals of international law, among other places.
Previously, he worked at the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and served as a judicial clerk for Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Cohen also interned in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and for U.S. District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, both in the Southern District of New York. Before entering law school, Cohen worked at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the journal Foreign Affairs.
Cohen is a member of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and a member of the American Law Institute. Previously, Cohen has served as a member of the executive council of the American Society of International Law and served as co-chair of the society’s 106th Annual Meeting. He currently serves as chair of the American Society of International Law’s International Legal Theory interest group.
Cohen earned a dual degree in history and international studies from Yale University before earning his master’s in history. In 2003, he graduated magna cum laude from the New York University School of Law, where he was a Florence Allen Scholar and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Additionally, Cohen served as the articles editor of the New York University Law Review and received the Washington Foreign Law Society’s Justice Robert H. Jackson Prize for best published student writing on a topic of international/foreign law.