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Professor Jacob Katz Cogan Named 2016 Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award Recipient


University of Cincinnati College of Law recognizes the scholarly achievements of international law expert Professor Jacob Katz Cogan with its annual Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award.

Cincinnati, OH—International law expert Jacob Katz Cogan, the Judge Joseph P. Kinneary Professor of Law, is the newest recipient of the Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award. Each year, this award recognizes outstanding research and scholarly achievement by a member of the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

“Professor Cogan is an influential, internationally recognized scholar,” says Cincinnati Law Dean Jennifer S. Bard. “His current research is shedding new light on international law that will have a significant impact on the global legal community.”

An influential, internationally recognized scholar, Professor Cogan’s recent work has focused on international organizations, as well as “operational international law”—the informal (and sometimes hidden) rules that are created through the practices and understandings of states and international institutions. He is the co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations (2016) and Looking to the Future: Essays on International Law in Honor of W. Michael Reisman (2011), and his articles and essays have appeared in the American Journal of International Law, the European Journal of International Law, the Harvard International Law Journal, and the Yale Journal of International Law, among other journals. One of his articles was awarded the prestigious Francis Deák Prize of the American Society of International Law.

Professor Cogan is an active member of the American Society of International Law and an elected member of the American Law Institute. He teaches a variety of international courses, as well as contracts, and has been awarded the College of Law’s Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Since 2007, he has edited the International Law Reporter, a widely read blog on scholarship, events, and ideas in international law, international relations, and associated disciplines.

Immediately prior to joining the College of Law, Professor Cogan served as an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. He is a recipient of the Department’s Superior Honor Award. He earned his J.D. from the Yale Law School, his M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.

As this year’s Schott Award recipient, Professor Cogan will present a public lecture during the upcoming year.