Neil B. Cohen

Jeffrey D. Forchelli Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7940 |  Email
Areas of Expertise

International Business Law
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
J.D., New York University School of Law

Professor Neil B. Cohen Named UNIDROIT Correspondent


The Governing Council for the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) officially elected Professor Neil B. Cohen as a correspondent at its annual meeting in May.

Professors Aaron Twerski and Neil Cohen Co-Author New Choice of Law Text


Aaron D. Twerski, the Irwin and Jill Cohen Professor of Law, and Neil B. Cohen, the Jeffrey D. Forchelli Professor of Law, have co-authored a new casebook, Choice of Law: Cases and Materials for a Concise Course on Conflict of Laws. The book is designed for a two-credit course that will provide students with an appreciation of the many methods that courts use to decide choice of law cases.

Professor Neil Cohen to be Presented with Two Prestigious Awards

The Council of the American Law Institute (ALI) has voted to present Neil B. Cohen, the Jeffrey D. Forchelli Professor of Law, with the John Minor Wisdom Award.  The award, which has been presented only a half-dozen times since its creation in 1990, will be conferred during the ALI Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday May 20, 2014.

Professor Neil B. Cohen an Expert and International Leader on Commercial and Contract Law

Professor Neil B. Cohen is well-known in the field of contracts and commercial law, having co-authored one of the leading contracts casebooks and written numerous law review articles on these subjects.

Professor Neil Cohen Leads Group to Prepare Uniform Commercial Code Report

On November 14, the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code (PEB) issued its report, “Application of the Uniform Commercial Code to Selected Issues Relating to Mortgage Notes.

Professor Neil Cohen to Present in ABA Teleconference on UCC Article 9 Amendments

Professor Neil Cohen will present in a live teleconference and audio webcast on the latest round of UCC Article 9 revisions. The program is sponsored by the ABA Business Law Section and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education. Professor Cohen will be joined by experts from major law firms around the country.

Professor Neil Cohen Speaks at UNCITRAL Congress in Vienna

On July 10, 2007, Professor Neil Cohen spoke at the UNCITRAL Congress on Modern Law for Global Commerce in Vienna, Austria. UNCITRAL is the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. The U.N. established the Commission in 1966 in recognition that disparities in national laws governing international trade created obstacles to the flow of trade, and it regarded the Commission as the vehicle by which the United Nations could play a more active role in reducing or removing these obstacles. The Congress in Vienna was held in celebration of the Commission’s 40th anniversary.