John Cook is a visiting assistant professor of law. He teaches Lawyering Skills, Professional Responsibility, Drug Use: Criminal Law, Policy, and History, and National Security Law/Homeland Security Law.
Professor Cook received his B.A. from Yale University, his M.Sc. from Oxford University, and his J.D. from Duke University School of Law. He is a member of the bars of New York, Connecticut, the Northern Mariana Islands, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the United States Supreme Court. He is also a member of Phi Delta Phi and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
Professor Cook has served as a law clerk in the Rhode Island Trial Court Law Clerk Department, and as a law clerk for Associate Justice Alexandro Castro of the Supreme Court of the Northern Mariana Islands, Judge Frank Whitney of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, and Judge Landya McCafferty of the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. He has also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division of the Office of the Attorney General of the Northern Mariana Islands and twice served as the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Archivist at Northern Marianas College.
Lawyering Skills I & II, Professional Responsibility, Drug Use: Criminal Law, Policy, and History, National Security Law/Homeland Security Law
COVID-19: Getting by With a Little Help From My Friends, LWI Lives (August 2020).
Book Review: Line-Noue Memea Kruse, The Pacific Insular Case of American S?moa: Land Rights and Law in Unincorporated US Territories (2018), 12 Elon L. Rev. 202 (2020).
Taking a Shot at the (Unmodified) Title: The Value of the Title “Professor of Law” for Improving the Status of Legal Writing Faculty and ALWD/LWI Survey Trends, 24 J. Legal Writing Inst. 65 (2020).
Is It Constitutional to Legislate a Minimum Five-Year Term of Reimprisonment Based Upon Specific Acts Committed By a Defendant While on Supervised Release Without a Jury Finding Such Acts Occurred Beyond a Reasonable Doubt? (Preview of United States v. Haymond), 46 Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases 17 (2019).
2020 Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Discussant, Health Law Workshop, Discussion Group: Current Topics in Bioethics and Public Health, Online (August 4, 2020).
2020 Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Discussant, Writing Connections, Discussion Group: Centers, Clinics, and Collaborative Writing, Online (August 3, 2020).
2020 Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Discussant, Writing Connections, Discussion Group: Partnering with Practice: Bringing Practitioners into Your Classroom to Make Law Practice Real, Online (August 1, 2020).
2020 Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Moderator/Organizer, COVID-19 and the Legal Academy (Panel), Online (July 31, 2020).
2020 Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference, Moderator/Organizer, Criminal Law & Procedure Workshop, Discussion Group: Drug Use and the Law: Where Does It Fit in Law School Courses?, Online (July 30, 2020).
William & Mary Conference for Excellence in Teaching Legal Research & Writing Online, Co-Presenter, Help Students Get Their Writing Done: Hold a Virtual Law Student Writing Boot Camp, Online (June 18, 2020).
Central States Area Legal Writing Conference, Interwoven: The Fabric of Interdisciplinary Collaboration, Presentation, The United States Territories in the Context of Legal Writing: Same Same, But Different, University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois (September 13, 2019).
16th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, Cultivating Curiosity, Presentation, Five of These Are Not Like the Others: Curiosity and the United States Territories in the Legal Writing Classroom and Beyond, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina (August 15, 2019).
Continuing Legal Education Presentation, The History of Drug Law in the United States / Ethical Issues for Attorneys Regarding “Legal” Marijuana, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Bar Association, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (June 25, 2019).
Duke University School of Law, J.D.
Oxford University, M.Sc.
Yale University, B.A.