Avidan Y. Cover
Assistant Professor of Law
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Avidan Y. Cover is Assistant Professor of Law at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he teaches in the Civil Litigation Clinic in the Milton A. Kramer Law Clinic Center. Professor Cover supervises students in the representation of clients in civil lawsuits primarily in the areas of consumer protection, home repair, predatory lending, tort defense, and housing. Professor Cover’s scholarship focuses on human rights, civil rights and national security law. He has appeared in numerous news media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC, CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN, FOX News, and Court TV.
Prior to his appointment at Case Western, Professor Cover taught at the Seton Hall University School of Law, where he supervised the Urban Revitalization Project in Newark, New Jersey. In addition, he was a Gibbons Public Interest and Constitutional Law Fellow from 2007 to 2009 during which time he litigated prisoner’s rights, same-sex marriage, national security and education cases in federal and state court. Professor Cover also served as Senior Counsel in Human Rights First’s Law and Security Program where he researched and analyzed U.S. military and intelligence agencies’ interrogation and detention policies and practices. He holds a B.A. degree from Princeton University and a J.D. cum laude from Cornell School of Law.