Jane Cooper

Jane Cooper

Jane Cooper, JD ’13, graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University in 2007 where she studied Political Science and Sociology. After graduation, Jane worked for three years at Columbia Law School’s Social Justice Initiatives program where she worked with faculty, students, and graduates on themes of public interest and pro bono law within legal and continuing legal education. Immediately prior to starting law school, Jane moved to Buenos Aires for five months where she interned with Human Rights Watch and the University of Palermo Law School’s Centro de Estudios en Libertad de Expresión y Acceso a la Información. At Yale Law School, Jane has been involved with the Visual Law Project, the Liman Public Interest program, and the Criminal Justice Theory & Practice Workshop. Her interests currently surround the nature of the criminal justice system in the United States with a focus on prosecutorial discretion, co-authoring an article on prosecutorial accountability after Connick v. Thompson.