Prentiss Cox ’90 Promoted to Professor of Law

The Board of Regents has approved the promotion of Prentiss Cox ’90 to professor of law, effective with the start of the 2019-20 academic year.

Cox ’90 writes and teaches in the area of consumer protection law, public civil law enforcement, civil procedure and legal practice skills. He is co-founder of Law in Practice, which is a required 1L course teaching integrated doctrinal and professional skills learning.

Cox was a Minnesota assistant attorney general prior to joining the faculty in 2005. He prosecuted numerous nationally recognized cases involving subprime mortgage lending, foreclosure, banking regulation, state attorney general enforcement authority, consumer fraud, and related matters. He has drafted and testified for numerous consumer protection statutes and rules.

Cox has served as a trainer and consultant for state and federal government agencies and for developing nations. He is a member of the inaugural Consumer Advisory Board of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and is on the Board of Directors of the State Center for Antitrust and Consumer Protection Enforcement, among other activities. Cox has been selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyer and received numerous University service and teaching awards.