James C. Cooper

Associate Professor of Law and Director, Program on Economics & Privacy

BA, University of South Carolina; JD, George Mason University; PhD, Emory University

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Contact Information

  • Email: Send an email
  • Phone: 703-993-9582
  • Office: Room 440M, Hazel Hall, Arlington
  • Address:
    Antonin Scalia Law School
    George Mason University
    3301 Fairfax Dr.
    Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

Associate Professor of Law James C. Cooper brings over a decade of public and private sector experience to his research and teaching. He served as Deputy and Acting Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, Advisor to Federal Trade Commissioner William Kovacic, and an associate in the antitrust group of Crowell and Moring, LLP. His research on vertical restraints, price discrimination, behavioral economics and antitrust, and privacy policy have appeared in top journals and are widely cited.

Professor Cooper has a BA from the University of South Carolina, received his PhD in economics from Emory University, and his law degree (magna cum laude) from Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, where he was a Levy Fellow and a member of the George Mason Law Review.

He teaches Economic Foundations of Legal Studies, Advanced Seminar on Law & Economics, and Digital Information Policy Seminar.