The Judge Clarence Cooper American Inn of Court, affiliated with Emory University School of Law


The Judge Clarence Cooper American Inn of Court is based on the British Inns of Court. It is designed to bring together Pupils (Emory Law Students) with Barristers (members with 3-9 years of practice experience), Masters (members with 10+ years of practice experience), and Judges.

While some Inns of Court focus on different areas of practice, the Cooper Inn focuses on litigation. Its members include lawyers in all sizes and substantive areas of private practice (solo, mid-size, and large firms), as well as public defenders, prosecutors, public interest attorneys, and judges. The Inn serves as a forum for collegiality and mentoring as well as honing the litigation knowledge and skills of its members.


Our Next Programs

  • 9/22/2021 – Supreme Court Review with Professor Fred Smith (Convener: Ana Maria Martinez).

  • 10/19/2021 – Election Litigation in Georgia and Nationally (Convener: Kurt Kastorf). This program will focus on the history of law firms in Atlanta, Macon and Georgia in general, including the good, bad, and ugly. It will include issues of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, geography, etc., as well as how the economics of the practice have changed over the decades. It promises to be a fascinating program.

  • 11/9/2021 – Mental Health in the Midst of a Pandemic (Conveners: Gwen Keyes-Fleming and Lynsey Barron). 

In light of the changing circumstances in light of the pandemic, our spring calendar will be published in November. Please note that our October and November programs will be virtual. We hope to offer hybrid or in-person programs for spring. 


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