Edward H. Cooper joined the Law School faculty in 1972 and was named the Thomas M. Cooley Professor of Law in 1988. He is the coauthor with the late C.A. Wright and A.R. Miller of the original, second, and new third editions of Federal Practice & Procedure: Jurisdiction
, a leading multi-volume treatise on federal jurisdiction and procedure, and his articles have contributed to legal scholarship for more than 40 years. From 1991 to 1992, Prof. Cooper served as a member of the U.S. Judicial Conference Civil Rules Advisory Committee. He has served as reporter for the committee since 1992. In addition, he was a member of the Council of the American Law Institute from 1988, becoming an emeritus member in 2013, and has served as an adviser on several of its projects. Prof. Cooper graduated from Dartmouth College with an AB and earned his LLB at Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to the Hon. Clifford O'Sullivan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and then practiced in Detroit. Prof. Cooper was an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Law School for five years before joining the Law School faculty.