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About James M. Cooper

LL.M. University of Cambridge [international law]
J.D.. University of Toronto
B.A. University of Toronto [high distinction, political science]
Biography: James Cooper is Professor of Law and Director of International Legal Studies at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. He was served as both an Assistant Dean and Associate Dean at the law school. Professor Cooper has been a change agent (legal disruptor) for countries around the Americas for more than two decades, consulting for the U.S. Departments of Justice and Department of State, the Organization of American States, USAID, USPTO, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Bolivian President’s Office for the Constituent Assembly negotiations, Mexico’s Executive Branch (Los Pinos), Paraguay’s Congress, and a number of other international and regional aid organizations and technical cooperation agencies.  An Intellectual Property and trade scholar, he has served on the U.S. government delegation to WIPO.  
A Cambridge University-trained Barrister and Solicitor, Professor Cooper’s public policy work has been commissioned by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation of Germany as well as the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission of the Organization of American States.  
He contributes to newspapers, television and radio news programs around the world and has served as an academic staff member of the Heidelberg Center for Latin America Visiting Professor at University of California, San Diego, Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany, and the University of Macau.  He consults for blockchain companies around Asia and is a member of the Protocol Braintrust.  


Present Assistant Dean for Mission Development,Center for Creative Problem Solving, California Western School of Law
Present Director, Chile Summer Program, California Western School of Law
Present Director, Proyecto ACCESO, California Western School of Law
Present Professor of Law, California Western School of Law

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