College of Law

UT Law mourns the passing of friend and colleague Neil P. Cohen

Posted May 10, 2017

The College of Law mourns the passing of Neil P. Cohen, retired UT Distinguished Service Professor of Law and W.P. Toms Professor of Law. Professor Cohen, whose expertise rested in criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence served for more than 30 years at UT. During that time, he published numerous books and law review articles, and assisted the State of Tennessee in drafting the Rules of Evidence and the Tennessee Penal Code. Most of all, he was a friend and colleague to all of the college. He will be missed, and our thoughts go out to all his family and friends during this time of deep sadness.