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Leslie L. Cooney

Leslie Cooney
Professor Emerita of Law
(954) 262-6147


  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 1978

Leslie Larkin Cooney is a Professor Emerita of Law and previously served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; the Director for ALSV Transactional Program; and, the Director for the Dual Degree Program with Charles University in Prague.  She currently teaches Business Entities; NonProfit Organizations; Agency; Negotiating Workshop; and, Business Organizations in Health Law.

Her scholarly interests include examining the intersection between therapeutic jurisprudence and experiential learning as well as a focus on gender issues and the practice of law.  Her recent publications include: Walking the Legal Tightrope: Solutions for Achieving a Balanced Life in Law; Giving Millennials a Leg-Up: How to Avoid the “If I Knew Then What I Know Now Syndrome;” and Heart and Soul: A New Rhythm for Clinical Externships.

Professor Cooney currently serves on the Diversity Committee of the ABA Business Law Section, the Client Security Fund Committee for the Florida Bar, and the CALI Editorial Board.  She was an active securities arbitrator for FINRA, as well as a lemon law arbitrator for the Florida New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board.

Before joining the faculty at Shepard Broad College of Law, she practiced law extensively in Pennsylvania having served as a law clerk to a Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in-house counsel for a major corporation, and a litigator for an insurance defense firm.  Professor Cooney received her J.D. and B.S. from Duquesne University and she has been admitted to both the Pennsylvania and Florida bars.

Areas of Interest

  • Corporate law
  • Negotiation
  • Nonprofit/Charitable Organizations

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