Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper

About Sarah Cooper

Sarah is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Director of Birmingham City University's Mooting Society. She has been a Fellow at the Arizona Justice Project in the United States since 2010.
903, 2015

Lawyers can make a Big Bang in STEM subjects too!

By |March 9th, 2015|In The News|Comments Off

Between March 11 and 14, 2015 thousands of students, teachers, scientists, engineers, mathematicians, technology experts, academics and other professionals will attend the Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham. The Big Bang Fair “is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK.” The entire event is aimed […]

2708, 2014

Forensic science, firearms and finality in the criminal justice system

By |August 27th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off

My research considers the interaction between post-conviction relief mechanisms in the USA, the application of forensic science in the criminal justice system, and the doctrine of finality. My research is inspired by work as a Fellow at the Arizona Justice Project. The Project considers claims of “manifest injustice” and “actual innocence” by Arizona inmates, and […]

1808, 2014

Clemency, communication and innocence: thoughts from a community college class

By |August 18th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off

This week, whilst on sabbatical, I co-taught a criminal justice communications college class in Phoenix, Arizona with a lawyer from the Arizona Justice Project where I am a Fellow. The Project considers claims of ‘manifest injustice’ and ‘actual innocence’ by Arizona inmates, and is one of over sixty such projects across the world. The topic […]

808, 2014

Social media can enhance the academic experience

By |August 8th, 2014|Opinion|Comments Off

Each year Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences hosts a staff development conference in order to showcase and further develop the work being undertaken by staff and students across the faculty. The theme for this year’s conference was ‘Working and Daring: Boosting our Students’ Employment Prospects.’ Jon Yorke and I contributed […]