L. Patricia Mock

L. Patricia Mock

Associate Professor

B.A. James Madison Honors College at Michigan State University 1975
J.D. University of Tennessee School of Law 1979


Professor Mock joined the full-time faculty at Cooley in 2009. Previously, she served as a Visiting Professor in Cooley's Sixty Plus, Inc., Elderlaw Clinic. In 2008-2009, she was also a consultant (pro-bono public service) for the Tennessee Domestic Violence Task Force.

She has served as an adjunct instructor at Austin Peay State University, and an adjunct law instructor/adviser at Miller Motte Business College. From 1993-2008, she was the EEO Officer for Legal Services/Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, serving 48 counties.

Professor Mock also served as staff attorney/senior attorney/managing attorney for Legal Services/Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands. From 1995-2008 she served as the Program Director for the Community Development Block Grant for Housing and Fair Housing and in 1999 co-authored the Fair Housing Impediment Analysis for Montgomery County, Tennessee. From 1997-2008, she served as Program Director of the VOCA Victim Advocacy Program and while in Tennessee administered other federal domestic violence prevention grants including VAWA and the CCR Federal Demonstration Project for Tennessee.

She was honored in 2008 by the 105th General Assembly of the State of Tennessee honoring 24 years of legal advocacy and public service in that state. She was appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court to the Advisory Commission on the Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure; the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Racial, Ethnic, and Gender Fairness Commission; the Self-Represented Litigant Work Group; and to the Advisory Commission on Rules of Civil, Appellate and Criminal Procedure. She also served, with distinction, as a hearing panelist for the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility.

In 2009 she served as the Team Coach for a Cooley team of students who took first place in the regional championship for the Client Counseling Commission. Also in 2009, she served as assistant coach for a Cooley National Semifinalist Team.

At Cooley, she teaches in the Sixty Plus, Inc., Elderlaw Clinic and supervises students in the representation of clients in a variety of civil matters.


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Courses: Sixty Plus, Inc., Elderlaw Clinic

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