Stephen Cook J.D.
Before becoming an attorney Prof. Cook was a psychiatric orderly, resort policeman, park ranger, deli worker, middle-school teacher, head of international advertising, market research and promotions for a major Fortune 500 company, vice-president of sales for an electronic component start-up, marketing manager for a pottery manufacturer, a commissioned lay minister and a faithful husband.
Cook, was Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and served as Director of the New Business Legal Clinic and the Trial Litigation Clinic at the University of Akron School of Law. He received his B.S. from The University of Maryland, M.A. from Kent State University and J.D. from The University of Akron. Cook taught Seminar: New Business Legal Clinic and Seminar: Business Planning. He retired in June of 2010, but returned to teach Contracts and Business Planning during the 2010-2013 academic years.
Cook is admitted to practice in Ohio and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Cook's professional memberships include the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Ohio Bar College.
Romancing the Haymow: Affairs of Heart, Hearth, and Harvest
Patience, diligence, and tolerance are just a few of the things I’ve learned practicing law for over twenty-five years. Being married for over twice as long has taught me much the same but also how the toilet paper goes on the holder, what can go down the disposal, how to properly rinse dishes, and what not to say to my sister-in-law. Marriage has also given me the gift of companionship, respect, and long-lasting love. I have enjoyed the trust and support of my wife and have finally learned how to fold the laundry and make the bed. This simple and insightful book illustrates commitment, patience, humor and love through the down-to-earth, mostly true, stories of the trials, tribulations, successes and failures of a young couple in the early years of their marriage.
Lawyer, I Love You!: Law School at 48. My mid-life adventure from law student to professor
If you've ever thought about going to law school, wanted to be an attorney, or are interested in real-life legal issues – this book is for you! Prof. Cook takes you from his early law school days (at age 48!), through the bar exam and private practice, to teaching law and becoming a magistrate. Dozens of funny, heart-wrenching, maddening, and instructive stories about real cases, criminals and legal issues give the reader a down-to-earth insight into the practice of law and what it takes to be a lawyer.