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Law educator

Peggy Cooper Davis, American law educator. Bar: New York 1969, United States Supreme Court 1976. Board directors Russell Sage Foundation, 1989—1999, chair, 1996—1999.

Background

Davis, Peggy Cooper was born on February 19, 1943 in Hamilton, Ohio, United States. Daughter of George Clinton and Margarett (Gillespie) Cooper.

Education

Bachelor, Western College for Women, 1963. Student, New York Society for Freudian Psychologists, 1972—1973.

Career

Staff attorney Williamsburg Legal Services, New York City, 1968—1969. Reginald Heber Smith fellow Community Action for Legal Services, 1969—1970. Associate Poletti, Freidin, Prashken, Feldman & Gurtner, 1970—1972.

Law clerk to Honorary Robert L. Carter United States District Court Southern District New York, 1972. Assistant counsel capital punishment project National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund, 1973—1977. Deputy criminal justice coordinator City of New York, 1979—1980.

Judge Family Court State of New York, 1980—1983. Associate professor law Rutgers University, Newark, 1977—1978, New York University School Law, 1983—1986, professor, since 1987, now John S.R. Shad professor lawyering & ethics, director lawyering program.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1969, United States Supreme Court 1976.

Membership

Board directors Russell Sage Foundation, 1989—1999, chair, 1996—1999.

Connections

Married Gordon Jamison Davis, August 24, 1968. 1 child, Elizabeth Cooper.

father:
George Clinton Cooper

mother:
Margarett (Gillespie) Cooper

spouse:
Gordon Jamison Davis

child:
Elizabeth Cooper Davis