Markita D. Cooper

Professor of Law
Phone: 407-254-3201
Email: markita.cooper@famu.edu

Markita CooperMarkita D. Cooper joined the faculty of FAMU College of Law after 17 years on the faculty of Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, California. At Golden Gate, Dean Cooper served as Associate Dean for J.D. Program Academic Affairs and Faculty Chair.  Her primary teaching and scholarship interests include torts, privacy, defamation, and employment law.  She has published articles on defamation and other torts in the workplace and recently completed a chapter for a forthcoming book on California Supreme Court Justice Jesse Carter.  Dean Cooper has served as chair of the Section on Teaching Methods of the Association of American Law Schools, a member of the Curriculum Committee of the American Bar Association Section on Legal Education, chair of the Committee on Ethnic Minority Relations of the State Bar of California, a Trustee of the National Urban League, and received a Kellogg National Fellowship in recognition of her leadership skills. Dean Cooper holds an A.B. degree, with distinction, from Stanford University and a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.



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Courses taught by Dean Cooper: Links:
  • CV


Publications by Dean Cooper:


  • Justice Carter’s Dissent in Gill v. Hearst Publishing Co.: Foreshadowing Privacy Concerns for an Age of Digital Cameras, Video Voyeurism, and Internet Excess, chapter in David B. Oppenheimer & Alan Brotsky, The Great Dissents of the Lone Dissenter:  Jesse W. Carter’s Twenty Tumultuous Years on the California Supreme Court (Carolina Academic Press 2010).


  • Analysis and Commentary, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Co., Inc. v. Superior Court, 27 California CEB Real Property Law Reporter 107 (July 2004).

  • Job Reference Immunity Statutes:  Prevalent but Irrelevant, 11 Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 1 (2001).

  • Beyond Name Rank and Serial Number:  “No Comment” Reference Policies, Violent Employees, and the Need for Disclosure-Shield Legislation, 5 Virginia Journal of Social Policy and Law 289 (1998).

  • Between a Rock and a Hard Case:  Time for a New Doctrine of Compelled Self-Publication, 72 Notre Dame Law Review 363 (1997).