Professor Cohen’s scholarly interests focus on bankruptcy, secured lending, and e-commerce. His casebook publications include: Bankruptcy and Secured Transactions (3d ed. 1997); Bankruptcy, Article 9 and Creditors' Remedies (2d ed. 1989) (w/Leon Forman); Debtors' and Creditors' Rights (1984) (w/Barry Zaretsky); and Debtor-Creditor Relations Under the Bankruptcy Act of 1978 (1979). His treatises include: Consumer Bankruptcy Manual (2d ed. 1991 & Supp. through 2000) (w/Mitchell Miller); Guide to Secured Lending Transactions (1988); and Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions and Other Debtor-Creditor Matters (1981). Professor Cohen's 1997 casebook was published by Lexis-Nexis as an electronic casebook, employing hypertext technology that enabled students and other users to link to cases, statutes, forms, and other relevant materials. Professor Cohen also has been a contributing author to other books on bankruptcy, written numerous articles on bankruptcy and secured lending issues, and regularly speaks at legal education programs. He also has been engaged in preparing a series of Simulated CLE-Type Discussions and Interactive Problems that have been available on the Internet. Professor Cohen received his A.B. degree from Brown University and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. While in law school, he was an editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif. Following graduation, he served as a law clerk to United States District Court Judge Alfred L. Luongo, and was an Associate-in-Law at the University of California School of Law at Berkeley (Boalt Hall). Prior to joining Villanova’s faculty, Professor Cohen was in private practice in Philadelphia. He is a member of the American and Philadelphia Bar Associations, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, and is on the Board of Directors of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project.
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