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Public Interest Program Faculty

Professor David S. Cohen

David S. Cohen

David S. Cohen’s scholarship explores the intersection of constitutional law and gender, emphasizing how the law impacts abortion provision, including violence against abortion providers, as well as sex segregation and masculinity. He also researches voting anomalies in the Supreme Court.

Professor Cohen published his co-authored Oxford University Press book Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism in 2015.  The book examines how abortion providers are individually targeted by anti-abortion extremists and how law can better respond to this type of harassment.


Dean Daniel M. Filler

Daniel M. Filler

Dean Daniel Filler worked as a public defender before joining the legal academy. He serves on Pennsylvania’s Advisory Committee on Capital Punishment and previously chaired an American Bar Association team that assessed the fairness and accuracy of Alabama’s death-penalty system.


Professor Anil Kalhan

Anil Kalhan

Professor Anil Kalhan’s scholarly and teaching interests lie in the areas of immigration law, U.S. and comparative constitutional law, international human rights law, privacy and surveillance, criminal law, and law and South Asian studies.


Professor Rachel Lopez

Rachel E. Lopez

Professor Rachel Lopez focuses her scholarship on methods of accountability for human rights violations. She’s represented victims of state-sanctioned massacres in Haiti and co-authored a human rights report on the deportation of sick and critically injured immigrants by U.S. hospitals.