Fordham Law School Appoints Pamela Bookman, Courtney Cox and Sepehr Shahshahani to Faculty


Fordham Law School announced that Pamela Bookman, Courtney Cox and Sepehr Shahshahani have been appointed to the faculty. The three professors will begin teaching classes in the fall term.

“We enthusiastically welcome Pamela, Courtney and Sepehr to Fordham Law School,” said Fordham Law Dean Matthew Diller. “They are all extremely accomplished and bring diverse backgrounds, intellectual rigor and exceptional teaching skills that will benefit our students and the entire law school community.”

Associate Professor Pamela Bookman comes to the law school from Temple University Beasley School ofLaw, where she was an assistant professor. Prior to entering academia, Bookman was counsel in the New York office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, where she advised clients on complex commercial business disputes and international litigation. At Fordham Law School, she will focus on civil procedure, contracts, international litigation and arbitration and conflict of laws. She clerked for Judge Robert D. Sack of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, President Rosalyn Higgins and Judge Thomas Buergenthal of the International Court of Justice and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the United States Supreme Court. She has been published extensively, including articles in Stanford Law Review, New York University Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and Notre Dame Law Review. Bookman earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from Yale University magna cum laude with distinction in Russian literature.

Associate Professor Courtney Cox joins the law school from practice at Ropes & Gray LLP, where she was an intellectual property litigator.  Her research and teaching focus on law and philosophy, intellectual property, property and torts law, with an emphasis on technology, time, and risk.  Cox clerked for former Chief Judge Sandra L. Lynch of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She previously taught philosophy as a lecturer at Oxford’s Hertford College and was a Yale Fox Fellow at Fudan University in Shanghai. Cox earned her J.D., with highest honors, from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a Rubenstein Scholar; a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Oxford; and her B.A., magna cum laude with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University.

Associate Professor Sepehr Shahshahani focuses on procedure and intellectual property, with an emphasis on the application of formal and quantitative methods. Shahshahani’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Law & Economics and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, as well as law reviews such as the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA and the Minnesota Journal of Law and Science & Technology. Prior to entering academia, Shahshahani clerked for Judge Ronald Lee Gilman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Judge William E. Smith of the U.S District Court for the District of Rhode Island. He was also a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. Shahshahani earned a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University, LL.M. from New York University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, and B.A., with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Chicago. 





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