Meet the Faculty
Robert F. Cochran Jr.
Director, The Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics and Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law
Office: School of Law (SOL)
- J.D., University of Virgina, 1976
- B.A., Carson-Newman College, 1973, magna cum laude
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Professor Cochran is the co-author or co-editor
of Law and the Bible, IVP (2013); Lawyers, Clients,
and Moral Responsibility, 2nd ed. West (2009); Cases and Materials on the Legal
Profession, 3rd ed. (2002); The Counselor-at-Law: A Collaborative Approach to
Client Interviewing and Counseling, 3rd ed. Matthew Bender (2014); Christian
Perspectives on Legal Thought, Yale University Press (2001); Law and Community:
The Case of Torts, Rowman and Littlefield (2003); and Faith and Law:
How Religious Traditions from Calvinism to Islam View American Law, NYU
He is the founder of Pepperdine's Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute
on Law, Religion, and Ethics, and co-founder of the Global Justice Program.
In recent years, he has traveled to Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, South Korea,
Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia assisting with students in justice projects
and lecturing on law and religion.
All | Books |
Book Chapters | Articles |
Forthcoming | Popular Press
ArticlesRobert F. Cochran, Jr., Louis D. Brandeis and the Lawyer Advocacy System, 40 PEPP. L. REV. 351 (2013) SSRN HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., Church Freedom and Accountability in Sexual Exploitation Cases: The Possibility of Both Through Limited Strict Liability, 21 J. CONTEMP. LEGAL ISSUES 427 (2013) Robert F. Cochran, Jr. and Michael A. Helfand, The Competing Claims of Law and Religion: Who Should Influence Whom?: Introduction, 39 PEPP. L. REV. 1051 (2012) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., Which Client-Centered Counselors?: A Reply to Professor Freedman, 40 HOFSTRA L. REV. 355-66 (2012) (responding to Monroe Freedman's critique of my client counseling theory) SSRN HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., Introduction: Blessed are the Compromisers?, 38 PEPP. L. Rev. 813 (2011) HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., Collaborative Practice's Radical Possibilities For the Legal Profession: "[Two Lawyers And Two Clients] For The Situation", 11 PEPP. DISP. RESOL. L.J. 229 (2011) SSRN HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., Legal Ethics and Collaborative Practice Ethics, 38 HOFSTRA L. REV. 537 (2010) SSRN HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., Is there a Higher Law? Does it Matter?: Introduction, 36 PEPP. L. REV. [Special Issue] I (2009) (symposium issue) HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., Lawyers, Actors, and Role-Playing: Private Lives and Professional Roles?, CHRISTIAN LAW., Spring 2007, at 16 Robert F. Cochran, Jr. & Thomas L. Shaffer, "Technical" Defenses: Ethics, Morals, and the Lawyer as Friend, 14 CLINICAL L. REV. 337 (2007) HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., Catholic and Evangelical Supreme Court Justices: A Theological Analysis, 4 U. ST. THOMAS L.J. 296 (2006) SSRN HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., The Catholic Court Appeal: Why So Many Catholic Justices on the Supreme Court? Why Now?, TOUCHSTONE, Jul./Aug. 2006, at 40 Robert F. Cochran, Jr., Introduction: Can The Ordinary Practice of Law be a Religious Calling?, 32 PEPP. L. REV. 373 (2005) (symposium issue) SSRN HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., "How Do You Plead, Guilty or Not Guilty?": Does the Plea Inquiry Violate the Defendant's Right to Silence?, 26 CARDOZO L. REV. 1409 (2005) SSRN HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., Raising Required Exam Score Likely Will Result in Lower Ethical Standards, L.A. DAILY J., Dec. 3, 2004, at 6 Robert F. Cochran, Jr. & Robert M. Ackerman, Law, Community, and Personal Injury, 14 THE RESPONSIVE COMMUNITY 77 (2004) Robert F. Cochran, Jr., Introduction: Three Approaches to Moral Issues in Law Office Counseling, 30 PEPP. L. REV. 591 (2003) SSRN HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., Educating Clients on ADR Alternatives: The Rules of Professional Conduct Should Require Lawyers to Inform Clients About ADR, L.A. LAW., Oct. 2002, at 52 HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., Hedonic Product Liability: Will Alcohol Follow the Tobacco Road?, THE BRIEF, Fall 2002, at 12 Robert F. Cochran, Jr., Lawyers and Confession: Moral Discourse, NAT'L L.J., Oct. 15, 2001, at A25 Robert F. Cochran, Jr., Professional Rules and ADR: Control of Alternative Dispute Resolution Under the ABA Ethics 2000 Commission Proposal and Other Professional Responsibility Standards, 28 FORDHAM URB. L.J. 895 (2001) SSRN HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., From Cigarettes to Alcohol: The Next Step in Hedonic Product Liability?, 27 PEPP. L. REV. 701 (2000) SSRN HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., Honor as a Deficient Aspiration for "The Honorable Profession": The Lawyer as Nostromo, 69 FORDHAM L. REV. 859 (2000) HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., Professionalism in the Postmodern Age: Its Death, Attempts at Resuscitation, and Alternate Sources of Virtue, 14 NOTRE DAME J.L. ETHICS & PUB. POL'Y 305 (2000) SSRN HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., The Criminal Defense Attorney: Roadblock or Bridge to Restorative Justice, 14 J.L. & RELIGION 211 (1999-2000) SSRN HeinOnlineRobert F. Cochran, Jr., Professional and Christian Responsibilities to the Poor, 19 PEPP. L. 14 (Spring 1999) Robert F. Cochran, Jr., ADR, the ABA, and Client Control: A Proposal that the Model Rules Require Lawyers to Present ADR Options to Clients, 41 S. TEX. L. REV. 183 (1999) HeinOnline