Arnold Cohen

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Adjunct Professor of Law

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  • Appellate Drafting, Fordham University School of Law, 1998-1999, 2003-2007, 2009-present
  • Drafting Seminar: Civil, Economic Right, Fordham University School of Law, 2000
  • Public Interest Writing Seminar, Fordham University School of Law, 1996-1997
  • Criminal Litigation Drafting, Fordham University School of Law, 1996
  • Civil Litigation Drafting, Fordham University School of Law, 1995
  • First-Year Legal Writing, Fordham University School of Law, 1989-1994


  • President & CEO, Partnership for the Homeless, 1999-present
  • Executive Director, Queens Legal Services, 1995-1999
  • Director of Litigation, Bronx Legal Aid Services, 1990-1995
  • Associate Attorney, Legal Aid Society, 1978-1990


  • Brooklyn Law School, JD 1978
  • New York University, BA 1973


  • "Can our policies spare some change?", NY Daily News, guest editorial (December 29, 2014)
  • "Road to Easy Street: Use Our Surplus to Help People", NY Newsday, op ed. (June 3, 2004)
  • "Don’t Rush to Evict Homeless from Shelters", NY Newsday, op ed. (July 22, 2003)
  • "City Must Reach Out to Cut Homelessness", NY Daily News, op ed. (November 28, 2002)
  • "City’s Homeless Need a Permanent Address", NY Newsday, op ed. (November 8, 2002)
  • "Rise in Homeless Taxes Mayor’s Strategy", NY Newsday, op ed. (July 30, 2002)
  • "Mandating Law School Pro Bono: Integrating Practice and Education", The Record of the Bar of the City of New York (1993)
  • "The Use of Peremptory Challenges by Defense Counsel", Public Defense Backup Center Report, Vol. III (May 1990)
  • "McCray v. Abrams, Prosecutorial Abuse of Peremptory Challenges", Training Manual, The Legal Aid Society (1985)


Memberships & Activities

Board of Directors

  • Partnership for the Homeless
  • Emergency Food and Shelter Program of the United Way
  • Human Services Council
  • New York Aids Coalition

Advisory Board

  • New York State Department of Education's Homeless Children's Initiative

Mailing Address

Fordham University School of Law
Legal Writing Program
150 West 62nd Street, Room 7-175
New York, NY 10023