Dr Sarah Cooper
Interim Director of Research / Reader in Law
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Dr Sarah Cooper is a Reader in Law and Interim Director of Research in the School of Law.
Sarah teaches English Criminal Law, and leads the School of Law’s modules in American Criminal Procedure and Evidence, and American Legal Practice, which prepares students to be interns in the United States.
She has been a pro bono academic for Amicus since 2007, and a Fellow at the Arizona Justice Project - a non-profit organisation that considers claims of "innocence" and "manifest injustice" from Arizona inmates – since 2010. In 2012/13 she was shortlisted for Birmingham Law Society’s 2012 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award, and the Bar Pro Bono Unit’s Sydney Elland Justice Award.
Sarah’s research examines how institutions and social actors in the legal process address conflict within science. She has published her research on this topic has been widely, and it has been cited by courts, scholars, and lawyers around the world. In 2016, she established the School of Law’s Centre for Law, Science and Policy, which brings together academics from across the university to generate and share research concerning the intersection of law, science and technologies.