Local attorney to discuss civil liberties defense, March 19

Seth Cohen, a Greensboro attorney who has represented clients in high profile cases involving civil liberties, will share his experiences with Elon law students during a program at noon on Wednesday, March 19 in room 206. Details...

Greensboro attorney Seth Cohen will talk about defending clients in civil liberties cases that have made headlines in recent years during a program at noon, Wednesday, March 19 in room 206 at the law school. The program is sponsored by the ACLU Chapter of Elon Law; free pizza and drinks will be provided, and everyone is invited to attend.

Cohen, a partner in the firm of Smith James Rowlett & Cohen, LLP, has been involved with a number of prominent cases, including a Muslim woman who refused to take an oath on the Bible in court; the Rhino Times and its battle with the KKK; a Greensboro police officer accused of racial profiling; and a high school student suspended for wearing a confederate flag on her shirt.

Cohen earned a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. He has served as general counsel with the ACLU of North Carolina. His practice areas include civil litigation; state and federal criminal defense; civil and constitutional rights; labor and employment law and capital litigation.

Questions about the program can be directed to Amy Holthouser (aholthouser@elon.edu) or Blair Vocci (rvocci@elon.edu).