Rebecca Richman Cohen

Lecturer on Law


WCC 4065


Assistant: Sandra Mays / 617-496-3358


Rebecca Richman Cohen has been a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School since 2011.  She is an Emmy Award nominated documentary filmmaker with experience in human rights, criminal defense, and drug policy reform. Rebecca was profiled in Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces in Independent Film as an "up-and-comer poised to shape the next generation of independent film." Her films have won awards at film festivals including SXSW and Tribeca and have been broadcast on networks including HBO, Sundance/AMC, public television, and Al Jazeera.  She has taught classes at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), American University's Human Rights Institute, and most recently at Columbia University. Rebecca graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and with a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. She was a 2012-2013 Soros Justice Fellow and a 2015-2016 fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

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