Peggy Cooper Davis

Peggy Cooper Davis, J.D., is the John S. R. Shad Professor of Lawyering and Ethics at New York University School of Law and the Director of the law school's Experiential Learning Lab. Professor Davis has also served as a judge of the Family Court of the State of New York and as a practitioner in both commercial and public interest settings. Her 1997 book, Neglected Stories: The Constitution and Family Values (Hill and Wang, 1998) illuminates the importance of anti-slavery traditions as interpretive guides to the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment. Her recent book, Enacting Pleasure (Seagull Books, 2011), is a collection of essays exploring the social, cultural, psychological, and political implications of Carol Gilligan’s relational psychology.