Brec Cooke
Legal Writing Instructor

Brec joined the UDC Law School Faculty in September 2021, as a legal writing instructor in the School’s Legal Writing Program.  In addition to his work as a legal writing instructor, Brec works in the UDC Writing Hub, which offers regular workshops and provides opportunities for all UDC law students to work with legal writing mentors one on one.

A graduate of the UDC law school, and a member of the Maryland Bar, Brec joined the UDC law school faculty after working ten years in private practice as Senior Counsel, Criminal Group, Price Benowitz LLP, where he developed the criminal group’s appellate and post-conviction practice.  He also supervised the training and development of the group’s law numerous law clerks and paralegals.

Prior to going go law school, Brec served as Professor of the Practice in the School of Education, American University, Washington, D.C., teaching critical race theory, social justice and education, and education and the law.  He has also taught philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, Edison Community College, Naples, Florida, and in the School of Education, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, N.H.  His scholarship, an example of which has been published in the academic journal Qualitative Inquiry, has focused on the discriminatory perspectives of federal and state legislative bodies in enacting federal and state statutes relating to marginalized groups in the United States. Brec earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the George Washington University.  He received a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (Literary Theory) from Dartmouth College and a Masters in Theology y from Saint Leo University (Florida).  He also holds a M.Ed. from Plymouth State University (N.H.).