Joel Cohen
Joel Cohen

Joel Cohen, a former prosecutor, practices white-collar criminal defense law at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP and is the author of Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide.

Jurisprudence
Sept. 18 2017 11:04 AMShould a Judge Rely on the Law or His Own Common Sense?A dialogue on legal pragmatism and finding the “sensible” decision.
Jurisprudence
July 31 2017 1:41 PMDo Courtroom Lawyers Make a Difference?A pair of judges debate the importance of attorneys.
Jurisprudence
May 25 2017 1:20 PMAlternative EvidenceA dialogue on how the law will handle a world of alternative facts.
Jurisprudence
March 28 2017 10:55 AMShould Judges Consult Their Personal Moral Convictions?A dialogue on how to weigh the law and common sense on the bench.
Jurisprudence
June 5 2015 12:40 PMA Second ChanceOne judge just exercised his power to expunge a conviction and help someone start a new life. 
Jurisprudence
Dec. 8 2014 4:54 PMThis Case Cries Out for DisclosureWhat were grand jurors told about Eric Garner’s death?
Jurisprudence
Aug. 24 2017 9:00 AMShould Judges Use Their Roles to Effect Social Change?A dialogue about whether “activist judges” are real.
Jurisprudence
July 5 2017 5:11 PMShould There Be Age Limits for Federal Judges?A dialogue on when it’s time to remove jurists from the bench.
Jurisprudence
April 28 2017 3:30 PMCan the Death Penalty Ever Be Implemented Justly?A dialogue on the constitutionality—and justice—of executions.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 24 2017 11:32 AMShould the President Get to Pick Supreme Court Justices?A dialogue on Donald Trump, Neil Gorsuch, and what should disqualify a judge from the bench.
Jurisprudence
Feb. 19 2015 4:34 PMGrand Juries Are MedievalThe system needs to be reformed. This is a first step.
Jurisprudence
Dec. 12 2007 1:05 PMThe Stinger Missile StingWhy the government should keep its promises to bad guys like Haji Noorzai.