Sherman L. Cohn Of Counsel

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A professor at the Georgetown University Law Center since 1965, Sherman L. Cohn brings his expertise in the fields of civil procedure, appellate practice, professional responsibility, and legal issues of complementary, alternative and integrative medicine to Stein Mitchell Beato & Missner LLP.  Mr. Cohn also teaches Jewish Law at Georgetown University. In addition, he lectures on integrative medicine at Georgetown Medical Center.  He writes and speaks in each of those areas.  After graduating from law school, Mr. Cohn clerked for Judge Charles Fahy of the D.C. Circuit and began his career in the Appellate Section of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice.  

Mr. Cohn served for eleven years as the first national president of the American Inns of Court.  He is a master of the Charles Fahy American Inn.  He served as the Administrator of Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases from 1976-79 and as Director of Continuing Legal Education at the Law Center from 1977-84.  From 1983-84, he served as chair of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  He has served as president of the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, as deputy president of the International Association, and as President of the Jewish Law Association.  He has also served as a director of the Foundation for Mideast Communication.  Mr. Cohn was chair of the Georgetown Annual Fund from 1985-87.  Earlier he had been chair of the Georgetown Law Fund. 

In recent years, Mr. Cohn has lectured in Germany, Colombia, Russia, Korea, China, Japan, Paraguay, Ecuador, Israel and Italy.  He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees (formerly Chair) of the Maryland University of Integrative Health, formerly known as the Tai Sophia Institute.  He has served as the President of the National Acupuncture Foundation, chair of the Board of the Tai Hsuan Foundation, and a member of the Board of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Alliance.  He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Integrative Health Policy Consortium and the Council for Court Excellence, the Board of Visitors of John Marshall  Law School, and as a Trustee of the Jewish Council for the Aging.

Community & Professional Activities

Member, American Law Institute

Member, American Judicature Society

Member, Society of American Law Teachers

Academic Appointments

Professor at Georgetown University School of Law, 1965-Present

Visiting Professor, Center for Transnational Legal Studies, 2014

Visiting Professor, Hebrew University, 2002, 2009, 2014

Visiting Professor, American University Washington College of Law, 1992-95; 1969-78

Visiting Professor, Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law , 1963-65

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Practice areas


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia (Ret.)


  • Law clerk for the Hon. Charles Fahy, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia
  • Law clerk for the Hon. Burton R. Laub, County Court, Eerie, Pennsylvania


Georgetown University, L.L.M.

Georgetown University, J.D.

Georgetown University, B.S.F.S.